Around the world, airports areseeing severe weather not typical of their regions. Record rains and snowstorms have hit the US east coast, dust storms have engulfed the Australian capital Sydney and the Arizona city of Phoenix; blizzards have brought London’s Heathrow to a standstill; while floods, tornados and extreme temperatures have swept Australia and New Zealand. Climate change is now a widely accepted fact—even though the timings and causes are disputed. For airline ...

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