Posted: Mar 07, 2019
As we opened the second day in Porto the topics and information became more and more impactful. Building on what was a very strong first day now our speakers asked more of us.
Indeed after today's morning session the audience became keenly aware that we needed to raise our convictions. Our speakers challenged us to take a holistic approach.
Adrian Bridge: "It isn't enough to say that we will put it into our business plan, but that we must simply place or goals into action immediately."
Dr. Jane Munke: "We must modify the consumer behavior." "If we continue on the more, more, more path, this could lead to an inevitable, unpleasant end."
Miguel Torres: "...Because we take care of the earth, my wine tastes better."
Linda Johnson Bell quoting Randall Graham: "If we can’t farm a particular crop in a truly sustainable way we have no business farming that crop." Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon Winery
Pancho Campos: "The Climate migration will be the biggest migration"
Catarina Furtado: "Every action no matter how small will make a difference."
The key message is that we have all the resources, scientific data, capital and indeed the passion behind us to act and adapt to the climate change which is impacting us all. We are facing an existential threat not just to our products but to humanity itself.
The key is that we share the information and change are behaviors both in our industries and in our personal lives.
The time to plan has passed. The time to act is now.
By Luis Torres
March 7, 2019 Source: Go-Wine.com
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