Why not rename hurricanes after global warming deniers?

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      You've got to love 350.org, which was created by author Bill McKibben to engage the public in the fight against climate change.

      The group's latest campaign is to rename extreme weather events after politicians who deny or minimize the impact of greenhouse-gas emissions.

      In the video above, you'll see a bunch of U.S. senators mentioned.

      Maybe it's time for Canadians with similar concerns to attach our politicians' names to the worst calamities.

      Adopting 350.org's approach, it shouldn't be called the Alberta flood. Let's rename it the Stephen Harper flood.

      The Toronto downpour that disabled the subway system earlier this summer could be renamed the Joe Oliver downpour. Oliver is the government's point man on the Keystone XL and Enbridge pipelines, so this would make sense because he hails from Ontario.

      And the Johnsons Landing slide, which came after torrential rains, could be referred in the future as the Andrew Saxton slide.

      That would be in honour of the North Vancouver Conservative MP who refused to attend a climate town-hall meeting after the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009.

      And that Stanley Park windstorm of 2006? If I had my druthers, I would call it the Rich Coleman windstorm in honour of Premier Christy Clark's new kingpin of liquefied natural gas.

      Comments

      6 Comments

      Toasty

      Aug 26, 2013 at 8:36pm

      Congratulations, this is the stupidest thing I've ever read.

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      G.Khaskin

      Aug 26, 2013 at 8:43pm

      Good plan! but one problem: the very very small number of hurricanes recently (Al Gore cries) that were lumped here with storms, and too many "deniers" - people (from Science as well) who came to senses.

      Btw, when according to gospel of Suzuki back in 20 century, when it was nice and cold, it was more hurricanes than now. Sigh...

      Billy NZ

      Aug 26, 2013 at 10:35pm

      Woteva,weepy could name one after me.I'd love that.pmsl

      Ljubljana

      Aug 27, 2013 at 2:44am

      Most of the so called green house gases are .0002 to .0001 percent of the air you breath. The other 99.998 percent are nitrogen 78.084 oxygen 20.947 argon .934 and heaven forbid co2@.033. So get real the climate changes regularly we warmed and cooled long before there was people and this will continue with or without us.

      hyperzombie

      Aug 27, 2013 at 9:03am

      Can we name Green taxes after Eco Loons? I like the David Suzuki Fuel tax, or the "the 2008 Greenpeace fuel poverty spike"or The Bill McKibben 27,000 excess winter deaths of 2009. Sounds Fair to me. Well not really, we had bad weather before GW, but not excessive green taxes.

      Steve Goddard

      Aug 27, 2013 at 9:11pm

      Great idea, except that there haven't been any hurricanes this year.