CBS News raised eyebrows on Friday for a report that claimed local weather change had helped strengthen the Taliban, which has now taken over Afghanistan and trapped 1000’s of Individuals behind enemy strains.
Within the report titled “How local weather change helped strengthen the Taliban,” CBS Information’ local weather and vitality reporter Cara Korte highlighted that “rural Afghanistan” has been “rocked by local weather change,” and mentioned the Taliban has “taken benefit” of those that have suffered from floods and droughts which have destroyed their crops and left them hungry.
The report additionally mentioned that snow and glaciers within the north mountains “have melted extra shortly and sooner than ever earlier than,” resulting in flooding and droughts within the winter whereas “heavy precipitation” has elevated within the south and west “by 10 to 25% over the previous 30 years.”
Kamal Alam, a nonresident senior fellow on the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Middle, advised CBS Information the Taliban exploits Afghan farmers, who’re recruited by the fear group, the place they’ll earn more money than they might as farmers.
Critics mocked the report on social media, many suggesting it is a story good for the conservative satirical web site The Babylon Bee.
“Wonderful,” The Spectator contributor Stephen Miller reacted.
“I can’t consider CBS beat @TheBabylonBee to this,” Forbes contributor Patrick Gleason wrote.
“CBS Information is absolutely simply ripping off the Babylon Bee now,” conservative author Harry Khachatrian equally tweeted.