French winemakers fan flames to save 2022 crop after unexpectedly sharp frosts

Posted: April 8, 2022 by oldbrew in Agriculture, News, weather

A winegrower lights anti-frost candles in a French vineyard [image credit:]

‘Climate change’ gets the blame of course, which is code for human activities in the media, politics etc. How trace gases might cause warmth one month and frosts the next in a particular region of the world is not explained. Short video via link below.
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Climate extremes in France this spring have again made it a race against time for vineyard owners to protect their crops, reports BBC News.

March warmth and April frosts in 2021 resulted in one of the country’s lowest wine production in years. This year is proving every bit as tough.
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France experiences coldest April night since 1947
Published: 4 April 2022

The French weather forecaster Météo France recorded temperatures of -9C on Sunday night, reports

  1. Gamecock says:

    ‘Climate extremes in France this spring’

    A fundamental lack of understanding what ‘climate’ means. Weather can have extremes; climate can’t.

  2. Saighdear says:

    Now if this was in the UK: SMOKE! POLLUTION! Particles, smog… …….
    but about Livelihood ? anyone ? ………….

  3. oldbrew says:

    France experiences coldest April night since 1947

    ‘Coldest since…’ isn’t a climate alarm issue. That’s reserved for ‘hottest since…’

  4. Eric Johnson says:

    Pruning to the second bud is insurance for wine vines where late frosts can occur. Requires subsequent thinning, extra labor.

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