Homes were being swept into the flooded Mississippi last week, while another super-season for tornadoes ripped its way through the American Midwest. Oklahoma seemed to be underwater.

The good news for Oklahoma is that it's temporary, at least until next time. In the Pacific some countries will be permanently underwater within decades. In northern Africa, they'd swap the droughts and the wars they cause for a few tornadoes, any day.

The new threat is the new normal. We keep failing to register how serious the climate crisis has become because we keep adjusting our understanding of what's normal, without noticing

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