This storm season is frightening and has climatists freaking out. Perhaps some comic relief is in order. This post is a collection of cartoons that put modern awarenesses into cavemen conversations. It was inspired by a great cartoon from Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle which appears near the end. H/T WUWT.
As we shall see, some modern ideas aren’t far removed from stone age thinking. For example, the cartoon above portrays the invention of environmentalism to repudiate technology advances
Then we have the inevitable social pressure to put down backward people.
Virtue signaling provides a way for the unevolved to fit in.
Eventually, social media overwhelms scientific progress.
Of course climate social discourse depends on magical thinking.
Postmodern social media also have unfortunate side effects.
On a more serious note, these events remind me what Michael Crichton wrote in State of Fear (2004).
Our planet is five billion years old, and it has been changing constantly all during that time. […] Our atmosphere is as violent as the land beneath it. At any moment there are one thousand five hundred electrical storms across the planet. Eleven lightning bolts strike the ground each second. A tornado tears across the surface every six hours. And every four days, a giant cyclonic storm, hundreds of miles in diameter, spins over the ocean and wreaks havoc on the land.
The nasty little apes that call themselves human beings can do nothing except run and hide. For these same apes to imagine they can stabilize this atmosphere is arrogant beyond belief. They can’t control the climate.
The reality is, they run from the storms.
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