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We WILL Fix Climate Change!

  • Publicado em 4 Abr 2022
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    Our home is burning. Rapid climate change is destabilizing our world. It seems our emissions will not fall quickly enough to avoid runaway warming and we may soon hit tipping points that will lead to the collapse of ecosystems and our civilization.
    While scientists, activists and much of the younger generation urge action, it appears most politicians are not committed to do anything meaningful while the fossil fuel industry still works actively against change. It seems humanity can’t overcome its greed and obsession with short term profit and personal gain to save itself.
    And so for many the future looks grim and hopeless. Young people feel particularly anxious and depressed. Instead of looking ahead to a lifetime of opportunity they wonder if they will even have a future or if they should bring kids into this world. It’s an age of doom and hopelessness and giving up seems the only sensible thing to do.
    But that’s not true. You are not doomed. Humanity is not doomed.
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Comentários • 41 572

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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  • CircleToonsHD
    CircleToonsHD 5 meses atrás +23879

    This has to be one of the most important videos on this platform. You've perfectly explained the calculated risk while simultaneously giving a genuine roadmap and positive point of view that will only benefit everyone. Hopefully this can bridge the divide between climate change activists and deniers; we're ALL in this together.

  • Bavarian Banshee
    Bavarian Banshee 2 meses atrás +1359

    This video almost made me cry. It means so much to me that someone didn't just acknowledge how hopeless I feel but actually tried to help me feel better, and gave the numbers to back it up.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 7 dias atrás

      @The Man in Black Or we do what my comment suggested?

    • Mystery User
      Mystery User 7 dias atrás

      @The Man in Black It already has with “Green Energy” and shutting down nuclear power plants have left Europe and California lacking enough energy. Europe has become so critical that they cannot power factories even. If businesses paying too dollar can barely keep lights on, low income households will probably freeze in the upcoming winter

    • The Man in Black
      The Man in Black 7 dias atrás

      Let's see how this vid ages horribly in a few decades

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 16 dias atrás

      @Andrew Chiu-kit Tsang No, its NOT Hopeless BUT
      this video here gets a lot of valid Criticism.
      May i recommend way better Climate-Coverage that is
      also NOT Gloomy? Like UpisnotJump, Hbomberguy, OCC,
      Climate-Town, SMN, and Second-Thought?

  • Matt gron
    Matt gron Mês atrás +309

    Always remember to put pressure on politicians and industries to change whenever you can. We have the solutions, they're just not being implemented.

    • s m
      s m 3 dias atrás +1

      You choose politicians, leaders would do what the average masses want. Pointing a finger at politicians is good but first point fingers at yourself first.

    • Educated Negro
      Educated Negro 23 dias atrás +1

      @No Way exactly!

  • Professional
    Professional 2 meses atrás +568

    Not me literally revisiting this video to try and ease my climate anxiety every few weeks or so. There's a lot going on but holy hell it helps to know that something is being done. It hurts to feel so powerless and just knowing something is happening helps even a little bit.

    • Mystery User
      Mystery User 5 dias atrás

      @mikebarnacle And we have the Major Depression, the first ever Global economic Depression. You’re very much allowed to complain about having been dealt this unfortunate hand

    • mikebarnacle
      mikebarnacle 5 dias atrás +1

      try to keep in mind your parents had the cold war to be anxious about and they didn't whine about it, and your grandparents had ww2

    • Pinky Py
      Pinky Py 19 dias atrás +1

      I can understand the climate anxiety, because I've been wrestling with it for over a year now. For months i lost my appetite, had a few panic attacks (the first in my life), we had one (1) blackout in SoCal in the whole year and I freaked out. I looked at everybody else around me reading their books by candlelight and realized I was the only one who thought it was bad enough to freak out over. The things that people are mentioning in this thread- the billions of lives that will still be affected, the wildlife that will suffer: those are very understandable things to worry about, but considering all I've learned in life I sort of feel like once anxieties about the other side of the world start inhibiting you from enjoying your life in front of you, you can maybe start understanding that your anxiety is a psychological thing having to do with development or chemistry, not necessarily a smart emotion kicking in because it is necessary and based completely on truth and rationality. The simple truth is that war disease famine and genocide has been a part of the world since before we evolved. Life was always pretty tough, and yet during all time periods there still lived happy wise elders who taught people that life is net positive, but there's plenty to learn. There was never ever a time where we were going to live forever, and as safe as our childhoods felt, being aware of devastation around the world is something our parents and grandparents went through, too. It's important to understand that life was even harder for the generations before us, and things like the Nuclear Holocaust and the Ozone Layer could have incapacitated them too if they worried like we do, but things turned out okay even though the science was Also correct for them and they Also could have all died. Sometimes things work out after a while. Man-made mass extinction events have a 100% chance of getting worked out eventually so far. It's important to recognize that we should be concerned about climate change Because if nobody's concerned, then the "solution" part doesn't get done. It's as important to recognize that that is NOT "we should be concerned because annihilation is certain." My anxieties have since quieted down, and though triggers like seeing fires on the news and feeling heatwaves do alarm me, I just think "Damn, that's some history" and move on with my day knowing we'll be okay because All of Us collectively don't like seeing fires and heatwaves and all of us are collectively in agreement to start changing now.

      SSG GAMING 28 dias atrás

      @bruh bruh and there are also some that are saying climate change isn't real seriously 😒

  • Moaushroom
    Moaushroom 6 dias atrás +5

    Oh my goodness! I'm so glad this video exists, I literally cried, when i was younger I would even refuse to go in the car because we still don't have an electric or a hybrid, I was feeling pretty hopeless too, because no matter what I did, it felt like I could never get other people to do the same, I've even had people tell me I won't make a difference, I am so glad I have reached this healthy point of being environmentally cautious, but still being able to live in the moment a little

    • Diego A Secas
      Diego A Secas Dia atrás +1

      the mental damage they've done to the younger generations with the climate scare is impossible to measure

  • The Click
    The Click 5 meses atrás +62523

    "It's dire, but not hopeless" I think is a good mindset for most serious problems in life

    • The Man in Black
      The Man in Black 7 dias atrás +1

      Let's see how this vid ages horribly in a few decades

    • Sam C.
      Sam C. 2 meses atrás

      Even clicky cares about us and the environment that’s refreshing to know 💕

    • Ashy
      Ashy 3 meses atrás

      @Just Some Guy yes

    • Callum Footitt
      Callum Footitt 3 meses atrás

      Oh I live for basically all the comments being the same thing
      No one cares that you said hi to them in the comments

  • Reva Kelly
    Reva Kelly 2 meses atrás +449

    this is exactly what people need to see--it's not actually impossible to stop climate change. the solution just comes in steps, not all at once. first, we need to slow down excess carbon emissions before they become too big, and eventually stop them. THEN we focus on cleaning up the mess they made. so many people need to see this video!!

      MAPLE DEMON 20 dias atrás

      Politicians won’t let it happen

    • Lizzy :D
      Lizzy :D 23 dias atrás

      Alright i’m 10 years old, I can’t leave my house unless my parents want to go out, what do I do to stop this?

    • Peek Jhon
      Peek Jhon Mês atrás +2

      @somerandomguy32 people is not very intelligent in general, even if nuclear is our best option.

    • Peek Jhon
      Peek Jhon Mês atrás

      But nobody is doing it, and our CO2 emissions has rose because of the war in Ukraine.

  • NZT
    NZT 2 meses atrás +166

    This video needs a billion views, people need to see this and they need to understand, left the egoism, conspiracy and the vanity aside, and they need to understand that this is a real problem, and it needs to be solved as fast as possible.

    • nobody nowhere
      nobody nowhere 29 dias atrás +2

      You should watch "Kurzgesagt and the art of climate greenwashing" to understand what's wrong with this video.

    • Henry Venn
      Henry Venn Mês atrás +1

      world hunger: caused by rich countries rejecting the fossil fuels that solved it in the 1st place

    • Workinprogress 89
      Workinprogress 89 Mês atrás +2

      More like as fast as feasible. You can't just turn off the use of carbon instantaneously and not expect the economy to collapse and people to die due to not being able to work to buy food.
      Whatever is done has to be done in a measured manner.

    • Nen Master5
      Nen Master5 2 meses atrás

      Get the FULL Picture about Climate-Change by watching UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Some More News, and Second Thought. After all 4, you have the full Picture.

    • L'alien
      L'alien 2 meses atrás +1

      "8 billions views" i think the message has spread correctly

  • Codece
    Codece 2 meses atrás +160

    One thing I never really understood was why people don't really talk about nuclear power as an alternative, green, energy source. Modern nuclear plants can't fail catastrophically like they used to (chernobyl, three mile isle) and nuclear waste disposal is no longer an issue because certain designs can actually reuse spent fuel. The only reasons I can think of for people not considering this option is the cost, and the lack of public knowledge of the safety of newer reactor designs.

