Message In A Bottle: Wine and climate change

McLaren Vale. Image source www.oakbarrel.com.au

Viticulture delivers important messages about a changing climate and grape-growers and wine producers are observant and responsive to any impacts on their product, especially when it comes to signs that a particular grape variety or vineyard is not performing. One example is in South Australia, where high-quality wine producers are using their expertise to adapt to the state’s changing climatic conditions.

You may be travelling less, and that’s a good thing

People travelled a total of 40 trillion km in 2012, mostly by car. Norlando Pobre/Flickr, CC BY

Travelling less, particularly by private car, is good for our health, other humans and the planet. This article by Patrick Moriarty from Monash University was first published in The Conversation. In it he outlines the problem and proposes ‘localisation’ as a possible solution.