Light Pollution hides the Milky Way from third of the world's population
Millions of children will never see a sky full of stars. The night skies remind us of our place in the Universe. It gives us identity, makes us feel a connection. Think of all the great minds that gazed up at the night sky and were inspired by it. We've lost the potential for thousands of great minds.
Billions of dollars are spent in wasteful lighting. About 15 million tons of CO2 are emitted each year in order to power residential outdoor lighting in the US. About 35% of light is wasted
Thousands of sea turtles and millions of birds are killed each year due to Light Pollution and affects so many other nocturnal species. It is also harmful to our health and well being.
This movie is made in an effort to educate the public and policy makers on the effects and ways to combat it. I'm going to have this movie available to everyone to watch for free. I'm doing this out of my passion for Astronomy and the night skies and the drive to make people care more about it.