10 Jul '12, 1am

This is What Climate Change Looks Like: Airplane Sinks Into Boiling Runway

This is What Climate Change Looks Like: Airplane Sinks Into Boiling Runway

We now know that the first half of this year was the hottest in U.S. history . We also know that respected climate scientists have explicitly described the extreme weather this year thusly: It's "what climate change looks like." And yeah, it looks like devastating wildfires and heat waves and sweating, thirsty people without power all along the eastern seaboard. But it also looks like that, above. That's a plane sinking nearly half a foot into the boiling runway. The Washington Post explains : the temperature reached 100 degrees in Washington on Friday and that apparently softened the airport paving enough to immobilize the airplane. The small vehicle that usually tows planes away from the gate tugged and pulled, but the plane was stuck.A jet airliner getting stuck in the airport tarmac appeared to be one of the more unusual incidents that occurred in the Washington area a...

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