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Australian Winemakers Turn to Science to Help Weather Climate Change

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If the world can limit future greenhouse gas emissions, scientists are hopeful that adaptations can help a battered industry survive. Image The Angullong vineyard in New South Wales plays host to scientists looking for ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. Media credits Benjamin Plackett Media rights This image may only be reproduced alongside this Inside Science  Benjamin Plackett, Contributor (Inside Science) -- It’s a hectic time of year among the wineries of Orange, New South Wales, which are nestled in the fertile foothills of a long-extinct volcano. The southern hemisphere’s summer is about to start after a  particularly wet spring , and vineyard owners are hustling to prep their crops before the precious grapes start to sprout.  “It’s a high-pressure time because as soon as you have vines with leaf growth and rainfall, stuff really starts to happen,” said Ben Crossing, the general manager and owner of Angullong Wines. Workers are busy spraying fungicides to kill off an
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