Climate change could have a terrifying effect on air travel
We've all experienced turbulence during a flight and it's pretty scary.
Researchers are saying that clear-air turbulence, like the one that injured 27 passengers on a flight from Moscow to Bangkok recently, could as much as triple by the end of the century.
The clear-air turbulence the Aeroflot flight experienced is the hardest to detect because it comes without a warning and, from the footage of the aftermath, it looked pretty disastrous.
Regular turbulence occurs when planes fly near weather systems, but clear-air turbulence happens without clouds.
Scientists are saying that because of climate change turbulence could not only become much worse but also happen more frequently.
In 2016, the FAA investigated 44 turbulence-related injuries, more than double that from 2015.