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‘I feel more like a professional gambler’: British farmers reveal their twin struggles with climate change and mental health

By John Whitton, Professor of Environmental Social Science, University of Central Lancashire
Climate change has made the UK wetter, and farmers have paid the price.

Winter 2023 was one of the wettest on record. The results were clear for all to see during the first half of 2024: soil washed of its nutrients, crops bogged down in waterlogged fields, and livestock sick with waterborne illnesses.

The adverse conditions meant farmers had to delay planting and harvesting. Production of the most common British crops…The Conversation

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