Geoengineering: A Horrible Idea We Might Have to Do
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By the end of the 21st century, humanity is becoming desperate. Decades of heatwaves and droughts have led to unusually poor harvests, while the warming oceans yield fewer fish each year. In the tropical zones, millions suffer from famine and resource wars have made millions more flee to the north. As things quickly get worse, in an act of desperation, the world's governments decide to enact an emergency plan...
It is far from certain that a grim scenario like this will play out. But the failure of world leaders to effectively address climate change, makes it far from impossible.
So in the near future it might become necessary to try something radical to slow down rapid climate change: Geoengineering. Interventions so massive in scale that they might undo centuries of human behavior. Or make everything much worse.
What is geoengineering, is it really an option and what if it goes wrong?

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      Jin Yang

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      Jin Yang

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    • manicmachinist69

      Omg!! 😂😂😂

  • Out of content • 21 years
    Out of content • 21 years

    5:02 Ngl scientists made a smart move there

  • Potato Queen
    Potato Queen

    I actually just learned something my teachers are failing to teach me thank you

  • Sience In A Nutshell Nutshell
    Sience In A Nutshell Nutshell

    There is something i dont understand... why does he first say. That we need to stop rapid climate change. But then at 7:20 he say that we try to see how fast we can heat op earth😐

  • Sean Birdwell
    Sean Birdwell

    And everyone ignores the safest and most reliable renewable source of energy:nuclear.

  • Zemu Robinzon
    Zemu Robinzon

    "And this experiment Is about to get really exciting" Indeed, fellow people

  • Greg Warner
    Greg Warner

    We do not have to worry about these climatic changes. More than likely a large volcano will inject the dust required to chill the climate. There is the possibility it will chill the globe a bit too much and we will be selling snow shovels in Arabia. Maybe we just accept the heating and work on ways to mitigate the adverse effects.

  • Zionist World Order
    Zionist World Order

    Try it over Turkey or Russia and see how that goes.

  • GaryOak

    But warmer means wetter, not drier.

  • Neo Smith
    Neo Smith

    Isn't meddling with nature what got us in so much mess in the first place?

  • MR. MooseTache
    MR. MooseTache

    Le Transperceneige....

  • Damiel Nheel Arthur Domingo
    Damiel Nheel Arthur Domingo

    can kursegagt be trusted

  • Damiel Nheel Arthur Domingo
    Damiel Nheel Arthur Domingo

    can kusegagt be trutsted?

  • If Only We could
    If Only We could

    Airplane spraying chemicals. Conspiracy theorists: .....O_0

  • Gods Eye View
    Gods Eye View

    And not a mention of Chemtrails in the whole video!?!? How can you talk about something and not mention it at all? Diabolically fascinating world we have created with our stories.

  • Ad-Dhuha Poetri
    Ad-Dhuha Poetri

    Every time I watch Kurzgesagt video that related to science, I can't help from feeling useless knowing I contribute nothing to the society to prevent any possible earth damages. Let me just vanish into thin air....

  • taetae

    even if the whole thing worked and we lived out the acid rain,, the effects from whats above the acid would just kill us

  • taetae

    i dont want to live on a train😭

  • Daron W
    Daron W

    Maybe we could Geoengineer naturally with those crazy brown & green CO2 scrubbers. I think they are called trees or plants.

  • Ar Fumo
    Ar Fumo

    looks like we already done it wrong. from safe weather 20 yrs ago to a city get destroyed everytime it rains now...


    errrrr, have already been doing for decades - it is no secret

  • endimious

    warming oceans have nothing to do with less fish.... it is the over fishing, geoengineering is great idea, but just using the planet not killing is sufficient for us to survive, but who cares planet does not need us for anything ...

  • Kathrin Csome
    Kathrin Csome

    by the way, the writing on the bottom or whatever is about random stuff 6:53

  • Max Held
    Max Held

    horribly dangerous ideas that encourage the continuation of our destructive system. . yep these are gonna happen.

