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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xisotopex Uur geleden
why not discuss planting a billion trees to eliminate excess CO2?
BlownAwayGamer Dag geleden
"this experiment is about to go really exciting" I have never seen You this passive agreesive :(
Fergus Moffat
Fergus Moffat Dag geleden
The 400 year grand solar minimum cycle has begun. The next 3 decades will see the earth cool down as the suns magnetic feild turns down. GLOBAL COOLING IS THE CLIMATE CRISES now. There is Cold induced famine every time this cycle hits. Artificial attempts to cool earth will be catastrophic
Horizon 2 dagen geleden
Chemtrails happen multiple times per week. You can visual see the planes spraying patterns and turning a blue sky completely white and covered by a chemical blanket slowing falling down into our lakes and trees and houses and we are breathing it in and eating and drinking it .. how is this okay???
LivingIn PatheticEra
LivingIn PatheticEra 4 dagen geleden
@INSECT BITE *-* Which one? Amazon, Inc.ompetent or Amazon, Brazil?
Spoony Jeff UK
Spoony Jeff UK 44 seconden geleden
UK already geoengineers.
Green Cat Dude
Green Cat Dude 5 minuten geleden
Sulfur Punk
Matthew 15 minuten geleden
Snow peircer time
Dreckbob Bratpfanne
Dreckbob Bratpfanne 27 minuten geleden
Whenever humans try to fix one of their f* ups they invent something bigger... and then it goes wrong again... and repeat. Now we are at astronomical levels to fix our wrongdoings.
Steven Dumont
Steven Dumont 50 minuten geleden
Might have to do? 😂 It’s been going on for years! It is properly documented and there is shit load of aluminium particles ending up on our agricultural land and making its way into the very food we consume. And we wonder why there is a rise in Alzheimer’s? This is programming!
xisotopex Uur geleden
climate change or anthropogenic climate change? one is real and has happened thousands of time in geologic history, and hundreds of times in human history. the other, is fake. if it was real, there is one, easy quick solution that would stop the warming in its tracks and buy us plenty of time to figure out some environmental problems. planting trees. planting a billion trees. those billion trees would use ALL the excess CO2, thereby eliminating the fake problem of greenhouse gas driven global warming.
Ianite Sanchez
Ianite Sanchez 3 uur geleden
So we're fuck
Ata fakheri
Ata fakheri 3 uur geleden
The same old story of humans panicking and "solving" one prproblem by doing 10 times the damage that the initial problem was making
Eloisa Ferreira
Eloisa Ferreira 3 uur geleden
just add water not pink bad thing
Kangus Shangus
Kangus Shangus 4 uur geleden
Eyyyy Philippines volcano that destroyed many people and houses. Seen that in our history lessons.
Onur Peksari
Onur Peksari 4 uur geleden
we need Turkish subtitle
Zachary William
Zachary William 5 uur geleden
Is this an endorsement of AOC or what? Lmao, keep crying progressives. Keep crying.
Michael Pietarila
Michael Pietarila 6 uur geleden
Geoengineering sounds like an interesting career to go into might give it a shot if I get the chance to study it
Barrie Surjadi
Barrie Surjadi 6 uur geleden
Lets cool down the earth like... right now and kill billions on the way - Not Hitler and Not Thanos.
Klaurence Cruz
Klaurence Cruz 7 uur geleden
Please call "stratospheric aerosol injection" as STAIN ok?
Jacky Evans
Jacky Evans 9 uur geleden
a real solution: assassinate every politician who doesn't care about climate change, sorry but its objectively the only way that will work quick enough, unless jeff bezos decides he fancies deleting global warming
Elle J.
Elle J. 9 uur geleden
7:10 the bird on the right taking puns to a whole new level akshdjdhsj
Syppiii 11 uur geleden
This is more interesting than my 16 years of school...
E 13 uur geleden
The only plausible geo engineering project the world could undertake to combat climate change is to turn Sahara Dessert into another biome.
centlander 14 uur geleden
Okay so how do we solve our planet dieing because of us? Ah yes, make problems in other parts that we than have to deal with later
VandelayH 16 uur geleden
Basically, world leaders and fossil fuel companies are crooks.
