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Apr 7, 2018

Famous CNN weatherman and meteorologist, Derek Van Dam, comes on to school us about how weather and climate work and we discusstheir effects on vineyards and regions the world 'round. A fun, lively show with a great friend and smart guy!

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Here are some of the topics we discuss:

1. The difference between weather and climate 

2. What is climate change? How many years of data do we use to predict or confirm it? What is climate change doing to places that grow wine grapes:

  • Australia 
  • South Africa 
  • California
  • And on the flip side: the UK 

3. Given that the climate seems to be heating up the world, what new regions of the world could be suitable for agriculture/viticulture that weren’t previously?

4. Is there ANY validity to the affect of lunar cycles on the land/agriculture (a la biodynamic philosophy)?

5. What do you think about the Farmer’s Almanac and other long-term prediction tools for weather? How far in advance can you actually tell what’s going to happen with weather?

6. What is the jet stream? 

7. What are the effects of fog, wind, ocean currents, hail, La Niña and El Niño?


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