TWO VIDEO SHORTS TO GET YOU THINKING
WHY TOO MUCH LIGHT POLLUTION SUCKS
NOBODY WANTS TO LIVE IN A CITY OR TOWN LIKE THIS
How creepy would it be to live in a city, town or village with NO lights as depicted in the above, one can almost hear the Zombies and Vampires lurking about in the shadows. We need light at night to see where we are going and what we are doing: that’s sensible, what is not sensible is to light up areas that need no light – ie the sky.
You can bet that no bird or insect is sleeping in those poor over-lit trees. Responsible lighting is about responsibility – lighting what needs to be lit and being mindful of our responsibility to each other and the creatures we share this planet with.
NATURAL LIGHT POLLUTION
The natural light of the Moon is considered as good light pollution because the natural world of humans, animals and plants – on land and water – have evolved over many millions of years to its subtle light and phases.
UNNATURAL LIGHT POLLUTION
Man-made light pollution (when brought to excess as is the photo above) steals away the light from the heavens. One can’t imagine any kind of natural wildlife living in the city below the dark sky. Birds would certainly not nest there, no sound of their gentle twittering or singing would be heard. The dawn chorus to the residents of the city would be the ever increasing noise of early morning traffic. This is a place only fit for human’s … and that is perhaps, the saddest statement of all.
UNNATURAL LIGHT POLLUTION THAT WORKS WITH NATURE
Both of the above photo’s show Public lighting at its best – highlighting what should be highlighted minimising the effect on the upper night sky region.
EUROPE AT NIGHT
Visit the Blue Marble website here to fully view the interactive photo above