I actually almost feel sorry for the global warming true believers. In the past couple of months they have seen the science behind their theory severely undermined; the motivations and professionalism of their scientists cast into serious doubt; and the Copenhagen summit ended in failure. Now, to top it all off, their cause has been very publicly endorsed by the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden himself!
about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury — the
phenomenon is an actual fact," [bin Laden's] tape says according to al-Jazeera. "All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis"...
In the latest recording, he calls out developed world economies for
continuing to produce global warming pollution even after signing on to
the Kyoto protocol. America stayed outside Kyoto, which Osama noted.
Bush junior, preceded by [the US] congress, dismissed the agreement to
placate giant corporations. And they are themselves standing behind
speculation, monopoly and soaring living costs."
"They are also
behind 'globalisation and its tragic implications'. And whenever the
perpetrators are found guilty, the heads of state rush to rescue them
using public money."
Talk about a nail in the coffin.
But all gloating aside, bin Laden's green turn makes perfect sense. The global warming movement has always been about politics; about finding more sticks with which to beat up and tame the developed world, capitalism, "giant corporations", globalisation etc - all targets the left hates. Bin Laden's pitch-perfect message shows he understands this, perfectly. And since he shares many of the same political targets (not - I emphasise - that I am saying global warming activists are equivalent in any way to terrorists), why is anyone surprised when he jumps on the bandwagon?