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See the impact of Russia-Ukraine war on flights and climate

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Since Russia closed its airspace to airlines from dozens of countries at the end of February — in response to sanctions levied for its invasion of Ukraine — about 400 flights per month that had previously been routed over the country are being forced to take a wider berth, according to Flightradar24.

In lieu of using Russian airspace, some flights from Europe to Asia are flying south of the country or, in some cases, taking a painfully long reroute over the Arctic.

And Russia is huge; it’s the largest country on the planet — larger than the continent of Antarctica.The new routes are leading to more time in the air for passengers and crew, more miles flown and more fuel burned — which means more planet-warming emissions. Continue Reading Here

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