International Year of Light

2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, a global initiative adopted by the United Nations. Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health.
Watch the wonderful video of Icelandic Nature that was shown at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light in Paris last week:

Video by Ólafur Haraldsson / Words: Nikolai Tesla.