According to British scientists, climate change will make air travel less comfortable

Air travel may become less comfortable as a result of climate change. Turbulence will be two to three times more common. To such conclusion came researchers working at the University of reading (England).

British scientists have tried to predict the change in the number of disturbances of air masses and their intensity on the condition of doubling of carbon dioxide emissions. Allegedly, the resulting increased vertical flow of air will cause the number of minor manifestations of turbulence will increase by 59%, disturbances of moderate strength will be 94% larger, and large ones (in which the safety of the passengers and crew members may be injured) — 149%. In other words, the airway becomes more «uneven». To combat this, scientists can only determine safer routes based on the analysis of the state of the atmosphere.

Source: Engadget


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