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Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything

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Pecl, GT and Verges, A and Popova, E and McDonald, J, Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything, The Conversation, Conversation Media Group, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Last year in Paris, for the very first time, English sparkling wine beat champagne in a blind tasting event. Well established French Champagne houses have started buying fields in Britain to grow grapes, and even the royal family is investing in this new venture.

At the same time, coffee-growing regions are shrinking and shifting. Farmers are being forced to move to higher altitudes, as the band in which to grow tasty coffee moves up the mountain.

The evidence that climate change is affecting some of our most prized beverages is simply too great to be ignored. So while British sparkling wine and the beginning of the "coffeepocalypse" were inconceivable just a few decades ago, they are now a reality. Itís unlikely that youíll find many climate deniers among winemakers and coffee connoisseurs. But there are far greater impacts in store for human society than disruptions to our favourite drinks.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:climate change, species redistribution, global effects
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
Author:Pecl, GT (Professor Gretta Pecl)
Author:McDonald, J (Professor Jan McDonald)
ID Code:117845
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-06-28
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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