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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BORDO BERELI Пре 12 дана
What if we produced everything in space? Like factorys in space
Dr STAME Пре 17 дана
Where is translators?
Mohir Turaboyev
Mohir Turaboyev Пре 23 дана
I am sure at 0:01 the house design was stolen from Interstellar (2014)
Dr STAME Пре 25 дана
Where is translators??
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey Пре 26 дана
I'm surprised you did not talk about the Mount Tambora eruption and how it affected the climate of the world. "The year without a summer" as it's called. It dropped the temperature of the world down a few degrees in 1816 and caused famines around the world.
Cruser Пре сат
Plant more trees!
Badbad Fishy
Badbad Fishy Пре 4 сата
Humans: start wrecking planet by releasing gases rapidly Humans: let's release more games to fix it. We truly are a retarded species. Best thing to do is allow a great restart. Secure food and property for your posterity. If you can save enough money with such massive inflation.
No Designer
No Designer Пре 8 сати
Turkish subtitle please
Lesedi Raphoto
Lesedi Raphoto Пре 13 сати
Derek Slight
Derek Slight Пре 13 сати
This is ridiculous. They are already weather engineering. And it’s destroying the planet. You shouldn’t make these videos you don’t know anything about. Or you are intentionally lying and misinforming people. You should stop being so silly with your clunky videos
Holly Evans
Holly Evans Пре 16 сати
why does then you click on this video, its like the plane is farting
Ryan Schroller
Ryan Schroller Пре дан
What we have to understand is: we will never be able to fully rid ourselves of fossil fuels. We can't fly a rocket into space if it's only electric. Whenever we have an unexpected disaster (the Texas snow storm for example), we need the fossil fuels to keep us warm. In Texas, the wind turbines froze and the solar power plants were covered with snow. While I'm not a fossil fuel supporter, it's something we need to always keep in mind. Yes, we need to gradually decrease our fossil fuel use, but we cannot just push them out of mind.
Andromeda Пре дан
Time to recreate Snowpiercer irl boys
manhei cheong
manhei cheong Пре дан
Jiimms Пре 2 дана
who cares if the earth explodes! I live on mars :D
peg leg
peg leg Пре 2 дана
so what you are saying is that we are screwed
PegLeg Baby Hopkins
PegLeg Baby Hopkins Пре 2 дана
World:”THE WORLD IS GETTING WARMER!!!” Texas:”our windmills just froze over...”
Ryan Schroller
Ryan Schroller Пре дан
literally just thought this. I live in Texas sooo 😂
PEPE LOPEZ Пре 2 дана
You mean they are already doing. Call it a conspiracy theory all you want but all you have to do is look up. Im waiting⏳Time is running out. geoengineering. Org
Colderninja Plays MCPE
Colderninja Plays MCPE Пре 2 дана
Basically the sun is a microwave
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Пре 2 дана
Hamody Natiq756
Hamody Natiq756 Пре 2 дана
Everyone: global pandemic is dangerous Me:haHa fuNnY FarTinG PlaNes
Edgar Lima
Edgar Lima Пре 2 дана
In other words, we could possibly turn planet Earth in another Mars
NightwishTarja Пре 2 дана
superb idea, animations are improving each time, AMAZING Kurzgesagt
TopLock Пре 3 дана
climate change is a problem of now not years
BBOI YT Пре 3 дана
So they r basically gonna injects steroids into earth😌
Dragon Skywalker
Dragon Skywalker Пре 3 дана
7:00 I thought they're going to change it to 2022. Silly me
Inu Yasha
Inu Yasha Пре 3 дана
Bill Gates, pls
thpt Пре 3 дана
And as always government and business would destroy everything
ASFR&FlagCommunity Пре 3 дана
0:19 either that tank Is really depressed and sad or it has erectile dysfunction or is just broken
prince jethro caballes
prince jethro caballes Пре 3 дана
never knew that mt pinatubo was that strong
Buckmaster Пре 3 дана
The idea is to save our planet, not destroy it. Geoengineering is doing way more harm than it does good. Time to take an overall analysis of its detrimental efects on flora and fauna
재현박 Пре 4 дана
0:11 yeea-foo-fischiye
Mxter Пре 4 дана
Space mirror. You're welcome.
