According to British atmospheric computer models, climate change could cause the average strength of turbulence to increase by 10 to 40 percent by 2050. The amount of airspace containing significant turbulence may double. Turbulence not only results in a bumpier ride, it’s causing thousands of injuries each year, and costs the airline industry tens of millions of dollars. According to atmospheric scientist Dr. Paul Williams, “What we can say is that as the climate changes, the odds of encountering turbulence on your flight are increasing.”
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