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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First, can we appreciate the beauty of the volcanic eruption animation?
Second, can we please test this in Kuwait first! It's passing 50 degrees celcius in summer!
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Anything is better than nothing, why are we not doing anything big already
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Mt Pinatubo was from Philippines
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It sounds like another disaster to be created by short sighted leaders.... Why can we just do things properly, and stop trying to cut corners so much. No amount of technology is enough to counter human stupidity.
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Really?!! Nothing new here. It is and has been happening for while now. You see it in sky almost daily all around the world and it matches all the patents for it. It is one the largest contributors to climate change.
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What will happpen to
The plants they will die with no sun
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Dear pinheads, this is all ready happening, for a long time now.
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Do a video on nuclear vs solar and wind energy. I’m particularly interested in their environmental impact rather than economic viability.
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Good video
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What if we use Co2 for energy?
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Some parts from this reminds me of Animatrix, where they blocked off the sun becoz they believed *those robots get energy from the sun"
And the line "Thus the man become architect of his own demise" from the film.
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Am I the only one who is seriously baffled that there are people considering this? I guess the only thing that surpasses human stupidity is it's hubris.
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Its solar system warming and not exclusively here on earth. If thats the case why do we need to poison the earth and teraform our environment then? Do you homework and stop helping the agenda
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Geo engineering “we might have to do”? They don’t have to do it and They have been doing it for over 50 years. You dummies are just trying to normalize it for the general, oblivious, willfully ignorant public.
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At least I will be dead by then
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Imagine, all of humanity, trapped in a spaceship. The engineers and scientists have discovered something drastic: this spaceship is on a direct collision course with a massive planet, albeit in the far future. However, turning the ship is hard: it needs a lot of pilots and captains to do it, and it might take years. But there is time, so they have two options: Either they try to steer the spaceship away from the planet, which will take a lot of effort and money, and will require everyone on the ship to push on one side, but the scientists are confident this will work with less drastic measures and consequences than the second option: blowing up the planet. Sure, everyone might continue their usual life, but the risks are immense: the planet may not blow up, the explosion may even fling a part of it directly to the spaceship, damaging it even further. But it might work. Despite this, a lot of captains and pilots deny the planet approaches.
Now, which solution will you choose? Reduce the CO2 in our lives to steer away from danger, or blow up the planet?
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I wonder how many people's presentation were saved by this channel but that sure was the case for me
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I'll always say: Biofilters using the photosynthesis to trap the excess of carbon dioxide away of the atmosphere
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plss vietsub vid
Andrew Godly
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Yeah. I'm gonna live in my car in the woods. Not only will I be doing better for the environment, but I can also disconnect myself from the BS that's constantly propagated on media. Besides, having anything more than what you need doesn't do anyone any good, not even you. Consuming a lot of expensive junk will never fulfill you
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Hey could you please make more videos about technology like the dyson spear and the stellar engine?
Nebula081 - Dag siden
Who else thought the plane was farting in the thumbnail?
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If they can cool the planet, then I can live with more pollution! Yay!
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Man, Alex Jones was right about everything lol
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is this climate change?
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Thumbnail: plane fart
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Nuclear - the savior for our sins.
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here comes the chemtrials conspies
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OMG!! Absolutely the most ludicrous idea..... Ever. Do people actually believe this drivel?? SMH
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So it's still a "conspiracy theory" - or is it now ok for us to talk about how we have been doing this for over 50 years?
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They are already spraying us like bugs! Just look up! It does not take a genius to figure it out! Could, may, might my butt! They have been spraying us for decades!
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I swear, if we resort to releasing sun blocking gas, people are gonna be crazy about chem trail theories.
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This is like the backstory of The Matrix.
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This is like geostorm movie trailer
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This channel is pure brainwashing
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Ainda não lançaram as legendas em Português 😢
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Entendo sua dor.
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There is so much marine life that is sensitive to even small amounts of iron!
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The future is basically “Interstellar”
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If they can cool the planet, then I can live with more pollution! Yay!
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Would you consider to make a video on meditation? The science, not personal Experience (unless you have integrated it to Experience)
A lot of the science is based on people’s experience and integrated with neuroscience.
I think your (I know you are multiple peaople btw :) ) channel with a great meditation video could help a lot of people and the world.
I’ve watched your greatful video
Those combined are really strong (according to other people, I haven’t really focused consciously on being grateful.
Meditetion need more objektivity and that’s done through science, you guys are in a great position to make a video on it
Great day
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Now why can't Alegria be this pleasant to look at?
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let's not forget that this acid forming in the atmosphere will come raining back down again
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We could actually make an international agreement to make a lot more white surfaces... It would be ratther cheap to change all asphault to concrete, paint all roofs white and make a lot of vertical gardens...
