UK Light Pollution Petition

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Re: UK Light Pollution Petition

Postby david48 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:36 pm

I don't think these petitions will get anywhere.

Because they're asking everyone to turn off their lights, so that a minority of people interested in astronomy, can see the stars better.

But unfortunately, the majority of people aren't interested in seeing the stars. So they won't agree to the petitions.
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Re: UK Light Pollution Petition

Postby Aratus » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:16 pm

There has been some success with this in a more general sense. Some rural tourist areas promote their area as a place where people can see the night's sky in its glory. Also the effect of artificial lights on wildlife often gets people doing something about it. In a sense the government's reply is correct in that a lot has been done, but as you say it has to be seen as a priority, which it isn't. More needs to be done to educate people and get them to see the benefits for themselves.
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