Pelxinti Art
Pelxinti Art Пре 4 дана
Stop it, i love Snowpiercer but I don't want to live it
Born_ Definition
Born_ Definition Пре 4 дана
Get smart fast
imma poisonyou
imma poisonyou Пре 4 дана
7:14 I just want to give that poor guy a hug and I’m not saying I’m tearing up because of him but you CANT PROVE I AM
AtlantaMade Sleepy
AtlantaMade Sleepy Пре 5 дана
Man the government is killing our globe polluting it with bullshit the Freemasons and Illuminati & skull and bones are the downfall of this country they all worship satan and wanna bring all of us down
JohnsAnimations Пре 5 дана
Isn't this the plot for the matrix?
Ecromancer Пре 5 дана
can Kurzgesagt become the govorment???
Shiny Arceus
Shiny Arceus Пре 5 дана
Uhhhh not to be dirty minded but are the planes farting- AAAAAA PLEASE DONT BE MEAN I SAID SORRY
Nevermind Never
Nevermind Never Пре 5 дана
The first few seconds of the animation was a reference to a stellar movie, if you catch my drift.
David Potts
David Potts Пре 5 дана
Geoengineering has been an on going program that was deployed without the constant of the people hiding this deployment from the people. It has been killing and collapsing the entire web of biosphere damage has already been done and a dying Planet well underway
Bjarne Pedersen
Bjarne Pedersen Пре 5 дана
They have already being doing this for many years with chemicals and metals destroying the earth. WAKE UP
piperpipe201 Пре 5 дана
So, is this a reason why Texas experienced one of its coldest temperatures ever?
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Пре 2 дана
Megalodon Films
Megalodon Films Пре 5 дана
I wonder if they will cause this plan “Operation Dark Storm”...
JaviKo AOA
JaviKo AOA Пре 5 дана
Por favor no olviden que también poseen una audiencia en Español, puesto que esta vez no lo subtitularon para este idioma, gracias
apostatetrinity Пре 5 дана
that bird at 4:55 hocking a bong lol
The autumn leaf
The autumn leaf Пре 6 дана
"Operation dark storm initiated"
Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma Пре 6 дана
I would love if you made a video about the evolution, pros, and cons of technology!
that history is cool guy
that history is cool guy Пре 6 дана
People who make decisions about climate change won't live to see the effects
PewDie Pie
PewDie Pie Пре 6 дана
Elon musk has to see this right now!!
PewDie Pie
PewDie Pie Пре 6 дана
I mean right nooooow
Avnase Пре 6 дана
First step for this already happened
Abner Castro
Abner Castro Пре 7 дана
I can already hear conspiracy lunatics yelling "chemtrails!"
Vegan Conservative
Vegan Conservative Пре 7 дана
Climate Change/Global Warming/The Coming Ice Age.... yawn. (Yeah, I've lived long enough to start waving the Doom manufacturers off. One good volcanic eruption and its bye-bye global warming. Which would be bad because we are entering Solar Minimum which usually translates into cooler temperatures that hinder agriculture. You know... crops? Plants that like warmth? Someone better be ready to start feeding cows a lot of beans and cabbage.
Kyle Stanley
Kyle Stanley Пре 7 дана
"Oh-no-zone" Okay, I have to give you that one, you've earned a subscriber lol
mortimer starfloods
mortimer starfloods Пре 7 дана
has anyone considered, i don't know, not doing the things that cause climate change
Khalil G.X
Khalil G.X Пре 7 дана
اين الترجمة؟
Carlos Flores
Carlos Flores Пре 7 дана
very interesting
The Alchemist
The Alchemist Пре 7 дана
Goggle harp 😆😆😆
The Alchemist
The Alchemist Пре 7 дана
Oh lordy wakey wakey
The Alchemist
The Alchemist Пре 7 дана
PlagueDoctor Пре 7 дана
If you don't know Mt. Pinatubo (Pi-na-tu-bo) you search at google or you could listen to me. Mt. Pinatubo is located at South-east Asia or located at Philippines
Paul The pew pew guy
Paul The pew pew guy Пре 7 дана
Ah life is really stressful right now
Double penguin
Double penguin Пре 7 дана
earth: i am a habitable planet and no-one can change that humans: allow us to introduce our selfs we have honestly destroyed earth
Sharyl Florette
Sharyl Florette Пре 8 дана
The nice calculus pathomorphologically file because fang unintentionally report during a lonely william. freezing, icky icebreaker
Jon Tenta
Jon Tenta Пре 8 дана
meanwhile low IQ muppets still defend capitalism
Aiden Пре 8 дана
mfw Bill Gates plans on doing this
ExperienceOfChris Пре 8 дана
How about watch the movie snowpiercer and see if it’s a good idea to fuck with the world
ExperienceOfChris Пре 8 дана
The earth has always warmed and cooled as long as it’s existed. It’s all purely political. It snowed in Texas the other day and you tryna tell me the earth is getting hotter?
