Tropical Storm John Boehner is expected to make landfall early this Friday!
The reasoning behind environmental advocacy group 350 Action's proposal is as follows: before 2005, the name Katrina was quite popular for baby girls. After 2005, the name has seen a massive decrease in popularity, with similar phenomena happening to the names Hugo and Sandy. Instead of unfairly stigmatizing people who have been stuck with these names prior to Mother Nature Adolfing the crap out of them, why not name the storms after the people who indirectly help create them? The petition currently has 92,300 signatures; could the gulf coast be staring down Hurricane Michelle Bachmann in the coming years? Possibly.
"We at Shell want everyone to feel as "pumped" as we do about freeing much-needed Arctic resources. After all, the Arctic is the common heritage of all humanity, and what we do there matters to everyone. That's why Shell is inviting you to create your very own Let's Go! ad for our Arctic campaign. We'll feature it on our website, and you can show all your Facebook friends how pumped you are to seize the day's opportunities too. The best submissions will win exciting prizes—including an all-expenses-paid trip to see the Kulluk in action!"
-- Taken from Shell's 'Arctic Ready' Campaign website
Now you can show all your Facebook friends how pumped you are to
ruin the environment seize the day's opportunities too!
UPDATE: Sadly, it's a fake website. Too bad too! It was such a promising trolling opportunity. Oh well. However, the fact that Shell is beginning to drill in the Arctic is still very real. So much so that Greenpeace decided to deploy two submarines to keep tabs on Shell's drilling operations just to make sure they don't try to pull a fast one on us.