The symbolism behind Earth Hour demonstrates environmentalist hatred of industrialization and civilization. Shutting off the lights for an hour on March 25th shows that environmentalists prefer humans to live in the dark with no electricity or the conveniences that fossil fuels enable us to have. In reality, Earth Hour is a way to let people know environmentalists seek to usher in a new Dark Age and hope they can convince as many gullible people to join in.
Therefore, it is no surprise that NPR would publish an article boldly declaring environmentalist hostility to the latest human activity in their crosshairs just in time for the holiday season: artificial light. The outlet whines:
The ever-widening use of artificial lights is making the nighttime Earth glow increasingly brighter, with the amount of global light growing about 2 percent each year.
That worries advocates for the protection of dark skies, who say that artificial night glow can affect wildlife like migrating birds and keeps people from connecting to the stars,” the articles goes on to say. “What’s more, they say, all that wasted light sent out into space is effectively wasted money.
Never mind, of course, that humans need to produce in order to live and prosper which includes bending nature in order to enjoy the comforts we have now. The fact that NPR would include the phrase advocates for the protection of dark skies should be of note since that is what environmentalists seek and news outlets, like NPR, are only glad to help.
ABC News weighed in on the green’s effort too by warning their readers:
A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth’s artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightness.
People’s sleep can be marred, which in turn can affect their health. The migration and reproduction of birds, fish, amphibians, insects and bats can be disrupted. Plants can have abnormally extended growing periods. And forget about seeing stars or the Milky Way, if the trend continues.
The ABC article also reveals;
[L]ight pollution is actually worse than that, according to the researchers. Their measurements coincide with the outdoor switch to energy-efficient and cost-saving light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Because the imaging sensor on the polar-orbiting weather satellite can’t detect the LED-generated color blue, some light is missed.
Aside from the fact that human innovation has resulted in the wealthy prosperous civilization we enjoy here in the West, the greens’ opposition to artificial light is a reminder that they prefer humans live where we have to rely on candles for lighting and wood burning fireplaces for heat. In short, a radical reduction in our quality of life just to appease Mother Nature.
However, the reality is that the above mentioned research manuscripts will, most likely, be used by environmentalists to make the case to regulate or even ban the use of artificial light. Environmentalists strive to ensure that life on Earth for humans is as miserable as possible and on the verge of dying.