September 1, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Climate Change Fueled Hurricanes: Let’s Name Them After The Deniers (VIDEO)
You can’t connect any single weather event directly to climate change, but you can point to trends. And a climate change trend scientists are predicting is more severe and extreme weather events, and stronger more devastating hurricanes (a “new normal”). But why should we name these hurricanes using innocuous names like Andrew, Sandy, Ivan, and Katrina when there are much more suitable and deserving names to choose from. We should name hurricanes after prominent climate change deniers like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, John Boehner, and Rick Perry.
“Senator Marco Rubio is expected to pound the Eastern seaboard sometime early tonight. Windows are being boarded up and grocery stores are virtually empty as Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path.”
“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is incredibly dangerous. If you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann.”
“RICK PERRY LEAVES TRAIL OF DEATH” — Hmm, that one is unfortunately already true.
This spoof video by 350.org is intended to raise awareness of the prominent people in American politics who deny climate change, but it is actually a real petition that you can sign to request the World Meteorological Organization to start naming hurricanes after climate change deniers.
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.