“It’s readily apparent to even a novice archaeologist that seas will rise, as they have, simply by looking at past ruins in the Mediterranean that are now under water.” – H.B. Schmidt
Sacrificing slaves to appease the gods
By H. B. Schmidt
We humans have a large amount of arrogance that needs to be checked when it comes to our planet – and not just from land-use of natural resources or monoculture practices.
It is the belief that things, from the weather to sea level to climate to most anything, should remain static or be bent to our will rather than what it’s going to do anyway.
Sea levels will rise and fall just like they always have; glaciers and ice sheets will grow and recede just like they always have.
It has only been in the last couple hundred years that humanity has been operating under the presumption that oceans will always exist where they do now, and so we’ve built great cities right up to the very edge of the water, just like in Miami Beach.
But it’s readily apparent to even a novice archaeologist that seas will rise, as they have, simply by looking at past ruins in the Mediterranean that are now under water. Those cities were built out of stone, too.
I wonder whether their populace whined about the changing seas and tried sacrificing slaves to appease the gods in the false hope that doing so will halt the inevitable. We’re doing the same thing, in the form of taxes and endless hysterical rhetoric, yet still believe that an alternative outcome is possible.
It’s not. Let the ice age come. People will have to adapt and learn to be resourceful and work with the planet, not against it.