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Extreme weather is driving food prices higher. These 5 crops are facing the biggest impacts
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Extreme weather is driving food prices higher. These 5 crops are facing the biggest impacts

Shortages and supply issues caused by events including the pandemic and war in Ukraine have been felt through food price inflation for some while now. But for some foods, the impact of climate change is also making itself felt, through record high temperatures and extreme weather. It’s entirely usual for food prices to fluctuate alongside...

How climate change is going to affect your holidays in 2024
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How climate change is going to affect your holidays in 2024

Holidays are making a comeback after several years of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, but this resurgence in travel is concerning. The tourism sector alone is responsible for an estimated 8 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions – and conditions at traditional holiday destinations in high summer are becoming increasingly unpleasant if not downright hazardous. During the past year, numerous...

Is climate change picking (off) the best pumpkins this year? Extreme weather decimates crops
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Is climate change picking (off) the best pumpkins this year? Extreme weather decimates crops

Will climate change make Halloween pumpkins a thing of the past? US farmers say there’s ‘no future’ for their trade. “There’s no future after me,” says Colorado pumpkin farmer Alan Mazzotti. “My boys won’t farm.” He’ll keep farming pumpkins for a bit longer, but water shortages, climate change and spiralling costs are making his livelihood...

Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts
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Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts

The emptying of supermarket shelves during the COVID pandemic demonstrated the chaos that disruption to the UK’s food supply can provoke. Could this type of disruption have a different cause in the future? And what might the impact on society be? These are the questions we sought to answer in our new study, which involved surveying 58 leading...

Human-driven climate change made South America’s deadly heatwaves 100 times more likely, study says
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Human-driven climate change made South America’s deadly heatwaves 100 times more likely, study says

If global warming reaches 2°C, similar heatwaves are predicted to happen every five or six years, a new study warns. Human-induced climate change made the recent winter heatwave in South America 100 times more likely, according to a study published on Tuesday. Global warming was the main driver of the extreme weather that scorched much of...

Epson Global Climate Barometer Reveals Climate Change as the Top Global Concern, Technology Seen as an Enabler to Solve the Crisis
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Epson Global Climate Barometer Reveals Climate Change as the Top Global Concern, Technology Seen as an Enabler to Solve the Crisis

The results of this year’s “Epson Global Climate Barometer” are in, and it captures views of over 30,000 people in 39 countries, attempting to better understand global responses to climate change. The survey reveals that while globally more people now cite climate change as a major global issue over any other, the issue that seems...

Extreme global warming could eventually wipe out humans, first-ever supercomputer climate models warn
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Extreme global warming could eventually wipe out humans, first-ever supercomputer climate models warn

Temperatures could spiral to 70C (158F) – transforming Earth into a “hostile environment devoid of food and water”, scientists warn – as the first ever supercomputer climate models are published, projecting a “very bleak distant future” for humanity. Extreme global warming will likely wipe all mammals – including humans – off the face of the...

Climate change having huge impact on farmers
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Climate change having huge impact on farmers

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals New research has found that climate change is putting pressure on farmers, with many worried about the consequences this will have in future. According to the Farmer Voice survey,...