German Officials Praise Campaign to Give Weather Events ‘Foreign Names’

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by A.P.

The German migration agency has praised a campaign to showcase ethnic diversity by giving names of foreign origin to weather events.

The initiative did not go down well with everyone though.

“We live in an immigration country. Nevertheless, the weather highs and lows [anticyclone and cyclone] are almost always given names like Gisela and Helmut. It’s time to change that,” a diversity group wrote on their #WeatherCorrection project’s website. The campaign to bring “new” German names into weather forecasts involves activists from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

“After all, Germans also have names like Ahmet, Chana, Khue und Romani,” the website said.

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