Darth Hasbro
Darth Hasbro 16 uur geleden
ps build for eternity or dont build at all
Darth Hasbro
Darth Hasbro 17 uur geleden
Cardi_B 17 uur geleden
Porfavor sigan haciendo videos en español
Samuel Skala
Samuel Skala 17 uur geleden
That yellow hair bird complaining about the final chance *I wonder what it implies*
brakorinspace o
brakorinspace o 17 uur geleden
Ready to die in the resource wars caused by climate change. 22 rn so we'll see if I'm fit for service by the time it happens
Alex Parpotta
Alex Parpotta 18 uur geleden
Kurzgesagt: We may need to spray SO2 into the atmosphere The climate: *Laughs in acid rain*
There's agnet 8 from "Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion in : 7:49
Mina Celentano
Mina Celentano 21 uur geleden
It seems more like a lazy and cheap option. We need to take action to improving things NATURALLY, by swapping harmful things out for more environmentally friendly things.
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson 22 uur geleden
Fun fact, of the total amount of co2 released into the atmosphere each year only 5 % is humanity induced. Soooo.....the other 95% released from natural processes is totally ok, it's that small 5% humanity is responsible for that has the doomsdayers creaming their panties. Global warming is real and yes our climate is warming which it has done many times in earth's history as evidenced in the archaeological record but to put the cause solely on the back of humanity is absurd. Question: how many of you reading this post were alive in the 1970's and remember scientific consensus back then was the earth was going into the next ice age? Thats right, global warming wasn't even on the radar so the question is how could that be? The evidence was clear, science said so. WHAT YOU SAY? scientists were wrong? Truth is global climate is so complex involving a mind boggling amount of variables that even with the most powerful super computers it's impossible to correctly make any sort of accurate prediction for tomorrow much less 50, 100, or even 200 years from now. With that said we only have this small rock to live on. We need to keep it clean, science our way out of the dirty pollution problem if not for ourselves then for our descendants. Governments are run by humans, flawed humans with sometimes nefarious ambitions. All governments use diversionary tactics to hide true motivations and the sheep follow - DON'T BE A SHEEP.
Starboy's Universe
Starboy's Universe 23 uur geleden
climate change can only be done with humans out
Jacob Roy
Jacob Roy Dag geleden
GENIUS IDEA!!!!: what if we used asteroid mining instead of big mines to stop air pollution. We use the gas from the rockets as geoengineering to buy us more time while we use the money we make from selling the asteroid components to buy energy efficient power sources and to stop fossil fuels from being burned. Thank me later Elon musk
Hill Top
Hill Top Dag geleden
Prove that climate change is due to human activity. The earth has gone through heating and cooling periods long before humans, with co2 levels much higher than we have today, proven by drilling into polar ice caps. Trying to change or slow the earth's natural cycle could be catastrophic, and would most likely bankrupt our society.
Paul Abreu
Paul Abreu Dag geleden
Maybe I’m late, but the shading on your characters is looking fine guys! Keep it up!
Natanael Gonzalez
Natanael Gonzalez Dag geleden
we might have to do? we have been doing since the Vietnam war....
Ivan Zhaldak
Ivan Zhaldak Dag geleden
Stop tellling that "CO2 traps this radiation etc". The most of it is kept by the water vapor. At least say "greenhouse gasses trap infrared radiation". This manipulation of terms is not what I would expect from you guys. What a shame.
NCT Markers
NCT Markers Dag geleden
If there is no sunlight then what about solar panels?
TechnoGuz GD
TechnoGuz GD Dag geleden
human brain: geoengineering is a very bad way of survival, but it will have to do for now. monkey brain: heehoo plane make fardd
J T Dag geleden
Geoengineering, a death or glory attack for the climate crisis.
Alec Weitl
Alec Weitl Dag geleden
We already do it....... and have been doing it.....
Quinton Eversull
Quinton Eversull Dag geleden
Your carpet; your phone, your food, your toilet paper all contain petroleum products. The largest contributor of green house gasses is meat production. Cows on average release 3.1 gigatonnes of co2 a year. In fact with the advent of modern catalytic converters and diesel exhaust fluid systems cars release 12 times less co2 a day than the average cow. The real solution to climate change is to eat more veggies and less meat. I’m not saying get rid of meat because I like it too. Just eat a little less of it.
sbjn Dag geleden
The only way for earth to prosper is to wipe out humans
Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts Dag geleden
2:42 funny moment!
