In a recent Science editorial, Christina Pagel (2022) made the point with her title that “‘Back to Normal’ Is Not Enough.” She was, of course, writing on the COVID-19 pandemic and reflecting on the past 2 years. As I write this, it is 2 years to the day since I left my “normal” work office. I still recall the conversation among several colleagues as we exited the building—that we would see each other in a couple of weeks. The weeks turned to months and the months to years. Among many of Dr. Pagel's points, she noted that evolution has positioned humans to perceive threat in time scales on the order of hours and days, not necessarily in years and decades. She was writing from the point of view of urgent looming threats specific to climate change problems and our collective response to them including complacency and sentiments in some sectors...

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