Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the
world to boycott American goods and the US dollar, blaming the United
States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according
to a new audiotape released Friday.
In the tape, broadcast in
part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned 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.
He blamed Western
industrialized nations for hunger, desertification and floods across
the globe, and called for "drastic solutions" to global warming, and
"not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change."