Human-induced climate change is what the researchers look at when talking about the reasons for the recent extreme weather events.
The Reason For The Recent Extreme Weather Events
Climate change is causing the recent extreme weather events, even in frigid locations like Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire. Researchers are documenting all the recent extreme weather events such as rain, snow, and temperatures on the mountain in 2023.
During the observations of the recent extreme weather events, the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events were highlighted. The latest National Climate Assessment by the federal government reveals that the recent extreme weather events are caused by human-induced climate change which alters the intensity, frequency, and duration of many extreme events.
These recent extreme weather events then result in other many events including drought, flooding, and wildfires. Scientists expect these recent extreme weather events will worsen and will occur more frequently without urgent reductions in fossil fuel emissions.
According to a published article by USA Today, the future of recent extreme weather events depends on our choices now, and the future is largely in our hands.
The Changing Climate’s Effect On The Airline Industry
In a published article by WIRED, the airline industry, responsible for 2 to 3 percent of the world’s energy-related CO2 emissions, is vulnerable to the effects of higher temperatures and changing weather patterns.
Hot weather makes working conditions on tarmacs unbearable, and wildfire smoke reduces visibility.
However, a changing climate also brings more turbulence, problems with takeoffs, and more frequent and severe storms that can lead to delayed or canceled flights.
The airline industry is disproportionately affected by climate change, as flying is a carbon-intensive activity. The effects of sudden heat waves, increased humidity in the atmosphere, and severe fire seasons are linked to the overall trends of a warming world.
The US Federal Aviation Administration shifts air traffic to respond to these conditions, creating more distance between planes as they land.