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How Climate Change Is Affecting French Menus

French winemakers are reporting grapes with an ever higher sugar content and chefs are finding it more difficult to get truffles. (Pixabay)
French winemakers are reporting grapes with an ever higher sugar content and chefs are finding it more difficult to get truffles. (Pixabay)

Diplomats from around the world have been negotiating a climate deal this week in Paris. They’re hoping to slow the rate of global warming, which is already causing an increase in extreme weather events, such as droughts and intense rainfall.

France experienced one such incident in 2003. An intense heat wave that scientists say was made more likely by global warming killed 12,000 people. The French are also concerned that warming could cut the harvest of some of the foods that make French cooking famous. Daniel Grossman filed this report from Paris.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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