The ABC and Climate Council of Australia are, of course, joined at the hip. Amongst meaningless headlines ex the ABC we find ‘Farmers are really on the frontline of the risks of climate change’, ‘The latest research indicates 90% of global fossil fuels, and that includes 90% of Australia’s coal reserves, we cannot afford to burn, to maintain a reasonable chance of not exceeding two degrees.’ Are they serious?
But it’s the comment regarding grapes that really caught my attention, namely
that reduced yields and earlier ripening of grape crops are already evident.
So far as earlier ripening is concerned, it’s true of some regions, but
not others, and it is absolutely untrue that there have been Australia-wide
reduction in crop levels over the past five years.