Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity.

How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them?

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      Thạnh Phạm

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    Green Tea~

    Anyone notice the UP reference at 2:44?

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    Wild_Pachamory A Kralj

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    i swear to god if a solar storm happens before i go to the UK i will be extremely upset

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    2020: coronavirus 2021: coronal mass ejection

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    Serious concern: How would you do a temporary blackout in a hospital without harming the patients? The hospital's local electricity generator would produce electricity for this time, but wouldn't the hospital equipment like the breathing machine still be damaged in a CME if it have to stay under voltage? Or it wouldn't be a problem because there are no long wires here in it's local electric system, compared to the main electric grid? I don't know. It may have nothing to do with the length of the wires.

  • --

    Hmmm... double corona: Coronavirus + Coronal Mass Ejection

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    0 6

    Potatoes and Molasses Over The Garden Wall nice reference lol

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    What would happen if humanity turn off all of the generators in time???? Would they break again or no?

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    What if we start to bury the electric wires under the ground

  • ChinchillaIsGod

    With all the interest and investments governments are making at reducing/preparing for climate change and the next global pandemic, preparing for this should be an absolute top priority. Technology and the modern world will still continue with a pandemic and with climate change, but it won't with a CME. Another preparation we should make is asteroid/meteor defense systems. NASA should put all the research they can in finding out if it is possible to deflect or shift the trajectory of a meteor if it were to hit earth. If the Tunguska Event were to recur today, It is likely (unless it were to impact the oceans) millions of people would die.

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  • Netana

    There’s a movie based on this now on Netflix. Search up ‘Awake’ it’s really good

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    2:46 LMFAO i just noticed that house from UP

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    1:45 oh god the sun is kinky

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  • Marcos Andrade
    Marcos Andrade

    "We won't know for sure until a big solar hurricane hits us" he's so chill about it lol

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  • SpanglishCatto

    Hey! What a coincidence! I'm seeing your cool vid about solar storms on the exact same date! As well as the recent solar storm that happened a few days ago in May 2021!!!

  • قناة الموسوعات
    قناة الموسوعات

    Can you make some videos about what is the flat earth,convex earth, hollowed earth, concaved earth and donut shaped earth and how to prove that the earth is spherical

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    5:16 Did anyone noticed that *ALOLAN EXEGGUTOR*

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  • Collector

    Well... Judging by what I saw, solar flares could be soon.

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    2:48 Nice touch 😉

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    Nhựt Nguyễn

    Now that's seem dangerous

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    2:43 Did anyone see the house in up?

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    This is what the Maya calendar was talking about in 2012

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  • Daniel Hardesty
    Daniel Hardesty

    A video on the cascadia subduction zone would be really awesome! This video reminds me of that

  • Chris Parker
    Chris Parker

    Our sun goes micronova or releases an extreme solar outburst that will surely wipe out civilization.

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    Did he watch UP before creating this video?

  • Samuel Mason08
    Samuel Mason08

    So we can save the entire world from a complete blackout by just unplugging everything

  • Blake W.
    Blake W.

    Who’s here before the CME?

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  • Robert Clayborne
    Robert Clayborne

    It could only destroy civilization if God chose it too. God has put it in the hands of man to destroy civilization by letting them make the Nuclear Weapons, which they will destroy each other in the last day. Only those who calls upon the name of the Lord Christ, shall be saved from it. "Hint" Jesus is not the Christ, but Jesus is God Almighty. The one who is called Jesus Christ" he Is King in the world forever. And he is the one who was slain to death from walking upon the earth. And now his body is laying in a tomb in the place that was preserved for him to be laid where no other man had ever been laid before and had a stone covering placed at the face of his tomb. And this is where he shall be until the last day when Jesus the Father comes down and raise him back up to life again and seat him on the throne at his right hand side. Christ our Lord and King; shall be the first of the resurrection, and then all those who died in him, in his struggle on earth for righteousness and justice and equality for all of his peoples. The Lord is King: Revelation 19:16.

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    I actually have a survival plan with my friend group in case this sort of event really happens.

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    please stop with the automatic translations of video titles. They are not correct and just weird.

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    The worst part is that anyone who hasn’t watched this video won’t know what happened.

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    The music in the background is one of my favorite ones

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  • Hapkido 82
    Hapkido 82

    Recent (May 25-26, 2021) CME hit the Australian state of Queensland head on. A major power station had a explosion and fire. (Callide power station) Dopey mainstream media in Australia have not realised this. Yet.

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    2021 today

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    This didn't happen in 2020 cause the schedule was booked full This was moved to mid 2021 The date is close now! : D

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    Jethro Joshua

    We will buy one of them to end the world., So its coming soon! Can Elon Musk do it? Krishna supposedly have A Chakra like this. So as they say ' a comet fell over evil men and destroyed them all'.

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    the recruit564

    So just wanna say thanks this has been on my mind for a few weeks and the thing has been freaking me out about how we are gunna cope finally finding someone who can tell me that there is preventative matters in place and more than likely going to be alright after it is just a huge relief. Love the videos and thanks for the peace of mind

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  • Esther C
    Esther C

    It's so scary to see how huge the sun is next to the earth and how close we are to the sun

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  • Richard Edwards
    Richard Edwards

    Tried to have happy ending? Recent studies now show we are due for a "micro-nova", the sun burping stuff out in all directions so being in line of fire means nothing. This at same time the magnetic field has been weakening a lot. Not the end of life but the end of the world as we know it, the end of civilization and many will die from infrastructure collapse. Sorry.

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  • Joseph Daniel
    Joseph Daniel

    When a cme hits the earth, every non vaccinated melanated being will awaken ancient genetic evolutionary protocols and our human genome will mutate to adapt to the new solar climate. Electromagnetism will course through our bodies and harness the new universal update

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    Kurzgesagt: the sun catapults billions of tons of Mega Radiation at us at the speed of light Me: Oh SHIT we are gonna DIEEEE Kurzgesagt: And when it hits us.. Me: robs a bank to buy a rocketship Kurzgesagt: NOTHING HAPPENS! Me: OML I WASTED SO MUCH MONEY ON NOTHING!

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    You're trying to do two things at once; entertain using the, and educate on solar flares. You're catering to the addicted. Your unecessary mood music is interfering, so disrupting and Irritating.

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      Le fishe

      Geez gramps, I'll turn it down.

  • Sean Greenway
    Sean Greenway

    Who’s watching this due to the incoming flares on May 26th during the Super blood moon?

  • Oh Yeah Yeah
    Oh Yeah Yeah

    Yeah I don’t think it’ll end out civilization mainly bc there’s civilization out there that dosent rely on technology at all