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You can add this claim to the list of things now affected by Climate Change.
Passengers can expect longer flight times between Europe and America because of the effects of climate change, a new study has found.
Led by Dr Paul Williams, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Reading, the study found aircraft would spend an extra 2000 hours in the air every year as a result of global warming’s effect on the North Atlantic winter jet stream.
Jet streams are fast-flowing air currents within the upper atmosphere that typically flow from west to east, reducing flight time when a plane enters them.
Climate change would accelerate these jet streams, speeding up eastbound flights – but significantly slowing down flights in the other direction. Read more »
It’s all about that beach, ’bout that beach, in Tasman….
Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out a “modest” Government contribution to a public bid to buy Awaroa Inlet, while taking aim at Gareth Morgan’s views the beach will sell for more than what has been raised.
More than 33,500 people pledged to Duane Major and Adam Gard’ner’s campaign to raise $2 million to entrust a sandy stretch of the inlet, in Abel Tasman National Park, to the public.
The $2m target was hit on Friday, but the organisers were urging the public to keep donating.
It’s roughly what the owner paid for it, so probably not enough yet. Plus, the owner is unlikely to be generous – this is a fire sale as they need cash to pay down urgent debt to the BNZ. Read more »