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ZANIECZYSZCZENIE ŚWIATŁEM I CIEMNOŚĆ
LIGHT POLLUTION AND DARKNESS

Author(s): Sylwester Kołomański
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Conference Report
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: light pollution; dark sky; nighttime environment
Summary/Abstract: Light pollution is one of the most serious forms of environmental pollution. In terms of threat it is comparable to chemical pollution of air, water, or soil. What is light pollution? Why is it treated as a threat? How can it be minimized? The answers to these basic questions about light pollution are the basis for actions to reduce it. However, there are significant obstacles on the road to success. We still do not fully understand the influence of light and dark on nature and humans. Moreover, public awareness of the existence of such a form of pollution is low. Reasons for these obstacles are as follows: insufficient scientific research, insufficient transfer of knowledge to society, and the fact that light is usually not associated with threat in our culture.

  • Page Range: 29-46
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Polish