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. turboterps
      turboterps
      23 päeva tagasi

      I love how this used to be a conspiracy theory

    2. I J
      I J
      Місяць tagasi

      @Marble Taco and no one cares what you have to say either.

    3. Marble Taco
      Marble Taco
      Місяць tagasi

      @I J Thats your opinion and many of their videos are about hypotheticals and theories if you don’t like them don’t watch and don’t be rude about your dislike

    4. tony beatbutcher
      tony beatbutcher
      Місяць tagasi

      What about Global Dimming?

    5. Xagami
      Xagami
      Місяць tagasi

      Thx for Mt. Pinatubo. You nailed the pronounciation narrator! (pee-nah-too-boh) also The Philipines doesnt just have brown coconut trees littered everywhere. Or maybe we do?

  2. Sir Loaf
    Sir Loaf
    2 tundi tagasi

    Teacher: Don't inhale resultant gasse- That one kid: 4:54

  3. Aaron McConkey
    Aaron McConkey
    2 tundi tagasi

    We " might " have to do? LOOK UP!!!!

  4. Charlie Zavala
    Charlie Zavala
    4 tundi tagasi

    Lol so we can all agree then that Chemtrails are in fact happening

  5. Sus Doctor
    Sus Doctor
    10 tundi tagasi

    So basicly i was calling a sprite "vodka" and my brain was like "THiS iS vOdkA' Now im drunk on sprite

  6. Aman Karassayev
    Aman Karassayev
    Päev tagasi

    *oh no zone*

  7. Kyle Nathan Olermo
    Kyle Nathan Olermo
    Päev tagasi

    oh my g, he said mt. pinatubo which is just next to our own province

  8. Chase the gamer
    Chase the gamer
    Päev tagasi

    Hey guys um from a scale 1 to 10 how do you rate this Chanel

  9. Caitlin Mah- Soeung
    Caitlin Mah- Soeung
    Päev tagasi

    Snow piercer might actually come true

  10. R. Stark
    R. Stark
    Päev tagasi

    Because of Geoengineering we have high levels of “metals” in our rain, snow, crops and food. And you can say goodbye to solar too.

  11. JoAnne Holcombe
    JoAnne Holcombe
    Päev tagasi

    They are already doing it!! All u have to do is look up!

    1. SalSauce
      SalSauce
      5 tundi tagasi

      yeah we have to wear our tinfoil hats or the aliens will control our minds!!!! (Am I doing this crackpot conspiracy theorist thing correctly?)

  12. Hasan Ozbal74
    Hasan Ozbal74
    2 päeva tagasi

    10:24 The example of the worldly life is like water which has come down from the sky; it mixed with the plants of the earth from what people and the livestock eat. Then the earth takes its attractions and becomes glamorous, and its inhabitants think that they have mastered it. Then Our judgment comes by night or by day, so We make it a wasteland as if it never prospered yesterday! It is such that We clarify the signs to a people who think.

  13. Christian Holley
    Christian Holley
    2 päeva tagasi

    There will be wars over this.

  14. mr Fredrickson's
    mr Fredrickson's
    2 päeva tagasi

    If you ever watched snowpiercer We should Not do

  15. Nihaal Sangha
    Nihaal Sangha
    2 päeva tagasi

    5:30

  16. meh
    meh
    4 päeva tagasi

    Some researchers have suggested that aerosol injection might not work as some clouds can have a heating rather than cooling effect.

  17. Mimikyu
    Mimikyu
    5 päeva tagasi

    7:48 octoling in the background????

  18. Jbone
    Jbone
    5 päeva tagasi

    Wait so all those contrails ARE chemtrails? Those liars!

    1. MISSELO27
      MISSELO27
      5 tundi tagasi

      Of course. Only sheep don't want to see it

  19. Yiğit Ayaz
    Yiğit Ayaz
    5 päeva tagasi

    0:01 This house from the movie "interstellar"

  20. Tible UWU
    Tible UWU
    6 päeva tagasi

    Ah yes, pumping the air with aerosol. Just go ahead and confirm every conspiracy theorist and watch as that very valid solution to our problems is rapidly destroyed by a bunch of dumb asses who think the Government is slowly killing us with aerosol cyanide or whatever

  21. NobleSky Sisters
    NobleSky Sisters
    6 päeva tagasi

    7:49 there is an octoling in the background! 🔫🐙

  22. treborobotacon
    treborobotacon
    6 päeva tagasi

    It's easy just switch to 100% nuclear right now. Problem solved. Oh yeah I forgot people have an irrational fear of the nuclear boogeyman. But fossil fuel deaths are typical and typically in the millions.

