Airplane ‘Contrails’ May Triple Global Warming By 2050, Scientists Say
Scientists are now warning that emissions from airplane engines are a grave threat to the world. While many argue against the use of the term, “chemtrails,” there seems to be little argument that “contrails” are wreaking havoc on the climate.
“Given the forecast for the increase in air traffic, which is very large, this contrail effect will increase even more than the carbon dioxide impact,” atmospheric physicist Ulrike Burkhardt, wh co-authored the study, said. He went on to say that airplane contrails will be the largest influencer of climate change.
The study used simulations that accounted for air travel growth to make these determinations. The study isn’t without its critics who believe the data is embellished.
The establishment media’s definition of contrails is icy plumes which form after reaching very high altitudes. At altitudes of five miles beyond the earth’s surface, airplane engine exhaust interacts with frigid temperatures, causing icy plumes. Although contrails are seen less around polar regions, something scientists claim has to do with less humidity in the air.
“Some days there aren’t contrails forming, some days they’re short-lived, and other days they’re long-lasting and soon covering the whole sky,” Burkhardt says.
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Scientists believe that contrails can cause both cooling and heating of the earth, which adds to the confusion. Icy plumes may last up to 10 minutes in the sky, which can result in a reflection of the sun’s rays; hence, a cooling effect. Likewise. the plumes can trap heat on earth. In other words, scientists seem to have little idea what any of this means.
“The impact of contrails on global warming is often reduced to a warming effect, derived from global estimations, where contrails are considered as homogeneous, infinitely extended cirrus cloud layer,” Aeronautical meteorologist Judith Rosenow told NBC News. “This assumption doesn’t do justice to the true character of contrails.”
Past research relied on satellite technology to determine the vast amount of contrails in our skies. But ironically, the technology has a difficult time separating normal clouds from exhaust clouds. That in and of itself is unsettling.
Worse more, the findings once again place policymakers and advocates of increased government overreach in a typical hypocritical position. It’s difficult to imagine that any supporter of climate change agendas will cease flying to their favorite vacation spots. Further, the findings are certain to embolden those who believe that contrails are actually poisonous chemtrails.
The findings are likely to fuel Democratic agendas, notably Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, which seeks to overhaul “transportation systems in the United States to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector as much as is technologically feasible.”
All in all, the study is certain to cause controversy on all sides of numerous issues.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.