Letter: Look at that beautiful sunset

Every once in a while at sunset, you can look out in the western sky and see a magnificent display of colors. I have seen so much color that it almost looked like the sky was on fire with its colors of red, orange and yellow.

Most people think when this happens, Mother Nature is giving us a great gift to brighten up our evening. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

The colors in the sky are caused by pollution, mostly from jet aircraft that fills the air during a calm evening. When the sun is at the right angle, it magnifies these chemicals to make the sky glow with color. This is the pollution that comes down to earth when it rains and eats the paint of our cars, houses and such. Now they call it acid rain.

This beautiful display isn’t a gift; it’s a warning from Mother Nature for us to change the way we are living before it is too late.

Steve Bowden



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