There were tiny wrinkles at the beginning of space and time, and these led to tiny imperfections in the smooth face of the early Universe. This slight difference multiplied as the gravity of the rich regions pulled in the matter from the poorer regions. Every single speck of light you’ve ever seen in the nighttime sky is evidence of the Universe’s flaws. There is enough land to live and farm on, and enough ocean to provide food and transportation and mystery. Arguably, we don’t know how to think about climate change because we’ve never really had to think about climate.