Claim: Global warming causing apples to lose their crunch

This is junk science because…

… at the very least, the claim is based on two apple orchards in Japan, which is not a leading producer of apples.

Channel News Asia reports:

Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is also making them sweeter, a study said Thursday.

Analysing data gathered from 1970 to 2010 at two orchards in Japan, a research team said there was clear evidence that climate change was having an effect on apple taste and texture.

“All such changes may have resulted from earlier blooming and higher temperatures” during the growth season, they wrote in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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2 thoughts on “Claim: Global warming causing apples to lose their crunch”

  1. And to think NRDC advocated the ban on ALAR, which produced the same results. We seem to be surrounded by the ill informed.

  2. The press release says that the two orchards each averaged a temperature increase of >0.3C/decade from 1970 through 2010, or >1.2C during the study period. HADCRUT3 (NH mean) shows an increase of ~0.4C during that time. So if we assume that the reported temperature changes at the orchards were correct, they clearly were NOT due to that scary global warming.

    Just more crap journalism about a pointless study to try to back up a failing political effort posing as science.

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