Wednesday, 3 June 2009
It's going to take an awful lot of wind turbines to sort this out.
According to the expert on this morning's Radio4 Farming Today prog, one of the effects of climate change could well be the collapse of continental wine production. Even Southern England could be too hot for viticulture and Scotland and Northern England might end up with terraced hillsides of grapes replacing traditional hill farming. The next question of course is how people will manage to survive in the Mediterranean lands? Do we think that they will just sit there and starve? The reality is that over the next couple of decades we are likely to see a global movement of peoples that will make the worst nightmares of UKIP and BNP seem like watching a cheerful episode of Empire Road on your Mums old black and white set. I am sure that we will cope and as usual remain optimistic about going on to build a better world; but it may not be easy and it may not be pretty.