New Study Finds Feedback Loop Between Air Travel and Climate Change

Image: Kris Karnauskas/Woods Hall Oceanographic Institution

Airplanes emit greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Now, a study published in Nature Climate Change suggests that air travel and climate change could actually be coupled in a loop. Changing wind patterns due to a warming climate could lengthen certain flight times, resulting in long-haul flights burning even more fuel and emitting yet more greenhouse gases.

Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution...

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