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What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous for passengers and crews?

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By WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS

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Some meteorologists and aviation analysts note that reports of turbulence encounters also have been increasing and point to the potential impacts that climate change may have on flying conditions.

Yeah, it just has to be "climate change."

It couldn't possibly be because there are a LOT more planes in the sky these days than in the past.

Nah, couldn't be that.

Gotta keep driving that "climate change" bus. Gotta keep pushing "the message."

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Yeah, it just has to be "climate change."

Your own quoted text says this MAY be at least one of the causes, and the article quotes experts explaining the mechanism for this to happen, disregarding those opinions just because you don't like the conclusion is terribly illogical. You are making a much more clear example of the problem you are complaining about, climate change could never be an explanation, no matter how well it fits the evidence.

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I think the best way to prevent injuries due to in flight turbulence is to wear one's seat belt whenever possible. I noticed that the flight attendants buckled up every time they sat down.

The pilots are able to warn passengers when a storm is visibly near, but clear air turbulence can hit at any time.

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