French winegrowers light candles to protect vines from spring frost

Two years ago, a brutal cold snap in April destroyed much of the French wine harvest, spreading across multiple regions and harming an industry already walloped by the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, the southwest region was also hit by frost, but wine production still rebounded from the 2021 downturn.

Scientists said the frost two years ago, which cost $2.4 billion in economic damage, was made more likely by climate change. The analysis was produced by World Weather Attribution, a partnership of climate scientists in Britain, France, India, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.


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