Buckle up: Climate change may cause bumpier flights

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  1. sobore
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    Are you the kind of air traveler who turns green when your plane encounters air turbulence? Do you always have a beverage in your hand when the captain illuminates the "fasten seat belts" sign and apologizes for a bit of mid-flight "chop"?

    If so, you might consider booking a cruise ship instead of flying the friendly skies in the coming years. A study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change predicts that global warming will cause bumpier transatlantic flights by the middle of this century.

    English researchers say that climate-warming greenhouse gasses will probably increase so-called clear-air turbulence along major air routes. Such turbulence is caused by columns of vertically moving air and is difficult to avoid because it cannot be spotted by pilots, satellites or radar.

    Read More: http://www.latimes.com/news/science...ng-flight-turbulence-20130408,0,3403965.story
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    Gotta love speculation.

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