    • Jens Heika S.
      Jens Heika S. 9 dias atrás

      Three mile isle was a communication disaster, not a nuclear one. The reporting, how the public was informed in general, and the government response all fueled an unnecessary panic. Nobody died from this radiation due to this accident according to our best estimates. The accident was also in large part due to human error, and would not happen at a modern plant. If you want to know more, Kyle Hill made a video talking about it.
      Chernobyl was a tragic accident. Although, it was also caused by human error (the soviet union neglecting the Ukrainian plant, and officials at the plant conducting an unsafe experiment). And, it's impact was as far as we can determine low, at maybe as low as 500 deaths due to radiation, which is a lot less than the millions that die from fossil fuels every year (due to air pollution).
      Fukushima caused one death from radiation exposure (lung cancer), and between 573 and an estimated 2,314 early deaths due to stress from the evacuation. Which is not nothing, but which pales in comparison with the millions that die from fossil fuels every year. And Fukushima was caused by two major factors, sever human negligence (Fukushima was also largely caused by human error) and the most powerful earthquake recorded in Japan’s history with an associated tsunami, which cut powerlines to the reactors, and caused them to melt down due to the earlier mentioned negligence which caused back up solutions to fail.
      Also, if you want to go by accidents, there was an accident in China with a Hydroelectric Dam (the Banqiao Dam) breaking, killing approximately 171,000 people, still most people would consider hydroelectricity to be safe, and it largely is, having comparable death toils to solar, wind and nuclear, if you disregard the Banqiao Dam Failure.
      Nuclear energy, wind and solar results in 99.9% fewer deaths than brown coal; 99.8% fewer than coal; 99.7% fewer than oil; and 97.6% fewer than gas (when comparing deaths per unit of energy produced). Hydro would be be as safe if you didn't include large accidents, but if you do, it results in ~50-60% fewer deaths than gas, the cleanest fossil fuel.
      Our World In Data was my primary source for all the numbers used. If you want to check their sources, you can find them on their website. The Primary article used was Nuclear and renewables are far, far safer than fossil fuels, in the topic What are the safest and cleanest sources of energy?
      Other sources include Kyle Hill, JoelleEmmily, Kurzgazard, and Sabine Hossenfelder, as well as prior research from different sources that I don't remember of the top of my head.

    • Bela Eullent
      Bela Eullent 13 dias atrás

      The myth that nuclear power plants are safe is no longer valid.
      No matter how low the probability of a serious accident is, once an accident has actually occurred, it is too late.

    • Cécile Gaufreteau
      Cécile Gaufreteau 16 dias atrás +1

      @mr. blank Funny how you just went and ignored most everything else I said to focus on this one point, but alright. I will read up on the things you mentioned, though.

    • mr. blank
      mr. blank 16 dias atrás

      @Klippschliefer they can be reprocessed. The waste is not so dangerous that skilled technicians with the right equipment cannot reprocess it. This is not nearly the problem it is made out to be. We are making progress cleaning up Chernobyl. Nuclear makes sense. We have 100 years of experience managing this technology, and we can make it work for another 100 until we have something better.

    • Klippschliefer
      Klippschliefer 16 dias atrás

      but the containers in the nuclear waste dumps are already really rusty, and they still have to hold up for another 250.000 years.

  • Toni Glick
    Toni Glick 2 meses atrás +44

    Thanks for this video. It's given me more hope and perspective. I have recently shifted my thinking from a deep grief into a resolve to keep trying to do what I can, regardless. This has led me to look at movements like Strong Towns which promote infrastructure that make it easier for people to use less fossil fuel while building community, and solarpunk, which envisions a livable eco future. Let's keep the faith and keep pushing!

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel 2 meses atrás

      This video here is a ‚Base-Course’, if anything. Get the FULL Picture about Climate-Change by watching UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Some More News, and Second Thought.

  • Transdimensional
    Transdimensional 5 meses atrás +5331

    I love the fact that in this there's a clear contrast from the last climate change video where things seemed a little bleak. But this shows everyone that we as humans are able to come together and fight for our planet!

    • Cascadia
      Cascadia 4 meses atrás +2

      @James Henry Smith can’t tell if this is satire or not

    • Cascadia
      Cascadia 5 meses atrás +1

      @John Doh true not just now, but in all of our history human greed has stayed. I’m not blaming a specific person, this includes you and me it’s in human nature to always compare and never be content with what is.

    • Buds bunny
      Buds bunny 5 meses atrás

      When we have America the inventor and franchiser of 98% of World modern and future technologies you don't need to worry about anything me as an Iranian and most of the people of my country said so let alone the world

    • Pauline Project Love
      Pauline Project Love 5 meses atrás

      @Sam Russo how?

    • Pauline Project Love
      Pauline Project Love 5 meses atrás

      @Bob Milleit 😜💀

  • Raymond Little
    Raymond Little Mês atrás +22

    Thank you so incredibly much for this video, I have been fairly depressed and completely hopeless about climate change lately. It’s impacted my ability to even focus on tomorrow when it all seems so bleak. This is the first dose of realistic hope I’ve gotten, I feel not only more optimistic but pretty inspired to save our future.

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel Mês atrás

      @Raymond Little Also tryy various 'Some More News' Videos. That guy dives into various, various, various Problems with this Planet.

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel Mês atrás +1

      @Raymond Little :)

    • Raymond Little
      Raymond Little Mês atrás

      @Slevin Channel I will make sure to check these out, thank you!

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel Mês atrás +2

      Want Hope?
      Ok! More Optimism BUT also harsh facts: Vlogbrothers, UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Some More News, Our Changing Climate, C-Town.

  • Dave Jones
    Dave Jones Mês atrás +40

    This presentation has helped bring me out of this looming "funk" I've been having over the future of our planet. Yes, there is hope, and everyone should do their part weather it's turning off the lights or driving less, to going solar!

  • Mert
    Mert Mês atrás +33

    I've been saying this all the time. However, I've only been talking about the negative aspects. This video not only showed the negative aspects that made me feel doomed all the time, but actually showed that progress IS there, and that I shouldn't feel completely hopeless like I do now. This is definitely one of your most important videos that as many people as possible should see (even though most probably won't, or will just straight up ignore it).

  • Aosa
    Aosa Mês atrás +12

    I really needed this video. Thank you. I have been struggling to find motivation to work on my personal projects wondering if there will even be a future for them to be enjoyed in.

  • ReppLoyd
    ReppLoyd 5 meses atrás +5115

    This actually hit me, it's so easy to fall into hopelessness with the constant barrage of bad news that you can't help but turn a blind eye to the progress we've made

    • David W. Coxwell
      David W. Coxwell 2 meses atrás

      @Eduard Vasile I agree.

    • The mango man
      The mango man 4 meses atrás

      @M P I mean you need to take the bad with the good

    • M P
      M P 4 meses atrás

      I'd rather turn a blind eye on bad news and focuse and good ones

  • LeoB
    LeoB 2 meses atrás +43

    "Stage one we say nothing is going to happen.
    Stage two we say something may happen but we should do nothing about it.
    Stage three we say we should do something but there's nothing we can do.
    Stage four we say maybe we could have done something but it's too late now."
    Yes Minister was a brutally prophetic show at times.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Mês atrás

      HOPE and Climate-Anxiety were covered so good by 'Our Changing Climate' and 'Ankur Shah', please dont miss-out. Them, Hbomberguy, UpisNOtJump, Some More News, Second Thought, those are the Frontier-Fighters on BRclip; not high on Hopium but also not Gloomy!

  • Pinky Py
    Pinky Py 19 dias atrás +9

    Thank you so much for making this and making it scientific. Intense hopelessness and doomerism over climate models has ravaged my ability to get excited about anything in life without feeling intense fear, it has destroyed my ability to enjoy moments with loved ones without visions of losing them, it has affected my sleep and appetite. My own research let me know that solutions were being thought of but not implemented, and I just wanted to figure out whether I had the right to have hope for the future or not. I now see that hope is not only justifiable, it's necessary so that we win. Thank you so much again!

