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by Colin Henshaw
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Hello Brian, Yes, it could, but it is just as likely to be caused by dust picked from the desert. It was always present in Jeddah which is well away from the oil fields. It was also observed by a member of Manchester Astronomical Society who visited the Red Sea coast of Egypt, so it pervades far and...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

It really depends where you are. All the cities are bad, despite full cut-ff lighting having been introduced in some areas. However, it is not universal and most of the lighting is bad. However away from the cities real darkness can be enjoyed. The other problem is haze. In the southern and central ...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Tom, Kloog et al have published another paper on cancer an the effects of Light at Night here: Kloog, I., Haim, A., Stevens, R. G., Barchana, M. and Portnov, B. A. (2008) Light at night co-distributes with incident breast but not lung cancer in the female population of Israel. Chronobiology Internat...
by Colin Henshaw
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Persistant little pest aren't you. As for the references, you can take it from me they are there. But I don't see why I should do your dirty work for you.

Don't you have owt better to do than to annoy people? Aren't you just just pathetic.

As I said before, Amen to the story.
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Tom, many thanks for your kind input. Interesting web-site. However, I think there are plenty of other references around that support the connection. Here is one, but whether this has fed of the web-site you quoted, I don't know. http://generalmedicine.suite101.com/article.cfm/effects_of_light_pollu...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Hunterknox, I take your point, and I would have said the same. I was actually quite amazed myself when I first heard about it. However, it seems that the effect of light centres around the melatonin production. The studies cited show that melatonin levels normally increase at night, but then get sup...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP

What a sad character you are. Have you nothing better to do than bicker with me over this issue? If you are concerned about the number of websites relating to this issue, then quite frankly then you'e just adding to them. I know what happened in Zimbabwe in 1987, about which I have nothing to feel a...
by Colin Henshaw
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP Contribution

Since you are too afraid to reveal yourself I should really treat your comments with nothing more than the contempt they deserve.

As for SN1987A I am not in the habit of spamming the internet with my involvement with it. I'm not responsible for any of those web-sites.
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

RCEP contribution

Hunterknox, One good reference is here; it is also relevant to prostate cancer Kloog, I., Haim, A., and Portnov, B. A., Investigating the Links between Nighttime Light Pollution and Breast Cancer: a Geographic Information System (GIS)-assisted study. Accepted for publication: see abstract, Chronobio...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment
Replies: 18
Views: 14075

Royal Commission on Artificial Light in the Environment

About two years ago submissions were invited to the Royal Commision on Artificial Light in the Environment. The following account was submitted, but when the Royal Commission published its report it was not credited, probably due to the INCOMPETENCE of the person to whom it was sent. It is therefore...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution and Thrush Decline
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

Thrush decline

Light pollution was already substantial by the late 1960's as I recall very well. From Gatley the sky was already glowing orange from the extensive street lighting system that had already been installed in Greater Manchester. Some nights the glow from the cloud ceiling would pulsate in response to a...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution and Thrush Decline
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

Thrush decline

Some interesting posts here, confirming the effect of pesticides and habitat destruction. I am not denying that these factors are part of the problem. And yes, increased urbanisation with associated habitat destruction goes hand-in-glove with increases in light pollution. However, I do feel light po...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Light Pollution and Thrush Decline
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

Light Pollution and Thrush Decline

Thrushes have been in decline for several decades, and this was brought home to me by my late father in the mid-1990's. He commented that he hadn't seen a thrush in our garden in Gatley, Cheshire, for about ten years. The fact that thrushes have declined has been sumarised here: http://www.springerl...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat May 09, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Use and Abuse of Street Lighting
Replies: 83
Views: 45453

Street lighting and crime

Sorry, butI still believe that street lighting encourages crime. First there is the evidence of the Chicago Alley Lighting Project. Two demographically similar areas were compared in which one received a substantial amount of "improved" lighting, while the other only had few improvements. In the are...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: light polluting neighbour
Replies: 34
Views: 29519

Light polluting neighbour

Astropete, If you can get rid of this new street lamp then you will have achieved something. You will have to contact the local street lighting department. Try and contact a local councillor. They should not have installed it without your permission in my opinion. A citizens' advice bureau may help....