I asked him, "Have you noticed the new type of cloud?" He shrugged and looked at me. "You think you are seeing a new kind of cloud?" I looked straight at him and said, "I don't think I'm seeing a new type of cloud. I know I'm seeing a new type of cloud. All of my life, I have grown used to being able to see things that are right in front of other people that they can't see. In order to see the new cloud type, you simply have to look up routinely and pay attention to what you are looking at. That's all."
He kind of grimaced and said, "Listen, did you know that one of the things associated with schizophrenia is seeing messages in clouds you think are intended for you? I don't know about a new Ice Age, but I know if you think you are seeing special clouds in the sky, you might want to talk to a psychiatrist. That's my advice to you."
Then he walked away.
I looked straight up over the train station.
There, clear as day in the sky above both of us while we had been talking, was a brand new type of cloud formation unlike anything I had ever seen before in my life. I'd seen some pretty astonishing clouds and crazy patterns in the sky when I was in basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. None of them had ever looked anything like this.
Lo and behold, three nights later I was surfing the net and discovered a site declaring that scientists had been observing worldwide a brand new kind of cloud formation never before seen on our planet. Not just human observation - confirmed by satellite and aerial photography.
These are Ice Age clouds we are seeing now in the skies all over the world. They are clouds heralding a new kind of climate and a fundamental shift in our environment that is a result of forces working on us at the cosmic level that are changing everything around us into something many of us cannot even imagine.
Sapiens is such a dense critter, he can't even be bothered to look up. Too much trouble and besides, he doesn't really have sufficient natural curiosity. He pretends to be curious to impress girls but in reality he isn't interested in anything that is not directly related to sex, power and money. He can't think. Therefore, he can't look up. Apparently, only Neanderthals can actually perceive meaningful changes in their environment. If there isn't a consensus, as far as Sapiens is concerned it never happened. Even if all he needed to do was to look up to confirm it.