Geoengineering: A Horrible Idea We Might Have to Do

27 Okt 2020
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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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  • I always watched you and my family calls me "big brain" lol

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

    Greg HamiltonGreg HamiltonVor 2 Stunden
  • Pretty despicable video here. Wow. We better fix the “hole in the ozone layer” first. Wow

    specUVdustspecUVdustVor 2 Stunden
  • Maybe politicians could effectively address climate change if they weren’t politicians. Politicians suck.

    bigredwolf6bigredwolf6Vor 3 Stunden
  • Русский перевод пожалуйста!!

    Yuri NadyarnyYuri NadyarnyVor 4 Stunden
  • 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

    LesnoLesnoVor 5 Stunden
  • 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

    Spartan War118Spartan War118Vor 5 Stunden
  • No legends

    Leandro ParmejaniLeandro ParmejaniVor 6 Stunden
  • Sounds like a terrible idea

    TIATIAVor 8 Stunden
  • 7:24 The music is so good, it is calm and soothing but has a certain tension

    Evan OrizamEvan OrizamVor 12 Stunden
  • 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!

    BasharBasharVor 18 Stunden
  • Anything is better than nothing, why are we not doing anything big already

    John SmithJohn SmithVor 18 Stunden
  • Mt Pinatubo was from Philippines

    turkey pultturkey pultVor 19 Stunden
  • 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.

    Shu MeisterShu MeisterVor 20 Stunden
  • 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.

    The LuminaryThe LuminaryVor 20 Stunden
  • only 3 reasons i watch this; animation, education, AND HIS DAMN VOICE

    hey, how are youhey, how are youVor 21 Stunde
  • What will happpen to The plants they will die with no sun

    Belkicita BaezBelkicita BaezVor 22 Stunden
  • Dear pinheads, this is all ready happening, for a long time now.

    chrispony5000chrispony5000Vor Tag
  • Do a video on nuclear vs solar and wind energy. I’m particularly interested in their environmental impact rather than economic viability.

    Talha KoçTalha KoçVor Tag
    • 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.

      Jermaine RaceJermaine RaceVor 9 Stunden
  • Good video

    Muhammad 0000Muhammad 0000Vor Tag
  • What if we use Co2 for energy?

    Bryant HernandezBryant HernandezVor Tag
    • 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.

      Prime RoyalPrime RoyalVor 12 Stunden
  • No Arabic translation 😓

    عبد العزيز الشهريعبد العزيز الشهريVor Tag
  • I dare you to watch all the Kursgesat videos (trust me, you will have a big brain after)

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  • That sky gas thing->Animatrix vibes.

    deepstraszdeepstraszVor Tag
  • 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.

    Jon Alben VasquezJon Alben VasquezVor Tag
  • 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.

    Timo KöhlerTimo KöhlerVor Tag
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  • Stop propagating globo-bolshevik scams.

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  • 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

    WSWSVor Tag
  • 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.

    P.E.L.E Planar Earth Lovers EverywhereP.E.L.E Planar Earth Lovers EverywhereVor Tag
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    ClaudiusClaudiusVor Tag
  • At least I will be dead by then

    WAYV !WAYV !Vor Tag
  • 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?

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

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

    Música TalvezMúsica TalvezVor Tag
    • You mean those newfangled... waht are they called? TREES?

      Jermaine RaceJermaine RaceVor 9 Stunden
  • plss vietsub vid

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  • 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

    Andrew GodlyAndrew GodlyVor Tag
  • Hello

    Ed wawa sicence Michael BooeEd wawa sicence Michael BooeVor 2 Tage
  • Hey could you please make more videos about space/technology like the dyson spear and the stellar engine?

    Jasper ZhangJasper ZhangVor 2 Tage
  • Who else thought the plane was farting in the thumbnail?

    Nebula081Nebula081Vor 2 Tage
    • If they can cool the planet, then I can live with more pollution! Yay!

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor 2 Tage
  • Man, Alex Jones was right about everything lol

    Andrew LegoAndrew LegoVor 2 Tage
  • is this climate change?

    Romeo CovaciRomeo CovaciVor 2 Tage
    • Thumbnail: plane fart

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor 2 Tage
  • Nuclear - the savior for our sins.

    David LaurelDavid LaurelVor 2 Tage
  • here comes the chemtrials conspies

    DOOM_ day-12DOOM_ day-12Vor 2 Tage
  • OMG!! Absolutely the most ludicrous idea..... Ever. Do people actually believe this drivel?? SMH

    manicmachinist69manicmachinist69Vor 2 Tage
  • 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?

    Tranquil ObserverTranquil ObserverVor 2 Tage
  • To the 1% of people reading this, Jesus loves you. Take care and be safe.

    kwame damuahkwame damuahVor 2 Tage
  • 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!

    Soul WarriorSoul WarriorVor 2 Tage
  • I swear, if we resort to releasing sun blocking gas, people are gonna be crazy about chem trail theories.

    Matthew GuilbertMatthew GuilbertVor 2 Tage
  • This is like the backstory of The Matrix.

    Erwin SErwin SVor 2 Tage
  • This is like geostorm movie trailer

    Jay-An ArevaloJay-An ArevaloVor 2 Tage
  • This channel is pure brainwashing

    Zénon1133Zénon1133Vor 2 Tage
  • Ainda não lançaram as legendas em Português 😢

    Chapéu de PalhaChapéu de PalhaVor 2 Tage
    • Entendo sua dor.

      Yin YangYin YangVor 2 Tage
  • There is so much marine life that is sensitive to even small amounts of iron!

