How Important is Darkness to Us?
Have they lost their minds? The reasons that this is a bad idea are endless and the major ones are too obvious to waste time talking about. Is long as it only effect those morons, I couldn't care less. It effects the US, we have missiles to take care of such things.
Just an old man's 10 cents.
Can anyone, besides these fools, imagine, how much good, all THAT money, they've used, and are going to use, putting this "thing" up, would do, for the people in that country??
For THAT much money, I don't want to see another article, or someone tell me, that their economy is bad, or I'd go through the roof!! (That means, I'd be FURIOUS!)
Men cannot stop trying to be "god". Between genetically modification, GMO's, or genetic engineering, chemtrails, and lord knows, a hundred other ways, they just can't stop, thinking they can change the world for the better, when their only making it worse. And now China...
Do they NOT have any nocturnal animals? It may be good for a few things, but it'll be worse for more things, but they don't worry about THAT!
"...a lack of full darkness has been found to be THE SUREST of all breast cancer causes..."
scientific sources, please?
"Light exposure at night can heighten the risk for breast cancer because of the decreased release of melatonin which, in turn, promotes the release of estrogen. The present study examines whether light exposure increases the risk for breast cancer. Included in the study were 813 female patients aged between 20 and 74. The patients were questioned about their sleeping habits during the last 10 years, about the number of times they woke up at night, whether they switched on the light after waking up and whether they worked in shifts. Moreover they were questioned about the degree of darkness in their bedrooms .
A positive correlation was found between breast cancer and shift work for over 10 years. Moreover, a correlation was found between breast cancer and, among other things, the number of times a patient woke up at night. A significant correlation between the degree of light/darkness in the bedroom could not be found. Likewise, no correlation could be found between breast cancer and switching on the light after waking up at night.
Melatonin is released at night and is produced by the epiphysis. Its release starts about 2 h before bedtime, reaches its peak 2 to 3 h after falling asleep and falls again with waking up 5. Melatonin is called the “hormone of darkness”; its release is suppressed by light. Experimental studies indicate the antineoplastic effect of melatonin due to several mechanisms: antioxitant, antimitotic, modulation capability of the immune system and of the lipid metabolism. Melatonin seems to be involved in the regulation of tumours. Moreover, melatonin blocks the estrogen receptors and influences the enzyme aromatase, which has an impact on the production of estradiol. While many studies show a relation between a reduced release of melatonin and night shifts, the evidence for the connection between sleep duration and the release of melatonin is still unclear. Because of this connection, shift work at night is considered a potential risk factor within the context of public health . Consequently, improving the sleep quality of shift workers, i.e. reducing the frequency of waking up during sleep, could be an important preventive measure against severe insomnia  as well as against melatonin deficiency.
Light exposure at night, interruptions of the sleep-wake-rhythm and resulting interruptions of the melatonin production are factors which are highly likely to contribute to a better understanding of the causes of breast cancer. Changes in the melatonin level cause changes in the level of sex hormones in the blood. This in turn increases the risk of hormone-induced diseases including breast carcinoma. Several international studies show an increased presence of breast cancer in night nurses. Therefore, it is recommendable to offer them the opportunity for regular preventive medical check-ups because they belong to a risk group for breast cancer "
In addition to the issues you mention - and I understand that people who move to high latitudes, living in perpetual daylight during the summer, have similar physiological and psychological problems - what happens when the mirror drifts just a bit and the light is focused on the wrong part of the globe? Do the Chinese just blow it up, or immediately launch an expensive repair mission which will cost more than the streetlights they tried to replace? It may be a technological showpiece and a matter of national pride - look, we've conquered darkness! - but I don't think they've thought it through.