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100,000 Petition to Name Storms After Climate Change Skeptics

Climatenamechange.org creates Severe Storm Name Change Video and Petition, as a novel solution to help deal with Climate Change deniers that are personally responsible via their political actions and public statements for obstruction of efforts to help mitigate climate change.

Severe-Storm-Name-Change-Video-PetitionThe video is quite funny, but the number of Representatives in the US Government and elsewhere that block action to mitigate further Climate Change/Global Warming and publicly misrepresent science is no joking matter.

It’s certainly fine for skeptics to correctly point out any specific cases that go against the Global Warming trend, but it is yet another for these politicians to ignore the results of literally thousands of peer-reviewed scientific documents and conservative consensus statements put out by such international organizations as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Remaining ignorant of information that can have such an adverse direct affect on even those very people that elected them to public office as caretakers of the public good reeks of corruption and serving special interest groups.

One semi-reasonable explanation for such continued actions on the part of such lawmakers is that their state or regions they represent are highly invested in fossil fuels, and they just don’t wish to give up that revenue/tax generating source.

However this situation is not unlike finding out that certain aspects of your life increases the likelihood of getting cancer or that your favorite food is extremely high in fat or salt and has been reasonably scientifically linked or proven that it is not good for you or for anyone for that matter.

Politicians should at least try and balance their statements and actions to not hinder those attempting to take action to mitigate potential damage and future hardship. At least that would be a more mature and responsible approach to properly deal with newly discovered facts and established Climate Change causes/results.

Not unlike if you are going to eat bad food you going to have to exercise more and if your going to burn carbon you need to do something to balance those actions by reducing carbon additional carbon use by creating and using more solar, wind, geothermal power, driving more hybrid/electric vehicles, and eating more locally grown food etc.

About 3 million people have viewed the video about naming severe storms after politicians:

So far over a 100,000 have signed a petition by climatenamechange.org to the World Meteorological Organization to change the naming system for extreme storms to those that deny the existence of climate change and you can add your name as well:

Severe Storm Name Change Video Petition06www.climatenamechange.org/#/petition

In addition to those politicians mentioned by name in the video, there are other Politicians (Names Provided below) that also perhaps need a little public shaming and being called out to explain their logic and thinking as to their public statements and actions regarding climate change mitigation. The region and political affiliation of these diehard Climate Change Skeptics are also listed to help illustrate the point that it might not just be highly coincidental that many of the same politicians also represent states and regions that are highly invested in Fossil Fuel extraction, production etc.

Additional Severe Storm Name Suggestions (known Climate Change Skeptics)

Tony Abbott (Prime Minister of Australia, Liberal Party of Australia)

Some US Government Congressional Representatives and Senators

Severe Storm Name Change Video Petition08Rep. Robert Aderholt – (AL) Republican
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) Republican

Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) Republican
Rep. Lou Barletta (PA) Republican
Rep. Joe Barton (TX) Republican
Rep. Dan Benishek (MI) Republican
Rep. Spencer Bachus – (AL) Republican
Sen. John Barrasso (WY) Republican
Gus Bilirakis (FL) Republican
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN) Republican
Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) Republican
Rep. John Boehner (OH) Republican
Sen. John Boozman (AR) Republican
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX) Republican
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK) Republican
Rep. Mo Brooks (AL) Republican
Rep. Paul Broun (GA) Republican
Rep. Larry Bucshon (IN) Republican
Rep. Michael Burgess (TX) Republican

Rep. Dave Camp (MI) Republican
Rep. Eric Cantor (VA) Republican
Rep. Shelley Capito (WV) Republican
Rep. John Carter (TX) Republican
Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA) Republican
Rep. Shelley Capito (WV) Republican
Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA) Republican
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT) Republican
Sen. Thomas Coburn (OK) Republican
Rep. Doug Collins (GA) Republican
Rep. Michael Conaway (TX) Republican
Sen. John Cornyn (TX) Republican
Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND) Republican
Sen. Michael Crapo (ID) Republican
Rep. Rick Crawford – (AR) Republican
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) Republican
Rep. John Culberson (TX) Republican

Rep. Steve Daines (MT) Republican
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL) Republican
Rep. Jeff Denham (CA) Republican
Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC) Republican

Severe Storm Name Change Video Petition10Renee Ellmers (NC) Republican

Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX) Republican
Sen. Deb Fischer (NE) Republican
Rep. John Fleming (LA) Republican
Rep. Bill Flores (TX) Republican
Rep. Randy Forbes (VA) Republican
Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) Republican

