Osama Bin Laden Worried About Global Warming, Suggests Solution

Osama Bin LadenThe news media are loving this story and the Daily Mail makes the most of it:

Osama bin Laden has warned of the dangers of climate change.

The Al Qaeda leader spoke in a new audiotape aired in part on Al Jazeera television today.

In the tape, bin Laden warns of the threat presented by global warming – but he also offered a solution.

‘Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,’ he said.

‘All of the industrialised countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.’

He added that while wealthy nations had agreed to the Kyoto Protocol that binds them to emission targets, former U.S. President George W Bush had later rejected such limitations before Congress in deference to big business.

The United States never ratified the existing Kyoto Protocol, whose present commitments expire in 2012, and has said it will not sign up to an extended Kyoto Protocol, preferring a new agreement.

Bin Laden’s solution, then, to preventing temperatures from rising?

‘Bring the wheels of the American economy’ to a halt, he apparently said.

He said the world should ‘stop consuming American products’ and ‘refrain from using the dollar’, according to a transcript on Al Jazeera’s Web site.

‘It is necessary for us to avoid doing business in the dollar, and to finish with it in the fastest possible time,’ bin Laden said on the brief tape…

[continues in the Daily Mail]


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16 Comments on "Osama Bin Laden Worried About Global Warming, Suggests Solution"

  1. wow are you serious? since every recent tape cannot be verified, this sounds like STRAIGHT UP disinformation. why does disinfo post anything that has to do with acting like manmade global warming is real?this is propaganda, osama is dead.

    • And the propagandists are trying to make us accept the theory of anthropogenic climate change by putting it into the mouth of a man who's almost universally hated in the West? Seems to me the propaganda would have the exact opposite effect, becoming fuel for climate change deniers.

  2. Global warming is definitely real, if it's man made is less obvious. In any case, who wants to be at the mercy of the oil companies, gas companies? Reducing fossil fuel dependence can only work in our advantage – especially since some of the oil money definitely makes it into terrorist hands.

    • Actually it's wicked obvious, but where you're right is that even if it wasn't, I don't want to spend even one more minute having to deal with these douchebags in the Middle East.

      The second we stop buying oil from them, their economies dry up and DIE.

  3. “‘Bring the wheels of the American economy’ to a halt, he apparently said.”

    Wow, he has the same solution as Obama.

  4. Where is Osama Bin Laden?With all the bombing and explosion everywhere .leaders from all countries point those attacks to Osama and label him as a selfish terrorist.However no popular comments from Osama,was it done by Osama or anyone who manipulate his name and Al-Qaeda for those attacks and bombing,no one knows.

    • wow! its been a long time since i heard someone say something like that.. 🙂 i've come across ppl who blindly believe what tv has to show..

      it is the same case actually, as u said.. its someone else manipulating osama's name(im not taking his side) osama has become a lame excuse for the money-terrorists..

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  6. ganeshdhamodkar | Jan 30, 2010 at 3:55 am |

    Every effort against global warming should be appreciated. But Osama seems to be more worried about USA's wheel of ecomony rather than global warming.

  7. It almost seems to bizarre to be true

  8. ProudAussie | Jan 30, 2010 at 6:13 am |

    Just found this, while searching for eve online blogs no less. Im an Aussie. Im proud to be an Aussie, but Im also a realist. Industrialisation is the reason for global warming. Having gone from living in a country with a reasonable difference of around 10 degrees celcius between winter and summer temperatures a decade ago, to having 30 degree celcius nights at 80% humidity in winter on a regular basis, is definantly proof of global warming.
    Add in the scientifically proven shrinkage of the antarctic poles, and the reduction of snow ontop kilamangaro and you have yet more proof. The solution presented, while a little harsh, would only help a fraction. The problem is, that we, as a society, around the world, need to prevent industrialisation without regard for invironmental factors. Ceasing trade in the dollar will assist, but ultimately the real issue is money. If we trade in, work for, or use any form of money and finance, humanities problems will continue.
    Only through removing finance altogether, and returning control of important issues to the people – specifically, the poor, homeless, and working class people – will society be able to mend itself.

  9. “The United States never ratified the existing Kyoto Protocol, whose present commitments expire in 2012, and has said it will not sign up to an extended Kyoto Protocol, preferring a new agreement.” What's going there?

  10. GoodDoktorBad | Jan 30, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    Osama bin Laden (aka evil man) may be alive or dead. Either way he is a TOOL. Since he is well established as an evil man, anything he says will be considered a lie. If Osama says there is global warming it can't be true since he is a liar. This is the game being played. Spread confusion so nothing appears as truth. While your head spins, the truth is stolen and revamped into something that profits some selfish plan. Osama is the poster boy for lies that would be truth. If Osama said it, people might want to believe any contrary view just for spite.

  11. Anonymous | Feb 1, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    dead men dont tell tales/,thats the cia s job!

  12. alienevolved | Feb 1, 2010 at 6:25 am |

    dead men dont tell tales/,thats the cia s job!

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