A Closer Look: Is climate change affecting turbulence over the North Atlantic?

The National hears from travel correspondent Katy Gillet

In A Closer Look, The National provides an in-depth take on one of the main stories of the week

Air travel is in full swing again, with airlines recording booming profits after Covid-19 pandemic restrictions became a thing of the past.

Nervous flyers, however, are being reacquainted with one of their least favourite aspects of journeys: turbulence.

Typically, most passengers don't experience anything worse than mild turbulence. But as climate change continues to affect the environment, studies have shown a change in the amount of severe turbulence reported by flight crews.

Here, host Sarah Forster talks to The National's travel reporter Katy Gillet about the issue.

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Updated: November 10, 2023, 4:58 AM