Strange but true – Bin Laden on Global Warming

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The world of climate change alarmism just got a new ally. No I’m not kidding.

http://halganka.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/osama-bin-laden-1998-thumb.jpg

CAIRO (AP) – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.

In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

Umm, where have we heard this before?

h/t to Leif Svalgaard

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olle w

First Gore now Bin laden, what is it with these guys and Bush…….

johnh

He obviously is making a play for the soon to be vacant top slot on the IPCC. As an employee of the UN he will have diplomatic imunity.

Jeremy

If you support the IPCC, the terrorists win?
/obligatory

Thomas

Tim Osman of AlCiada?

Chris

They needed him in Copenhagen last month. Perhaps he can guest edit RC.

That’s good, the IPCC needs a new spokesperson.

DanB

Global Warming has officially jumped the shark!
Warmers, when a terrorist mastermind agrees with your views, perhaps its time to reconsider

Allah akbar.

Henry chance

He is grooming impaired as is Rajendra.

DirkH

Is that Choo-Choo with a turban?

Nolo Contendere

Support for the AGW hoax from beyond the grave! I’ve seen nothing that would incline me to doubt that Bin Laden has been dead since 2001. But his war against western civilization does have some eerie parallels with the AGW conspirators.

Ron de Haan

Bin Laden is not stupid.
He has identified AGW policies provide a much more potent tool to harm the US economy than any terrorist attack.
Yes, Obama and Bin Laden, all good friends now:
http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/ZTVJ68/76PP2/KFUBOT/MLDXF7/BYHZD/36/t

At least he is honest in his prescription to “bring the wheels of the US economy to a halt,” instead of hiding behind unjustifiable optimism about the capabilities of cap and trade and alternative energy sources to reduce CO2 emissions without killing the economy.

MartinGAtkins

He must be feeling the heat.

Henry chance

Does he provide training bootcamps for the Earth Liberation Front division of PETA?

Curiousgeorge

I wonder how much CO2/carbon and other nasty chemicals is emitted by a suicide bomber when he/she pushes the button? Has anyone calculated whether it’s carbon neutral or not? Should they have to buy carbon offsets in order to blow themselves up? After all somebody has to use manufacture all the materials, transport them to the bomb factory, possibly use a fossil fuel vehicle to deliver the bomber and bomb to the target, etc. Has Al Gore explored this potential market for offsets?

I wonder how much CO2 was put into the air on September 11, 2001.

Douglas DC

johnh (07:49:28) :
“He obviously is making a play for the soon to be vacant top slot on the IPCC. As an employee of the UN he will have diplomatic imunity.”
Just had a vision of Algore in a Burnoose and beard….

Kacynski

He’s just heard that Pachauri’s on his way out and is making a bid for the leadership of the IPCC!

Mac

My enemy’s enemy is my friend.
An inconvenient truth perhaps?

latitude

I expect this to be in the AR5.
peer reviewed of course

Elizabeth

I suppose it will only be a matter of time before Bin Laden appears in a new WWF commercial.

KlausB

Pretty soon we have a nice little freak show collected.

A new bedfellows?
Bin Laden, Al Gore, Tony Blair, George Bush, Margaret Thatcher, etc!
What a strange world we live in.
With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel

David Middleton

In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

Amazingly, Osama’s climate change policy is identical to Obama’s climate change policy… :laugh:

John Galt

OT: Study: Water vapor may help ‘flatten global warming trend’
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/2010-01-29-watervapor29_ST_N.htm

Why the Earth’s surface temperature hasn’t warmed as expected over the past decade continues to be a puzzle for scientists. One study out earlier this month theorized that the Earth’s climate may be less sensitive to greenhouse gases than currently assumed.
Another surprising factor could be the amount of water vapor way up in the stratosphere, according to a new study out Thursday in the journal Science.

So now water vapor doesn’t amplify global warming but dampens it? What happened to all the feedbacks that were supposed to be causing a runaway greenhouse effect?

John Galt

Where do these guys get their talking points… the New York Times?

Yarmy

So he’s finally broken his self-imposed silence on this important issue. Did he also go on to bemoan Arsenal’s lack of financial clout in the transfer market?

