Aircraft contrails – how dangerous for the climate? Amelioration possible?

“Environment Research Letters” has just published an intriguing assessment of the harm which high-flying aircraft inflict on the earth’s heat budget – and how a simple rerouting of long distance aircraft, laterally or vertically, could preclude this effect almost entirely. An essential read. For a simple assessment of this paper see our “Lay Version“.

 

http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/6/064021/article

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