Climate Name Change

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A petition to the World Meteorological Organization to switch away from naming extreme storms after normal people, e.g., Katrina, Sandy, Andrew, and instead name them after climate change deniers like Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann and Marco Rubio.

“Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. As scientific evidence shows that climate change is creating increasingly frequent and devastating storms, and with climate scientists declaring these extreme weather events as the new normal, we propose a new naming system. A system that names extreme storms caused by climate change after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy.

The proposal is of course meant to provoke a laugh, but the accompanying video is surprisingly well made. Watch it and read more at Climatenamechange.org.

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4 Comments

  1. yeah thats kinda sad….

    But whats really funny is … at the height of the climate change debate Obama was over in Europe at a Climate Change event telling everyone how the earth is getting hotter.. and he had to rush home before a Snow storm hit DC and disabled the city for a week ..

    Maybe it is getting a little hotter but does that mean we need to shutdown every coal fire plant and the alternative is what? Nuclear? because no one is buying solar in the USA.. hey I am Pro Solar on every house i think it should be mandated on every new home at least for hot water which would cost $5k .. but $50k of solar photovoltaic on a 200k house is a lot for the average american to retrofit an older home and not even get 50% function afterwards .. People need to heat their homes and electric is how the furnace fans or pumps are powered no matter the heating fuel .. we can’t all live in san diego