1917 – September 25

Rain and Rain and Rain and torrents and endless floods of rain – the world is being washed away! I am certain it is due to the fighting in Europe. 1000 miles of front with double row of guns all the way firing day and night for three years have filled the upper strata of the air with millions of millions of cubic metres of gas liberated which supplies the necessary medium for the condensation and precipitation of the moisture. Thus, whereas the moisture would remain perhaps 6 months in the upper regions awaiting the proper conditions to produce rainfall it now meets these conditions and descends at once – so the cycle of evaporation and condensation takes place 6 times in the year to every one of previous times and gives us a rainfall 6 times greater.