Solar Power Plant Also an Oven

This seems to have taken some proponents of the project by surprise, and we’re warned that “it’s far too early in the process to draw any definitive conclusions about long-term impacts” of these immense solar plants (which use square miles of mirrors to focus solar energy against a 40-story high boiler, sort of like a reverse magnifying glass) “on avian or other species.”

But judging by the rapid accumulation of dead birds with “singed or burned feathers,” the short-term impacts of heating the nearby atmosphere to about 1000 degrees Fahrenheit seem to be pretty much what one would expect.

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