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Campaign Launched to Name Hurricanes After Climate Change Denying Politicians (VIDEO)

Campaign Launched to Name Hurricanes After Climate Change Denying Politicians (Video)

A new campaign just began this week called “Climate Name Game,” which is aimed at increasing awareness about the link between climate change and extreme weather conditions.

350 Action created the video and corresponding petition that asks the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to change the names of tropical storms to those of climate change deniers in Congress instead of assigning common names to hurricanes. Names suggested for the storms include Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), among others.

“It’s a new day but some songs remain the same. Congress used to have tobacco addiction deniers, now it has far too many climate deniers,” said Jason Kowlaski, 350 Action Policy Director.

The 350 Action campaign was created in collaboration with the advertising agency Barton F. Graf 9000. The campaign website provides facts and resources about climate change, voting records of climate change deniers and ways to get involved, including the actual petition to WMO. Once enough signatures are gathered (75,000 is the current goal), the petition will be delivered to WMO.

Watch the Climate Name Change campaign video below and sign the petition here.


Image source: NASA Goddard Space Flight/ Flickr

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