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Bin Laden Goes Green

Samara Greenberg

The Arab TV network Al Jazeera released an audiotape of Osama bin Laden on Friday where he condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for global warming. In an attempt to inflict harm on the American economy, bin Laden concludes that the global economy should immediately abandon its reliance on the American dollar.

While authorities have yet to confirm the tape’s authenticity, bin Laden’s announcement seemingly comes too late. Last November, hundreds of emails were stolen from England’s University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, indicating that scientists manipulated climate data to hide information that cast doubt on the causes of global warming.

As S. Fred Singer notes in the fall 2009 issue of inFOCUS, climate data over the years has shown “no continuous increase in temperature.” Singer continues, “The earth’s climate varied —both warming and cooling—long before humans used fuels, and even long before humans inhabited the earth.”