Treat artificial light like other forms of pollution, say scientists
Researchers find that the impact of human illumination has grown to point of systemic disruption.
Light pollution can obscure our view of the stars, and disrupt nature. Is it time we treated it like other forms of pollution?
That’s the view of a group of scientists that have released new research on how light pollution can affect nature – from disrupting bird migration to confusing insects.
Less light pollution would certainly give us a better view of the stars – we agree that we need action.