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Posted at 2:13 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2013
The 350 Action Fund has poured some money into a new campaign aimed at naming catastrophic meteorological events after sitting lawmakers who seem to pay the weather no mind.
In addition to the handful of elected officials lampooned in the promotional video, the powers that be behind ClimateNameChange.org call out more than three dozen elected officials — mostly Republicans, though a few Democrats made the cut — that the group believes are either actively opposing or dragging their feet on climate issues.
The environmentalists are asking supporters to sign a petition urging the World Meteorological Organization to switch from arbitrarily naming threatening storms to hanging them around the necks of perceived obstructionists.
Should they succeed, the nightly news may soon be flooded with election-crushing visuals like these:
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