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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    1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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      1. Jin Yang

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      5. manicmachinist69

        Omg!! 😂😂😂

    2. 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

    3. taetae

      i dont want to live on a train😭

    4. Daron W

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

    5. Ar Fumo

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

    6. OGASI

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

    7. 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 ...

    8. Kathrin Csome

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

    9. Max Held

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

    10. 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.

    11. jenna

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

    12. The corgis crew

      I love this video🥰

    13. Nori Yuki

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

    14. 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

    15. billybobjohn roane


    16. 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”

    17. Zarfario Rayden

      Outro: *quack*

    18. Knarf Jolas


    19. Devoye Folkes

      Funny thing because this is happening in the reverse

    20. 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 😉

    21. 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.

    22. James

      Climate change isn’t real lmao


      who 's idea is dis

    24. Red Mini Crewmate

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

    25. Ryan Lima

      Carinho pelos fãs brasileiros por favor ;-;

    26. Art Aeden Babiano


    27. Greg Hamilton

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

      1. Nori Yuki

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

    28. specUVdust

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

    29. bigredwolf6

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

    30. Yuri Nadyarny

      Русский перевод пожалуйста!!

    31. 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

    32. 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

      1. Nom Nom

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

    33. Leandro Parmejani

      No legends

    34. TIA

      Sounds like a terrible idea

    35. Evan Orizam

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

    36. 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!

    37. John Smith

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

    38. turkey pult

      Mt Pinatubo was from Philippines

    39. 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.

    40. 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.

    41. hey, how are you

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

    42. Belkicita Baez

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

    43. chrispony5000

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

    44. Talha Koç

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

      1. 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.

    45. Muhammad 0000

      Good video

    46. Bryant Hernandez

      What if we use Co2 for energy?

      1. Prime Royal

        CO2 is too stable to be extracted fo energy. We can replicate leaves to generate ethanol fuel using CO2, water and sun, but it is still in research.

    47. عبد العزيز الشهري

      No Arabic translation 😓

    48. frank yang

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

    49. deepstrasz

      That sky gas thing->Animatrix vibes.

    50. 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.

    51. 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.

    52. T Dangler


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    54. T Dangler

      4:54 HE JUST HIT A BONG

    55. T Dangler


    56. x x

      Please turkısh subtitle!!!!!

    57. Pipes are white supremacy

      Stop propagating globo-bolshevik scams.

    58. 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

    59. 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.

    60. Claudius

      Sub indonya mana gan

    61. WAYV !

      At least I will be dead by then

    62. 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?

    63. Hirogens

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

    64. Música Talvez

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

      1. Jermaine Race

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

    65. T U N A

      plss vietsub vid

    66. 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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    68. Jasper Zhang

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

    69. Nebula081

      Who else thought the plane was farting in the thumbnail?

      1. nieooj gotoy

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

    70. Andrew Lego

      Man, Alex Jones was right about everything lol

    71. Romeo Covaci

      is this climate change?

      1. nieooj gotoy

        Thumbnail: plane fart

    72. David Laurel

      Nuclear - the savior for our sins.

    73. DOOM_ day-12

      here comes the chemtrials conspies

    74. manicmachinist69

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

    75. 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?

    76. kwame damuah

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

    77. 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!

    78. Matthew Guilbert

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

    79. Erwin S

      This is like the backstory of The Matrix.

    80. Jay-An Arevalo

      This is like geostorm movie trailer

    81. Zénon1133

      This channel is pure brainwashing

      1. Nori Yuki

        nah, you just refuse to get educated.

    82. Chapéu de Palha

      Ainda não lançaram as legendas em Português 😢

      1. Yin Yang

        Entendo sua dor.

    83. Vivian Tristesse

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

    84. Vincenzo Morano

      The future is basically “Interstellar”

    85. Gabriella Linetsky

      Thumbnail: plane fart

    86. Alistair Brock

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

    87. MrBlodhund

      Would you consider to make a video on meditation? The science, not personal Experience (unless you have integrated it to Experience) A lot of the science is based on people’s experience and integrated with neuroscience. I think your (I know you are multiple peaople btw :) ) channel with a great meditation video could help a lot of people and the world. I’ve watched your greatful video Those combined are really strong (according to other people, I haven’t really focused consciously on being grateful. Meditetion need more objektivity and that’s done through science, you guys are in a great position to make a video on it Great day

      1. nieooj gotoy

        Now why can't Alegria be this pleasant to look at?

    88. Casper Born

      let's not forget that this acid forming in the atmosphere will come raining back down again

      1. nieooj gotoy

        Love this show, wake up early just to watch it ??

    89. RN Music

      Türkish suptiters

    90. Grog Boggler

      Soooooo we're buggered then😮

    91. Bigaletto

      I love videos about the world ending

    92. andré Amaral

      We could actually make an international agreement to make a lot more white surfaces... It would be ratther cheap to change all asphault to concrete, paint all roofs white and make a lot of vertical gardens...

    93. RedFortress

      Capitalism is destroying the planet They don't want to stop using fossil fuels because it makes their pockets full with superprofits

      1. Nori Yuki

        @RedFortress sorry

      2. RedFortress

        @Nori Yuki you called me dumb on the internet that is so hurtful

      3. Nori Yuki

        is this a joke, or are you dumb?

    94. Fungusz _

      “Oh no zone” That got me

    95. TheMrvidfreak

      Nice video, althought the wrong spinning direction at 6:40 hurt.

    96. lordchipmonk

      Love your content as usual, but on this occasion I do have a small criticism. Your comparison between the greenhouse effect and a duvet is, I think, misleading. With a blanket or duvet, you are attempting to disrupt convection, NOT radiation. The two are not really analogous.

    97. 언오금혈

      한국어 자막좀 제발ㅠㅠㅜㅜ

    98. Fork Handles

      Yeah, next let's release Cane Toads into Australia and stop the native Cane Beetles destroying our crops. Nothing could go wrong with us interfering with the natural world's complex systems huh!

    99. Random Shtuf

      Could it be that there were martians and they did this?

    100. Avery Markow

      Yeah, capitalism is destroying the planet, and it would use this technology as an excuse to make things even worse