How rare these days to see such a sight!
Today this beautiful patch of blue allowed itself to be captured for an instant in time.
If I had turned around however you would have seen a very different view, the sky smothered with the criss-cross smoky lines of countless jet airplanes.
I often wonder at this invisible rainstorm that falls on our heads every day, every week, every month, every year. Surely it must be having an impact on our health? Even if you don't believe the conspiracy theorists who would say we are being deliberately poisoned from above, you must consider that such a relentless onslaught must eventually be detrimental to all life. www.chemtrailsprojectuk.com
And it's not like we have a choice!
Those who do not fly still have to breathe the consequences. A bit like sitting in a restaurant while the people on the next table smoke incessantly, wafting their poison all over you without a care. (Ahh.. Those were the days)
We stopped all that nonsense because non-smokers didn't like it (and why should they) and it was proven to be bad for our health (which it is), and so surely non-fliers must have a voice too?
But it seems they don't, not at this time anyway.
However blinkered we might be we must accept that in the end there will be no aviation fuel. It will be gone. It is a finite resource. One day the skies will clear of tiny metallic dots trailing goodness knows what in their wake. It is not a question of 'if,' it is just a matter of when.
Can we not change our habits before then? Can we not clean up our act now, before... well, just before the really bad stuff hits?
Can we not work as a team and say 'no' to a few things? Or are we so devoid of our individual power, common sense and belief that until we are told to do something by the powers that be, we simply cannot do it? Are we so focussed on our own wants that even when the blindingly obvious is dangled in front of us we refuse to see it?
How I wish we had visionaries in our Governments and not short-sighted career politicians with dollar signs in their eyes.
In the meantime asthma has reached pandemic proportions. Did you know that 40,000 people die prematurely in the UK every year from polluted air... Quite a thought. https://friendsoftheearth.uk/.../20-shocking-facts-about-air-pollution