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

      I love how this used to be a conspiracy theory

    • I J
      I J

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

    • Marble Taco
      Marble Taco

      @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
      tony beatbutcher

      What about Global Dimming?

    • Xagami

      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?

  • Francisco Sanhueza
    Francisco Sanhueza

    Mes 7: todavía sigo esperando a que traduzcan sus videos al español :,v

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    Elliott Ella

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  • Mazzeha

    These videos give me both: hope and terror at the same time

  • ael Tobing
    ael Tobing

    6:59 did anyone see the text (sory if i spel something wrong im form indonesia)

  • The T
    The T

    Is this for real???? We need the sun for vitamin D. This is wrong.

  • Rana Pratap
    Rana Pratap


  • TimLikesWaffles

    Nice interstellar reference in the beginning

  • Harry Williams
    Harry Williams

    So chem trails are mainstream now?

  • Hellseeker

    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

    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

    Ah yes, Some more Existential crisis

  • raven ruiz
    raven ruiz

    We're stuck!!!

  • Sterces

    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

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

  • Aaron McConkey
    Aaron McConkey

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

  • Charlie Zavala
    Charlie Zavala

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

  • Sus Doctor
    Sus Doctor

    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

    *oh no zone*

  • Kyle Nathan Olermo
    Kyle Nathan Olermo

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

  • Chase the gamer
    Chase the gamer

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

  • Caitlin Mah- Soeung
    Caitlin Mah- Soeung

    Snow piercer might actually come true

  • R. Stark
    R. Stark

    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

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

    • Conan Highwoods
      Conan Highwoods

      @SalSauce You sure are doing the shill/bot/sheep thing well at the least!

    • SalSauce

      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

    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

    There will be wars over this.

  • mr Fredrickson's
    mr Fredrickson's

    If you ever watched snowpiercer We should Not do

  • Nihaal Sangha
    Nihaal Sangha


  • meh

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

  • Mimikyu

    7:48 octoling in the background????

  • Jbone

    Wait so all those contrails ARE chemtrails? Those liars!

    • MISSELO27

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

  • Yiğit Ayaz
    Yiğit Ayaz

    0:01 This house from the movie "interstellar"

  • Tible UWU
    Tible UWU

    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

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

  • treborobotacon

    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
    Abdelrahman hussein

    Oh-No-Zone 😢🥺

  • Lyzo

    French translate ??

    • MISSELO27

      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

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

    • ma pa
      ma pa

      @SalSauce the mars polar cap is melting. all planets are heating up. ask nasa

    • SalSauce

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

  • Ankur Antil
    Ankur Antil

    Giant reflectors in space

  • Sasha Inverse
    Sasha Inverse

    Hopefully, this would never happen

  • Easton Creger
    Easton Creger

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

  • bugalugs bum theif
    bugalugs bum theif

    Right so this existential crisis hit closer to home

  • T.Mohith Raajan
    T.Mohith Raajan

    Is there is bioengineering

  • Social Swine
    Social Swine

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

  • Twitch_StarLord_

    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

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

  • Aloof Ismail
    Aloof Ismail

    ... OK plant more trees

    • Cringe or Based Review
      Cringe or Based Review

      There is no quantity of trees we could plant which would fix this

  • George Sormor
    George Sormor

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

  • Zoot1337Beta

    This is how you get snowpiercer

  • Bruh master
    Bruh master

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

  • Abiy Rizal
    Abiy Rizal

    Sub indonesia plisss

  • olivee

    Capitalism moment

    • A Box of Tentacles
      A Box of Tentacles

      cOMMuniSm is dead.

  • Magnet

    Lesson? Humanity is a blight on this planet.

  • Robert Castledine
    Robert Castledine

    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

    Why do people make out like this is something new

  • Robert Castledine
    Robert Castledine

    Geo engineering has been happening for years

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel

      Ever since the first human started a fire

  • Suman Sourav
    Suman Sourav

    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

    Global economy will be the death of earth

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    Ivan Kong

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  • Farid Rosero
    Farid Rosero

    We're doomed

  • Scorpio

    It’s over 100 degrees where I live

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  • Rando

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

    • lemon demon
      lemon demon

      Same lol

  • Gypsy Gypsy
    Gypsy Gypsy

    "duude global warming" yawn

  • animeswitch

    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
      Cringe or Based Review

      @animeswitch You have an anime profile pic and you're talking about chemtrails. You did this to yourself

    • animeswitch

      @Cringe or Based Review >judging people on profile pics

    • Cringe or Based Review
      Cringe or Based Review

      >anime profile pic

    • Candy Cane
      Candy Cane

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

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel


  • Nereshai

    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


  • Minh Quân Nguyễn
    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?

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  • Qolumbia

    so technically dark mode contributes to global warming?

    • Candy Cane
      Candy Cane


  • Ankit Varshney
    Ankit Varshney

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

  • Pranav Yadavalli
    Pranav Yadavalli

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

  • PrinceOkoi

    7:47 ahh yes the self destructing ad

  • d a
    d a

    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

      Renewables are not bad lol

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel

      renewables aren't evil

  • Renan Cevallos
    Renan Cevallos

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

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel


    • Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly


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    Cooking Parker

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  • Tbiblaine23

    Dude sounds like Al Gore in this video


    if this happens, will solar farms fail?

  • Tony

    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

      @Erik Seehagel for what exactly do you want a source

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel


  • Danny Green
    Danny Green

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

    • Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly

      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.


    China will eat the oceans baron faaaar sooner than anything else

  • Brian Oberlin
    Brian Oberlin

    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


  • Toby Radenbaugh
    Toby Radenbaugh

    "might"? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Coach Ryan
    Coach Ryan

    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


  • Choi YeonSoo
    Choi YeonSoo


  • Mystical - TEDDY_
    Mystical - TEDDY_

    5:00 Ghostbuster :)


    Ummm.. ChemTrails anyone?????

  • Jack Frost
    Jack Frost

    Mt. Pinatubo? Wtf my country

  • Ninad Mahesh
    Ninad Mahesh

    I guess these scientists haven't seen Snowpiercer

  • Diptangshu Paul [IITGN]
    Diptangshu Paul [IITGN]

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

    • Erik Seehagel
      Erik Seehagel

      How do you suggest that we reduce population?

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    iam oneclicker

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  • gb

    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.

  • Țiclea Sorin
    Țiclea Sorin

    I wonder how Kurzgesagt would portray me as a bird

  • Gnagnagatt

    i like how Kurzgesagt dums things down to our level

  • Flynn

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

  • Rounded Edge
    Rounded Edge

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

  • Gerard Boss xD
    Gerard Boss xD

    I love to sleep with your voice on my headphones

  • turboterps

    I love how this used to be a conspiracy theory

  • Zetsuke4