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by Colin Henshaw
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Beauty and Peace Light Show!
Replies: 14
Views: 9393

Beauty and Peace Light Show

Markt, Try and find out if this is a temporary or permanent fixture. You could also try and sound out opinion amongst the local astronomical community. There aren't many of them, which is why this thing managed to establish itself. It would not have been tolerated in the UK, and the organisers proba...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Sion, We do indeed live in a very complex world, but I do feel the ideas I put forward could happen if we are not careful. Further investigation has shown that the causes of glaciation are quite complex with several contributing factors operating. Polar melting is probably the biggest threat if it d...
by Colin Henshaw
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Beauty and Peace Light Show!
Replies: 14
Views: 9393

Beauty and Peace Light Show

icemb.london@utn.stjr.is Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to draw your attention to the Imagine Peace Tower. http://www.imaginepeace.com/IPT01.html http://korkur.astro.is/viewtopic.php?t=229 This is one of the worst examples of celestial vandalism that I have seen in several years, and it is a shame that it h...
by Colin Henshaw
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Beauty and Peace Light Show!
Replies: 14
Views: 9393

Beauty and Peace Light Show

Markt,

One could express one's concern to the following:

The Icelandic Embassy, London.

icemb.london@utn.stjr.is

The Reykjavik Museum of Art (that is actually responsible):

listasafn@reykjavik.is

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment:

postur@environment.is

Best wishes,

Colin.
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: BBC feature on light pollution
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

BBC Feature on Light Pollution

Yet the BBC itself is culpable through the BBC Memorial Skybeam that is injecting light into the skies of London from the roof of Bush House. This was installed to honour journalists killed in the line of duty. They should have found a more environmentally friendly method of achieving this objective...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Beauty and Peace Light Show!
Replies: 14
Views: 9393

Beauty and Peace Light Show

This is a typical skybeam, similar to several that have appeared in the UK over the past few years. Several have been eliminated through opposition by astronomers and environmentalists. So it can be done, though I doubt if Iceland has a strong enough astronomical community that can oppose it. These ...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Eclipse, Yes the climate does fluctuate but only with narrow limits, as exemplified by those changes you mentioned earlier. So since the last glaciation there have been peaks and troughs at various times. But if global homeostasis is knocked out of kilter, the the consequences could be much more ser...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Markt,

Regarding power failures, the Bangladeshis will say "Get used to it." Dhaka can have as many as seven power failures per day, and as many as two at night. In Bangladesh regular power failures come with the territory.
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

What I find disturbing is the number of people, whom I suspect come from a business or commercial background, who still think climate change is a con, and a ruse used by governments to raise more taxes. Stating the evidence is not green propaganda. Look at a light pollution map of the Earth, and the...
by Colin Henshaw
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution

Hi Cliff, Gerard certainly did well there, and I personally congratulated him over the CfDS Forum. Concerted action by the CfDS was also responsible for eliminating the "Solar Pyramid," an illuminated folly that was originally going to be installed near Chesterfield. When Chesterfield didn't want it...
by Colin Henshaw
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Antares6iron, "Everyone is entitled to express themselves CfCS is where I would direct your obviously good research on the subject." ATB I think you are refereing to the CfDS, (The Campaign for Dark Skies) in which case please be informed that I am a regular contributor to that forum. We also need n...
by Colin Henshaw
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Eclipse “I bet you haven´t got rid of your car.” I don’t have one. "And to state that your theory (and that is all it is) is INCONTROVERTIBLE is arrogance in the extreme." I did not say my “theory” was incontrovertible. I said the evidence for global warming is incontrovertible. Stating the evidence...
by Colin Henshaw
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Woe, woe, woe, and thrice woe, indeed! Climate change is definitely not a con, and thinking of that sort is comparable to the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand. And of course let's blame governments for using it as an excuse to levy taxes! The same old sacred cow about being over-taxed. T...
by Colin Henshaw
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw
Replies: 30
Views: 17274

The Possible Consequences of Light Pollution - Colin Henshaw

Scenario: 1) Excessive street lighting and other wasteful practices lead to increased anthropogenic levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 2) Increased carbon dioxide levels cause global warming. 3) Global warming melts the Greenland and polar ice caps, resulting in more precipitation. This is ...