Did you know that fossil fuel funding ’causes’ Osama bin Laden? Journalist Bryan Walsh thinks so:
Born and raised in the petroleum cradle of Saudi Arabia, bin Laden was able to finance a global terrorist network thanks to the wealth crude oil had brought his homeland—and to America’s addiction to the stuff.
From ‘fossil-fuel funded disinformation campaign’ to ‘fossil-fuel funded terrorism’, everything is caused by fossil fuels. The implication is clear enough:
Why this tortured, circuitous logic from a Time magazine journalist, we might wonder. Mr Walsh answers that question himself:
It can happen to any journalist—major news happens, but not on your beat. What do you do? You look for any entry point you can. But we don’t have to stretch too far to examine the implications that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death might have on global energy markets—and especially oil
Indeed, Mr Walsh, indeed – no stretching is required. ‘Global warming’ and climate change is indeed connected to everything – from tornadoes to Osama bin Laden.
I wonder if answering questions as and when they arise fuels any skepticism.