It’s something political this time with some tech and science angle. I first discovered the news through Digg.com and thought that it must be a story from The Onion. Well, it is not!
It is an article from DC Republican Examiner (examiner.com) titled “California to Outlaw Black Cars.”
Pretty sure that April 1st is just around the corner, I hope that this is some kind of joke.
From the article:
You see, you thoughtless dark car owners are killing the planet because your car uses too much energy to cool the passengers.
In theory, darker color materials tend to absorb more heat. For a car, does it really make that much difference in terms of energy consumptions to cool the cabin if the color of the car is dark (read black)?
What’s next? We should have all the road painted to less-heat-absorbing-color then. No more asphalts?