With Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm to ever form in the Atlantic Ocean, baring down on the US mainland, a large portion of Florida has already been evacuated. Irma follows Harvey and could be just as devastating to Florida as Harvey was to Texas a few weeks ago. The ironic and sad thing about all of this is the fact that the current US administration is filled with climate change deniers who are rolling back regulations and pulling out of international agreements which would likely slow down climate change.
One of the few bright spots within the Trump administration, when it comes to climate change is the President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump. Unfortunately, she too rolled over and let her morals fly out the window as her father announced on June 1st (ironically the first day of the 2017 Hurricane Season), that he will be pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Because of all of this, a group of individuals have launched a Care2 Petition which asks the World Meteorological Association to ‘change the name of Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka’. The petition reads as follows:
“Unfortunately, the Trump administration is on a fast track setting climate progress back, which will only exacerbate the effect of future storms. By packing the administration with climate change deniers, withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, dismantling a federal advisory committee on climate change, and dealing blow after blow to the scientific community, the Trump administration has shown that it is completely irresponsible when it comes to climate change.
Even Ivanka Trump, who promised to try to influence her father on certain issues like climate change, has quietly accepted the administration’s lack of action on this very serious issue. Ivanka Trump can say what she wants about climate change, but as long as she quietly stands back, she remains complicit in the destruction we all face at the hands of her father’s administration.
That’s why we’re petitioning the World Meteorological Association to rename Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka. We need to put pressure on members of Trump’s administration to take real a stand for the health and safety of our world and generations to come.
Please sign this petition demanding that the World Meteorological Association change Hurricane Irma’s name to Hurricane Ivanka.”
So far there have been a total of 6019 supporters who have signed the petition. The current goal is 10,000 signature. It’s quite easy to sign and requires only a name, email address and street address.
Let us know if and why, or why not, you have signed the petition in the comments section below.