Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change
Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
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The Champagne region in France, renowned for the sparkling wine that bears its name, is grappling with rising temperatures that affects the acidity and taste of the champagne. Over the last six months, the region has been two degrees hotter than normal. Warmer nights may ensure that grapes ripen, but it also results in lower acidity in the grapes. This doesn't spell good news because acidity is essential to the champagne’s taste, allowing the wines to age.