The annual Climate Week NYC is underway, bringing together climate advocates, politicians, and business leaders for hundreds of events aimed at addressing the global crisis.
But the bright lights that give the “city that never sleeps” its iconic glow have long frustrated its supporters because they are inconsistent with it.United NationsThe annual summit, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, is contrary to the embodied environmental ethos.
Ruskin Hartley, chief executive of the International Dark-Sky Association, told AFP: “Brightly lit cities are actually a serious waste of energy, and also have a direct impact on the natural world. We still have a lot to do.” People should be aware of this.”
According toDepartment of EnergyAccording to (Department of Energy) data, outdoor lighting in the United States consumes enough energy to power 35 million homes each year.
Although it is difficult to estimate the amount of energy used by New York City as a whole, it is clear from satellite imagery that New York is one of the most energy-wasting cities in the United States. And as a country, according to research, the United States is far more wasteful than Europe.
Hartley said New York Climate Week is in its 15th year, and the topics of the events range from climate change to climate change.financingFrom reducing the carbon footprint in food systems to the role of art in activism, reducing light pollution should be part of the discussion.