Dr. Sarah Qureshi, a Pakistani scientist, and the technological marvel’s inventor has unveiled the world’s first-generation contrail-free aircraft engine between mid-to-late 2020.
Since 2018, Qureshi was working on this project aiming to eliminate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere that leads to global warming.
Dr. Sarah talked about the contrail phenomenon and said that during the flight a visible white streak of smoke emitted from an aircraft’s jet engines has adverse effects on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Qureshi was an environmentalist at heart, thus she turned her academic research at Cranfield University, UK, into a save-the-planet endeavor. She took on the mission to build the first pollution-free jet engine in the world.
She claimed that the world aviation industry did not pay attention to the changing environment all around the world, and the need for pollution-free jet engines. They were more interested in extracting monetary value by building fuel-efficient engines.
Climate change is real and debate over it is growing fierce with the global temperatures rising, oceans warming up, shrinking of Antarctic ice sheets, glaciers disappearing, Arctic sea life declining and oceans acidifying as carbon dioxide levels skyrocket. Activists all over the world have become more vocal about environmental hazards as a consequence of climate change. Through different channels, they are starting to spread awareness about the phenomenon.
The Pakistani scientist took a jibe at Elon Musk’s trip to Mars program and said that “unless you have a confirmed ticket” to the red planet, “which does not have a livable atmosphere,” Earth is the best bet and must be saved.