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Climate change is coming for the finer things in life

Climate change is coming for the finer things in life
The prices for coffee beans have been shooting up: one variety is at a 45-year high. (Image: Depositphotos)
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By Jon EmontJoe Shaw makes his salads with a light dressing of balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. At least he used to.The price of olive oil has doubled over the past two years as hot weather and drought have baked olive groves around the Mediterranean. Shaw decided it didn’t make sense to pay $10 for a half-litre bottle, up from about half that one or two years ago. He now squeezes the lemon juice and drizzles the vinegar, but with nothing to balance the acidic mixture.“It does feel a little apocalyptic,” said...

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