Who Is Responsible For Climate Change? - Who Needs To Fix It?

21 cze 2020
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This video is part of a series about climate change supported by Breakthrough Energy - a coalition founded by Bill Gates, that is working to expand clean-energy investment and support the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero carbon emissions.
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Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have released over 1.5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide or CO2 into the earth's atmosphere. In the year 2019 we were still pumping out around 37 billion more. That’s 50% more than the year 2000 and almost three times as much as 50 years ago. And it’s not just CO2. We’re also pumping out growing volumes of other greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide. Combining all of our greenhouse gases, we’re emitting 51 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents each year.
And emissions keep rising - but they need to get down to 0!
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    • Quant vous traduirez vous vidéos en français, je suis sur que vous aurez beaucoup plus d'adhérents.

      philippephilippe12 godzin temu
    • no country is the most responsible. we've all done it. so we also have to clean it up together

      geert groffengeert groffen3 dni temu

      MojodojoMojodojo6 dni temu
    • @P B easier said than done

      SuperThunderGoodGuySuperThunderGoodGuy28 dni temu
    • Lowering birthrate is the single most important step to fix climate change.

      P BP B28 dni temu
  • So the solution is, developing countries need to buy the 'clean' tech from rich countries to make themselves clean, at the cost of higher energy price and possible slowed down development? In the mean time developed courtiers got another chance to use the price scissors to reap even more profit from the poor countries? If the developed countries really cared about this and making the world clean, they need to pay for their historical pollution with cash and set up an international fund to provide FREE clean energy solutions to developing countries.

    YunguanYunguan3 godzin temu
  • this is factually wrong , India is the worlds most populated country with 1.8 billion people not China.

    oojimmyflipoojimmyflip5 godzin temu
  • 4:08 small thing but that's not India's flag

    Ameya KabraAmeya Kabra8 godzin temu
  • Simple all of us because it's all our planet

    EyeEye14 godzin temu
  • Scientists are!!!!

    Frank HartmanFrank Hartman16 godzin temu
  • 기후변화는 우리 모두가 책임지고 나아가야할 전 인류의 과제라고 생각합니다. 물론 다른 사람을 생각하지 않는 이기적인 나라들이 있지만 그런 나라들을 설득하면서 평화롭게 해결하면 좋을거같아요. 경각심을 가지게 해주는 영상 감사합니다.

    편경훈편경훈17 godzin temu
  • Iran’s not doing much and I’m Irish I’m epic ::

    Messimonkeyman5Messimonkeyman518 godzin temu
  • Rich country Need to help the poor

    Alex LinAlex Lin21 godzinę temu
  • China has 1) the largest renewable energy programme in the world; 3-4 people to every one American. People who pass the buck to China or India (which, btw has lower total emissions than the US, nvm per capita) should not be treated in good faith, because they're either liars or dupes

    Michael WrightMichael Wright22 godzin temu
  • Im happy the eu is trying to change. Like the green deal.

    Guillaume ArnouldGuillaume Arnould23 godzin temu
  • and yet the gov paid me to hop off the solar tarrif and get on gas lol no wonder australians produce the most, we have a fucking electric car tax that's higher than petrol cars

    James BinnieJames BinnieDzień temu
  • I have a solution: we can use fusion energy but not the energy we use, energy from the sun where instead of taking away particles we add particles. This adds up more energy and less emissions.

    Jan ImsonJan ImsonDzień temu
  • Kurzgesagt's videos make you feel so.. guilty

    Gooddaniel2018Gooddaniel2018Dzień temu
    • Lol ikr. But all we can do is try to go green ourself too.

      Guillaume ArnouldGuillaume Arnould23 godzin temu
  • It's amazing that as glaciers retreat they uncover evidence of prior human occupation. So as temperatures hit the highest temperatures on record we find evidence of people living where glaciers currently exist. CNN just reported that a glacier retreated uncovering a ww1 bunker. How can a retreating glacier uncover human occupation from a 100 years ago if the temperatures have never been so high?

