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Wine over Beer; Bad Timing; PR Approach; Korean Hope

Wine over Beer Policymakers hoping to compel the citizenry into drastic actions to cut carbon emissions have poured cold water on their messaging with the current energy price spike. Now opponents are piling on with their own stark reminders of how cold literally kills. Winter cold still kills more people than heat, and those yearning to protect biodiversity must contend with the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient (LDG). Basically, biological diversity is greatest at the equator and declines sharply as geography moves to temperate zones. There are a few theories for LDG including the adverse impacts of climate harshness (cold) and variability (seasonal transitions). Wine connoisseurs note that grapes grow better in warmer climes whereas whisky...

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