Hurricane Chevron. Hurricane Exxon. How about Hurricane Edison?

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“We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This.”

Bill McKibben said hurricane-type disasters, like what slammed the East Coast: NYC’s worst since its founding in the 1600’s, should be named for major oil companies flooding the GOP with ginormous super pac contributions hoping to elect Romney and his anti-global warming pals, via Citizens United super pacs.

extreme weather, climate change, New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy

Watching CNN – NYC, interviewing a head doc at NYC’s Bellevue Hospital tell the reporter details of evacuating the hospital’s 100’s of patients – critical and otherwise, to other hospitals due to power loss from Sandy.

During the interview, he said they were told the surge / river’s rise, would be 11 feet. Turns out it was much higher, flooding the lower parts of the city, and the subway tunnel, and car tunnels: anything subterranean, and – knocking out all power to 8-million. 8-million: sound familiar?

The doctor’s final words, “We’ve never seen anything like this.”

Hurricane Sandy destruction

The remnants of a roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J., sits in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy smashed into it. Photo: Steve Nesius – DailyBeast

Hurricane Citizens United

Climate Activist Bill McKibben, speaking on MSNBC TV, said hurricane-type disasters, like what just slammed the East Coast: NYC’s worst since its founding in the 1600’s, should be named for major oil companies flooding the GOP with ginormous super pac contributions hoping to elect Romney and his anti-global warming pals, via Citizens United super pacs.

His naming suggestions: based on size of corporate campaign donations, goes to the biggest and baddest so far – are: Hurricane Chevron and Hurricane Exxon.

Anyone reading this is already thinking of the many more corporate donor-names to add to the new Corp Hurricane Naming List.

With Global Warming’s flow chart aiming up, up and away for 2102 (warmest on record), and with our recent post-disasters proving it’s really Real, we’re going to need a lot of names labeling upcoming disasters.

So strap on your thinking caps.

Hurricane Sandy destruction in New York City

The twisted remains of a Hudson River marina are seen across from New York City as a result of superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30 in Hoboken, NJ. (Photo: Charles Sykes, AP)

A Flood of Poppycock

Here locally (San Clemente CA), we’re regularly flooded with Edison’s nuclear poppycock, “How Safe It Is. No Worries. Go Back to Sleep,” spinning from Edison’s PR-machine, pumped out daily, concerning S.O.N.G.S.’ / San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s leaky, creaky, aged, radioactive beast, hunkered at ocean’s edge, atop multiple earthquake faults.

Its over stuffed cooling pools multi-story deep, temper 1,400 tons of radioactive hell fire – eternally hot for 10,000 years (pick a century), or longer. Golly, what could go wrong?

The same festering nuke-pile-poisons that blew Fukushima and Chernobyl away (BTW – still over-radiating, as in forever).

Let us count the ways “Hurricane Edison” might play out:

Earthquake!

Somewhere along the Pacific Rim, shakes loose faulty undersea plates (maybe right here, under us? – omg), Tsunami occurs; combines with 100-year, super-high tidal surge (aka east coast Sunday and Monday), add-in unholy high winds from far out at sea, slams SONGS’ woefully undersized seawall head-on, overwhelming it (aka Fukushima / been there done that. We have the videos), floods into and over SONGS – keeps surging inland, over Hwy I-5, crashing up against Camp Pendleton’s coastal bluffs half-mile inland from SONGS.

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Threatens to Blow

What’s it going to take to have Edison admit it’s deadly addiction to nuclear threatens millions and mothball San Onofre for good?

Yeah. That qualifies. And possible. And anything possible – is probable. Archaeological digs in this region tell us it’s happened here before…so:

Welcome to Hurricane SoCal Edison!

Sponsored by NRC and Cal’s PUC, and every corporate and or government agency languishing in corporate dominated influence (aka govt. malfeasance), while our disaster clock keeps right on ticking.

There are reasons to be scared this Halloween. But it’s not the kids knocking at your door.

It’s corporate influence, stalking our Senate and Congressional floors, influencing legislation with their bottomless buckets of corporate cash, drowning us in lies.

So, it’s Trick or Treat.

But mostly Trick.

Welcome to Hurricane Denial.

Sponsored by___________________.

Fill in the blank.

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Jerry Collamer

About Jerry Collamer

Jerry Collamer is a creative communications specialist. Backgrounds in National Advertising and Television Communication. Writer. Artist. Native Californian with a world-view career arch. Pragmatic and common sense urban activist -- co-founder of Wild Heritage Planners.