In April scientists at the University of Reading in the UK said bouts of turbulence strong enough to toss passengers around the cabin could become up to three times more common due to climate change.
They said climate change would generate stronger wind shears within the jet stream, which is a major cause of turbulence.
And all kinds of turbulence was due to get worse, from light turbulence, which is due to increase by about 59 per cent in the future, through to severe turbulence, which the study suggested would see an increase of a whopping 149 per cent.
Notice how they’re saying that all this nasty stuff is only ‘due to’ happen – but aren’t actually saying that it has happened yet? Now why would that be?
I’m going to go right ahead and add this one to TMR’s running list of climate change related absurdities:
- Look at what happened to Mars! (We don’t want to be like Mars do we?).
- Moving to a completely meat-free diet is essential to tackling climate change.
- Climate change caused the Syrian war.
Let me know if you’ve got one that should be added to the list.