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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turboterps 28 days ago
I love how this used to be a conspiracy theory
I J Month ago
@Marble Taco and no one cares what you have to say either.
Marble Taco
Marble Taco Month ago
@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
tony beatbutcher
What about Global Dimming?
Xagami Month ago
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?
Nautical Study
Nautical Study 6 hours ago
Tell China, India, and Nigeria to get their act together. That’s a good chunk of what we gotta do.
Daniel MP
Daniel MP 7 hours ago
This idea is so bad I'm left wondering why no government has implemented it yet
uwu 11 hours ago
Interesting :o
PARKOUR CRACKER 19 hours ago
How the fck do you pronounce kurzgesagt?!
PARKOUR CRACKER 19 hours ago
RUvid put a climate change context link below the title lol
Chubby Might
Chubby Might Day ago
Somebody is gonna make something so powerful It changes global warming to global cooling
mr oregano
mr oregano Day ago
"but it gets worse" YA YOU DONT SAY KYRGESTAN
Adam Irie
Adam Irie Day ago
Might have to Do ????????? Lol Lol Lol 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂They've been spraying the skies since 1920 DUH ! Weather Modification has been going on for 101 Years ! Weathe Warfare is the Military Industrial Complexes Crown Jewel !!! Everything is All by design and it is All connected to the Depopulation of the Earth, so obvious Duh ! this video is a Joke ! Wake Up Look Up Sheeple !!!!!!!!!!! ✈🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫 ✈🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫 ✈🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫🌫 ☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰
Ykario 16 hours ago
Well. Then they suck at it, as world's population is growing bigger and bigger.
Francisco Sanhueza
Mes 7: todavía sigo esperando a que traduzcan sus videos al español :,v
Elliott Ella
Elliott Ella Day ago
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Mazzeha Day ago
These videos give me both: hope and terror at the same time
ael Tobing
ael Tobing 2 days ago
6:59 did anyone see the text (sory if i spel something wrong im form indonesia)
The T
The T 2 days ago
Is this for real???? We need the sun for vitamin D. This is wrong.
Rana Pratap
Rana Pratap 2 days ago
TimLikesWaffles 2 days ago
Nice interstellar reference in the beginning
Harry Williams
Harry Williams 2 days ago
So chem trails are mainstream now?
Hellseeker 3 days ago
Every time we screw with the system unintentional consequences happen. The planet wobbles in its orbit, it’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen when the models you base it on aren’t accurate.
85mcarnold 3 days ago
What about desert greening? If the Sahara Desert could somehow become as lush as the Amazon that would absorb a lot of CO2.
Manthan Sohoni
Manthan Sohoni 3 days ago
Ah yes, Some more Existential crisis
raven ruiz
raven ruiz 3 days ago
We're stuck!!!
Sterces 3 days ago
Yeah and we absolutely are not already having a bunch of Chem trails and won't die in the next few yrs 👍
Sir Loaf
Sir Loaf 4 days ago
Teacher: Don't inhale resultant gasse- That one kid: 4:54
Aaron McConkey
Aaron McConkey 4 days ago
We " might " have to do? LOOK UP!!!!
Charlie Zavala
Charlie Zavala 4 days ago
Lol so we can all agree then that Chemtrails are in fact happening
Sus Doctor
Sus Doctor 5 days ago
So basicly i was calling a sprite "vodka" and my brain was like "THiS iS vOdkA' Now im drunk on sprite
Aman Karassayev
Aman Karassayev 5 days ago
*oh no zone*
Kyle Nathan Olermo
oh my g, he said mt. pinatubo which is just next to our own province
Chase the gamer
Chase the gamer 6 days ago
Hey guys um from a scale 1 to 10 how do you rate this Chanel
Caitlin Mah- Soeung
Snow piercer might actually come true
R. Stark
R. Stark 6 days ago
Because of Geoengineering we have high levels of “metals” in our rain, snow, crops and food. And you can say goodbye to solar too.
JoAnne Holcombe
JoAnne Holcombe 6 days ago
They are already doing it!! All u have to do is look up!
Conan Highwoods
Conan Highwoods 2 days ago
@SalSauce You sure are doing the shill/bot/sheep thing well at the least!
SalSauce 4 days ago
yeah we have to wear our tinfoil hats or the aliens will control our minds!!!! (Am I doing this crackpot conspiracy theorist thing correctly?)
Hasan Ozbal74
Hasan Ozbal74 6 days ago
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.
Christian Holley
Christian Holley 7 days ago
There will be wars over this.
mr Fredrickson's
mr Fredrickson's 7 days ago
If you ever watched snowpiercer We should Not do
Nihaal Sangha
Nihaal Sangha 7 days ago
meh 9 days ago
Some researchers have suggested that aerosol injection might not work as some clouds can have a heating rather than cooling effect.
Mimikyu 9 days ago
7:48 octoling in the background????
Jbone 10 days ago
Wait so all those contrails ARE chemtrails? Those liars!
MISSELO27 4 days ago
Of course. Only sheep don't want to see it
Yiğit Ayaz
Yiğit Ayaz 10 days ago
0:01 This house from the movie "interstellar"
Tible UWU
Tible UWU 10 days ago
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
NobleSky Sisters
NobleSky Sisters 11 days ago
7:49 there is an octoling in the background! 🔫🐙
treborobotacon 11 days ago
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.
Abdelrahman hussein
Oh-No-Zone 😢🥺
Lyzo 11 days ago
French translate ??