  • Mari Chica
    Mari Chica Mês atrás +12

    (English isn't my first language so excuse any mistakes)
    I felt teary throughout the whole video and even 10 minutes after.
    As a 23-y/o, I can't even begin to describe how helpless and doomed i often feel regarding climate change, even after this video. It has given me SOME hope but i again fall into hopelessnes knowing that the changes we're making are FAR to slow and that politics do not prioritise this enough at all. If the oceans keep rising and the poles keep melting, at what cost will we finally reach our goal or going into low / 0- emission? How many lives and other species will we sacrifice until we finally realise how big of an issue this is or how much it should have been humanity's number 1 priority? Will we even realise it before hitting the 3 degrees C mark or will money be more important untill millions of life forms have suffered to death from extreme heat, drought or hunger because lands will become inhabitable?
    I want to make a difference and i want to solve it but one small consumer makes no difference at all on the extremely large scale that there is (besides setting the mindset for future generations). When building my PC i was wondering if i should get RGB fans or not as they would most likely be higher emmision whilst fucking Elon Musk and one of the Kardashians take a private jet for something that would have been a 1 hour drive..
    It makes me genuinely sad, stressed, angry and feel helpless.

      SSG GAMING 28 dias atrás +1

      It's not a matter of It will but climate change is affecting the world. My country Pakistan has had the hottest summer season ever recorded and the temperature reached 53 ℃ in some areas of the country. As per the geography, Pakistan has its whole Northern part covered with Himalayas and 7,253 known glaciers, most by a country outside the polar regions, beacuse of the record heat the lake outburst events from these glaciers have triple as compared to last year with the fact that the monsoon rainfalls this summer have doubled in a short time period. This climate catastrophe has caused the worst floods in Pakistan, one third of the country is under water, 50 Million people have been displaced, nearly 1400 people died, 800,000 livestock lost, 1.1 Million homes damaged with half as many destroyed completely, 3.5 Million acres of crop damaged. Total 10 Billion dollars of damage to rebuild.
      Pakistan contributes less than 1 percent towrds global carbon emissions but is top ten most vulnerable countries to climate change. These heat waves are 30 times more likely to occur as a result of climate change.
      Pakistan's was in a political unstability a recent regime change occured which worsen the economic situation in the country. Pakistan is a developing country and is struggling to pay off its debt. Pakistan relies heavily on imports, as the dollar exchange rate againt Pakistani rupee has increased to 60% from last year which caused the inflation to rise to 50% with fuel prices almost doubled. Pakistan was already in economic crisis amid the floods and didn't have resources to combat hunger let alone climate change.
      Lets hope that the world take right steps towards being eco friendly and pollute less of this world as it is doing right now, maybe we are little too late idk but better start today than tomorrow.

    • Roka
      Roka 28 dias atrás

      exactly, as a 13 y/o i feel the same way about my future and i also don’t like this video because the truth is we can’t fix climate change because our chance to make decisive action has long passed, the only thing we can do now is mitigate it to make an already bleak future less bleak. i also want to make a difference but even if i chose the green option at the shop or peaceful protest that won’t change the system that brought us into this mess in the first place

  • W R
    W R Mês atrás +4

    Anyone watching this who’s interested in climate science I’d recommend watching Potholer54. He is pro science and a breath of fresh air in this world of shady politicians and grifters making ridiculous claims.

  • OmicronGaming
    OmicronGaming 5 meses atrás +13246

    This is such a nice balance between the extremes of believing we’re all doomed and not believing in climate change at all

    • Supremax67
      Supremax67 Dia atrás

      @Diego A Secas -- I don't need luck as I don't care for Bitcoin and it will never get mass adopted. I won't have to deal with an outdated tech.
      Still stuck using horse carriages when we have racing cars? Lame

    • Diego A Secas
      Diego A Secas Dia atrás

      @Supremax67 OF COURSE they want to stop bitcoin... good luck with that

    • Dziaji
      Dziaji Mês atrás

      ​@VestedUTuber You are trying to sound smart, but you are embarrassing yourself. You said it takes "142 KW per hour", but a KW is already a unit that is energy over time, so KW/hour is energy over time squared, which makes no sense. Perhaps you mean Kilowatt hours, which is KW x hours, which is a unit of energy.
      Assuming you meant KWH, what is your point? Yes it takes energy to do computations, and I never said that it didn't.

    • SkillTech
      SkillTech Mês atrás

      Dang, I was just watching Omicron,

    DRIFTLESS Mês atrás +33

    ''Climate doomerism is the equivalent of giving up even though you can still prevent not just the worst case but also mitigate most of the bad things, make changes in time to adept better and prevent the poorest from suffering. That is why hopelessnes and apathy are so dangerous''
    Spot on!!

  • Ellen Sörensen
    Ellen Sörensen Mês atrás +4

    Great video and I already feel that I want to leave my hopelessness and instead do something that actually is useful instead. Thank you!!

  • hello flesh
    hello flesh 2 meses atrás +28

    I felt myself starting to get teary at the end of this. I've felt so helpless recently and have found myself beginning to fall in to the "what does it even matter" mindset when I would hear about efforts against climate change. This video gave me so much more information and consolation than any other media source has on the subject, and it has given me hope. Thank you so much for creating this video, you're giving hope and inspiration to anyone feeling similarly powerless.

    • Salty Water
      Salty Water 28 dias atrás


    • ZebraOnYourNose
      ZebraOnYourNose Mês atrás +1

      @Nen Master5 Yeah why even are you spam replying the comments to recommend those BRcliprs? Als, don't all of them agree climate change is real?

    • hello flesh
      hello flesh 2 meses atrás +1

      @Nen Master5 no. I get to say what I want. Welcome to the internet. Go harass the hundreds of other people you've been annoying in the comments section. Kiss kiss.

    • Nen Master5
      Nen Master5 2 meses atrás

      @hello flesh You dont get to say No to objective scientific facts just cause your favorite BRclipr got paid to lie.

    • hello flesh
      hello flesh 2 meses atrás +1

      @Nen Master5 no.

  • PhaeronErmacXIII
    PhaeronErmacXIII Mês atrás +2

    This is the first time I have ever heard some say that the average temperature has risen 1° CELCIUS. I live in America and kept hearing 1° so I thought it was in Fahrenheit for THE ENTIRETY OF MY LIFE. I'm no activist in this field so I thought I guess I never bothered to question why 1 degree was scary. That's because 1° in Fahrenheit is nothing. If they had always said the climate has risen 33.8° Fahrenheit all this damn time, I wonder how many American climate deniers would their tune.

    • feral
      feral Mês atrás

      Id sometimes heard it as Celsius, but I’m also American so I grew up assuming it was basically Fahrenheit, just ranked differently. (‘Lined up’ might be a better phrase here.) Like how 32 degrees F freezes water, but so does 0 degrees C. Yeah a 33.8-degree difference changes everything, no wonder so many Americans don’t care enough.
      At this point, I doubt anything will convince me that the USA isn’t just a barbaric, dystopian hellscape. And I guarantee the ppl most responsible will never see justice for the blood on their hands.

  • Tudor Demir
    Tudor Demir 5 meses atrás +2394

    10:25 "Design consumer goods that are repairable and durable"
    Understated and underrated point. Unlike renewable energy, companies still have every incentive to plan obsolescence and maintain the economy of throwaway consumer goods.

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD Mês atrás

      @Gallium-Gonzollium Bzzzt. Wrong, sorry. There is no difference because CO2 loses it's ability to create warming logarithmically. Want to try some of the other questions or should I just post the answers?

    • Gallium-Gonzollium
      Gallium-Gonzollium Mês atrás

      @Rick TD 200 to 400 since heat conductivity vs concentration is proportional to the square root function,
      1/(sqrt(800) - sqrt(400)) ~= slope 1/8
      1/((sqrt(400) - sqrt(200)) ~= slope 1/5
      The higher the slope, the more change there is. So 200 to 400.

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 2 meses atrás

      @Loturzel Restaurant What creates more warming, doubling atm. CO2 from 200 PPM to 400 PPM or from 400 to 800 PPM? You're smarter than me so you must know this stuff right ? Damn posers.

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 2 meses atrás

      @Loturzel Restaurant Where does most atmospheric CO2 come from ? That's an easy one.

  • 슈프림
    슈프림 Mês atrás +4

    *This video does noy means we are safe. This video means that we have hope if we change right now*

  • Mike Taggard
    Mike Taggard 2 meses atrás +15

    This video is great. We should stay positive and work towards a better future. Alarmism and denial are both detrimental.

    • Salty Water
      Salty Water 28 dias atrás


    • Salty Water
      Salty Water 28 dias atrás

      @Quèvutwanf Right, these sheeple don't get it at all.

    • 白キロ
      白キロ Mês atrás

      I am hopeless of humanity's future
      people and governments will only work together when the world is already ending

    • Quèvutwanf
      Quèvutwanf Mês atrás +1

      My country is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world

    • 태순
      태순 2 meses atrás

      I agree.

