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Turbulent times ahead for air travel?

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Scientists are now discovering that climate change and air travel could be having huge impacts on each other.

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Air travel emissions contribute to climate change, but in return rising sea levels threaten coastal airports and extreme weather causes flight delays. Warmer air makes take-off more difficult, flights are more likely to run into clear-air turbulence and a changing jet stream could cost millions in fuel as transatlantic flights are slowed.

Come along to discover more about how climate change might affect your future flights.

Dr Paul Williams is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions, an interactive activity and discussion for the rest of the event.

Attending this event

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Turbulent times ahead for air travel? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK