Christina Seely’s series Lux, long-exposures of Earth’s 45 brightest cities as shown by NASA’s map of the planet at night.
The three brightest regions are the United States, Japan, and Western Europe.
Aside from being the wealthiest and most powerful regions in the world, they cumulatively emit approximately 45% of the world’s CO2 and are (now along with China) the top consumers of electricity, energy and resources.
1. New York 2. Kansas City 3. Madrid 4. Kyoto