Napa Valley, California
The Napa Valley
This area plays a great role in the wine industry, providing a lot of the $60 billion worth of wine coming out of California. (90% of the U.S. wine production flows from California) As our temperatures rise, it causes our wine to premature ripen and the grapes to be of lower quality.
Future of Napa Valley
- The total area within the continental United States suitable for premium wine growing could be reduced as much as 81 percent by the end of this century under a high-emissions scenario, primarily due to an increase in extremely hot summer days (>95° F or 35° C).3
- According to projections, premium wine grapes could only be grown in a thin strip of land along the coast of California, while the climate becomes more favorable in coastal Oregon and Washington.3
- Warm nights have boosted growth of high-quality wine grapes in California,4 but further warming is not likely to be as beneficial.5
- elevating energy efficiency;
- promoting renewable energy
- reducing coal emissions;
- greening transportation; and
- providing assistance to developing countries to reduce deforestation and switch to clean energy technologies.