CBS News: Airline passengers might need to brace for more turbulence — ‘Thanks to climate change’
CBS News: A few incidents this past year have highlighted one kind of unpleasant experience some end up having on airplanes: turbulence. And these kinds of incidents like that might be getting more common, a union representing flight attendants is warning — thanks to climate change. ... "Severe weather increases chances of turbulence, and due to climate change, these kinds of incidents will only continue to grow," Taylor Garland, spokesperson for the Association of Flight Attendants, told CBS News
Flashback 2014: NBC News: Fasten Seat Belts: Climate Change Could Mean More Airline Turbulence - 'Computer models have predicted that climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels will speed up the jet stream, leading to more serious episodes by 2050.'
BY GINA MARTINEZ
Why airline passengers might see more frequent turbulence
Turbulence, which causes planes to suddenly jolt while in flight, is considered a fairly normal occurrence and nothing to fear. …
Air turbulence induced injuries in the US are up about 0.5% since 2002. Passenger numbers have increased over 32% in same period. IOW, turbulence related injuries per passenger is not increasing. Its DECREASING.https://t.co/JCZEkeGihbhttps://t.co/p6FV93JGDt"
— Les Johnson (@LesJohnsonHrvat) December 24, 2022
2016 Paper: ‘Global warming’ causing airline turbulence
UK Guardian: “It is predicted there will be more and more incidents of severe clear-air turbulence, which typically comes out of the blue with no warning, occurring in the near future as climate change takes its effect in the stratosphere,” Dr Paul Williams, a Royal Society research fellow at Reading University, said last week.
“And as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere keep on rising, so will the numbers of incidents.”
Flashback 2014: NBC News: Fasten Seat Belts: Climate Change Could Mean More Airline Turbulence – ‘Computer models have predicted that climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels will speed up the jet stream, leading to more serious episodes by 2050.’