The Sinker

the_sinker_by_shtiggy_18nov2014

Cartoon inspired by photos of people stranded on their car roofs in floods, and reading about the collapse of the Peoples of Easter Island by the likes of Jared Diamond.  This is a spoof of Rodin‘s fantastic statue ‘The Thinker‘ and Banksy‘s parody of it called ‘The Drinker‘.   This cartoon suggests that a personal climate-catastrophe like being stranded in a flash flood on the way home from work will help western man see how fragile his existence really is, provoking him to realise that he may need to ACT to help humanity avoid catastrophic climate collapse, or face a bleak extinction like the folks on Easter Island.  The sheep was added in reference to George Monbiot‘s illuminating research and writings linking sheep farming to hill-top soil erosion to local flooding in England.

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