1. What is not to get here? All kinds of interpretations are possible. Pick one.
    1) This is a metaphor for those building houses on the coastline where governments have banned policies based on predictions based on “Climate change” and thus are unaware that if the current predictions are true their house will be flooded soon.
    2) This is a comment on all those screaming “Climate change!” and the idea is silly that waters will rise that fast.
    3) It is a statement for people who deny climate change ending up being the victims.
    4) Ha! Look! Someone didn’t head the warnings and now they are caught up in the consequences! Funny!

  2. Possibly, yes.

    The other takeaway here is that there are self-righteous people who will pounce on any opportunity to say “I told you so,” even in contexts where their arguments don’t apply.

    This cartoon may not be lampooning climate-change activists, but rather those who never miss a chance to say “I told you so.”

    But then again, maybe it is lampooning everyone. It’s hard to say from just one cartoon.

  3. Reference a phrase in vague….

    It’s funny because we’ve heard the phrase “climate change”.

    There is nothing more. Absolutely nothing more.

  4. That’s one mighty strong sand castle that kid has built, that didn’t wash away in the slightest in the on-coming tide, and just stood there, crenelations and tower still standing above the water…

  5. I thought it was a sister taking advantage of an opportunity to mess with her younger brother’s head.

    She knows that the high tide will be coming in and that it is a twice daily occurrence. She deviously told her younger brother– earlier, off screen — that when the water level rises it will be because of a permanent change in climate. Then when the tide came in she told him, “I told you, so!” and he was filled with terror for a few hours while he thought that the water level would continue to rise and rise until it inundated everything.

  6. Let me tell you the story of Hug Point beach.

    It’s on the Oregon Coast. It was a favorite destination for my wife and I when I still had one (a wife, not a favorite destination). One time we drove out to the coast in early spring/late winter. A storm hit the coast the day and night before we went. We got to the beach early in the morning. We checked into our beach-side hotel with the great seafood restaurant right on the beach with the big windows so you could look out onto the ocean… the restaurant is closed, because the windows are all smashed, there’s 3 feet of sand and multiple driftwood trees in the dining room. So we drove down to our favorite beach…

    and it was gone. All of the sand had washed away. Ground level was 6 to 8 feet lower, and consisted of softball-and-larger sized rocks, with the water coming closer to the permanent structures and a very difficult negotiation to get from the part of the stairs that still existed to the new “beach” level.

    20 years later, the sand is mostly built up again. This is important because one aspect of this particular beach is that it’s cut in half by a rock outcropping that reaches into the sea, and has about a 100-foot vertical face at the beach. WITH sand, at low tide you can walk around it to a more secluded beach, which has caves and a waterfall. WITHOUT the sand, the bottom of the cliff was always underwater, regardless of the tide.

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