Osama Bin Laden Worried About Global Warming

According to a document released by the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday, Osama bin Laden viewed global climate change through a religious lens, and was concerned about its impacts on poor and vulnerable Muslims worldwide. The document, which is a letter addressed to "My Islamic Nation," was one of about 100 documents the office of the DNI says were recovered during the 2011 Special Forces raid in Pakistan, during which the Al Queda leader was killed. Bin Laden spoke of the obligation of Western countries and Muslims alike to come to the aid of poor populations affected by climate impacts, with a specific focus of victims of widespread flooding in Pakistan. The references to Pakistan suggest the document was written in 2010, when deadly flooding swelled rivers and affected more than 20 million while killing at least 2,000.