So let's not talk about this global warming thing that has recently been in the media a lot yet. you're not a scientist so i don't expect you to be able to jugde if it's "fake news" or the real deal. however i want to remember you of a thing that you might not have been around to witness. i myself was too young at the time to really care.
however i only recently learned how god damn close we already were to litterally ending all live on planet earth. i am not exaggerating.
you may have heard of the ozone layer incident of the 1980s. Back in the 80s Chlorofluorocarbon was a very popular gas used for aerosols and cooling applications. in 1974, scientists alarmed the general public, that the common industry use of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) was dissolving the ozone layer. the ozone layer prevents ultraviolet radiation from passing through to the earth surface. if people would have called that event fake news, we would not be sitting here today. had we noticed that a few years later or just not reacted like we're doing now with global warming, the suns radiation would have given Most of the living beings on earth cancer, would have made plant life infertile and would have pretty much made all life on earth go extinct because UV-Radiation damages DNA of animals and plants alike..
It was thanks to a fast geopolitical reaction combined with the fact that CFC can "relatively" easily be replaced. in 1987 they finally decided immediate measures to replace CFC worldwide and it was only in 2017, that scientists could finally report that the hole in the ozone layer that was already been caused is now finally not growing anymore and even seems to slowly heal.
imagine trump was the president back then and would have called it fake news. we'd litterally be dead now. humans can and did already change the climate significantly so maybe you have an easier time understanding that we're in much the same situation again. yet this time the CO² issue is a way more complex issue to solve and can not be helped by just a simple replacement of industry chemicals.
i just wrote this take for fun. i'm not trying to convince you that humans have blown so much CO² into the atmosphere and have taken down so much forrest that could compensate, that the climate will probably warm up around 5 degrees globally. this will have devastating effects and we are already way past the point of no return. this will happen to us now, no matter what we do and no matter if we believe it's fake news or not. i mean there are some solutions that theoretically exist but that would be a globally joint operation that will cost so much resources that i don't see that happening, specially considering there are no such efforts even today when we already know we're acting too late... so enjoy your "fake news" tornado/flood/wildfire/drough. it will be a horrible future for lots of us. i'm quite sure the global ecosystems will recover but not without taking considerable damage and without causing us humans considerable harm first. i have no doubt humanity will make it but i sure hope we'll learn from it.
our planets ecosystem is not invincible. it has immense regenerative powers but we're really testing the limits of that power...it won't be long till this ends us all if we continue being so dumb.