CNN broadcast an expansive, digitally enhanced report on Tuesday informing viewers that their transatlantic flights will become more turbulent as the effects of climate change become more apparent. CNN’s anchors and reporters used both the network’s considerable technical capabilities as well as a tiny toy plane in order to illustrate this phenomenon for their audience.
“Because of global warming, the amount of disturbance in the so-called jet stream is going to increase,” Richard Quest reported. He noted that this eventuality would not occur overnight and brandished a small model plan to help illustrate how turbulence works.
As the CNN anchors pressed Quest for details on the report, he conceded that global warming-related transatlantic turbulence would not manifest for many years.
The anchors turned to Chad Myers who used Google Earth and plane tracking software to demonstrate how global warming and climate change modeling had determined that global trekers will face a rougher ride in the distant future. Myers said that warming will make the jet stream track north, closer to the flight path of present airliners.
Watch the report below via CNN:
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