Climate change to bring on more severe flight turbulence

Think back to the last time you flew abroad – did you experience any turbulence on the flight?

More and more international travellers are reporting recent experiences of severe turbulence, and that’s not just during take off or landing.

Clear air turbulence is unexpected turbulence that usually happens mid-flight, and pressures from climate change are making these bumpy rides even more unpleasant.


  • Dr Paul Williams – Royal Society Research Fellow from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Image: InSapphoWeTrust on Flickr.

Produced by Jake Morcom.

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