Winemakers warned of increasing natural disaster risks

Winemakers warned of increasing natural disaster risks

Winemakers could be hit harder by natural disasters as changes to climate continue. Researchers looking at disasters such as earthquakes, hail and bushfires say that globally, earthquakes do the most damage to winemakers, as seen in Chile in 2010 and Napa in the United States in 2014. Dr James Daniell, who works at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, said that while earthquakes were not common in Australia, if a big one hit growers may not be prepared.

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