Fox News likes to downplay (i.e. deny) the dangers of climate change but when it come to solar panels? The "fair and balanced" network wants you to think you and your house could go up in flames at any minute! I'm sure it's just a coincidence that President Obama has put forth green energy incentives to fight climate change.
Regular Rick Ungar did a great job smacking down the ridiculousness.
Video via Media Matters.
Fox News has been fearmongering that solar panels actually cause climate change, and can set brush near them on fire.
I actually looked into this claim, and while it’s true that older models do put off a fair amount of heat, It has to be a fairly hot day, and it’s no worse than any other reflective metal object. It’ll kill some of of the grass in the immediate vicinity, but that’s it.
The new panels are mostly non-reflective, a tile floor bounces off more light. This is due largely to concerns that panels can blind the pilots of low-flying planes- And they’re heat contained. Meaning that, even if they weren’t elevated, they can’t even get hot enough to kill the grass anymore.
The solar people are solving every complaint the right has about it, and you can tell the lie factory’s about out of ideas.