Title : Turbulence ahead! Air travel in a warmer world
Abstract : The climate is changing not just where we live at ground level, but also where we fly at 35,000 feet. Everybody knows that air travel contributes to climate change through its emissions. However , scientists have only recently discovered that climate change is, in turn, affecting air travel. Rising sea levels and storm surges are flooding coastal airports. Warmer air is making it more difficult for planes to take off. More extreme weather is causing flight disruptions and delays. Severe turbulence is becoming much more common. Flights are taking longer because of changes to the jet stream, adding millions of dollars to airline fuel costs. Come along to find out how climate change will affect your future flights.