Netributor.com

The friendly skies may get a little rougher. New research is increasingly connecting climate change to the jet stream, which could have a direct impact on airline travel by the last half of the century. Scientists believe that warmer climates could mean more turbulence for passengers and flight crews, especially along transatlantic routes in the Northern Hemisphere. In other words, those flying from North America to Europe may be in for a bumpy ride.

Experts explain that the increase in carbon dioxide concentrations could directly impact the jet stream that crosses the flight corridor, which would not only mean bumpy rides but an overall increase in the cost of fuel and airplane maintenance. But most concerning is the possibility of an increase in severe turbulence, which goes beyond making passengers uncomfortable or nauseous. Severe turbulence has the power to put its victims in the hospital.

Published in Our Blog

Things are heating up climate-wise faster than previously thought.

And the quickening pace of global warming isn't just another statistic, warn Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. While 2015 logged in as the warmest on record (average yearly temperatures were almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit higher than during the era before the Industrial Revolution), the uptick in temperature might actually be higher than initially measured -- which would put the planet more than halfway toward a limit that was established in Paris last year to warn against warming that could possibly result in world-wide catastrophe.

The limit in question was set at 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, NCAR scientist Gerald Meehl says that the Earth has moved well past the halfway point, or 1 degree Celsius, that last year's uptick represents.

Published in Our Blog

Just as the scientific community thought it knew where every ocean was located, Chinese scientists have uncovered a new body of water in Northwestern Xinjiang. The water was discovered beneath the Tarim basin in one of the driest areas on the planet, leading scientists to wonder if they should expand the definition of the word ‘desert.’

The water found beneath the basin is the equivalent of ten times all the water found in all five Great Lakes. Scientists theorize the massive amount of water could have come from the mountains above, where melting snow creates a gradual water flow to the basin beneath.

Published in Our Blog
Page 1 of 2
Home Displaying items by tag: climate change

Newsletter Signup

Live support

Available Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM EST

Connect with us

Netributor Main Offices

1

Canada

Email: accounts@netributor.com
2

Singapore

Email: accounts@netributor.com