Fliers of the future could have some bumpy rides to look forward to, Reuters reports. A new study published in the journal Nature
Climate Change found that if carbon dioxide emissions double by 2050, as predicted, turbulence could increase by between 40 and 170 percent. In addition to making flights quite a bit more uncomfortable, the increase in turbulence could cost airlines more money. Detours to avoid turbulent conditions increase both flight times and fuel costs. The costs of repairs for planes damaged from severe turbulence already hits an estimated $150 million annually, and that is expected to increase as well. Here's hoping they figure out teleportation by then!