  • Danny Groocock
    Danny Groocock Mês atrás

    I'm so glad you've done this video, Ive been thinking for some time climate change is a problem but we've got this. Everyday people are changing so much too so many more people are taking old stuff and making it new nice stuff rather than buying new. Edit: also me and my family (UK) are on the lower end of financial security 1 adult full time working minimum wage 1 child and another on the way with my partner and we have now moved in to a more efficient home that I have made smart and also has solar panels so I think the UK is moving pretty fast, as messed up price of energy is at the moment. I'm hopeful it will all come to a positive position for many.

  • Vape L
    Vape L Mês atrás

    After your last climate change video I actually really struggled. I was caught in the trap of hopelessness, thinking I really can't make a change due to the politicians holding all the power. This was what I needed. Thank you.

  • Angel Zambrano
    Angel Zambrano 5 meses atrás +2698

    "We need to design consumer goods that are repairable and more durable"
    *Apple left the chat*

    • Real Me
      Real Me Mês atrás

      Joycon left the chat

    • Gary Manis
      Gary Manis Mês atrás +1

      That was the American way of manufacturing. We built appliances the lasted 50+ years. Computers that lasted 25+ years. Instead we now have disposable imports that last maybe 5 years.

    • Bob
      Bob Mês atrás

      Yeah who wants a better tricorder. I want to use my desk phone for the next hundred years.

    • L'alien
      L'alien 3 meses atrás

      Most of consumers good, really. High tech is a disaster.

  • Killa Gorilla
    Killa Gorilla Mês atrás +3

    When I was a learning about climate change 25 years ago, 2 degrees was the limit to end civilization. Methane was taken into consideration because it has 3 times the greenhouse affect that carbon does and most of it is in ice form, in warming oceans.

  • David Cochran
    David Cochran Mês atrás +1

    Thank you for making this video. At 23 I don’t want kids, I’m positive the world is going to become inhospitable, and that change is out of reach.
    Myself and many others need to know that there is a better path than what we’ve been on and there are ways to change.
    I’m still not positive that we’ll make it but at least I know that people care and want to make a difference, that’s a good start for changing the policies to make our planet a better home for the future.

    • 4KillsFreddy
      4KillsFreddy Mês atrás

      I got a vasectomy at 24 and it was the best decision i ever made, paid off in so many ways now that i'm 37. i am still environmentally conscious, but wealthier and more fit than I ever imagined.

  • Isaac Dalziel
    Isaac Dalziel 2 meses atrás +46

    We can do this. We beat the ozone crisis, let's beat this too, and then continue on into the stars

    • Isaac Dalziel
      Isaac Dalziel 21 dia atrás

      @polkunus Sure, if that's what you believe I obviously can't change it.
      Yes, Gates is a neoliberal, and no-one should be able to amass as much wealth as he has. But he nevertheless has a moral compass, and is doing a lot of good - such as supporting Kursgezagt, one of the most informative channels on youtube.

  • camille parente
    camille parente 5 dias atrás

    Thank you so much for this video!! As a 36 year old mom of 2 I have extreme anxiety about this and this will help me sleep at night, stay positive and want to feel hope to help make a change ❤

  • poopscoop
    poopscoop 5 meses atrás +1841

    This is exactly what was needed: the message needs to be “the problem isn’t solved but we’ve made good progress, KEEP GOING, KEEP FIGHTING” and kurzgesagt has just used their absolutely massive platform (possibly the biggest education platform on BRclip) to send exactly that message. Massive kudos.

    • eivind alhaug
      eivind alhaug Mês atrás

      @Semjou KING

    • Shanell Brooks
      Shanell Brooks Mês atrás

      @Semjou KING ppl like this with this mindset is terrible

    • leon umeyama
      leon umeyama 5 meses atrás +1

      @Buds bunnyI'm sorry, but are you stating that America invented 98% of things? If you are, you need to be in touch with the world more.

    • Buds bunny
      Buds bunny 5 meses atrás

      When we have America the inventor and franchiser of 98% of World modern and future technologies you don't need to worry about anything me as an Iranian and most of the people of my country said so let alone the world.

  • Darian Barber
    Darian Barber Mês atrás +5

    Thank you for mentioning infrastructure. I hate the current American-style infrastructure because it's such a massive pillar that forces car usage on 90% of America and wasteful land usage and ruins the average American's finances. Work to resemble European zoning and planning alone could go a mile if die-hard republicans could just see car dependency isn't how it's supposed to be at all. I want to become an urban planner to fix this problem and make America the great and competitive country it was meant to be. The boomer era of America needs to end because it helps no one and hurts everyone!

    • VestedUTuber
      VestedUTuber 24 dias atrás

      It's also heavy on concrete usage, and concrete production is absolutely terrible in terms of carbon output.

  • Shaylen Rangasamy
    Shaylen Rangasamy Mês atrás +37

    This guy actually understands how use kids and teens feel about our futures. I still wonder if I’ll ever live a normal life like my parents.

    • Riley Francis
      Riley Francis Dia atrás

      @Rajasree Banerjee Normal is determined by the time not the future. At every point in time there is considered a normal it’s just a matter of perspective, the only true normal is how people are experiencing things now. E.g. Someone living a lavish life style is not considered normal for most of the population, but for them it is considered normal in their perspective, unless properly exposed to the normal.

    • Rajasree Banerjee
      Rajasree Banerjee 5 dias atrás

      @White Kid Rants and plus they lived a very normal human life when you compare it to 13th century lifestyle or life in any century before the 20th century

    • Rajasree Banerjee
      Rajasree Banerjee 5 dias atrás

      @White Kid Rants we also have things like the Vietnam war [Ukraine] and stock crashes[Sri Lanka]. But atleast our ancestors didn't have to live under the pressure that in the next millenia life will be wiped out from the planet .

    • White Kid Rants
      White Kid Rants 8 dias atrás +7

      They didn't live a normal life either reminder the cold War? Vietnam? Stock market crash and a lot of other events that happened lol remember, it always sucks all that matters is if you choose to focus on shitty events or the amazing acts of humanity that happen everyday, it's all about perspective 😁

  • Zinitymusic
    Zinitymusic 2 meses atrás +6

    Your work is always amazing - Thank you so much for your work Kurzgesagt. This gives both great insigt, and learning - But also that flavour of motivation that we need. Thank you!

  • Lore Mateo
    Lore Mateo Mês atrás

    This have been my main worry and stressor during the last 3 years at least. You have been the only one that managed to give me a little hope (and based on facts!), thank you so much for your hard work. I can't wait to watch your next video of what actions should we all take to prevent this ❤️

  • ༒Gorm Auslander༒
    ༒Gorm Auslander༒ 5 meses atrás +1816

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
    “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    - JRR Tolkien
    I think about this a lot lately

    • :D Yay
      :D Yay 2 meses atrás

      I use this as a booster quote, this is exactly the energy we should have to go through this and do every little go-green thing we can. "it's just a little straw/car ride/cigarette," said 6.7 billion people... It could be the other way around, and maybe all the actions we took can add up to a good change

    • ༒Gorm Auslander༒
      ༒Gorm Auslander༒ 2 meses atrás

      @Rick TD You seem aware that there are those who accept the diagnosis of professionals in this field, and there are people like you, who deny their findings, despite not having the education to contend with them.
      With this knowledge, you should plainly see that followers of kurtzegesagt are primarily category 1. It then makes me wonder why you thought it would be a good use of your time to try to explain category 2 to this audience. We know this alternative view exists and have already deemed it unscientific.
      I know what you're trying to do in sharing your personal beliefs, but it doesn't make any sense to do that here.

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 2 meses atrás

      @༒Gorm Auslander༒ I'm just trying to explain the global warming/climate change scam to people.

    • ༒Gorm Auslander༒
      ༒Gorm Auslander༒ 2 meses atrás

      No, what you said on my quote from a fictional novel was "It's a scam", not "I am curious of your current education level on climate science". Fiction novels aren't scams.
      Moreover, even if you found in your off-topic investigation that I am not in fact a climatologist, it doesn't actually have anything to do with my original comment. Let's assume climate change is fake. So what? The quote is still a relatable observation of the human condition.
      You are trying to use a comment with likes and interaction to start your own unrelated discussion.

  • George Liu
    George Liu 2 meses atrás +33

    this video made me realize that their is so much more people in the world that want climate change to end then i realized:)
    it made me cry

  • RoundOrangething
    RoundOrangething Mês atrás +2

    this made me want to go ride my bike around my neighbourhood and look for rubbish. lately ive been exposed to alot of people just simply being idiots on the internet (and not the fun kind of idiot) so this helped me regain some hope for the two legged hairless apes that we call humans.

  • Mark Collins
    Mark Collins Mês atrás +1

    It's great to see a positive video on climate change. It offers hope and optimism.