  23. Abdelrahman hussein
    Abdelrahman hussein
    6 päeva tagasi

    Oh-No-Zone 😢🥺

  24. Lyzo
    Lyzo
    6 päeva tagasi

    French translate ??

    1. MISSELO27
      MISSELO27
      5 tundi tagasi

      Pour empêcher le réchauffement climatique ils parlent de bombarder le ciel avec de l'aluminium et du barrium. Chose qu'ils font depuis des années. C les chemtrails. C ultra cancérigène

  25. ma pa
    ma pa
    7 päeva tagasi

    all planets are heating up. man-made global warming is a hoax to take your money and control your behavior.

    1. SalSauce
      SalSauce
      5 tundi tagasi

      Take off that tin foil hat and come to your senses man

  26. Ankur Antil
    Ankur Antil
    9 päeva tagasi

    Giant reflectors in space

  27. Sasha Inverse
    Sasha Inverse
    9 päeva tagasi

    Hopefully, this would never happen

  28. Easton Creger
    Easton Creger
    10 päeva tagasi

    Quote of the year : As it turns out, acid is bad

  29. bugalugs bum theif
    bugalugs bum theif
    10 päeva tagasi

    Right so this existential crisis hit closer to home

  30. T.Mohith Raajan
    T.Mohith Raajan
    11 päeva tagasi

    Is there is bioengineering

  31. Social Swine
    Social Swine
    11 päeva tagasi

    Unsurprising bill and Melinda gates sponsor this channel. Pushing this shite

  32. Twitch_StarLord_
    Twitch_StarLord_
    11 päeva tagasi

    Clearly that sulphor aerosol is not a good idea lol. The leaders would most definitely use it as an excuse and the best idea I got when watching this is why not develop a technology that converts CO2 into Oxygen or water or something useful and the byproducts can be captured and disposed instantly to prevent any other side-effects of using such tech in large scale. And I mean arent they already probably developing such tech(in R&D stage or smthn) for Astronomical Missions to Mars and beyond? All we'd need is their success and then rapid application globally and voila. Bye bye world with Climate Change issues! Ur free to use my idea humanity, just credit me as the mysterious starry that commented on a Kurzgesagt video in YT and saved the world. xd Also u can tip me and extend my survival beyond the next month or so lol. F. Anyways Cheers, Luv.All n Star Out!

  33. songs with cam
    songs with cam
    11 päeva tagasi

    love the animations!! it makes going extinct much more chirpy

  34. Aloof Ismail
    Aloof Ismail
    12 päeva tagasi

    ... OK plant more trees

  35. George Sormor
    George Sormor
    12 päeva tagasi

    I literally passed my ecology class thanks to this video. Thx!

  36. Zoot1337Beta
    Zoot1337Beta
    12 päeva tagasi

    This is how you get snowpiercer

  37. Bruh master
    Bruh master
    13 päeva tagasi

    If these people had power like being the president of America everything who’d be 69420 times better

  38. Abiy Rizal
    Abiy Rizal
    13 päeva tagasi

    Sub indonesia plisss

  39. olivee
    olivee
    13 päeva tagasi

    Capitalism moment

    1. A Box of Tentacles
      A Box of Tentacles
      10 päeva tagasi

      cOMMuniSm is dead.

  40. Magnet
    Magnet
    13 päeva tagasi

    Lesson? Humanity is a blight on this planet.

  41. Robert Castledine
    Robert Castledine
    13 päeva tagasi

    Weve all seen the trails from the planes and I'm not talking about condensation because condensation disappears after a few seconds but chemtrails spread out causing a blanket like a cloud reflecting the light from the sun

  42. Robert Castledine
    Robert Castledine
    13 päeva tagasi

    Why do people make out like this is something new

  43. Robert Castledine
    Robert Castledine
    13 päeva tagasi

    Geo engineering has been happening for years

    1. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      Ever since the first human started a fire

  44. Suman Sourav
    Suman Sourav
    13 päeva tagasi

    this reminds me of china's war on birds for eating crops that resulted in grasshopper eating more crops and caused great Chinese famine. better not play with nature

  45. Daijuan
    Daijuan
    14 päeva tagasi

    Global economy will be the death of earth

  46. Ivan Kong
    Ivan Kong
    14 päeva tagasi

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  47. Farid Rosero
    Farid Rosero
    14 päeva tagasi

    We're doomed

  48. Scorpio
    Scorpio
    15 päeva tagasi

    It’s over 100 degrees where I live

  49. Joyce Miles
    Joyce Miles
    15 päeva tagasi

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  50. Rando
    Rando
    16 päeva tagasi

    When the scientist bird sprayed his work off the board I actually felt really sad lol

    1. lemon demon
      lemon demon
      3 päeva tagasi

      Same lol

  51. Gypsy Gypsy
    Gypsy Gypsy
    16 päeva tagasi

    "duude global warming" yawn

  52. animeswitch
    animeswitch
    16 päeva tagasi

    lol i find it funny that it says "we might have to do" yet they have been chemtrailing the sky for years.