Zoia Пре 7 дана
The snow in Texas is a pretty good sign that the climate has been fucked with. Also just cause it's snowing in one place does not mean the global trend of getting hotter isn't happening.
Qwert 4
Qwert 4 Пре 8 дана
The real horrifying fact is that we don’t really need to keep ecosystems in nowadays condition. They are cruel and illogical, and the only reason why we save some species as tigers, that are, just mentioning, enjoying slowly killing other animals, instead of keeping herbivores populations by medicine or even destroying them at all because they have more suffer in their lives then happiness, as Dawkins said, is to justify our cruelty to cattle by “natural right”.
Samer Kassab
Samer Kassab Пре 8 дана
Imagine in 60 years our children will point to the sulfur distributers and look in awe. It might even be a holiday!
Vegan Conservative
Vegan Conservative Пре 7 дана
In 60 years (if any are still allowed to think for themselves) our children will wonder why so much of the global population was fooled by a few hypocrites telling us all we must 'sacrifice' this and that while they are blatantly buying up 'this and that'. (See: any disaster-spouting mogul who is currently doing the opposite of what they are telling the public they must do. Start with Bill Gates and follow the other money trails.)
John McBungus
John McBungus Пре 8 дана
Frey Пре 8 дана
imma poisonyou
imma poisonyou Пре 9 дана
7:47 poor guy got some cleaning product in his coffee
Rylan Stephens
Rylan Stephens Пре 9 дана
Who else is watching this channel in their room, sitting in bed, then looking out the window, thinking “do I matter?” As you try to think about happier things, you realize that you will die at one point. Then you sit in your bed, crying, and then going to sleep.
Frey Пре 8 дана
We need to make the most out of our lives
Guillermo Acosta
Guillermo Acosta Пре 9 дана
THAT reference to Interstellar
RatteJak Пре 9 дана
So basically, farting planes is the future.
Tiffany Sallows
Tiffany Sallows Пре 9 дана
wipe 50% of the world population
The G
The G Пре 9 дана
'But it gets worse' *The worst* phrase you can hear on Kurzesagt.
TheNon-existant CoconutFruit
TheNon-existant CoconutFruit Пре 9 дана
Nobody: Me when I lose an important gaming match: 2:40
JokerAssassin Пре 9 дана
Snowpiercer ⚰️
Fatimah Adams
Fatimah Adams Пре 9 дана
How sad! One way or the other what must be will be by the will of God Almighty. This world will eventually come to an end. Our purpose to is so much bigger than this world if only you believe!
NS777 Пре 9 дана
Should we be able to pull the CO2 out of the air, termination shock shouldn’t be an issue, since there won’t be enough CO2 to have any effect.
Lazok Coqoc
Lazok Coqoc Пре 9 дана
The armadillo ultimately own because girl bodily compare lest a large scent. handy, fine entrance
Bobby Пре 10 дана
Guys, let’s please not endorse Geo engineering. You tubers aren’t always right
Videogamee Пре 9 дана
These people work with professionals tho
adam smith
adam smith Пре 10 дана
and people are still worried about their pronouns
Spaaka Пре 10 дана
7:48 I wouldnt want to drink that coffee, seeing that soap just fell into it.
SanaSana Пре 10 дана
How’s that green energy working out for Texas?
TruthFullAttic Пре 8 дана
@Doom Guard Bruh
Doom Guard
Doom Guard Пре 8 дана
@TruthFullAttic You can't say that it's racist to ironics!!
TruthFullAttic Пре 8 дана
@Doom Guard If this isn't ironic I have lost faith in humanity.
Frey Пре 8 дана
@Doom Guard Prove your point. Stop spreading conspiracy. Climate change IS real.
Doom Guard
Doom Guard Пре 8 дана
@Videogamee They are powered by heat and negative demonic energy from a PN junction. If they get to could they shut down and stop giving us cancer with their nose.
Hank Goodwin
Hank Goodwin Пре 10 дана
We need to change the government not the climate!!! Check out convention of states on article V!!!!!!
