Slow and steady often wins the race against human perception and action.
A 20-degree temperature jump in March has everyone commenting, but a few catastrophic degrees over a few decades can’t be acted or even agreed upon. And so forth.
With the exception of Covid — which sort of crept up on us in its own way — all of the most interesting problems we face now are slow-and-steadies that have “suddenly” become huge and immediate.
Injustice. Inequality. Globalization or deglobalization. Environment. Education. The future of work. Artificial intelligence. And on and on.
To say that all these are waiting for us on the other side of the pandemic is to miss the point. Like the endless tropical storms this year, they’re still going on, whether we choose to focus on them or not.