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      @TheAdvertisement "Destructive system" shows me that he cares not for society nor having a normal life. These shut-offs only bitch and whine and have no life.

    • TheAdvertisement

      @If Only We could Lmao how is he a crybaby.

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      Do you need a diaper change crybaby?

  • Cassia Chloe
    Cassia Chloe

    Perhaps they're already doing it.. the conspiracy theorists were right. No more delaying the inevitable switch for profit... Carbon tax now. Fusion now. Renewables now. Easy. Also carbon capture is shit. Plant trees, save the plankton, save our nature reserves, rewild, cut out animal agriculture.

  • jenna

    am i the only one who thinks that the house at beginning looks like coopers house from interstellar

  • The corgis crew
    The corgis crew

    I love this video🥰

  • Nori Yuki
    Nori Yuki

    After reading the latest comments, I have concluded that humanity won't survive for much longer.

    • Nori Yuki
      Nori Yuki

      @MineBlown nice, but I was talking about the people who think climate change is fake, or maybe you are those people.

  • Alex Wallex
    Alex Wallex

    I think you need to look at different political parts of climate change and not just say if awful and we’re gonna die in 50 years

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  • Caroline Hall
    Caroline Hall

    7:40 When the crew mates have ejected only other crew mates and there’s 4 crew mates and 2 imposters “We screwed up it’s time to call emergency meeting“ “Green was not an imposter”

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    Zarfario Rayden

    Outro: *quack*

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  • Devoye Folkes
    Devoye Folkes

    Funny thing because this is happening in the reverse

  • Vitor Dalla Vecchia
    Vitor Dalla Vecchia

    For those who still don't have the subtitles in their language. You can select a subtitle from another language, leave the transcription open (by clicking "..." next to the save option) and then apply Google Translate 😉

  • Jadan Velasquez Mejia
    Jadan Velasquez Mejia

    Geo-engineering is the main plot point of Geostorm, where humankind successfully controls climate all around the world, using a special Satellite network, until something goes wrong, threatening to start a Geostorm. You should watch it.

  • James

    Climate change isn’t real lmao

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      You could say that in 2003-2005 and get away with it, because there was hardly any concrete evidence. Ice melts all the time they said, but in the last 10 years lakes have been receding and ice stayed melted.


    who 's idea is dis

  • Red Mini Crewmate
    Red Mini Crewmate

    I always watched you and my family calls me "big brain" lol

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    Ryan Lima

    Carinho pelos fãs brasileiros por favor ;-;

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    Art Aeden Babiano


  • Greg Hamilton
    Greg Hamilton

    Basing videos on false assumptions is a good way to lose subscribers. Allow me to demonstrate by unsubscribing...

    • Nori Yuki
      Nori Yuki

      at least the percentage of idiots out of the total people subscribed had lowered.

  • specUVdust

    Pretty despicable video here. Wow. We better fix the “hole in the ozone layer” first. Wow

  • bigredwolf6

    Maybe politicians could effectively address climate change if they weren’t politicians. Politicians suck.

  • Yuri Nadyarny
    Yuri Nadyarny

    Русский перевод пожалуйста!!

  • Lesno

    there's a movie called "snowpiercer" and in the movie people did the exact same thing in this video and it went wrong then the whole planet froze to death

  • Spartan War118
    Spartan War118

    Windmills and solar panels aren't gonna be all that great and that may be why switching away is so hard Especially if we're trying to _block_ the sun, the effort into getting any solar energy would get much higher If you want an alternate source of energy that is both relatively eco-friendly and is incredibly effective I would advise nuclear energy, we already have weapons made of nuclear materials And once we start getting into fusion reactors and thorium all our power problems will be but a fever dream And there will be no more giant fields of windmills and solar panels taking up the land that could've been used for farming or left to the wildlife (thus more eco-friendly) When all you need is one comparatively small facility

    • Nom Nom
      Nom Nom

      They recently did a video talking about nuclear energy on their german channel, I can send you the link if you want

  • Leandro Parmejani
    Leandro Parmejani

    No legends

  • TIA

    Sounds like a terrible idea

  • Evan Orizam
    Evan Orizam

    7:24 The music is so good, it is calm and soothing but has a certain tension

  • Bashar

    First, can we appreciate the beauty of the volcanic eruption animation? Second, can we please test this in Kuwait first! It's passing 50 degrees celcius in summer!

