The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic turned the world upside down. It changed everything in our life from working to teaching, traveling and even communicating. But more importantly, as we adapted to the ‘new normal’ of human life under the pandemic, it also changed our views on the society and the problems we face within. This has a ripple effect on how we see the challenge of climate change and act upon it. Whilst a ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic is largely seen as a temporary suspension of the ‘old normal’, climate change requires us to make further radical changes to the society. The new normalcy of climate change does not only mean the change of our climate, but it also means the transformation of our politics, economy and society. To adapt to the new normal of climate change, we can't just go back to the old normal; we have to find new ways of life—being, seeing, doing and thinkingin the world. In this session, we invite early-career researchers from different backgrounds (from journalism to ethics and justice to trade and consumption to human mobility and to food and agriculture) to offer their fresh insights to how the pandemic opened up our views on climate change and the society. Going beyond the ‘suspended (old) normal’ during the pandemic, our aim is to help each participant to reflect and reimagine our way of life in the new world of climate futures.