Pakistani scientist invents first eco-friendly aircraft engine

Pakistan is set to unveil the world’s first-generation contrail-free aircraft engine between mid-to-late 2020, the technological marvel’s inventor Dr Sarah Qureshi revealed on Tuesday.


The Pakistani scientist explained the contrail phenomenon, a visible white streak of smoke emitted from an aircraft’s jet engines during flight, and discussed its harmful effects on Earth’s atmosphere.

 

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The world aviation industry, she claimed, ignored to develop the technology and focused more on extracting monetary value by building fuel-efficient engines.

 

With global temperatures rising, oceans warming up, Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets shrinking, glaciers retreating, Arctic sea life declining, and oceans acidifying as carbon dioxide levels skyrocket, the climate change debate has grown fierce as activists across the world highlight environmental hazards and try to spread awareness about the phenomenon.