The Dark Side

September 14, 2007 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Sometimes a situation is improved by not shedding light on it.

Growing numbers of us pass most of our waking hours “in a box, looking at a box,” as Dave Crawford put it: we spend our days inside offices, looking at computer screens, and our evenings inside houses, looking at television screens. Fewer and fewer of us spend much time outside at all, except in automobiles—and when we do venture outdoors after dark we are usually just stepping into yet another box, the glowing canopy that our lights have projected into the sky.

The New Yorker makes war on light pollution here.

Thanks to Gladys We for the link.

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