30 January 2010

On climate change -- even Osama gets it

Not all religious fundamentalists are immune to the threat of global warming it seems. One of their more prominent brethren has seen the light and spoken out. I refer to Islamic zealots' favourite cave man, Osama bin Laden. 

From somewhere in the misty reaches of the Hindu Kush, according to an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden declared, "All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis,"  and emphasized that, "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury -- the phenomenon is an actual fact."

Wow! One of the world's true weirdos may have a better grip on the problem than a goodly number of national leaders, including ours. Perhaps our Prime Minister should spend some time in a cave recalibrating his understanding of what science is desperately trying to tell us. If it led to environmental enlightenment, it would be prorogue time well spent.

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