  • B4dm4n250
    B4dm4n250 Mês atrás +3

    As someone who is constantly fretting about the future, this video is a big comfort to me as climate change to me was a big problem that might have ended many lives

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Mês atrás

      BALANCE HOPE with Knowledge!! NOT GLOOMY, i promise: UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Climate Town,
      Our Changing Climate, Some More News, Second Thought!

  • Mark D
    Mark D 5 meses atrás +3824

    To all the scientists, activists, and unsung heroes, who are trying their hardest to invent solutions and bring new technology to fight climate change, we are extremely greatful to you all.

    • Bob
      Bob Mês atrás

      Those people are net-negatives. The ones that will solve this problem are the engineers. We would be able to make progress faster without their interference.

    • The mango man
      The mango man 3 meses atrás

      @Andres Romero yeah sometimes greed can be good

    • Andres Romero
      Andres Romero 3 meses atrás

      You think they do all that for free? Lol 🤣 its greed that motivates people to come up with solutions. A solution generates $$$$ which generates status which generates recognition which are all rooted on greed. Lol greed isnt a bad thing like this video makes it seem. This channel should make a video about nuclear energy, how it has evolved and how we need more of it now more than ever.

  • SEGOVIA ANDREA [학생](이과대학 생물학과) ‍

    Not an exaggeration when I say this video made me cry. It's been so long since I'd lost hope for a future. Sure, I still do everything I can, but I felt hopeless nonetheless. This video managed to shift my perspective to a brighter chance. We got this. We will not give up. We will keep working hard for solutions and environmental justice. Thank you for the spark I had lost

  • Matt W
    Matt W 2 meses atrás +4

    Thank you thank you thank you. I… we… NEED this. I was tearing up as I watched for some reason. It hit watching this how out-of-my-mind stressed I’ve been since I was a kid. This is the path forward. Hopefully we do better than not as our tech, along with our sensibilities, continues to mature, but again thank you. Really all I needed is a glimmer of hope.

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel 2 meses atrás

      Climate-Change and its Context was covered from different, always-interesting Angles
      by Some More News, Real-Life-Lore and Second Thought.
      2 of those may be most-praised for their videos about Work, Unions
      and Workerclass-Struggles, but lets ignore how good they
      are at speaking for the average-guy for a second: Their Ukraine-Coverage
      really adds to this video.
      Oh, i forgot Hbomberguy!!

  • Milkbaologist
    Milkbaologist Mês atrás +3

    There is actually a very interesting power bank design, using a combined system with both a reservoir based hydraulic power plant and a electrical pump station. It basically uses unstable green electricity to fill the reservoir and uses it to generate power later in the day. It might sound stupid but its efficiency is considerably high, over 80%. But I’m not sure if it will have a impact on local river eco system.

  • ٴ
    ٴ Dia atrás

    Companies such as WWF, NAT GEO, and even 'Biofilta' are doing the most they can to help the prevention of Climate Change and it is so lovely to see people taking an interest in this.

  • Sir. Moseph!
    Sir. Moseph! 5 meses atrás +1959

    You guys did it. You changed my outlook and opened my eyes to my "we're all doomed so what's the point" mindset being part of the problem. Thank you for these amazing videos.

    • Dawn's Star
      Dawn's Star 23 dias atrás

      I guess we all won't be taxed for the next 500 years on "Climate Tax".

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 2 meses atrás

      Hope only exists in Informing-Yourself,
      thats how the World works.
      Climate-Refugees were covered by BRclipr Cody Johnston.
      The Video "Covid vs Capitalism" is perfect Supplement for this video here.+"Why War in Ukraine is Causing Apocalyptic Famine" by the Channel Real-Life-Loreis a Must-Watch after this video.
      And Illuminaughtii covers/tackles Problems, local or global, too. Just like Telltale-Atheist.
      Kurzgesagt-Fans should really try them all,
      as they are all LGBT-Allies who keep you updated about anything from War and Hate
      to Crops and Water-Shortages.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 2 meses atrás

      @Buck_the_Canadian Hope only exists in Informing-Yourself,
      thats how the World works.
      Climate-Refugees were covered by BRclipr Cody Johnston.
      The Video "Covid vs Capitalism" is perfect Supplement for this video here.+"Why War in Ukraine is Causing Apocalyptic Famine" by the Channel Real-Life-Loreis a Must-Watch after this video.
      And Illuminaughtii covers/tackles Problems

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 2 meses atrás +1

      @Bling Bling Hope only exists in Informing-Yourself,
      thats how the World works.
      Climate-Refugees were covered by BRclipr Cody Johnston.
      The Video "Covid vs Capitalism" is perfect Supplement for this video here.+"Why War in Ukraine is Causing Apocalyptic Famine" by the Channel Real-Life-Loreis a Must-Watch after this video.
      And Illuminaughtii covers/tackles Problems

    • L'alien
      L'alien 3 meses atrás +1

      @pvic exactly. The doomsday mentality is far worse than deniers, apathy brings self content and overconsumption and those people are even harder to reason with

  • Joey_Pajamas
    Joey_Pajamas 2 meses atrás +7

    Thank you so much for this video. I've been feeling incredibly depressed and hopeless about this climate situation, but this has given me some hope. Thanks

    • The Mighty Gregor
      The Mighty Gregor Mês atrás +1

      @shion sonozaki There are lots of things you can do. Start by reducing your consumption, don't buy what you don't need. Reduce or give up meat and dairy. If you can afford to by local/seasonal fruit and veg, then do. Conserve water. Don't fly (we all like a holiday but one way or another international travel is going to have to reduce). Only drive if essential and car share when possible. Get your friends and family involved. And most important, use your voice - write to your local representatives, vote for greens, show up to protests and support/get involved with groups like extinction rebellion - despite the optimistic message in this video, the systemic changes needed to prevent catastrophe are colossal and unprecedented. The odds may seem insurmountable at times, which is why we need to all support each other and form communities to stand up to corrupt governments and Big Oil. I hope this video and this comment gives you some optimism, but not so much you feel you don't need to contribute. Good luck, spread the word. 😉

    • shion sonozaki
      shion sonozaki 2 meses atrás +1

      me too i have so much anxiety about this, i really wish theres something i could do myself

  • Noah Booth
    Noah Booth Mês atrás +2

    Four videos in and this is already my favorite science channel. I love the way you cut through politics and take on difficult questions without bullshit.

  • Shirtless Irish Man
    Shirtless Irish Man Mês atrás +5

    I really needed to see this video. I was just on the verge of getting on the hopelessness train but having a studied opinion telling you that the situation is still salvageable is really encouraging

  • CallMeBrandon
    CallMeBrandon 2 meses atrás +1

    I’m glad things are slowly getting good, we’ll not very good but still we’re on the right path. What I’m worried about are ecosystems and wildlife.

  • TehAlekzi
    TehAlekzi 5 meses atrás +2475

    "Design consumer goods that are repairable and durable" Apple has been giving very mixed signals recently by having no plastic in their packaging meanwhile designing electronics you can't repair, even something as simple as power cord have been fixed in place so that consumers can't repair even the most simplest of things.

    • Ryk Mak
      Ryk Mak 5 meses atrás

      @Sai Vikas
      *end buying their products

    • Quacker
      Quacker 5 meses atrás

      @Nipuna Gunarathne actually there are some third party repair shops that are shitty tho. Cuz in my experience, they literally remove some of the screws and change my selfie camera to knock off chinese camera. And that is the last time I go to third party repair shops. Its better to go to the actual apple store. (Sorry bad english)

    • Serena
      Serena 5 meses atrás

      @OneShotBruh look at the fairphone, it has a replaceable everything (as in everything can be replaced separately and they guarantee support for 5/6 years)

    • The Dork Knight Plays
      The Dork Knight Plays 5 meses atrás

      @SekiwanNoOokami You good?

    • Sai Vikas
      Sai Vikas 5 meses atrás

      @Green Cappy They are not doing anything illegal so no one has the authority to confiscate and ban the company. As long as they have customers they can keep doing this and no one questions them. So unfortunately reality is boycotting is the only way.

  • Radu Ulea
    Radu Ulea Mês atrás

    Great video !
    Loved the approach as it is much needed in these times.
    I was expecting a topic about how the perspective of stabilizing nuclear fusion could completely solve the energy crisis !
    Anyway keep it up !

  • RedPlayz
    RedPlayz 2 meses atrás +69

    I'm in the UK, so I'm ready hoping for the gov to fix it or help (make it better), because we all do not like Climate Change. All the world need to work alltoger, USA, UK, CA, ES, etc. This video does help, well done for making this.

