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(Marketwatch)   A new, clear image of North Korea from orbit, at night, reminds us that one way to save energy is not to have any in the first place   (blogs.marketwatch.com) divider line 23
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2014-02-25 02:10:16 PM  
3 votes:
img.pandawhale.com
2014-02-25 02:08:11 PM  
3 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Wow, something of interest actually came from the ISS


I take it you've never seen this.
2014-02-25 03:14:29 PM  
2 votes:

MrEricSir: It's also worth noting that South Korea has more than twice the population of North Korea. Usually you don't light up unpopulated areas at night.


There's still an estimated 25 million in Best Korea, should be more lit up then that...
2014-02-25 02:52:41 PM  
2 votes:

Egoy3k: Old_Chief_Scott: make me some tea: On the bright side, at least they appear to be conserving energy better than the rest of us.

Yep. Very small carbon footprint.

Producing (burning) and then burning charcoal for cooking and heating is the exact opposite of sound environmental policy..


I think for that to be the case, Best Koreans would have to actually eat
2014-02-25 02:42:21 PM  
2 votes:
This is the worst country existing on the planet. Africa has some places that give them a run for their money, but NK wins for their massive work camps, systemized killing of innocents, and a total disregard for millions of lives.

Kim Jong Un and his entire government can't die soon enough.
2014-02-26 08:23:14 AM  
1 votes:

ThrobblefootSpectre: Maul555: go back and read a history book...  This is a problem of our choosing long before I was born...

I take it you are North Korean or Chinese.


I am American.      Are you saying someone forced us to invade the Korean Peninsula with a gun to our heads?  If we hadent have done that, then the entire place would be Best Korea right now, but hey, at least it wouldn't be OUR problem, right guys?
2014-02-25 05:28:24 PM  
1 votes:
I enjoy snapping night sky photos during my travels. I've been working on improving my techniques with single exposures.

Snapped this up in Iceland a few weeks ago:
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Sailing in British Columbia this last fall (that's my boat on the right):
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Visiting Yellowstone last summer:
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2014-02-25 04:37:46 PM  
1 votes:

RaiderFanMikeP: what does Afghanistan look like at night?


Tracer fire mostly.
2014-02-25 04:32:18 PM  
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: dj_spanmaster: [s.wsj.net image 569x398]

So, interior China and the whole of Mongolia are in the same boat? It's like they only bother lighting their borders!

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x676]
That's the Gobi Desert.


And Gobi is getting larger!
2014-02-25 04:29:07 PM  
1 votes:

dj_spanmaster: [s.wsj.net image 569x398]

So, interior China and the whole of Mongolia are in the same boat? It's like they only bother lighting their borders!


upload.wikimedia.org
That's the Gobi Desert.
2014-02-25 04:22:59 PM  
1 votes:
And I bet the few lights you do see in North Korea are the searchlights at the labor camps.
2014-02-25 03:55:55 PM  
1 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: Since it is Walking Around With a Big Stick Up Your Ass Day, let me point out that polluting the night sky to the point of robbing people from the joys of looking at the stars, planets, moons, comets, shooting stars, UFOs, black helicopters, etc is not a sign of advancement.

We may be advanced technologically but technically we aren't advanced. Which is the best kind of advanced.


I agree, we really shouldn't be spilling light all into the night sky. "Light the ground, not the sky"

Fantasy:
http://www.space.com/20542-darkened-cities-night-sky-photos.html
What the night sky would look like from several major cities if there wasn't light pollution, by Thierry Cohen:

i.space.com
cdn.visualnews.com
2014-02-25 03:49:22 PM  
1 votes:

Subby: A new, clear image


Oh, you...
2014-02-25 03:32:42 PM  
1 votes:
But but but they NEED that nuclear plant to supply power to their people!  See how hideously oppressed they are by the USA?  They would be a blinding sea of white light if it weren't for those Evil Americans!

/because they apparently need to export all of their coal for $$$ rather than using it themselves.
2014-02-25 03:22:34 PM  
1 votes:
Clearly a gross distortion from the imperialist Nazi American media. Electricity is widespread and plentiful in Best Korea.

Lightbulbs not so much.
2014-02-25 03:19:21 PM  
1 votes:

MrEricSir: It's also worth noting that South Korea has more than twice the population of North Korea. Usually you don't light up unpopulated areas at night.


Pennsylvania is roughly the same size in square miles (PA is 500 sq miles smaller) with half the population of Best Korea.

Here's Pennsylvania at night:

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2014-02-25 03:00:54 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: Old_Chief_Scott: make me some tea: On the bright side, at least they appear to be conserving energy better than the rest of us.

Yep. Very small carbon footprint.

Producing (burning) and then burning charcoal for cooking and heating is the exact opposite of sound environmental policy..


This.  NK is an environmental disaster.
2014-02-25 03:00:44 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: Old_Chief_Scott: make me some tea: On the bright side, at least they appear to be conserving energy better than the rest of us.

Yep. Very small carbon footprint.

Producing (burning) and then burning charcoal for cooking and heating is the exact opposite of sound environmental policy..


They power a lot of their vehicles with a wood gas system hooked up to the diesel engine. That may be post apocalyptic steam punk looking, but it takes a lot of trees.
2014-02-25 02:50:37 PM  
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: make me some tea: On the bright side, at least they appear to be conserving energy better than the rest of us.

Yep. Very small carbon footprint.


Producing (burning) and then burning charcoal for cooking and heating is the exact opposite of sound environmental policy..
2014-02-25 02:49:21 PM  
1 votes:
Since it is Walking Around With a Big Stick Up Your Ass Day, let me point out that polluting the night sky to the point of robbing people from the joys of looking at the stars, planets, moons, comets, shooting stars, UFOs, black helicopters, etc is not a sign of advancement.

We may be advanced technologically but technically we aren't advanced. Which is the best kind of advanced.
2014-02-25 02:44:06 PM  
1 votes:

make me some tea: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Wow, something of interest actually came from the ISS

I take it you've never seen this.


Or this one
2014-02-25 02:39:38 PM  
1 votes:
Somewhat high mountain range down the center and very little light polution.  They should invest in a telescope.
2014-02-25 02:31:40 PM  
1 votes:
Actually, if you don't have any energy, you're not likely to save any. Now, you can avoid wasting energy by not having any, but you still can't save what you don't have.
 
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