Spanish grapes and vines burnt to a cinder


Terrible news and pictures from Priorat, Aragón and Gredos. 

I am writing this post with great sadness, overwhelmed by the various comments and hundreds of pictures that grape-growers from Tarragona and Aragón are sharing on their social networks. 

The consequences of climate change and a heatwave, both accompanied by strong solar radiation, raised the temperature above 42 ºC (108 ºF) in Spain’s inland regions. This heatwave was caused by extremely hot winds from Africa, but it was unusual not only because it was so early in the season, but also because of the atmospheric instability that trapped and spread this hotter air...