For some reason, climate change hoaxers rarely mention the support their received from one of their most famous defenders: Osama bin Laden. On the week of the 13-year anniversary of the terrorist attack bin Laden funded and masterminded, it might be instructive to take a look back at an audio message he released before being killed by Seal Team Six in 2011.
“Discussing climate change is not an intellectual luxury, but a reality,” bin Laden said. “All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.”
Naturally, the al Qaeda leader used the opportunity to criticize America – one of his favorite pastimes – but it should give any reasonable thinker pause. Do you really want to align yourself with the same kind of rhetoric championed by one of the most evil men in world history? Apparently, this is something few liberals have a problem with.
In a month where a poll revealed that Democrats considered global warming to be the number one threat to American safety, one whackjob supporter isn’t really the problem, of course. The problem is the entire culture of global warming extremism, a culture that promotes “green” solutions that will have devastating effects on the American and world economies. That one of the world’s most infamous terrorists happened to think along the same lines is really just an amusing side note.
What is not so amusing is how this anti-science religion has begun to affect U.S. policy. We’re talking about a mode of thought that is deeply unscientific, failing to pass the very test that makes science…science. Climate change enthusiasts have steadfastly ignored the real-world proof that the warming they have warned us about simply isn’t happening. There has been a pause in the warming trend for nearly 20 years. That’s longer than many of its most fervent advocates have been alive.
Over the long haul, is the world warming up? Here, the science is a little more clear. Yes, there is a warming trend. However, there is no hard evidence that this warming will continue into the future, no evidence that it will cause the devastating effects that Al Gore and others have predicted, and no evidence that it has been created by man-made carbon emissions. These are speculative theories advanced by pseudo-scientists bought and paid for by liberal Democrats, nothing more.
The truth is that even calling it a “pause” is a concession to the hoaxers. Until it resumes again, it’s not a pause – it’s just a stoppage. Lord only knows what the scientists will say if the trend begins to reverse. I suppose we’ll have to put up with another twenty years of “global cooling” hysteria. If Osama bin Laden can be thankful for anything after his failed attempt to escape the long arm of American justice, it’s that he doesn’t have to endure that fiasco.