Time Magazine Writer Crams Climate Change 'Catastrophe' Lines Into Piece on Developing Countries

Time magazine's Bryan Walsh couldn't write up a story on the need for more electricity in developing countries without shoe-horning in a dire warning about climate change.

In a January 31st story entitled "Building a Country by Switching on the Lights," Walsh initially warned readers that in addition to the problems of fighting malaria and improving infrastructure that there was "a blind spot that does more than almost anything to keep the poor poor: they don't have electric power" but he then gravely added: "At the same time, the reality of climate change means that even the developing world needs to look for cleaner sources of energy because Western-style growth driven by fossil fuels could lead to catastrophe."

Later on, in his January 31st piece, Walsh celebrated "ample funding" was available for clean energy projects in the developing world thanks to Europe and Japan "still operating under the Kyoto Protocol and need to purchase carbon credits."

To read the full article visit Time magazine's Web site.

—Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.