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Offline Omni

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2019, 12:15:06 pm »
In the wake of yesterdays incident involving clear air turbulance on an Air Canada flight  that injured 37 passengers, I just listened to an interview with a professor of atmospheric science  who suggests that CAT is on the increase in part due to global warming. Of course there are a lot of emissions pouring out of the back ends of airliner engines at 35000 ft. and that that heating can cause basically spin offs from such air currents as the jet stream, which are not only invisible to the pilots eyes but also to the airborne radar so theres no way to steer around them until you are bouncing around in them. His prognosis is that such encounters with CAT could double or even triple over the next decade. The good news is that a technology is being developed called "LIDAR" as opposed to RADAR which uses LIght instead of radio waves to look ahead and which can detect the CAT. So far though it is too heavy and too expensive to be installed on planes anytime soon. My advice, keep your seatbelt fastened while seated.