WinterCraft Dag geleden
The gov will only fully invest in helping prevent global warming if there is a large chunk of money waiting for them at the end.
Big Rig
Big Rig Dag geleden
Boo hoo muh fossil fuels Not happening any time soon, nerds
Igor Ivanov
Igor Ivanov Dag geleden
where is subtitles ?
EnterPlayerName 35
EnterPlayerName 35 Dag geleden
"Hey ferb, I know what we're going to do today"
Weeklongwind 647
Weeklongwind 647 Dag geleden
Why are most of your videos so dramatic and scary?
Delete TheElite
Delete TheElite Dag geleden
Global warming is a hoax folks.
Jackson Freking
Jackson Freking Dag geleden
is this a joke or?
Elena Dag geleden
Remember all those memes disregarding chemtrails?
Delete TheElite
Delete TheElite Dag geleden
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Dipshit chemtrails been going on for atleast 20 years. What fucking rock u been under????
Anna Dag geleden
Problem is, this particular geoengineering strategy to happen is very unlikely due to the need of a GLOBAL political agreement. Say, if the USA goes all independent and does that - there is no way that the particles stay above the geographical borders of the country - cause, well, weather doesn’t care about borders. Meaning if one country does it, every other country could be directly effected. Meaning every country on earth has a say in it and all countries sharing the some opinion on this topic is just... extremely unlikely.
Barış İslamoğlu
Keşke Türkçe çeviri olsa
Ritz zzZ
Ritz zzZ Dag geleden
whoa... self destruct button... hmm .. 👁️👁️
Rachel Hatton
Rachel Hatton Dag geleden
Like they haven't been doing it since the 1950's
Will & Joy Forever
Will & Joy Forever Dag geleden
No C⁰² means no fire, no of that, and more i guess.
SirHatmaker Dag geleden
Snowpiercer fans are going nuts rn
D Mentia
D Mentia Dag geleden
Meh, you guys think you're so smart. Futurama had this idea like a decade ago - just drop an ice cube in the ocean. Easy
_ Dag geleden
I do not know if you are being sarcastic or stupid
Mortal Dog17
Mortal Dog17 Dag geleden
What if we jus harvest CO2 and use it directly, and make every waste we do a new product. In that way we make ourselves better and more sustainable.
Hank Dundon
Hank Dundon Dag geleden
Because C02 is really hard to use. It does not carry energy, it can not be made into anything, any it cost a lot.
Mira Aljarrah
Mira Aljarrah Dag geleden
This is such a clear, amazing and understandable way to explon complex stuff to normal people who are not scientists or experts. Thank you so much 🤗🤗
Toplama Edit
Toplama Edit 2 dagen geleden
Please add türkish languagr
David Gascueña
David Gascueña 2 dagen geleden
isn't that orbit at 0:40 impossible. Just nitpicking, great video
06 Damas Rizaladib Syabana
Waiting for indonesian subtitle sir
Putra Ramadhani M. 9.8
Putra Ramadhani M. 9.8 2 dagen geleden
Indonesian subtitel pleas
Rabbit rams
Rabbit rams 2 dagen geleden
Another ways to stop global warming 1.dropping giant ice cubes in the ocean 2. Pushing earth a little bit father away from the sun 3.steal a moon 4.destoy the sun 5.make littering punishable by death 6.giant fan
Zaid Al
Zaid Al 2 dagen geleden
why cant we just plant more trees?
SnifferSock 2 dagen geleden
Ah, more climate fear porn.
