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Travis Longcore in The Boston Globe: There’s too much artificial light at night to see stars. That’s a problem

“At the end of the day, the one sort of big thing that you can touch people with is the idea of losing our sense of place in nature and the universe,” says Longcore. “We can talk about the real impacts, losing sleep, animals dying, waste of our investment in conservation, a number of practical things, but most people who work on this issue recognize it’s about the fundamental human experience of being able to look up into the night sky and think about how small and fragile we are. If you create this lighted cocoon, you never get to contemplate that.”