Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for theworld to boycott American goods and the US dollar, blaming the UnitedStates and other industrialized countries for global warming, accordingto a new audiotape released Friday.

In the tape, broadcast inpart on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers ofclimate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring "the wheelsof the American economy" to a halt.

He blamed Westernindustrialized nations for hunger, desertification and floods acrossthe globe, and called for "drastic solutions" to global warming, and"not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change."

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