Air Travel Troubles From Climate Change
Here's How Climate Change Could Make Air Travel Even Worse; Rising seas, increased storms, and other effects from climate change will take a toll on your travel plans.
“…[Climate change] is going to disrupt your future travel plans, especially if you're planning to fly. Weather disruptions will mean more delays and cancellations, strengthening jet streams at high altitudes means more turbulence, and traveling against the jet stream (like flying from Europe to the U.S.) means your flights will take longer…Heat waves and rising temperatures cause the air to thin , which makes it harder for planes to generate enough lift during takeoff…[Scientists predict] 10 to 30 percent of flights scheduled during the hottest time of the year will require weight restrictions…[A Boeing 737 would require lightening by three passengers.] Short runways — like those at New York's LaGuardia Airport — will be especially vulnerable…[Unexpected storms could damage equipment and terminals, and flood] low-lying areas like airports in coastal regions. Blistering heat can literally melt airport tarmacs…” click here for more