    • Zeged5
      Zeged5 10 dias atrás

      @W R china also has the most people

    • Salty Water
      Salty Water 28 dias atrás


    • W R
      W R Mês atrás

      @Liberty Bell I would also recommend his videos named “a conservative solution to climate change”. You’ll see that climate solutions which work can be pro capitalism, if that’s your thing. Green is becoming more profitable.

    • W R
      W R Mês atrás

      @Liberty Bell China produce a lot of the worlds emissions that’s true, but that’s due to change rapidly in the next few years. They’re actually world leaders in renewable energy, they produce most of the solar and wind power in the world and are also the highest investors in renewable. Try not to listen to politicians too much who try to point fingers without giving you the full picture. I’d recommend watching a channel called potholer54, he has lots of great videos on topics of climate change.

  • Anders Brøchner Juel Simonsen

    Interesting. Renewables are no longer supposed to reduce emissions, they are to make economies more competitive.

  • Daniel West
    Daniel West Mês atrás

    Coming from the UK, life seems so dire right now. We are all feeling the pressure more than ever against the corporations and governments above us. Energy caps being set so high have crippled most people, both young and old. I pray that the ignorance of our country soon comes to a halt and we continue working hard on a future that we all dream of. I am so so proud of all of our European countries working so hard though, it brings a tear to my eye to see that voices are finally being heard ❤️

  • Asim Atterlot
    Asim Atterlot 5 meses atrás +1349

    "don't give up until it's over" is one big concept everyone should keep in mind and think about sometimes

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 2 meses atrás +1

      It's a scam. Go learn some science.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant 2 meses atrás

      "Why War in Ukraine is Causing Apocalyptic Famine" by the Channel Real-Life-Lore
      is a Must-Watch after this video here.
      The Video "Covid vs Capitalism" is perfect Supplement for this video here.

    • R Johnson
      R Johnson 3 meses atrás

      @The commentator LOLOL. right. planning is SO overrated.

    • The commentator
      The commentator 3 meses atrás

      @R Johnson I am so glad you don't run any organization either.

  • Joséphine Lesaffre
    Joséphine Lesaffre Mês atrás

    Thank you for such a comprehensive summary of a rather complex situation! I am looking forward to the video on how individuals can take action 👍 especially interested in the jobs part!

  • Ryan McKenna
    Ryan McKenna Mês atrás +3

    Great job, well done. Thanks for standing in the gap.

  • Fried Ler
    Fried Ler Mês atrás +8

    I think its really unfair that the future generations have to deal with the mess the old ones caused!! They should be held accountable!

    • John Salty
      John Salty Mês atrás

      We are the ones creating the mess, we are complacent in climate change. An overwhelming majority of CO2 emissions have happened in the last 30 years alone:

    • A U
      A U Mês atrás +1

      The one that fought ww2 or the one the one that made computers?

    • A U
      A U Mês atrás

      Define older generation lol.

    • Souvik Banerjee
      Souvik Banerjee Mês atrás +1

      It is because of the older generations that you are writing this on youtube

  • Adi kravets
    Adi kravets Mês atrás +1

    As great as this video seems to be and brings great points to the table it nothing that amazing. Where we are now we should of been 10 or even 20 years ago because we knew this way back in the 70's people in power didn't want change and they still don't. Going into electric cars won't fix anything but just bring in new problems (so people don't be blinded by "new green cars") we got git rid of cars as much as possible. New and better Public transportation is key. Better walkable cities, neighborhoods, etc. People can't afford houses and groceries, having kids is impossible unless you want to cause them misery. Change can happen and must happen if we really want to make it better. But in the way we are doing it and the pace it going, it about slower then a turtle.

  • TheWalkingSteakhouse
    TheWalkingSteakhouse 5 meses atrás +2883

    Never thought about the fact that buying the "We're all f*cked" mentality benefits the people who are responsible. I'm for sure going to stay hopefull and do something.

    • Nova
      Nova 3 meses atrás

      @Thingaloo Kurgestat is just spouting neoliberal propaganda here. He cometely ignores how civilization functions
      Y'all should watch bad empanada's video on this and spread it around.

    • Thingaloo
      Thingaloo 4 meses atrás +2

      @Selix it's not just big oil, the entire ruling class is putting its pocket ahead of the lives of billions of people - though most other industries aren't as MASSIVELY responsible as the oil industry

  • Stiv Pecaj
    Stiv Pecaj 2 meses atrás +2

    Your videos are always quite entertaining and educational. I've been watching for sometime now. You guys always do well and inform others correctly about various topics in life.
    In this video I believe that some of your ideas may have been a little uniformed. Firstly CO2 emissions aren't the worst output of humans into the environment. We only produce 4% of it annually. True we can make that zero one day.
    But being proud for using solar or wind and having en electric car is naive. They need rare earth materials.
    The amount of pollution produced to manufacture those are extremely damaging to the environment. I believe the only way to go "greener" is nuclear energy until another solution has been made.
    The big picture of how we pollute is quite blurred and uniformed. Everyone is hyper concerned about carbon emissions and not all the other deadly chemicals produced.

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel 2 meses atrás +2

      If Hope is what you need now, then watch 'The Backstep Paradox' by Holy Koolaid.

  • phooogle
    phooogle 2 meses atrás +1

    I think the durability of consumer goods is one of the most important things we could do to reduce manufacturing. I'm in my forties now and I remember things lasting years and years even as a kid - surely we can build better things now instead of cheap crap that breaks and you have to buy a new one. Cheap stuff seems good but it's a false economy if you have to replace your washing machine or tin opener every two years instead of every eight years. And that's not even getting into planned obsolescence which is big factor now in many companies and manufacturers.

  • Fernando Carrazzoni
    Fernando Carrazzoni 2 meses atrás +5

    Climate change will no longer be a thing when it becomes economically convenient, as it has happened with all major changes throughout history. I hope that day comes soon.

    • Quèvutwanf
      Quèvutwanf Mês atrás

      Hopefully its before Canada is warmer than the US

  • McDaints
    McDaints 2 meses atrás +43

    I'm a year into my chemistry course at Uni and It's proving really hard and alomst hopeless but watching this makes me want to keep going and not give up. Thank you

    • McDaints
      McDaints 26 dias atrás

      @Bob what god

    • Bob
      Bob Mês atrás

      I would be hopeless as well if I were perusing chemistry. You've chosen the one STEM field that doesn't pay and doesn't have jobs.
      God has sent you warning.

    • v
      v 2 meses atrás

      @TheGreatAynRand its facts

    • TheGreatAynRand
      TheGreatAynRand 2 meses atrás +4

      Stop listening to the doomsayers they are always wrong

  • Zephyr
    Zephyr 5 meses atrás +860

    "We first need to believe that change is possible" is a sentence everyone should hear daily, for no matter the issue. thank you!

    • higgors
      higgors 5 meses atrás

      @roger dildeau same thing, different words...

    • Peter Clark
      Peter Clark 5 meses atrás +1

      BTW the Complete solution is already available - it is in the science that has developed behind Regenerative Agriculture. It answers food security, water availability and cleanliness, expansion of habitat and ecosystems, nutritional depletion and stressed out farmers (the last bit is the nice part) because for the first time the corporates will lose control of an entire industry.

    • Neutrino1025
      Neutrino1025 5 meses atrás +2

      The only constant is change. Therefore we have to shape change.

    • Libertas - Goddess of Liberty
      Libertas - Goddess of Liberty 5 meses atrás

      I do wish nuclear energy had been mentioned more, it's reliable and quite safe and not as weather dependent. Apart from that the video was great. Pressure needs to persist on governments and companies.

    • 🌟 Wander the Nomad
      🌟 Wander the Nomad 5 meses atrás +4

      @KP2000 Sometimes you just have to do things even if you don't think they will work, to see exactly WHY it didn't work. And keep trying new solutions and keep track of why they work or don't work, in order to come up with even better solutions. That's what I call a virtuous cycle.

  • MagathZen
    MagathZen Mês atrás

    I get so emotional when i watch videos from Kurzgesagt. They are just so beautiful written and curated. The topics chosen inspire people and tackle important questions in regards to humanity. I feel at peace knowing at-least some people care.

    JEREDEK Mês atrás +3

    Jesus christ, after years and years of hearing bad news and warnings, literally for my whole life, hearing some actual, honest to god good news is... unexplainably amazing

  • Squirrel Games
    Squirrel Games Mês atrás +1

    I'm not really worried about humanity/civilization directly, I'm worried about the ecosystems we all live in...

