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Thousands Of People Demand That Hurricane Irma’s Name Be Changed To Ivanka

A Care2 petition surfaced online Wednesday which requests that the World Meteorological Association change the name of Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka and people are pouring in to sign it. The trolly which seeks to gather 10,000 signatures is close to making its goal with 8,318 supporters so far. The number keeps increasing as I refresh the page.

The petition takes issue with Ivanka Trump doing nothing to persuade her father to take an active role on climate change even though she “promised to try to influence her father on certain issues like climate change” and “has quietly accepted the administration’s lack of action on this very serious issue.”

“Ivanka Trump can say what she wants about climate change,” the petition states, “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.”

The petition cites the devastating damage from Hurricane Harvey and states that as “Hurricane Irma barrels through the Atlantic, residents of Florida and Puerto Rico are bracing for catastrophic damage, both having declared states of emergency. The category 5 storm has become one of the most powerful storms in the Atlantic ever.”

“Scientists have spoken out clearly about the impact of climate change on our storms. As air and water temperatures increase and sea levels rise, the severity of our storms and their potential for destruction increase as well,” it continues. “Hurricane Harvey in Houston was a prime example of how climate change makes hurricanes more powerful and dangerous.”

Here’s another good idea.

Yes, I signed it. Don’t judge me, man.

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