This video has only been live for two days but it has already had nearly 1.5m viewers. If you’ve not yet seen it it’s funny despite being very serious.
The proposal is that we stop giving topical storms and hurricanes names like “Andrew” and “Sandy” and name them after policy makers who refuse to accept that climate change is happening. Mainly they’re targeting big name politicians from the USA so you might not recognise all the names but the message is clear.
The message is that these politicians have to suffer through horrible news broadcasts of the damage they’re doing as a storm. Sound silly? Not quite; the makers of the video would point out that these politicians are contributing to these damages by refusing to support corrective policies.
If you want to support this you can sign the petition at The Climate Name Change.org
In Pure Spirit
What do you think of this video? A good way to get a serious message across? Or does this parody make a mockery of all the suffering some storm victims have had to go through?