Climate change to induce turbulence in flights

Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

flightAfter closely monitoring the aviation industry and climate change, a scientist from the University of Reading has revealed that the aviation insurers might face crisis in near future as drastic climate change is affecting flights in a negative way and it is making the journey bumpier.

 

 

The information has been revealed at the Lloyds of London during a lecture by the Insurance Institute of London on 18th January, Wednesday. The lecture was attended by numerous people from the insurance sector, CEOs and managing directors of several companies, lawyers, brokers, underwriters and several other eminent personalities.

 

 

During the lecture, the Royal Society University Research Fellow and Atmospheric scientist, Dr Paul Williams has explained to his audience how climate change would bring more extreme weather condition and create more turbulence for the flights over time.

 

 

According to the research, the in the later part of this century, flights from Europe to North America have 170% chances of experiencing turbulence as climate change has the capability to create disturbance and instability inside the jet stream. Also, a strong and high altitude wind, which will blow across the Atlantic Ocean from west towards east, would also make it harder for the pilots of the jets to control the fight as the extreme weather change could strengthen the turbulence up to 40%.

 

 

The research also suggests that due to the turbulence, air travel could become more costly as diverting the jets would lengthen the path of the flight and also increase the fuel usage, which would eventually induce further climate change.

 

 

According to Dr Williams, the aviation industry is facing pressure to reduce its environmental impact, but the research work has shown how aviation is itself susceptible to the effects of climate change. He has stated that increased turbulence and flight times could have a knock-on effect on passengers and the aviation and insurance industries as well.

 

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