Base "F"

[snip – while I realize you may have been using satire, the comment is a bit OTT]

Sean

The guy is right you know. NASA GISS and Michael Mann are responsible for the data sets that created global warming.

For someone, who has spent so much thought on how to damage the US economy, I’m surprised that he has realised this only now.

CodeTech

Hah!
I can’t call it irony, since OBL and the warmists both share the same goals.
I can’t call it funny, since OBL and the warmists would both destroy our way of life.
And yet… and yet… maybe one or two of the passive warmists might figure it out from this. Nah.

Peter Miller

[snip – a bit OTT as base’ F’s comment was].

Michael Jankowski

Coming soon to a headline near you: “Direct link found between global warming and terrorism.”

John

It was only a matter of time. Those that wish to “expose” and teardown the US supposed malfeasance (environmentalist and statists) have provided the perfect vehicle for those outside the US – Global Warming. Think of this, Bin Laden is now on the same “moral ground” as Mann, Hansen, Gore, et al.

Wondering Aloud

Great post! Both funny and obvious. Why would anyone be surprised that OBL would sign up with a lie ained at hurting the west? Only surprise is he apparently waited until it was certain it was a lie.

Remember this story a couple weeks back:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/the_cia_takes_on_global_warmin.html

The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government’s intelligence assets – including spy satellites and other classified sensors – to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change. They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests

Now it makes complete sense. They knew OBL was an Alarmist and where else would you find an alarmist but out checking the melt of glaciers.

amicus curiae

Curious george:-) Funny.
sorta off topic, but on the American caused issue is this
something I blogged, minutes ago:-)
http://agmates.ning.com/forum/topics/its-looking-like-a-race-for
the link to USA govt paid and approved alaskan warming program???? wtf?

anna v

Well, El Sid himself .
The probability that bin Laden is alive is minuscule, voice can be easily created by computer. The last video I had seen was obviously a stand in that could only fool westerners who think any swarthy man with a beard is bin Laden. Benazir Buto years and years ago had said he was dead.
Anyway, of course al Qaeda will be all for cap and trade. Nothing like making your enemy commit hara kiri.

Now when a warmist goes all irrational on me I can come back with “Ah. An ally of Osama. Eh?”
The wheels are coming off.
BTW any one notice the parallels between the Lebensraum arguments and the warmist arguments?
I discuss that and Osama at:
http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/2010/01/warmists-gain-new-ally.html

Richard Sharpe

I can only paraphrase the Godwin rule.
You know AGW is done when bin Laden turns up to support it.
Stick a fork in it.

AdderW

David Middleton (08:07:26) :

Amazingly, Osama’s climate change policy is identical to Obama’s climate change policy… :laugh:

You say Obama, I say Osama…

JonesII

I always thought it but didn’t dare to say it. He knows that Cap&Trade will destroy the US better and sooner that his Jihad suicides. So, logically, there are a few guys out there sharing goals with Al-Qaida, but who’s the original idea.
Funny too…think Al “baby” a Jihadist! though I suspect he loves himself too much to commit suicide.☺

JonesII

No joke, with all his money he could lobby for Cap&Trade. LOL!!!!

pat michaels

Actually nothing new here. OBL has sporadically done this climate change riff since 9/11.

wws

Never thought I would see Bin Laden sign on to a new religion! On the other hand, he was never much of a Muslim, what with that murdering all the other muslims is okay bit.
But wiping out large parts of humanity in order to cleanse the world is one of the basic beliefs of his new religion, so I guess it’s not really surprising he’s found a home there!

MJK

This is gutter talk at best. The guy is a mass murderer. I find it deeply troubling that he be compared to Mann, Hansen, Gore etc… you all should be deeply ashamed of yourselves.
I was starting to take some of your arguments seriously. you have now completely lost me.

Kath

Will the MSM ignore the association of OBL now has with global warming?

Ray

What’s the difference between AGW and OBL?
None… they are both dead!

He must really hate his family – whose wealth comes exclusively from oil exports.
I wonder where he thinks his funding will come from if those oil reserves become worthless because of the policies he promotes.