Scientists are now discovering that climate change and air travel could be having huge impacts on each other.
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.
We discussed how climate change might affect the future of air travel.
Dr Paul Williams is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading.
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