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Capitalism is destroying the planet
They don't want to stop using fossil fuels because it makes their pockets full with superprofits
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Love your content as usual, but on this occasion I do have a small criticism. Your comparison between the greenhouse effect and a duvet is, I think, misleading. With a blanket or duvet, you are attempting to disrupt convection, NOT radiation. The two are not really analogous.
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Yeah, next let's release Cane Toads into Australia and stop the native Cane Beetles destroying our crops. Nothing could go wrong with us interfering with the natural world's complex systems huh!
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Could it be that there were martians and they did this?
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Yeah, capitalism is destroying the planet, and it would use this technology as an excuse to make things even worse
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sooo... should I do GeoEngineering instead of getting an undergraduate in Atmospheric science?
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this dude is doing science lmao
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Now why can't Alegria be this pleasant to look at?
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For some reason I thought the thumbnail was a whale as a plane and I was thinking of bio instead of geo when I saw it so I thought we were making fleshy planes
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predictions based on a model that is factually untrue, but this fantasy future sure sounds like a bad place.
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People will just adapt the important thing is for the countries watch out for themselves and their people
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Lemon - 3 dager siden
It will 10000% happen as you said. We cool the earth, goverments say "Look snow cold we no need stop fossile fule" and go on. OR even better with what is happening right now they'll pump artificial money into fossilfule comapies to keep them "alive"...
TaFlash 1
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Bruh the plan in the thumbnail looks like its farting
Ailsa Ni
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I envy the people who created all these problems and will die blissfully without even having thought about solving them for a second.
Mihaela Ardei
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Ailsa Ni
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I am so disappointed to the people in the comment section as they keep making jokes instead of making this become serious people is dumb accept it
Nathan Coffman
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Why are these horrible ideas?
Brinks246 - 3 dager siden
I've heard people talk about using nuclear winters to slow global warming
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Where is the hero who translate to Spanish aaaa
johannes rezeq
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Boy, the chemtrails people are going to loooove this.
Keven's Lyre
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I loved the idea much better than ending the factories
Emily Lukkin
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Honesty this whole Climent change thing is SUPER over hyped I'm not denying it and I know we have to change the CO2 thing but this is bonkers risking the death of humanity because """"ClImeNt CAnG"""" is tarded I propose we switch to nuclear energy slowly and then switch away from nuclear to somthing better then oil and better and safer for nuclear
Ruben Borges
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The climate has always changed and always will. Climate was never expected to be static. Get over it.
Ruben Borges
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@Best around humans will be just fine. You literally just made that up.
Best around
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Yes, but the difference is that this is man made climate change. It is far too fast for life to properly adapt. While life in general is will more than likely survive, anything close to our current way of life won't. If we stay on this path mass extinction is going to happen, and humans may be apart of those animals that get wiped out.
Ferd TheTerd
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My god, the earth has been through so much chaos.. A few degrees change will never do anything the earth hasn't been through a million times. So those gasses they wanna put in the earth to keep the sun out is bs
J Lit
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"You probably won't have to do any of that yourself..."
Me: Nope. I definitely won't.
"...but who knows?"
OpraLatis - 3 dager siden
DJ Diskmachine
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Technological innovations driven by short-term profits will never be a long-term solution for problems caused by infinite growth.
Weijie Yao
Weijie Yao - 4 dager siden
Lol we can barely get people to wear a mask, don't climate change will ever be solved
Hobbiyist ng Cotabato
Hobbiyist ng Cotabato - 4 dager siden
So yep, suffering encountered by Philippines on Mt. Pinatubo eruption, become an inspiration for a science project.
Rahuls Singh
Rahuls Singh - 4 dager siden
Why why why we need to interfere with nature. We are already doing enough damage. Let the nature heal itself.
Bùi Lưu Quang Huy
Bùi Lưu Quang Huy - 4 dager siden
I am so disappointed to the people in the comment section as they keep making jokes instead of making this become serious
people is dumb accept it
UnusuallyLargeCrab - 4 dager siden
I envy the people who created all these problems and will die blissfully without even having thought about solving them for a second.
Falling Stars
Falling Stars - 4 dager siden
If these clouds from the sulfer stuff is pink like that im cool with it.
Keaton Hatch
Keaton Hatch - 4 dager siden
I think it’s a bit narcissistic to think us humans can do natures work better than nature. If the world heats up and destroys humanity, nature will reach equilibrium alone. I mean earth was just a carbon ball of fire a billion years ago.
lol lll
lol lll - 3 dager siden
Humans can do things better than nature, idiot. That's why contemporary humans live decades longer than earlier humans. Who gives a fuck about whether nature will reach equilibrium after humans die off? What does nature matter if life isn't here?
lu0ck - 4 dager siden
Pvf alguem traduza para pt br