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Let’s name hurricanes after climate change deniers

We should name hurricanes after the climate change deniers, SMH, Peter FitzSimons , 17 Sept 17 

In the wake of Hurricane Irma devastating Florida this week, an idea floated on Twitter deserves a wider airing. Why not name the monster hurricanes, the ones that are off the scale, after noted climate change denialists? They could start with Rush Limbaugh, who spent the days before Irma hit ranting that the coverage of the approaching hurricane was all part of a “liberal conspiracy”, only to quietly leave town the day before the eye of the hurricane arrived.

But, seriously, does it not make a certain amount of sense? The legacy of those who continue to deny the reality of climate change – continuing with brain dead assertions like “the climate changes all the time, it’s called the weather” – is a world ever more prone to such things as hurricanes. As The Economist noted this week, “There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970.”……


September 18, 2017 - Posted by | general

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