This week, we learned that the 2015 El Nino
may end up being most powerful on record
, eclipsing three other major El Nino years over the past century. So….why doesn’t this beast of a weather phenomenon have a goddamn name yet?
We’ve thrown out a lot of monikers for the
that’s been stewing across the Eastern Pacific these past months, contributing to droughts, floods, algal blooms, coral die-offs, and massive tropical storms. The Godzilla El Nino. The Bruce Lee Chris Farley El Nino. Sauron, the Necromancer, etc. But we want to know what
calling it. We want a name that commands respect, strikes the fear of God into you, sends you running off to Costco to purchase a lifetime supply of canned beans.
The World Meteorological Organization has been naming tropical storms
since the 1950s
. It’s crazy, and frankly, rude, that we don’t do the same for El Nino years. Help us correct this wrong in the comments below.