    1. Candy Cane
      Candy Cane
      11 päeva tagasi

      It’s not just the stuff that comes out of planes

    2. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      proof?

  53. Nereshai
    Nereshai
    16 päeva tagasi

    Can the Ozone layer be repaired? I know ozone production isn't hard, but could we put it where we want it?

  54. Nihaal Sangha
    Nihaal Sangha
    16 päeva tagasi

    1:36

  55. Minh Quân Nguyễn
    Minh Quân Nguyễn
    16 päeva tagasi

    I've heard before: If you had the capability to terraform Mars into Earth... then we could also terraform Earth into Earth! We are so focused on turning another hostile planet into something inhabitable and Earth-like, that we tend to forget the very ground we're standing on. I think it's a very good point, if you can't even save the home planet from yourself, what'd guarantee that you won't do the same thing to every other planets in the future?

  56. Troy Howard
    Troy Howard
    16 päeva tagasi

    The second-hand cancer firstly untidy because band annually book along a past ornament. telling, awful lumber

  57. Qolumbia
    Qolumbia
    17 päeva tagasi

    so technically dark mode contributes to global warming?

    1. Candy Cane
      Candy Cane
      11 päeva tagasi

      Yes

  58. Ankit Varshney
    Ankit Varshney
    17 päeva tagasi

    Wow, very well explained. I wish to write like that if I had any time.

  59. Pranav Yadavalli
    Pranav Yadavalli
    17 päeva tagasi

    kurzgesagt team is doing their part to our beloved earth. we need to pitch in too.

  60. PrinceOkoi
    PrinceOkoi
    18 päeva tagasi

    7:47 ahh yes the self destructing ad

  61. d a
    d a
    18 päeva tagasi

    We don't have to do this if you just decide to go with nuclear power and ditch the dangerous, partnering with evil, incompetent distraction that is renewables :)

    1. Candy Cane
      Candy Cane
      11 päeva tagasi

      Renewables are not bad lol

    2. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      renewables aren't evil

  62. Renan Cevallos
    Renan Cevallos
    18 päeva tagasi

    These morons think the people is stupid....liars m.f....they spray at night !

    1. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      Source?

    2. Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly
      18 päeva tagasi

      Source?

  63. Cooking Parker
    Cooking Parker
    18 päeva tagasi

    The bite-sized road technically use because energy aerobically love given a dispensable help. three, detailed lace

  64. Tbiblaine23
    Tbiblaine23
    18 päeva tagasi

    Dude sounds like Al Gore in this video

  65. C0MPLEATE
    C0MPLEATE
    19 päeva tagasi

    if this happens, will solar farms fail?

  66. Tony
    Tony
    19 päeva tagasi

    Now watch as the masses beg and pray for their masters to spray the skies with chemtrails to block out the sun. We're fucked

    1. Tony
      Tony
      12 päeva tagasi

      @Erik Seehagel for what exactly do you want a source

    2. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      Source?

  67. Danny Green
    Danny Green
    19 päeva tagasi

    Warming oceans yield fewer fish, hmmmm nothing to do with overfishing, killing eco systems

    1. Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly
      18 päeva tagasi

      Those are factors too of course which I am sure is common knowledge. The warming oceans is an additional factor which will be significant in future.

  68. BOERBULL
    BOERBULL
    19 päeva tagasi

    China will eat the oceans baron faaaar sooner than anything else

  69. Brian Oberlin
    Brian Oberlin
    19 päeva tagasi

    They have been doing this for years. Chem trails. Not con trails. We're all fucked because people don't care. And we get fed bullshit lies like this video saying this hasen't been destroying this planet and humanity for 70+years. The more we "help" the more we destroy.

    1. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      Source?

  70. Toby Radenbaugh
    Toby Radenbaugh
    19 päeva tagasi

    "might"? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  71. Coach Ryan
    Coach Ryan
    19 päeva tagasi

    hahaha I love how "Conspiracy Theorists" catch a bunch of shit for years and then when it becomes mainstream all of the sheeple are like "oh, okay, I guess this makes sense".

    1. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      "sheeple"

  72. Choi YeonSoo
    Choi YeonSoo
    20 päeva tagasi

    2:37

  73. Mystical - TEDDY_
    Mystical - TEDDY_
    20 päeva tagasi

    5:00 Ghostbuster :)

  74. DON DA VINCI
    DON DA VINCI
    21 päev tagasi

    Ummm.. ChemTrails anyone?????

