“Our Vanishing Nights”
It appears that artificial lights are in every existing city around the world. Whether it’s by- street lamps, house lamps, light from shops, lights from malls, hotels…etc lights is everywhere. Even the moon's bright light shines down to our cities, not only just to brightened our pathway but it also adds to our nightly city light.But, have you ever noticed why you cant see the stars in the night city sky? or ever compared the stars in the city as the ones you see while camping? Even if every day less and less stars are seen in the sky no one cares to wonder why. Simply is because all the urban city lights that we have in our cities are decreasing the ability to see the night sky and we can blame it on our urban light pollution. Although, most of the time we are constantly reminded by other major pollutions that poses danger to our natural environments-(like our oceans, our air and our worlds temperature), light pollution is insignificant to many people because they are unaware of the consequences it can bring. Urban light pollution does in fact threat to a certain extent many aspects of our natural environments and human race and people need to start thinking of a way of helping this issue before it gets any worse.
In the essay " Our Vanishing Night" by Verlyn Klinkenborg he describes how Urban Light pollution is affecting our natural environments and how most people don't really take into consideration the consequences of the light in the cities.Therefore, urban light pollution should be addressed, in order to make us aware of the dangers it can cause. By notifying people, light pollution can be fixed before its too late.
First, we are going to look at Klinkenbor's idea of urban light pollution. Throughout the essay he describes the dangers of something apparently insignificant; city lights and argues about the serious threats (which can be easily fixed) to many natural environments. This following quote is a representative...