A campaign from Climate Name Change suggests we begin to name hurricanes and other extreme storms 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.
You’ll find quotes from your own favorite climate change deniers. Here’s my U.S. Representative, Tim Griffin: “I am not convinced that the problem of global warming is what the scientists say it is. Particularly in light of the recent research, that demonstrates that there are a lot of shenanigans going on with the data.” Can you say obfuscation?