The Harsh Truth About Global Warming — And What We Can Do About It

We still don’t understand why it matters and why we should act.

Sergey Faldin 🇺🇦
6 min readJan 11, 2020


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There’s a lot of talk about climate change these days. And I think that even now, with all that’s happening (Australian fires, Siberian fires, melting ice caps and Greta Tunberg on all the news) — people are not quite sure what’s going on.

We still don’t understand why it matters and why we should act.

And, most importantly, how we should act.

My job as a writer and blogger, I believe — is to spread the word. Hence, this post.


Donald Trump thinks global warming is a scam.
(Probably, created by Chinese)

Last year, I read the book The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. The first sentence of that book:

It’s worse. Much worse than you think.

And indeed, it is.

Here’s the truth:

The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions in the past, with 75–86% of all species on the planet dead.

They taught us in school that asteroids caused these extinctions — all but one that killed the dinosaurs involved climate change produced by greenhouse gas.

There’s nothing new in this world. It’s just new to us.

These extinctions exist and function as an evolutionary reset. And there’s no reason why this one — the extinction we’re experiencing now — shouldn’t be fatal to our (dominant) species.

It’s happening fast, and yes, it’s happening BECAUSE of humans.

David Wallace-Wells writes:

The most notorious [extincton] was 250 million years ago; it began when carbon dioxide warmed the planet by five degrees Celsius, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane, another greenhouse gas, and ended with all but a sliver of life on Earth dead.

We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a…



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