Cory Gardner (CO) Republican
Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ) Republican
Phil Gingrey (GA) Republican
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) Republican
Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ) Republican
Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC) Republican
Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA) Republican
Morgan Griffith (VA) Republican
Rep. Timothy Griffin (AR) Republican
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY) Republican

Rep. Ralph Hall (TX) Republican
Rep. Gregg Harper (MS) Republican
Rep. Andy Harris (MD) Republican
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO) Republican
Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) Republican
Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT) Republican
Sen. John Hoeven (ND) Republican
Rep. Richard Hudson (NC) Republican
Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI) Republican
Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL) Republican
Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA) Republican
Rep. Robert Hurt (VA) Republican

Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) Republican
Sen. John Isakson (GA) Republican
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA) Republican

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS) Republican
Sen. Mike Johanns (NE) Republican
Sen. Ron Johnson (WI) Republican
Rep. Walter Jones (NC) Republican
Bill Johnson (OH) Republican

Rep. Steve King (IA) Republican
Rep. Jack Kingston (GA) Republican
Adam Kinzinger (IL) Republican
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA) Republican
Leonard Lance (NJ) Republican
Rep. James Lankford (OK) Republican
Bob Latta (OH) Republican
Billy Long (MO) Republican
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO) Republican
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY) Republican

Rep. Thomas Massie (KY) Republican
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA) Republican
Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) Republican
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) Republican
David McKinley (WV) Republican
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK) Republican
Rep. Candice Miller (MI) RepublicanSevere Storm Name Change Video Petition09
Rep. Jeff Miller (FL) Republican
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC) Republican
Tim Murphy (PA) Republican
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX) Republican
Rep. Kristi Noem (SD) Republican
Rep. Devin Nunes (CA) Republican

Rep. Pete Olson (TX) Republican

Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Republican
Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN) Republican
Rep. Stevan Pearce (NM) Republican
Rep. Scott Perry (PA) Republican
Rep. Collin Peterson (MN) Democrat (said climate change is good for farmers)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC) Republican
Joseph R. Pitts (PA) Republican
Rep. Ted Poe (TX) Republican
Mike Pompeo (KS) Republican
Rep. Tom Price (GA) Republican

Rep. Scott Rigell (VA) Republican
Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) Republican
Rep. Martha Roby (AL) Republican
Rep. Phil Roe (TN) Republican
Mike Rogers (MI) Republican
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA) Republican
Rep. Todd Rokita (IN) Republican
Rep. Peter Roskam (IL) Republican
Rep. Dennis Ross (FL) Republican
Rep. Keith Rothfus (PA) Republican
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) Republican
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) Republican

Rep. Steve Scalise (LA) Republican
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ) Republican
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (WI) Republican
Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL) Republican
Sen. Richard Shelby (AL) Republican
Rep. John Shimkus (IL) Republican
Rep. Lamar Smith (TX) Republican
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT) Republican
Rep. Steve Stockman (TX) Republican

Severe Storm Name Change Video Petition04Rep. Lee Terry (NE) Republican
Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA) Republican
Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX) Republican
Sen. Pat Toomey (PA) Republican

Rep. Fred Upton (MI) Republican

Sen. David Vitter (LA) Republican

Rep. Ann Wagner (MO) Republican
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI) Republican
Rep. Greg Walden (OR) Republican
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA) Republican
Ed Whitfield (KY) Republican
Sen. Roger Wicker (MS) Republican
Rep. Joe Wilson (SC) Republican
Rep. Robert Wittman (VA) Republican

Rep. Ted Yoho (FL) Republican
Rep. Don Young (AK) Republican
Rep. Todd Young (IN) Republican

Before I get slammed for labeling all US Republican politicians for being deniers of Climate Change let me list the exceptions I found during my research:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) Republican
Sen. Susan Collins (ME) Republican
Sen. Bob Corker (TN) Republican
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ) Republican
Rep. Michael Grimm (NY) Republican
Sen. Mark Kirk (IL) Republican
Rep. Chris Smith (NJ) Republican
Sen. John Thune (SD) Republican

Please be so kind as post any corrections and additions to the list. FYI: I was unable to discover any federal Independent and only one Democrat Senator or Representative in Congress that did not basically accept the prevailing Climate Change Consensus shared by 97% of the peer-reviewed scientific studies conducted by Climate Scientists worldwide.


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