  • Caroline Webb
    Caroline Webb Mês atrás +13

    Sadly, you explicitly excluded nuclear power as a needed provision for enduring electrical supply, not requiring battery storage with all the problems involved with that. You also did not mention the significant issues with carpeting the planet with ginormous wind and solar farms, which is NOT a plus for anyone, nor other species and their need for peaceful habitat. But, nevertheless, I strongly appreciate the message conveyed in the video and thank you for the much needed anti-doom messaging.

    • İlhan Güven Erol
      İlhan Güven Erol Mês atrás +4

      Nuclear energy is our best chance againist climate change, literally most efficient and clean way to produce electric. Some may disagree but it's also safe. With advance of technology, nuclear wastes won't be a problem anymore. I wonder why some people keep ignoring these facts

  • Micah Polsky
    Micah Polsky 5 meses atrás +1611

    being in college for an environmental science degree feels pretty hopeless sometimes, considering i can't go a day without hearing about climate change. it's hard to plan for the future and be optimistic when there's always a nagging fear of the world ending within your lifetime.
    thanks for making this video. i needed it, and i'm not the only one

    • Krystal Andrade
      Krystal Andrade 5 meses atrás +2

      @Mike Hawk Hi Mike, I wasn't trying to persuade anyone to do anything, more so just giving my perspective and letting the originally commenter know that they aren't alone in the way that they feel. You're absolutely correct that climate change can be overwhelming and guilt inducing. I really resonate with your personal comments and I'm glad that you took steps to try to improve your mental health in light of the situation. I too have stepped away from social media to truly control the content that I consume.
      Yet, I'm not sure I agree with your attitude. You talk about media portraying climate change as something as menial as "nagging" or a "lecture", then say that you've completely stopped caring about it, which gives me the impression of a very immature response. Perhaps you haven't understood the true extent of the situation, but this topic is not just something to "complain" about. This is a very real consequence of human actions that has already affection millions of people's lives. This is something that isn't going to go away just because you stop caring.
      I'm happy that you've found bliss in your ignorance, but if you truly don't care anymore, why did you leave such a personal comment under this video?
      Maybe the thing "nagging" you wasn't the documentary, nor the media, or even other people in your life. Maybe that "nagging" was coming from your conscience all along.
      Just something to think about.
      I'll definitely consider your comment about encouragement and positivity moving forward :)

    • ??????????
      ?????????? 5 meses atrás +2

      @Brendan Baum i see you're one of the coal industy bot

  • Jack Slater
    Jack Slater Mês atrás +1

    videos like these always teach me a common lesson, if you can't find the motivation to fix a problem for yourself, think of the people you'll be giving that problem to.

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel Mês atrás

      Ok, but will you stop here and just not be updated anymore beyond this here?

  • Chris55433
    Chris55433 28 dias atrás +2

    Covid forcing people to work from home, and employers figuring out that working from home isn't so bad, helps tremendously.

  • grimdim
    grimdim 2 meses atrás +5

    we need to show people that being hopeless is not gonna change society, its only gonna make us more hopeless of doing, anything to be honest.

    • Ness from undertale
      Ness from undertale 2 meses atrás

      But it’s just as bad as being hopeful and thinking that it will just go away on its own

  • Craig Stewart
    Craig Stewart Mês atrás +1

    Myself, I have felt a sincere sense of hopelessness when it comes to the climate situation. I have felt as if doing my own way of recycling and diet choices, while will have a minute effect on the climate state, will still have an effect, would be very much diminished by global trends of carbon emissions by global superpowers. After viewing this video, I feel as if these changes I have made are not in vain. My political choices through supporting green parties, while not being leading parties in making major changes, will make enough of an impact to the planet, combined with similar passions from other people will help lead the change that this planet needs. The desires of most major political parties - in my opinion - will not be reducing climate change in the near future - but any support we provide to parties who's main objective will be to support this, will provide enough political pressure for the policies to be warped and altered into providing enough support for these policies to gain supporters to therefore chip away at the climate issue piece by piece.
    I hope this comes across coherently as I am half cut, and this video is very much inspiring

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel Mês atrás +2

      This video here is a ‚Base-Course’, if anything. Get the FULL Picture about Climate-Change by watching UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Some More News, and Second Thought.
      And for one but just one video: Rela Life Lore.

  • Stassi
    Stassi 5 meses atrás +2024

    i love that this is addressing the hopelessness many of us feel around climate change. For so long, scientists have been trying to scare people into understanding the extent of the problem -- and now that many people believe it, we want to know how to help fix it.

    • Chris
      Chris 5 meses atrás

      hunter - thanks fir giving us the definition of idiot… though I suspect many of us were all too aware

    • 소우주
      소우주 5 meses atrás

      @Mei Lin Chan How optimistic of you to think there will be another generation 😬

    • 360 Lootgoon
      360 Lootgoon 5 meses atrás

      @thog ah yes, the big bad boogie man fossil fuel is to blame!
      I mean it’s not like fossil fuels were the foundation for basically every technological advancement we have today or anything... and the “green energy” sector is totally free of subsidies and corruption, right?

  • fardreaming
    fardreaming Mês atrás

    This is a good summary, and effectively illustrates how doomerism becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The situation isn't good, and we do have to keep acting with urgency, but we can navigate these obsticals and continue to prosper.

  • Enrico Baschenis
    Enrico Baschenis Mês atrás +3

    Good morning everybody, all rainwater everywhere has been deemed too toxic for consumption. This ain't over yet.
    remember to try and dimnish your carbon footprint, share awareness, organize and protest, but above all, keep hope alive. Civil disobedience gets the goods.

  • Tim Burgess
    Tim Burgess Mês atrás +1

    I love this channel. please never stop making content. this makes me feel so much better for the effort I'm putting into contributing to this change. bless u kurzgesagt x

  • B Nagy
    B Nagy 26 dias atrás +1

    We will fight! By making good choices and putting our money where it serves the planet right.

  • Alexander Supertramp
    Alexander Supertramp 5 meses atrás +3497

    "Design consumer goods that are repairable and durable"
    This is how everything was made until companies realized they could make more money if their products broke more often. We have advanced backwards.

    • Alexander Supertramp
      Alexander Supertramp Mês atrás

      ​@Bob Umm, no. The auto industry fought really hard to keep lead in gasoline. Planned obsolescence creates a huge amount of unnecessary waste.

    • Kyle Erhabor
      Kyle Erhabor Mês atrás

      @Bob planned obsolescence's criticisms stems from companies intentionally designing products to break sooner than they reasonably should. While none of us want to be driving a car made 150 years ago (and no one is arguing for this, hence a straw man), we also don't want to drive a car that'll break in five years or is so coupled that repairs are too expensive. As another example, we shouldn't be fine with phones that only offer a few software updates (say, only 2-5 years support) because it makes the phone increasingly less useful. It doesn't matter if less materials are used initially if everyone will need to buy the same product five times to get near the same life expectancy.

    • Bob
      Bob Mês atrás

      Planned obsolescence is an optimization to make things with less materials and less energy to make them cheaper which makes them more accessible to more people.
      There is no reason to make a car that is designed to last 150 years. No one will want to drive the cars we have today one hundred years from now.
      It means new technology does not roll out into the global fleet.
      We'd still be driving cars that required leaded gasoline.

    • Kyle Erhabor
      Kyle Erhabor 2 meses atrás

      Planned obsolescence, baby!

  • Brian -
    Brian - Mês atrás +1

    the problem is that it's already happening and I still meet people who don't believe in it...
    how do you fix a problem when a large proportion of the population refuses to acknowledge there is one

  • Darth Utah 66
    Darth Utah 66 Mês atrás +1

    What we really need is a carbon tax to incentivize the reduction of emissions.

  • George Higgins
    George Higgins 2 meses atrás +11

    As a 20 year-old, I want to tell my generation that it's our duty to be the hopeful generation. It's important to understand what problems we need to solve, but it's arguably even more important to understand how we are ALREADY solving some of them. Knowing how we've solved problems in the past may give us useful insights into how we can solve problems in the present.

    • polkunus
      polkunus 21 dia atrás

      As a 20 year old u need to bite the hand that is feeding you right now

    • Nen Master5
      Nen Master5 2 meses atrás

      Get the FULL Picture about Climate-Change by watching UpisNotJump, Hbomberguy, Some More News, and Second Thought. After all 4, you have the full Picture.

  • Jonathan Sandström
    Jonathan Sandström Mês atrás +1

    I need these kind of videos. Thanks for keeping the spirit up!

  • Ali Morbi
    Ali Morbi 5 meses atrás +408

    The apathy & hopelessness is real, but this felt like a wonderful, gentle wake-up call, to get up and get moving again. Thank you for this!