  • John Smith
    John Smith

    Anything is better than nothing, why are we not doing anything big already

  • turkey pult
    turkey pult

    Mt Pinatubo was from Philippines

  • Shu Meister
    Shu Meister

    It sounds like another disaster to be created by short sighted leaders.... Why can we just do things properly, and stop trying to cut corners so much. No amount of technology is enough to counter human stupidity.

  • The Luminary
    The Luminary

    Really?!! Nothing new here. It is and has been happening for while now. You see it in sky almost daily all around the world and it matches all the patents for it. It is one the largest contributors to climate change.

  • hey, how are you
    hey, how are you

    only 3 reasons i watch this; animation, education, AND HIS DAMN VOICE

  • Belkicita Baez
    Belkicita Baez

    What will happpen to The plants they will die with no sun

  • chrispony5000

    Dear pinheads, this is all ready happening, for a long time now.

  • Talha Koç
    Talha Koç

    Do a video on nuclear vs solar and wind energy. I’m particularly interested in their environmental impact rather than economic viability.

    • Jermaine Race
      Jermaine Race

      Nuclear is the best by far in all categories. The waste produced by modern reactors is extremely small in quantity; better than burying millions of turbnine blades and old silicon panels in teh desert. The death toll is far less: especially less than wind power, which kills more utitlity workers per watt than any other.. oh and it works when the sun goes down and the wind is low.

  • Muhammad 0000
    Muhammad 0000

    Good video

  • Bryant Hernandez
    Bryant Hernandez

    What if we use Co2 for energy?

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      @Prime Royal So is your mom

    • Prime Royal
      Prime Royal

      @If Only We could The reason to use liquid nitrogen is that it is efficient and cheaper in the industrial scale.

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      @Prime Royal Wrong, liquid nitrogen is a lot harder to produce, CO2 becomes a liquid at a very cold temperature and a lot can be obtained into blocks which last for 35 minutes at room temp, whereas liquid nitrogen quickly evaporates and is much harder to condense.

    • Prime Royal
      Prime Royal

      @If Only We could Dry ice making process is energy-intensive. Besides, liwuid nitrogen is much cheaper and efficient than dry ice. Also because of the liquid state, liquid nitrogen can be used in ALL machines, as opposed to solid dry ice.

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could

      @Prime Royal CO2 can just be extracted and turned into dry ice for other futuristic machines to use.

  • عبد العزيز الشهري
    عبد العزيز الشهري

    No Arabic translation 😓

  • frank yang
    frank yang

    I dare you to watch all the Kursgesat videos (trust me, you will have a big brain after)

  • deepstrasz

    That sky gas thing->Animatrix vibes.

  • Jon Alben Vasquez
    Jon Alben Vasquez

    Some parts from this reminds me of Animatrix, where they blocked off the sun becoz they believed *those robots get energy from the sun" And the line "Thus the man become architect of his own demise" from the film.

  • Timo Köhler
    Timo Köhler

    Am I the only one who is seriously baffled that there are people considering this? I guess the only thing that surpasses human stupidity is it's hubris.

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    x x

    Please turkısh subtitle!!!!!

    • If Only We could
      If Only We could


  • Pipes are white supremacy
    Pipes are white supremacy

    Stop propagating globo-bolshevik scams.

  • WS

    Its solar system warming and not exclusively here on earth. If thats the case why do we need to poison the earth and teraform our environment then? Do you homework and stop helping the agenda

  • P.E.L.E Planar Earth Lovers Everywhere
    P.E.L.E Planar Earth Lovers Everywhere

    Geo engineering “we might have to do”? They don’t have to do it and They have been doing it for over 50 years. You dummies are just trying to normalize it for the general, oblivious, willfully ignorant public.

