Activists Ask WMO To Name Hurricanes After Climate Change Deniers
Ryan Martin / 6 years ago
A environmental lobbying organisation going by the name of Climate Name Change are lobbying the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to change the current naming system used for hurricanes and tropical storms. The activists say that instead of naming them after normal people they should instead be named after politicians who deny the existence of climate change.
Just two of the big names pulled out as examples are Senator Marco Rubio and House Speaker John Boehner.
“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.” States the online petition.
People interested in signing the petition can do so here. The number of signatures so far at the time of writing is 22,599. The website also lists all of those who deny the existence of climate change in the USA and their past voting records in terms of support or non-support for legislation with environmental consequences.
Image courtesy of Climate Name Change (YouTube)