By: Kate Baggaley (Popular Science)
Flying is kind of a drag. There are plenty of routine hassles—the airport security lines, the cramped seats on the plane, the jet lag once you arrive at your destination—not to mention all the delays and cancellations you can’t predict.
And in coming years, air travel could become even more frustrating thanks to climate change. The jet stream is strengthening at high altitudes, which means that once you’re airborne, you’ll be more likely to encounter turbulence. And if you’re traveling from Europe to the United States—in other words, against the jet stream—your flight will probably take longer than today’s trips.
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