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| Osama slams US for climate change|
| Updated at: 2017 PST, Friday, January 29, 2010|
DUBAI: Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott US goods, blaming industrialised countries for global warming.
In a new audio tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and said the way to stop it was to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt.
He blamed Western industrialised 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."
He also targeted the US economy in the recording, calling for a boycott of American products and an end to the dollar's domination as a world currency.