Storms are nothing new; however, the severity of storms is increasing, which is directly correlated to Global Climate change. What people fail to realize is that this also affects air travel. More instances of severe turbulence have hit passenger aircraft over the past few years. This is just the beginning of it:
I believe the day after, this happened on a flight from Brazil to Dallas.
I travel A LOT. I think about this. No planes have been lost due to server turbulence yet… but we haven’t had the types of turbulence we seem to be getting lately.