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Climate crisis and energy costs fuel £600 rise in UK household food bill, analysis finds

British households’ food bills have been driven up by more than £600 over the past two years by the global climate emergency and soaring energy prices, according to a report warning of further increases to come in 2024. Sounding the alarm over the impact from increasing extreme weather patterns for food production, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) think-tank said that global heating was directly contributing to the cost of living crisis. As highlighted by researchers from the universities of Bournemouth, Exeter and Sheffield, more extreme or unseasonal weather accounted for one-third of all food price inflation in the UK this year. Combined with the impact of soaring energy prices – after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drove up gas, energy and fertilizer prices – it said British households had been hit by £605 in additional food costs in 2022 and 2023. While energy prices have fallen back this year, it warned that the impact from the climate emergency was increasing. Read: https: //www.theguardian.com/business/2023/nov/27/climate-crisis-energy-costs-fuel-uk-household-food-bill-rise

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  • Rashid Kamau

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    The ministries accountable for all the menaces and crisis experienced should integrate to solve the matter in a climate friendly manner.

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    • George Kariuki

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      By addressing the root causes of the climate crisis and adopting sustainable practices, we can work towards a future where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food.

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      • winnie nguru

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        @george_kariuki Like you said, only by getting to the bottom of it are we able to adopt the right practices

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        • Jane Wangui

          18 w

          @george_kariuki climate friendly alternatives should come first.

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        • johnte ndeto

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          UK government should show preparedness towards climate advacities otherwise they'll face the wrath

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          • Princess

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            @johnte_ndeto Indeed, proactive measures are crucial

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          • Gorffly mokua

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            This demands for an holistic solutions to alleviate financial burdens on families.

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            • Princess

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              @gorffly_mokua Absolutely, addressing this requires comprehensive solutions that consider both environmental concerns and the financial well-being of families.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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              The report underlines the significant impact of the climate crisis and rising energy costs on UK household food bills, with a staggering £600 increase over the past two years. The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) attributes a substantial portion of this rise to extreme weather patterns affecting food production. The research emphasizes that one-third of UK food price inflation in the current year is a direct consequence of more frequent and unseasonal weather events.

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              • Princess

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                @rukia_ahmed_abdi Addressing these challenges is crucial for both environmental and economic stability.

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              • Rotich Kim

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                UK government should be innovative the issues about high cost of fuel should be eliminated and alternative method which is climate friendly should be embrace

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                • mercy nduta

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                  @rotich_kim It's time to embrace climate-friendly alternatives.

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                  • Princess

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                    @rotich_kim Indeed, innovation is key.

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                    • Princess

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                      @mercy_nduta_984 Absolutely, embracing climate-friendly alternatives is crucial for a sustainable future.

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                    • Princess

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                      Urgent measures and sustainable policies are essential to address these issues.

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                      • Princess

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                        @princess_nel_268 A proactive and comprehensive approach is needed for lasting solutions.

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