  75. Jack Frost
    Jack Frost
    21 päev tagasi

    Mt. Pinatubo? Wtf my country

  76. Ninad Mahesh
    Ninad Mahesh
    21 päev tagasi

    I guess these scientists haven't seen Snowpiercer

  77. Diptangshu Paul [IITGN]
    Diptangshu Paul [IITGN]
    22 päeva tagasi

    Just reduce population and plant trees... Trees will solve all issues.

    1. Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel
      12 päeva tagasi

      How do you suggest that we reduce population?

  78. Nahor Wehtam
    Nahor Wehtam
    22 päeva tagasi

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  79. iam oneclicker
    iam oneclicker
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  80. gb
    gb
    22 päeva tagasi

    One of my geology lecturers is a big advocate for geoengineering. He's angry about the lack of funding for it, and worries that by the time it might be needed, it would be too late. It's a super interesting concept to me, and I think some methods (such as carbon capture storage) are great ideas as most of the world continues to depend on fossil fuels in the future.

  81. Țiclea Sorin
    Țiclea Sorin
    22 päeva tagasi

    I wonder how Kurzgesagt would portray me as a bird

  82. Gnagnagatt
    Gnagnagatt
    22 päeva tagasi

    i like how Kurzgesagt dums things down to our level

  83. Flynn
    Flynn
    23 päeva tagasi

    Ok, let's build a colossal mirror that floats on the ocean to reflect the sun.

  84. Rounded Edge
    Rounded Edge
    23 päeva tagasi

    "We don't know who struck first, us or them, but we know that it was us that scorched the sky." Morpheus

  85. Gerard Boss xD
    Gerard Boss xD
    23 päeva tagasi

    I love to sleep with your voice on my headphones

  86. turboterps
    turboterps
    23 päeva tagasi

    I love how this used to be a conspiracy theory

  87. Zetsuke4
    Zetsuke4
    23 päeva tagasi

    nice

  88. the Party of ONE
    the Party of ONE
    23 päeva tagasi

    KURZGESAGT= COMPLETE BULLSHIT

    1. ELGG
      ELGG
      21 päev tagasi

      @Virtual Hona it’s just some guy who can’t understand it, ignore them

    2. Virtual Hona
      Virtual Hona
      23 päeva tagasi

      ???

  89. Sandhya Ajith
    Sandhya Ajith
    23 päeva tagasi

    can you make a video of oldest cars to newest cars good stuff and bad stuff

    1. Sandhya Ajith
      Sandhya Ajith
      23 päeva tagasi

      yea

  90. Daniel Swancigerjr
    Daniel Swancigerjr
    23 päeva tagasi

    Just let the planet rid itself of humans

  91. Tom F
    Tom F
    23 päeva tagasi

    5:02 ZUUUUUUL !

  92. Tr4nce
    Tr4nce
    24 päeva tagasi

    +also this is a horrible idea

  93. Tr4nce
    Tr4nce
    24 päeva tagasi

    Make a huge fuck off reflection then

  94. FBI
    FBI
    24 päeva tagasi

    I've thought about the iron one since algae helps against CO2 but then life in the water would die since there's no sun. I'm so happy they mentioned it lol.

  95. PandaPlayz
    PandaPlayz
    24 päeva tagasi

    Put clouds on africa so they'll spend more 60 seconds every minute

  96. Agent Bricks Channel
    Agent Bricks Channel
    24 päeva tagasi

    they definitly haven't watched Snowpiercer...

  97. Justin216
    Justin216
    24 päeva tagasi

    See people will continue to invest their time in energy in tech that allows them to continue to live in such an unnatural way. how about instead of trying to change the way the world is, perhaps people need to change themselves and their ways. We dont need geo engineering, we need a global scale behavioral change to do anything.

    1. valandil988
      valandil988
      17 päeva tagasi

      You go live naturally first. Leave your clothes and plastic shoes here mate before you go.

    2. Samrt firdeg
      Samrt firdeg
      24 päeva tagasi

      Goodluck with that mate. We couldn't get everyone to wear a mask and a lockdown was so devastating to so many people.

  98. Liheng Fu
    Liheng Fu
    24 päeva tagasi

    ozone---oh no zone lol

  99. -fakebirds -
    -fakebirds -
    24 päeva tagasi

    Now I remember why I stopped watching these videos, every vid is another reason I can’t sleep at night

    1. Virtual Hona
      Virtual Hona
      23 päeva tagasi

      Same

  100. Purr-fect Killer
    Purr-fect Killer
    24 päeva tagasi

    Okay maybe Thanos was right we should just kill half the populous and it would help solve a lot of problems