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For the last few decades scientists have warned governments about climate change and the less obvious consequences of a warmer planet. So far we know that icy landscapes will melt, sea levels will rise, dry hot regions will become drier and hotter still, super storms like Sandy will become more intense, and the list goes on. Now The Guardian reports that disruptions to the jet stream that prolonged this year’s winter will cause increased cases of turbulence for flights between Europe and North America, with incidents expected to double at intensities that could increase by as much as 40 percent by 2050.

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