Climate change could impact the way we travel. Rising temperatures are making it increasingly difficult for planes to take-off due to the difference in density when air is hot versus cold. In order to combat these changes, airplanes would need to limit passengers, cargo, and fuel to get the same lift on a hot day and a cooler one. This would inevitably raise flight costs to accommodate the stricter guidelines. According to Ethan Coffel, an atmospheric scientist at @columbia, airlines may need to implement stronger weight restrictions, rescheduling flights to cooler times of the day or lenghething runways to adapt to climate change. In addition to take off troubles, flights will also feel different while in the air. Flights west will be slower and bumpier with increased delays due to weather. Similarly, climate change has pushed planes to fly at higher altitudes to avoid turbulent weather conditions, increasing the risk of high altitude icing–engine failure caused by tiny particles of ice infiltrating turbofan engines. In recent years, high altitude icing has been the cause of over 100 aircraft engine failures. Climate change would not only put planes at risk in the sky, but also on the ground. Many major airports are built on low, flat land next to major waterways, making them vulnerable to rising sea levels and periodic flooding. Airports all over the world from China to New York’s LaGuardia airport have started renovations to combat the changing climate. Do you think these changes will fly? Comment down below 🛫 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Climate change could impact the way we travel. Rising temperatures are making it increasingly difficult for planes to take-off due to the difference in density when air is hot versus cold. In order to combat these changes, airplanes would need to limit passengers, cargo, and fuel to get the same lift on a hot day and a cooler one. This would inevitably raise flight costs to accommodate the stricter guidelines. According to Ethan Coffel, an atmospheric scientist at @columbia, airlines may need to implement stronger weight restrictions, rescheduling flights to cooler times of the day or lenghething runways to adapt to climate change. In addition to take off troubles, flights will also feel different while in the air. Flights west will be slower and bumpier with increased delays due to weather. Similarly, climate change has pushed planes to fly at higher altitudes to avoid turbulent weather conditions, increasing the risk of high altitude icing–engine failure caused by tiny particles of ice infiltrating turbofan engines. In recent years, high altitude icing has been the cause of over 100 aircraft engine failures. Climate change would not only put planes at risk in the sky, but also on the ground. Many major airports are built on low, flat land next to major waterways, making them vulnerable to rising sea levels and periodic flooding. Airports all over the world from China to New York’s LaGuardia airport have started renovations to combat the changing climate. Do you think these changes will fly? Comment down below 🛫