Meanwhile, back in the real world,
Forecast temps in Phoenix tomw (120F) exceed operating range of commercial airliners, so they're grounding flights https://t.co/UQgUDQnJ9R
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) June 20, 2017
Extreme heat affects a plane’s ability to take off. Hot air is less dense than cold air, and the hotter the temperature, the more speed a plane needs to lift off. A runway might not be long enough to allow a plane to achieve the necessary extra speed.
120F is 49C. About time we learned to live within our limits. It’s not rocket science, but I suspect there will be more and more areas of life affected by climate change that we haven’t anticipated.
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