08/28/2013 04:01 pm ET Updated Oct 28, 2013

Let's Name Hurricanes After Congressional Climate Deniers

Extreme weather, supercharged by climate change, has been pounding the U.S. In 2012 there were 11 climate disasters that cost more than $1 billion each, according to NOAA, and as I write, Yosemite, where modern environmentalism was arguably born, is on fire.

Yet despite overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change, some members of Congress just haven't gotten the message. Leading GOP presidential contenders like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio are climate deniers, and their irresponsibility can't be forgiven -- or forgotten.

Because of their craziness on this issue -- there's no other way to explain it -- 350 Action wants to have some fun at their expense. We've created an actual petition to the World Meteorological Organization asking them to change the names of hurricanes from randomly selected names to those on congressional deniers.

And to drive the point home, we created the video below. Please watch it, sign the petition, and pass it on. Climate is no laughing matter, and sometimes humor can be just as powerful as anger.