    Vivian TristesseVivian TristesseVor 3 Tage
  • The future is basically “Interstellar”

    Vincenzo MoranoVincenzo MoranoVor 3 Tage
  • Thumbnail: plane fart

    Gabriella LinetskyGabriella LinetskyVor 3 Tage
  • If they can cool the planet, then I can live with more pollution! Yay!

    Alistair BrockAlistair BrockVor 3 Tage
  • 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

    MrBlodhundMrBlodhundVor 3 Tage
    • Now why can't Alegria be this pleasant to look at?

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor 3 Tage
  • let's not forget that this acid forming in the atmosphere will come raining back down again

    Casper BornCasper BornVor 3 Tage
    • Love this show, wake up early just to watch it ??

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor 3 Tage
  • Türkish suptiters

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  • Soooooo we're buggered then😮

    Grog BogglerGrog BogglerVor 3 Tage
  • I love videos about the world ending

    BigalettoBigalettoVor 3 Tage
  • 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...

    andré Amaralandré AmaralVor 3 Tage
  • Capitalism is destroying the planet They don't want to stop using fossil fuels because it makes their pockets full with superprofits

    RedFortressRedFortressVor 3 Tage
  • “Oh no zone” That got me

    Fungusz _Fungusz _Vor 3 Tage
  • Nice video, althought the wrong spinning direction at 6:40 hurt.

    TheMrvidfreakTheMrvidfreakVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    lordchipmonklordchipmonkVor 3 Tage
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    언오금혈언오금혈Vor 3 Tage
  • 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!

    Fork HandlesFork HandlesVor 3 Tage
  • Could it be that there were martians and they did this?

    Random ShtufRandom ShtufVor 3 Tage
  • Yeah, capitalism is destroying the planet, and it would use this technology as an excuse to make things even worse

    Avery MarkowAvery MarkowVor 3 Tage
  • Exiteing

    CoolRicky2103461 FireCoolRicky2103461 FireVor 3 Tage
  • sooo... should I do GeoEngineering instead of getting an undergraduate in Atmospheric science?

    Jae AlanisJae AlanisVor 3 Tage
  • 4:53 this dude is doing science lmao

    Hi Its MattHi Its MattVor 3 Tage
  • Now why can't Alegria be this pleasant to look at?

    HanskahHanskahVor 3 Tage
  • For some reason I thought the thumbnail was a whale as a plane and I was thinking of bio instead of geo when I saw it so I thought we were making fleshy planes

    Senboy 123Senboy 123Vor 3 Tage
  • *IMAGINE THAT STEALTH BOMBERS ARE SPRAYING OUT A RAIN OF CORONAVIRUS!!!*

    poopgirlSuates875YT HH%poopgirlSuates875YT HH%Vor 4 Tage
  • Snowpeircer. 1001 (994) Cars Long.

    Jacob MayesJacob MayesVor 4 Tage
  • I love the new intro :)

    Chloe ChenChloe ChenVor 4 Tage
  • predictions based on a model that is factually untrue, but this fantasy future sure sounds like a bad place.

    CeutCeutVor 4 Tage
  • People will just adapt the important thing is for the countries watch out for themselves and their people

    Reactionary MikeReactionary MikeVor 4 Tage
  • Thank Thank

    Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • *OhFreaking*

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • Freaking awesome

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
  • *Well u should be happy thanksgiving*

    Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • Thank goodness for the imposter syndrome and the imposter syndrome

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • Do you wanna knowledge it

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • F***s

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • Hats Heckling

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
    • Childish flush

      Ian NazIan NazVor 4 Tage
  • It will 10000% happen as you said. We cool the earth, goverments say "Look snow cold we no need stop fossile fule" and go on. OR even better with what is happening right now they'll pump artificial money into fossilfule comapies to keep them "alive"...

    LemonLemonVor 4 Tage
  • Bruh the plan in the thumbnail looks like its farting

    TaFlash 1TaFlash 1Vor 4 Tage
    • I envy the people who created all these problems and will die blissfully without even having thought about solving them for a second.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiVor 4 Tage
  • THIS IS THE SADDEST THING I HAVEEVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!

    Mihaela ArdeiMihaela ArdeiVor 4 Tage
    • I am so disappointed to the people in the comment section as they keep making jokes instead of making this become serious people is dumb accept it

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiVor 4 Tage
  • Why are these horrible ideas?

    Nathan CoffmanNathan CoffmanVor 4 Tage
  • I've heard people talk about using nuclear winters to slow global warming

    Brinks246Brinks246Vor 4 Tage
  • Where is the hero who translate to Spanish aaaa

    marcos alonsmarcos alonsVor 4 Tage
  • Boy, the chemtrails people are going to loooove this.

    johannes rezeqjohannes rezeqVor 4 Tage
  • I loved the idea much better than ending the factories

    Keven's LyreKeven's LyreVor 4 Tage
  • Honesty this whole Climent change thing is SUPER over hyped I'm not denying it and I know we have to change the CO2 thing but this is bonkers risking the death of humanity because """"ClImeNt CAnG"""" is tarded I propose we switch to nuclear energy slowly and then switch away from nuclear to somthing better then oil and better and safer for nuclear

    Emily LukkinEmily LukkinVor 4 Tage
  • The climate has always changed and always will. Climate was never expected to be static. Get over it.

    Ruben BorgesRuben BorgesVor 4 Tage
    • @Best around humans will be just fine. You literally just made that up.

      Ruben BorgesRuben BorgesVor 2 Tage
    • Yes, but the difference is that this is man made climate change. It is far too fast for life to properly adapt. While life in general is will more than likely survive, anything close to our current way of life won't. If we stay on this path mass extinction is going to happen, and humans may be apart of those animals that get wiped out.

      Best aroundBest aroundVor 3 Tage
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