The growing popularity of the dark sky movement has many rural communities leading the way in efforts to turn down light pollution and embrace the night. Their efforts are improving quality of life and generating new economic development opportunities.
Among scientists, there is now near-universal agreement on the link between human activity and climate change. But politicians still point to false beliefs that there is significant debate on this point among scientists.
The plan, dubbed “E3” for energy, environment and economic development, used words that nod to the impacts of climate change, but never actually mentions the elephant in the room, or any serious plans to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels.