Why do some buildings seem to disappear in the sky?
On the outskirts of Los Angeles, a city that has a population of about one million, you can see a new light bulb every morning.
But in the next hour or so, that light bulb may be replaced with a new one, or it may go out altogether.
“The lights go out every hour,” said one resident, who declined to give his name.
The bulb is part of the city’s new deactivation strategy, the first of its kind in the US, as part of a wider plan to curb CO2 emissions.
But residents say the switchover of lights, even at night, has not been seamless.
The city says that, since the switch, about 80% of the buildings have been rewired, with some of those buildings being “completely out of order”.
Some have been completely covered by graffiti, while others have been partially covered.
“They have had to replace all the fixtures that were in use when the bulbs went out,” said Michael Kohn, the city spokesperson.
“It’s pretty frustrating.”
Deactivating lights was never intended to be a permanent solution.
Rather, it was intended to help reduce CO2, Kohn said.
“We want to be more efficient, but we also want to do a better job of reducing CO2.”
The switchover has also affected the area’s water supplies.
“In a few weeks, there’s going to be water that’s completely unusable,” Kohn told Al Jazeera.
“So if you’re in an area where there’s water, you’re going to have to take some steps to ensure that you’re not drinking the water.
And we’re going back to normal, and it will be just as good.” “
But I can assure you that this will be a temporary solution.
And we’re going back to normal, and it will be just as good.”
Kohn acknowledged that the city has a “long way to go” to tackle the issue of CO2.
“There are a lot of challenges that need to be addressed,” he said.
However, in a climate where CO2 levels are rising faster than ever, the move to reduce CO3 emissions will not be easy, he said, adding that CO2 “is just going to keep on coming”.
Kohn also noted that some of the cities lights, such as the city lights and street lamps, are actually still on, with no apparent cause.
He said some cities buildings are “absolutely destroyed”.
But it’s not just buildings that have been affected.
Some residents, including a man named Steve, who is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, have taken to the internet to share photos of his buildings being completely covered with graffiti.
The man posted a photo of his home in downtown Los Angeles and then said he had no idea where his home was, and that he would have to call the police to remove it.
When the Los Angeles Times asked for comment, a spokesman for the city told Aljaq that “it is not uncommon for people to vandalize buildings.”
“There’s a lot more vandalism, vandalism that’s not vandalism,” the spokesperson said.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said the city was not responsible for the destruction of the lights, but that it was aware of the problem and was working with the Department of Energy to get a solution to it.
The spokesperson also noted the city had recently purchased an air conditioner to help keep the lights on.
“If we can make that switch, we’ll be able to control the citys CO2,” Kernon said.
But while there are many ways to reduce carbon emissions, some have argued that the switch has only been temporary.
In the long run, climate change is already having an impact on the environment, said Steve.
“Climate change is not a solution.
It is a problem,” Steve told Aljazeera.
But if you can solve the problem, it will solve the problems.””
I don’t want to go into the future, I want to talk about the present.
But if you can solve the problem, it will solve the problems.”