Should Hurricanes be Named after Climate Deniers?
August 26, 2013
The full court press against climate denying politicians continues. To those who say this can’t possibly make a difference, I would say, think of all the ridiculous right wing memes that gained currency simply by repetition from the Fox/Limbaugh echo chamber. (gore invented the internet, death panels, kenyan birth certificate, weapons of mass destruction,….)
“Climate denier” is now shorthand for those that do not accept mainstream science of the atmosphere – and that’s primarily because a few stubborn folks just kept saying it, and saying it…
New York ad agency Barton F. Graf 9000 has turned its roguish attention to the issue of climate change, and helped activist group 350 Action with the amusing video below. According to the YouTube description: “Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. But we propose a new naming system. One that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy. If you agree, sign the petition at climatenamechange.org.” The snarky tone preaches to the choir, but it’s hard to resist lines like, “If you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann.”
more at ClimateNamechange.org