By Michael Fumento
Obviously oblivious to the amount of carbon dioxide he released into the atmosphere in that nasty little incident in 2001, Osama bin Laden has joined with Al Gore and other warmists to condemn the U.S. as a rogue nation for its alleged contribution to global warming. (The New York Postquipped that he “raised the terror warning level to green”).
In an audiotape played by Al Jazeera, the al Queda leader warns of the dangers of climate change (If polar bears go extinct, how will he be able to blow any of them up?) and echoing Gore and his ilk called for “drastic solutions” to global warming - “not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change,” according to the taped message. He declared the world must bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a grinding halt.
“We should stop dealings with the dollar and get rid of it as soon as possible,” bin Laden said. “I know that this has great consequences and grave ramifications, but it is the only means to liberate humanity from slavery and dependence on America.” Bin Laden also blamed the U.S. for refusing to sign the Kyoto Protocol - notwithstanding that almost no nation that did sign it actually abided by it.
Al Gore was unavailable for comment. Hah!