Turbulence in the Air and on the Ground for Airline Industry

The U.S. airline industry is fighting a plan to reduce climate pollution, while a new study out this week finds that climate change will lead to more turbulence and higher costs for flights spanning the Atlantic ocean.

The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, concludes that as climate pollution increases, so will atmospheric disruption and as CNN reports, this causes a “vicious circle”:

“The report concluded that ‘journey times may lengthen and fuel consumption and emissions may increase’ as a result. This increase in emissions could then intensify global warming problems, causing a vicious circle for pilots, fliers and the environment.”