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Can Global warming really ground planes?

On the 20th of June 2017, American Airlines cancelled more than 50 flights to and out of the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. The primary reason for this cancellation was that the temperature of the region was too high for planes to fly. Dr. Marshall Shepherd, an internationally known weather expert and the host of Weather Geeks , wrote a   post on Forbes explaining the phenomenon behind flight cancellations and high temperatures, which was then tweeted by Elon Musk, where it went viral. No need to rely on scientists for global warming -- just use a thermometer — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 20, 2017 To summarize Dr. Shepherd's article and explain why flights were cancelled, we first need to understand the principle of flight in an aeroplane. The wing of the aeroplane is designed to create a difference in the momentum in the air ahead of the wing as it passes over it to create lift. Faster the change in the momentum greater is

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