RapTzZ Stamatescu
RapTzZ Stamatescu Пре 10 дана
There is so much things we can do to save our planet and there are so much resources for everyone to live a normal enjoyable life, but as rich individuals are getting richer and the poor ar getting poorer and the middle class dissolves. Our light as humans is dying. Pleagues, natural disasters, terorist and ignorance it will be our end as we can see. Be the change you want to see in the world.
The Flying Doge
The Flying Doge Пре 10 дана
Ashwin Mhatre
Ashwin Mhatre Пре 10 дана
imagine saying "remember Antarctica" on mars Wow.
Frey Пре 6 дана
@Doom Guard Ok, I got it, thank god you weren't a conspiracy boi. Well played my guy, well played. Lol 😂
Doom Guard
Doom Guard Пре 6 дана
@Frey There is no climate change there is no santa there is no tooth fairy and there is no queen of england. Stop living in a fairy tail.
Frey Пре 6 дана
@Doom Guard I think we should all live our lives in peace without making such a drama and lie about everything.
Frey Пре 6 дана
@Doom Guard At this point, I can't tell whether you're a troll account or a legit conspiracy theorist, but either way, I wish you have a really good day.
Doom Guard
Doom Guard Пре 6 дана
@Frey Anyway it's wind and solar that should be illegal.
Felipe Melo
Felipe Melo Пре 10 дана
Legendas em Portugues yeeeeeeeeeee
herocow 123
herocow 123 Пре 10 дана
and this is why we need to go to mars
nani 123
nani 123 Пре 10 дана
kurzgesagt: horrible ideas we might do also kurzgesagt: what if we detonated all the nukes in our planet?
oh Jeepers
oh Jeepers Пре 11 дана
oh duck
Nilton600 Пре 11 дана
Eu so queria que tivesse briliant em ingles... Mas adorei o video!!
Monkey Junkyard
Monkey Junkyard Пре 11 дана
.....As if this hasn't already begun. Only "global warming" isn't it's sole purpose.
NEE NAW Пре 9 дана
@John Catty paiiin, I really liked this weather. Bye bye to my snowman
John Catty
John Catty Пре 10 дана
@Samuel Canuto Thank you. I have met the guys here in Germany in our headquarter and on job travels in other countries ;) Btw: If you can put Hamburg on your future travel list it would be even better ;) Have a great day!
Samuel Canuto
Samuel Canuto Пре 10 дана
@John Catty Ooooh, i'm sorry, i tought that you met them in Germany in job travel. No problems, i will put Düsseldorf in my future travels list! haha Keep safe, brother, one day we will do this! A big hug for you! :)
John Catty
John Catty Пре 10 дана
@Samuel Canuto Quote: "Are you from USA?" No, read my previous post again. I wrote: "I have only met them *here in Germany* ..." ;) But I've been a few times in the USA in the southern states (Texas, Louisana, Arkansas, Mississippi, etc.). Yeah, would love to go to Brazil one day - once this crazy shit is over...
Samuel Canuto
Samuel Canuto Пре 10 дана
@John Catty Yes, man! I am from São Paulo. It's about 250 miles from Curitiba (Paraná). Come to visit us someday! We have beautiful beachs at Northeast and beautiful cities at the South/Southeast. Are you from USA? Hopefully i'll visit Massachussets someday, love the cities from there, reminds me a lot of the São Paulo's capital center, but it's waaaay more beautiful for me.
Owen Toad
Owen Toad Пре 11 дана
Maybe this is the great filter
MaybeKaylee Пре 11 дана
Y’all need to stop fucking so much
Almightytee00 Пре 11 дана
We should leave the planet alone completely.. actually shut down all things causing the hurt .. and let nature take its course..
Videogamee Пре 9 дана
And just die? Man this model of humans survival instinct must be wack
Can ALDEMİR Пре 11 дана
Have you ever watched snowpiercer...huh?
NEE NAW Пре 11 дана
Yes lol, look at the southern US rn and central Bayern
Soba Пре 11 дана
This man just spoiled 2021 for everyone.
Grand Creationism
Grand Creationism Пре 12 дана
Doomsday mongering
PastelSewerRat Пре 12 дана
ming ming ming
მორის საზოგადოება • Society of Log
მორის საზოგადოება • Society of Log Пре 12 дана
What would happen if we put giant mirrors on houses?
Frey Пре 8 дана
That's a nice question
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