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Letter: Wine Wars and Climate

To The Editor:

Although small, I understand the fermentation process does produce CO2, a known greenhouse gas (GHG) and as such contributes to climate change, much in the same way that flatulence emits methane – a much more potent GHG.

In terms of scale, however, the burning of fossil fuels is by far the most significant emitter. 

If you were to have a strategy for the reduction of CO2 emissions, I would not put wine making and flatulence at the top of the list.  If we seriously want to consider a reduction in the burning of fossil fuels, how can we at the same time consider the increased production and transport of those fossil fuels? 

Somehow, the logic escapes me.

Ron Robinson, Nelson, BC