    • Some Guy
      Some Guy 5 meses atrás +4

      Nothing better for hopelessness than doing something proactive. Going vegan is the single most effective way for each of us to minimize our environmental footprint.
      "According to the most comprehensive analysis of farming’s impact on the planet, plant-based food is most effective at combatting climate change. Oxford University researcher Joseph Poore, who led the study, said adopting a vegan diet is “the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth.”
      “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use.”. -Joseph Poore, Environmental Science Researcher, University of Oxford.
      Links at my channel under "About."

  • MissCquma
    MissCquma 10 dias atrás

    Kurzgesagt, you are incredible. Keep working hard and creating amazing videos we all love. Great work ❤

  • ned jenkins
    ned jenkins 2 meses atrás +4

    It’s reassuring to know that’s we’re all in the the boat and all want the problem solved

    • Slevin Channel
      Slevin Channel 2 meses atrás

      I APPRICATE this videos positivity,
      i really, really do BUT harsh facts also need to be considered for real, actual Change, so please go and watch ‚Red Report’ by „Second Thought“.
      I cant say it enough: I love Positivity, but for a BALANCED Diet, dont we need BOTH? What about 'Some More News' and their Coverage of Climate-Refugees?

  • Bec
    Bec Mês atrás +5

    With the nightmarish droughts and heatwaves going on particularly in Europe, hopefully now the masses will recognise we need to take action against fossil fuel fat cats who are actively making our lives miserable. We outnumber them.

    • Salty Water
      Salty Water 28 dias atrás

      Oh ya cause droughts and heatwaves have NEVER happened before...

    • TheAdvertisement
      TheAdvertisement Mês atrás +1

      @Georg Dorn And I was pointing out that there's a huge difference between "dry periods" and a trend.

    • Georg Dorn
      Georg Dorn Mês atrás

      @TheAdvertisement my example simple shows, that there have been WAY drier periods, not even that long ago. Therefore argueing, because of this years drought people need to recognise the effects is simple opportunistic, not evidencebased. My post simple was an answer to that, no more, no less.

    • TheAdvertisement
      TheAdvertisement Mês atrás +2

      @Georg Dorn What??? This has nothing to do with the Neusiedler, if anything that's the only circumstantial evidence here. This isn't one dry year, droughts have been increasing.

    • Georg Dorn
      Georg Dorn Mês atrás

      There is a big pond in austria (neusiedler see) which was without water for 6 full years in the 1800's. We are not even close to it drying out this year.
      So argueing this year is dry in europe because of climate change is very opportunistic tbh. Iam not argueing against climate change. But one dry year doesnt mean anything, just like 1 rainy year doesnt mean there is no climate change.
      We should deal with the consequences and let science do its job.

  • Rodrigo de Freitas Produções

    Finally! A video with good news instead of just saying we will die!

  • mimocha
    mimocha 5 meses atrás +2053

    As someone in GenZ, those points about feeling hopelessness and despair at the future really hits home hard. I honestly can’t remember the last time I wanted to start a family or felt hopeful for the future. Thanks for the inspirational video, Kurzgesagt.

    • Ronald Freeman
      Ronald Freeman 4 meses atrás

      @Frahd Chikun If you were to ask someone if they’d be willing to press a button that brings them joy and fulfillment, but some random person has to die in exchange, hopefully most people would say no. Raise the stakes further and add that the person condemned to death wouldn’t be someone random, but someone they love. Again, I’d hope that most people would decline.
      Yet every damn day parents are doing exactly that - bringing a whole ass human into the world that’s going to experience pain, suffering, and ultimately death. All because they want to experience parenthood and feel fulfilled. It’s the very definition of selfish.

    • Matt Grogan
      Matt Grogan 5 meses atrás

      @Chris Anscomb I also can't wait for the follow-up but just be aware that a lot of change on the climate needs to come as societal change. You refusing to get on an airplane is fine but it means you don't get to travel and your individual choice doesn't amount to much. The good news is, as explained in this video, the societal change is happening in the form of technologies. You can of course still do your part. If and when you can afford an EV, buy one. If you have a house and can afford solar, install it.

    • Frahd Chikun
      Frahd Chikun 5 meses atrás +2

      Fuck, it feels like I'm the only one who's Gen Z that still wants kids. My parents had me, their parents had them, and so on and so forth. I look at my cousins and their growing families and see how happy they are with their children. I want to feel that happiness caused by raising a family as well. Why is everyone buying into this absurd concept of not procreating because it's "morally correct?" Are you all depressed to the point that you refuse to take up a new responsibility? If you had kids, wouldn't you make sure to work harder, make better decisions, and to ensure they live a good life like you did? Sure, their childhood wouldn't be the same as your childhood, but having a little reminder to make impactful choices would benefit not just your wellbeing or your children's, but those for future generations as well. If you want to make a difference in the world, *why not have a constant reminder to keep making a difference in the world?*
      As for adoption, I know that it's an alternative, but personally I want to raise a child from my own seed, not someone's unwanted child not related to me. It wouldn't feel the same to me. They've already developed a sense of life and been taken care of by someone else prior to me, so I wouldn't have a reason to better my way of living. Before anyone says "just adopt a newborn instead," then how would that be any different than me having a newborn with my partner? I want to continue my lineage, not pass the torch onto someone else's. I want to procreate the way life intended us to do so.
      I understand that it's your choice to not have kids, but it's still my choice to have kids.
      Rant over. Have a good day!

    • Big Cheddar
      Big Cheddar 5 meses atrás

      @Ronald Freeman I'm a 26 year old millenial and had the same view as you since about 17. They literally wouldn't let me get a vasectomy until I had a gf of 5 years and they got her permission because neither of us want kids. Many countries make the decision to not have kids very difficult, especially for single adults.

    • Ronald Freeman
      Ronald Freeman 5 meses atrás +4

      We exist without our consent. As a 24yr old GenZ, I think procreation is selfish, narcissistic and immoral. None of the unborn wish to born, but plenty of the living wish they had never lived, and therefore procreating is purely taking a gamble for absolutely no reason other than for personal benefit, so not procreating is the moral thing to do. We should take care existing life, therefore adoption is morally superior.

  • shark
    shark Mês atrás

    Last night I was really worried when I heard about the Climate Clock hit around 7 years, but this videos calmed me down alot. Thank you Kurgesagt!

  • phrenologisto
    phrenologisto Mês atrás +14

    I've come to accept a reality where the damage we've done is so catastrophic that life is about to reach a critical threshold for heatwaves, acidification, heavy metal and plastic pollution. The land cannot live without the calories from the sea and the oceans are crashing. You can see it yourself by looking at videos of the oceans from the 60s and videos today and you'll notice the water today is very clear by comparison. It's not less turbid, it's a different look entirely, like pool water.
    This type of change happens in one direction. There is no "back" with extinction and we dont understand which species play what roles outside of the most obvious interactions with the world around them. We are in a mass extinction and that is a downhill process that only accelerates. This is happening because we are overestimating the resilience of the entire system of life to a global pressure that we are all applying, through our purchases and behavior. This is a choice we are all making and we need to be made to understand the consequences if we're going to act. Everyone helps out in a house fire. We're not helping because we can't see the fire and dont know how to put it out, but it's there, and by the time you're face to face with it, it's probably too late. We at least need to understand that this is what's at stake with the choices we make.
    My point is not that it is wrong to have hope, but that our understanding of the reality we share needs to be accurate and its implications broadly understood. There is no use to a weather forecast that is intentionally wrong in an effort to add hope to your day. If hope is more important than the truth, we've entered into a territory of total blindness where no one can work together because everyone has a different understanding of the state of things. We need to also accept that an infinitely complex living system will have connections we can't see or understand, absolute boundaries to survival we don't know, and cascading failure we can't predict. We are losing habitats faster than we can understand their importance.
    Worrying about how humanity takes the bad news is like not arresting or trying a murderer because it will make them sad. It's not their feelings that are the issue, it is their behaviour and removing the danger of their presence. We are all in the cross hairs of an extinction we are buying, and we aren't worried enough to stop burning fuel, when the prospect of extinction should be enough to cause any right thinking human to reconsider any behavior that might further it, including letting people believe that there's anything ok about the way we live or our priorities for our planet.
    I desperately wish we would take this seriously and entertain the thought of letting this go for something new and shared. As a plan b for when this fails, if nothing else.

    • Milos
      Milos 29 dias atrás

      Well, birth rates are falling so fast everywhere, that I wouldn't give up just yet.

    • Loturzel Restaurant
      Loturzel Restaurant Mês atrás

      Theres much to do.
      People like Climate-TOwn and OCC have many Solutions.

  • Son Goku
    Son Goku 2 meses atrás +3

    Damn, this video made me cry! Don’t give in, not even for a second!!! We’re on the right track, to win! “The only way to live is to win, and the only way to win is to *FIGHT!!!“*