Saturday, September 07, 2019

still not fully understood

SkyNews magazine posted an article by Lindsay Malbon And Ian Ashdown entitled Getting Smart About Light Pollution a couple of days ago.

They lamented how the problem is just getting worse. They shared that while it is high in mind for astronomers, it is important to everyone, for health reasons and the impact to wildlife.

An eerie remark was that the effects are "still not fully understood."

We need to resolve this before something really bad happens.

The planner and researcher shared intriguing data from the US Department of Energy showing the lion's share comes from highway and street lighting.

The authors offer some advice if one wants to address undesirable light pollution and relay some positive changes already happening in some cities. The promise of "smart lighting" is capturing the attention of the bean counters.

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