Everybody knows that air travel contributes to climate change through its emissions. But we are only now beginning to understand how climate change will affect air travel. Rising sea levels and storm surges threaten coastal airports. Warmer air at ground level makes it more difficult for planes to take-off. More extreme weather may cause flight disruptions and delays. Clear-air turbulence is expected to become stronger and twice as common. Transatlantic flights may take significantly longer because of changes to the jet stream. Dr Paul Williams shed some light on out how climate change could affect our future flights in this SciBar.
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