Climate change is among the biggest threats facing human civilization. Why is it so hard to motivate individuals and governments to take action — let alone, believe in the concept? Climate is the poster child for how our evolutionary brains work: It's really hard to care about slow problems that are decades if not generations away. This is compounded by the framing of climate change by scientists and the media, which tends to point to annihilation — a tough concept to take seriously. By contrast, we fear and regulate nuclear weapons because we've seen their devastation. Climate havoc is exponentially more subtle. And perhaps it will not be a sci-fi style annihilation that ruins this planet, but a creeping agitation of all the problems we currently face: economic collapse, mass migration, competition for scarcer resources, and the destabilization of governments on a global scale.