In the space of six generations we went from the flicker of candles to a world where the majority of humanity now lives under the perpetual glow of artificial light.
Does this matter?
A growing body of evidence suggests that the loss of night can have a variety of negative effects on human health. What has been less studied, but which may have broader implications, are the effects which artificial light at night may have in reshaping ecosystems across the planet.
Come on by CRASH Space to learn about the Coastlight, a research project which has surveyed light pollution along the coast of southern California in order to gain a better understanding of how the loss of night may be reshaping our world.