Shabole Alquesimi
Shabole Alquesimi 2 dagen geleden
We are doomed
Miguel Ramos
Miguel Ramos 2 dagen geleden
Snowpiercer irl huh
scrubby Bard
scrubby Bard 2 dagen geleden
Like the the current pandemic, human life is a pandemic, we reproduce faster than we die, we kill everything without discrimination
Israel Gustavo De Souza
Israel Gustavo De Souza 2 dagen geleden
Acho que esqueceram das Legendas ;-;
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Nuggets 2 dagen geleden
Man, I wonder what these experiments testing geoengineering are, *COUGH* chemtrails *COUGH*
Kornelius Milan
Kornelius Milan 2 dagen geleden
indonesian subtitle please
Chinedu Opara
Chinedu Opara 2 dagen geleden
_"...we know it was _*_humans_*_ , who scorched the sky..."_
TheMarthis1 2 dagen geleden
What if we stop destroying earth with our predatory exploration? " And lose some money? Nah, let's change the way how earth works, much better"
TheMarthis1 2 dagen geleden
What if we stop destroying earth with our predatory exploration? " And lose some money? Nah, let's change the way how earth works, much better"
Horizon 2 dagen geleden
Yup chemtrails. And they have been spraying multiple times a week. Much more than once a year like you suggested. It's been in effect quite some time. Nano aluminum is deadly to be spraying In our skies.
Selim Bir
Selim Bir 2 dagen geleden
Where is the turkish language ? I wait months
pedrao menino bom
pedrao menino bom 2 dagen geleden
were is a legends in portuguese and of the outher languages of this video?
Nolan Yamada
Nolan Yamada 2 dagen geleden
Is it possible to make CO2 into oxygen gas and something else made of carbon?
Xd Soler
Xd Soler 2 dagen geleden
Wow can anyone name a better science teacher? Like I just subbed to him and watched most of his vids and I love them
M0oseTacular 2 dagen geleden
The Climate will change naturally without our help so I wonder if we will ever develop methods to prevent climate change it its entirety.
TheRottMachine 2 dagen geleden
Those global temperature projections look a lot like Covid infection projections.
Fiendish 2 dagen geleden
Me and the bois going to turn Mars into a green planet
jxq12 lmao
jxq12 lmao 2 dagen geleden
This scares me
Deej 2 dagen geleden
Ever since 2063, we simply drop a giant ice cube into the ocean every now and then solving the problem of global warming once and for all
João Paulo
João Paulo 2 dagen geleden
Portuguese subtitles T_T
Nova Star
Nova Star 2 dagen geleden
Looks like the chem-trail conspiracy theorists aren't THAT far from the truth. Of course, they think it's microchips and stuff, but, whatever.
sciure sci
sciure sci 2 dagen geleden
I like how the West keeps telling the developing countries to switch to environment friendly tech after they already built everything they need. Fossil fuels are way more reliable and cheaper than clean energy.
Moody the millenial
Moody the millenial 2 dagen geleden
Do these chemical trails left from airplanes do geo engineering? Or is it something else?
Charles Sloan
Charles Sloan 2 dagen geleden
guys lets just buy some ozone from darth vader hes a cool guy
Ric C
Ric C 2 dagen geleden
tanto tiempo esperando los subtitulos en español y nada :$
Хайдер Султан Аль Рамади
Chemtrails, they're already doing it lol. This is called predictive programming. Start showing signs if something way before u reveal it to the public to create more tolerance.
Harrison Sweet
Harrison Sweet 2 dagen geleden
Aren't humans part of nature too? So whatever we do would be part of the "natural processes" of Earth? We aren't removed from nature. We are a part of it and like any species we have the ability to change our environment on a massive scale.
Ada 2 dagen geleden
In conclusion the best solution would be to slow down and stop the climate change, by reducing the CO2 emissions.
Harrison Sweet
Harrison Sweet 2 dagen geleden
Isn't just farming geoengineering? We domesticated many plants and animals and changed our environment to suit our needs. What separates city building from "geoengineering"?
Aniket Bagale
Aniket Bagale 2 dagen geleden
I think any idea including ozone damage should be avoided ...also u could just stop fossil fuel use instead of researching how to cool earth....i mean it looks like the only ideas happening in reality are the ones which does not include human consumption compromise
wilford industries
wilford industries 2 dagen geleden
we here at wilford industries we warn u to not use this method to make the earth cooler trust us we have experiences
Revert FPV
Revert FPV 2 dagen geleden
What about taking co2 and making it cold to cool stuff, so we would use bad stuff to do good things
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