MISSELO27 4 days ago
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
ma pa
ma pa 12 days ago
all planets are heating up. man-made global warming is a hoax to take your money and control your behavior.
ma pa
ma pa 3 days ago
@SalSauce the mars polar cap is melting. all planets are heating up. ask nasa
SalSauce 4 days ago
Take off that tin foil hat and come to your senses man
Ankur Antil
Ankur Antil 13 days ago
Giant reflectors in space
Sasha Inverse
Sasha Inverse 14 days ago
Hopefully, this would never happen
Easton Creger
Easton Creger 15 days ago
Quote of the year : As it turns out, acid is bad
bugalugs bum theif
bugalugs bum theif 15 days ago
Right so this existential crisis hit closer to home
T.Mohith Raajan
T.Mohith Raajan 15 days ago
Is there is bioengineering
Social Swine
Social Swine 15 days ago
Unsurprising bill and Melinda gates sponsor this channel. Pushing this shite
Twitch_StarLord_ 15 days ago
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!
songs with cam
songs with cam 16 days ago
love the animations!! it makes going extinct much more chirpy
Aloof Ismail
Aloof Ismail 16 days ago
... OK plant more trees
Cringe or Based Review
There is no quantity of trees we could plant which would fix this
George Sormor
George Sormor 17 days ago
I literally passed my ecology class thanks to this video. Thx!
Zoot1337Beta 17 days ago
This is how you get snowpiercer
Bruh master
Bruh master 17 days ago
If these people had power like being the president of America everything who’d be 69420 times better
Abiy Rizal
Abiy Rizal 18 days ago
Sub indonesia plisss
olivee 18 days ago
Capitalism moment
A Box of Tentacles
A Box of Tentacles 15 days ago
cOMMuniSm is dead.
Magnet 18 days ago
Lesson? Humanity is a blight on this planet.
Robert Castledine
Robert Castledine 18 days ago
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
Robert Castledine
Robert Castledine 18 days ago
Why do people make out like this is something new
Robert Castledine
Robert Castledine 18 days ago
Geo engineering has been happening for years
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Ever since the first human started a fire
Suman Sourav
Suman Sourav 18 days ago
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
Daijuan 18 days ago
Global economy will be the death of earth
Ivan Kong
Ivan Kong 19 days ago
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Farid Rosero
Farid Rosero 19 days ago
We're doomed
Scorpio 19 days ago
It’s over 100 degrees where I live
Joyce Miles
Joyce Miles 19 days ago
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Rando 20 days ago
When the scientist bird sprayed his work off the board I actually felt really sad lol
lemon demon
lemon demon 7 days ago
Same lol
Gypsy Gypsy
Gypsy Gypsy 20 days ago
"duude global warming" yawn
animeswitch 20 days ago
lol i find it funny that it says "we might have to do" yet they have been chemtrailing the sky for years.
Cringe or Based Review
@animeswitch You have an anime profile pic and you're talking about chemtrails. You did this to yourself
animeswitch 3 days ago
@Cringe or Based Review >judging people on profile pics
Cringe or Based Review
>anime profile pic
Candy Cane
Candy Cane 16 days ago
It’s not just the stuff that comes out of planes
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Nereshai 20 days ago
Can the Ozone layer be repaired? I know ozone production isn't hard, but could we put it where we want it?
Nihaal Sangha
Nihaal Sangha 21 day ago
Minh Quân Nguyễn
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?
Troy Howard
Troy Howard 21 day ago
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Qolumbia 22 days ago
so technically dark mode contributes to global warming?
Candy Cane
Candy Cane 16 days ago
Ankit Varshney
Ankit Varshney 22 days ago
Wow, very well explained. I wish to write like that if I had any time.
Pranav Yadavalli
Pranav Yadavalli 22 days ago
kurzgesagt team is doing their part to our beloved earth. we need to pitch in too.
PrinceOkoi 22 days ago
7:47 ahh yes the self destructing ad
d a
d a 22 days ago
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 :)
Candy Cane
Candy Cane 16 days ago
Renewables are not bad lol
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
renewables aren't evil
Renan Cevallos
Renan Cevallos 23 days ago
These morons think the people is stupid....liars m.f....they spray at night !
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly 22 days ago
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker 23 days ago
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Tbiblaine23 23 days ago
Dude sounds like Al Gore in this video
C0MPLEATE 23 days ago
if this happens, will solar farms fail?
Tony 23 days ago
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
Tony 16 days ago
@Erik Seehagel for what exactly do you want a source
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Danny Green
Danny Green 24 days ago
Warming oceans yield fewer fish, hmmmm nothing to do with overfishing, killing eco systems
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly 22 days ago
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.
BOERBULL 24 days ago
China will eat the oceans baron faaaar sooner than anything else
Brian Oberlin
Brian Oberlin 24 days ago
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.
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Toby Radenbaugh
Toby Radenbaugh 24 days ago
"might"? 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Coach Ryan
Coach Ryan 24 days ago
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".
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
Choi YeonSoo
Choi YeonSoo 25 days ago
Mystical - TEDDY_
Mystical - TEDDY_ 25 days ago
5:00 Ghostbuster :)
DON DA VINCI 26 days ago
Ummm.. ChemTrails anyone?????
Jack Frost
Jack Frost 26 days ago
Mt. Pinatubo? Wtf my country
Ninad Mahesh
Ninad Mahesh 26 days ago
I guess these scientists haven't seen Snowpiercer
Diptangshu Paul [IITGN]
Just reduce population and plant trees... Trees will solve all issues.
Erik Seehagel
Erik Seehagel 17 days ago
How do you suggest that we reduce population?
Nahor Wehtam
Nahor Wehtam 26 days ago
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iam oneclicker 26 days ago
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