As many of you know, light pollution at night has become a big problem. It’s a problem for flora and fauna, which rely on the “day/night” cycle that they’ve adapted to over billions of years, and it’s a problem for astronomers, as the light pollution disrupts observations of the night sky. All over the world, light pollution is visible to anyone looking at the Earth, even from space.
But I’ve been watching a little bit of Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno, which is a series of entertaining, educational shorts about threatened species and the environmental consequences of eating them.
But while watching the episode about squid fisheries, I was shocked to see how severe light pollution was over the ocean where squid fisheries are located.
It’s just amazing how bright these lights are! I had no idea there was this level of light pollution over regions of the ocean, but there you have it.