  • Claudius

    Sub indonya mana gan

  • WAYV !
    WAYV !

    At least I will be dead by then

  • Kitty Saya
    Kitty Saya

    Imagine, all of humanity, trapped in a spaceship. The engineers and scientists have discovered something drastic: this spaceship is on a direct collision course with a massive planet, albeit in the far future. However, turning the ship is hard: it needs a lot of pilots and captains to do it, and it might take years. But there is time, so they have two options: Either they try to steer the spaceship away from the planet, which will take a lot of effort and money, and will require everyone on the ship to push on one side, but the scientists are confident this will work with less drastic measures and consequences than the second option: blowing up the planet. Sure, everyone might continue their usual life, but the risks are immense: the planet may not blow up, the explosion may even fling a part of it directly to the spaceship, damaging it even further. But it might work. Despite this, a lot of captains and pilots deny the planet approaches. Now, which solution will you choose? Reduce the CO2 in our lives to steer away from danger, or blow up the planet?

  • Hirogens

    I wonder how many people's presentation were saved by this channel but that sure was the case for me

  • Música Talvez
    Música Talvez

    I'll always say: Biofilters using the photosynthesis to trap the excess of carbon dioxide away of the atmosphere

    • Jermaine Race
      Jermaine Race

      You mean those newfangled... waht are they called? TREES?

  • T U N A
    T U N A

    plss vietsub vid

  • Andrew Godly
    Andrew Godly

    Yeah. I'm gonna live in my car in the woods. Not only will I be doing better for the environment, but I can also disconnect myself from the BS that's constantly propagated on media. Besides, having anything more than what you need doesn't do anyone any good, not even you. Consuming a lot of expensive junk will never fulfill you

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    Ed wawa sicence Michael Booe


  • Jasper Zhang
    Jasper Zhang

    Hey could you please make more videos about space/technology like the dyson spear and the stellar engine?

  • Nebula081

    Who else thought the plane was farting in the thumbnail?

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy

      If they can cool the planet, then I can live with more pollution! Yay!

  • Andrew Lego
    Andrew Lego

    Man, Alex Jones was right about everything lol

  • Romeo Covaci
    Romeo Covaci

    is this climate change?

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy

      Thumbnail: plane fart

  • David Laurel
    David Laurel

    Nuclear - the savior for our sins.

  • DOOM_ day-12
    DOOM_ day-12

    here comes the chemtrials conspies

  • manicmachinist69

    OMG!! Absolutely the most ludicrous idea..... Ever. Do people actually believe this drivel?? SMH

  • Tranquil Observer
    Tranquil Observer

    So it's still a "conspiracy theory" - or is it now ok for us to talk about how we have been doing this for over 50 years?

  • kwame damuah
    kwame damuah

    To the 1% of people reading this, Jesus loves you. Take care and be safe.

  • Soul Warrior
    Soul Warrior

    They are already spraying us like bugs! Just look up! It does not take a genius to figure it out! Could, may, might my butt! They have been spraying us for decades!

  • Matthew Guilbert
    Matthew Guilbert

    I swear, if we resort to releasing sun blocking gas, people are gonna be crazy about chem trail theories.

  • Erwin S
    Erwin S

    This is like the backstory of The Matrix.

  • Jay-An Arevalo
    Jay-An Arevalo

    This is like geostorm movie trailer

  • Zénon1133

    This channel is pure brainwashing

    • Nori Yuki
      Nori Yuki

      nah, you just refuse to get educated.

  • Chapéu de Palha
    Chapéu de Palha

    Ainda não lançaram as legendas em Português 😢

    • Yin Yang
      Yin Yang

      Entendo sua dor.

  • Vivian Tristesse
    Vivian Tristesse

    There is so much marine life that is sensitive to even small amounts of iron!

  • Vincenzo Morano
    Vincenzo Morano

    The future is basically “Interstellar”

  • Gabriella Linetsky
    Gabriella Linetsky

    Thumbnail: plane fart

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