Airborne pollution contaminating our rainwater

When rain falls it acts like a sponge, absorbing the contamination in our air.

To the Editor,

Re: Rainwater could quench region’s thirst, Feb. 9.

I like the expression, ‘if it’s raining, let a smile be your umbrella.’ If we do this today, our mouths could end up full of contaminated rainwater. When rain falls it acts like a sponge, absorbing the contamination in our air. This is why labs around the world use rainwater tests to determine the levels of pollution in our atmosphere.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently reported a large increase in airborne particulate. They say they don’t know where it’s coming from. If they just look up at the sky like we do, they’d see a campaign of pollution called chemtrails sprayed from jets. Chemtrail dust slowly fans out, turning our blue skies white. After checking online, I discovered the geoengineering research centre is located just off Insanity Way and Climate Catastrophe Lane. The idea was chemtrail dust would somehow reflect solar heat away from Earth and reduce global warming. Instead, chemtrails are doing the exact opposite, reflecting heat back towards the planet.

Instant solutions for climate problems are misguided, dangerously delusional, born out of desperation and can only add chaos to our interconnected and still-not-fully understood weather systems.

I still believe we can make rainwater potable. With today’s filter technology, appropriate treatment standards and a diligent health authority we can make it happen. When all the checks and balances are in place, I’ll be happy to drink a glass of rainwater.

Dave Koop

Nanaimo