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Shropshire farmers race to salvage harvest after record rain

With his farm almost entirely surrounded by the banks of the River Severn in north Shropshire, Ed Tate is used to flooding on his land – but this year, the sheer level of rainfall is the worst he has ever seen. He points to a field where about 20% of wheat crops have failed as they have been covered with rainwater that has pooled in muddy puddles, in areas that would usually be a sea of green by now. Over the hill, he struggles to drive his off-road vehicle through boggy fields saturated with water while the rain continues to fall around him.



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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

    4 w

    This is sad.The realities of climate change are very painful.How I wish the world pulls together to address climate change

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    • Ann Nyambura

      4 w

      It's no longer a distant threat but a daily struggle for those trying to keep their farms afloat in the face of extreme weather.

      • Kevin

        4 w

        Climate change deniers and non chalant actors who have been fence sitters on this issue can now witness in full view the severity of climate change. Action needs to be now!

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        • Gorffly mokua

          4 w

          It is about time policymakers & society at large to recognize the urgency of addressing climate change and supporting farmers in mitigating its impacts.

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          • George Kariuki

            4 w

            These images show the harsh reality of climate change. It's not just rising sea levels, it's unpredictable weather patterns too.

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            • Gorffly mokua

              4 w

              @george_kariuki To mitigate this severe climate change impacts, we must act now!

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            • Jane Wangui

              4 w

              Increased and intense flooding will surely bring about more issues of food security and loss of life ... appropriate measures should be taken soon.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                4 w

                It's devastating to witness such situations and if no actions are taken it will be much worse

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  4 w

                  @elizbeth_gathigia I absolutely agree with you,, action must be taken to mitigate the effects

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                • winnie nguru

                  4 w

                  I feel for this farmers.. Its really devastating how cruel the effects of climate change can be

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    4 w

                    @winnie_nguru It's crucial that we take action to mitigate climate change's impact & support farmers affected by droughts, floods & other weather extreme conditions.

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                  • Princess

                    4 w

                    It's a soggy mess out there, and it's not making life any easier for these farmers.

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      4 w

                      @princess_nel_268 Tough times ahead if we don't take urgent action!

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                    • Marine Stephan

                      4 w

                      This is the future we are heading towards: more intensive and frequent flooding which will have a huge impact on crops and food security... very worrying, we need to act now

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                      • Annett Michuki..

                        4 w

                        @marine_stephan failure to act now will lead to more severe events like these ones

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                        • walter lungayi

                          4 w

                          @marine_stephan I strongly agree with you. Indeed we don't have time. If we continue ignoring this we will continue to face the wrath of climate change. we should hold hands together because together we are the solution to climate crisis.

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                          • Gorffly mokua

                            4 w

                            @marine_stephan We are already experiencing flooding in many countries!!

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                            • Kevin

                              4 w

                              @marine_stephan These are truly the times we dreaded.They are upon us now and it is very disturbing.

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