    Robert ScottRobert ScottDzień temu
  • *Everyone, everyone is responsible for climate change, including grandma*

    Haitham AmmarHaitham AmmarDzień temu
  • all of them need to stop we need it to be a few like it need to just be 0-100 but not over

    Rick Lill RetaeRick Lill RetaeDzień temu
  • Of course China

    김윤하김윤하Dzień temu
  • Never ask "who did it?" but ask "how did we fix it?"

    MRA The Imperfec10MRA The Imperfec10Dzień temu
  • I’m so happy to have a Canadian citizenship for when the word starts to warm and flood

    Jack LunzJack Lunz2 dni temu
  • 4:03 where is india??

    jason walonjason walon2 dni temu
  • Where's the video about fossil fuel industry?

    Carlos ReisCarlos Reis2 dni temu
  • All we need is USA and Europe to reduce fossil fuels and we will have stopped 50 percent of pollution plus China will soon follow and the developing world doesn’t really make that much of a difference.

    Sadia AzharSadia Azhar2 dni temu
  • Long story short it's every one and we should work together

    tactical_snailstactical_snails2 dni temu
  • Answer to the Title: WE need to fix it

    NifflerZ3NifflerZ32 dni temu
  • This is so Cute I love the drawings!

    NifflerZ3NifflerZ32 dni temu
  • Why not use sound generated energy

    fd noblezafd nobleza2 dni temu
  • Nobody is. Its a natural cycle. Here, saved you 10 minutes.

    papiezguwniakpapiezguwniak2 dni temu
  • Just wait 50% of population die and those countries will start to make their own solutions.

    Van'dola SmergeVan'dola Smerge2 dni temu

    Ricardo DomeneRicardo Domene3 dni temu
  • Only reason Russia is so low is because it's a huge giant frikin country and most of it is backwards and underdeveloped because they only care about the few large cities. If they fully developed most of their territory and cared about their people more, then the emissions would be as high or higher than China.

    Rhubartu the SaiyanRhubartu the Saiyan3 dni temu
  • Well I do have a lot of people in the gulags so maybe I can use them for producing electricity. Or making things like solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal energy collectors, nuclear power plants (We’ll be more careful this time!), and water turbines

    Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin3 dni temu
    • Hello Joseph

      Avery RemfertAvery Remfert3 dni temu
  • If you wanna help solve this climate crisis and you love to plant trees,then you can donate to famous tree planting NGO's like"Eden reforestation project","one tree planted" and many more.....

    Jai MishraJai Mishra3 dni temu
  • 4:10 wrong Indian flag

    The Hidden Gamer ArushThe Hidden Gamer Arush3 dni temu
  • Great video, I have a dream to be a philantrophist and to help one of UN 17 major goals

    Krishna SawantKrishna Sawant3 dni temu
  • Who is responsible ? - everyone Who has to stop it ? - everyone Who doesn't give a damn ? - everyone

    Rx DtRx Dt3 dni temu
  • we can use windmills inside the water fixed so that we can get more through water currents than winds

    40.Vedant Dubey40.Vedant Dubey3 dni temu
  • it sucks to live in a world where all the people making the decisions are people who wont be alive to see the consequences of their actions

    Icyr0bin -Icyr0bin -3 dni temu
  • Cripto mining

    Daniel FigueiredoDaniel Figueiredo4 dni temu
  • God The Climate cycles of our water planet are continental glaciers with lower sea levels (Dwarka, Atlantis's) brought on by E-W global Tsunami's that freeze onto the continents (Gobekli tepe, Washington Scablands). Every 13,000 years half the Great Year our solar system crosses from the positive side of the galaxies double toroidal field to the negative side of the galactic Plane. Causing Plasma Bursts from the reconnection of the Sun's magnetosphere at the time of the conjunction of the planets EM magnetospheres, Asteroid impacts from crossing the galaxies Kuipers belt and E-W global Tsunami's from the increased EM gravitational pull when crossing the galactic equatorial plane. The Galactic Milankovitch cycles cause our climate cycles. Obliquity magnetic North 4x60 ka is causing global warming due to the increased DIRECT sunlight at the higher latitudes/pole. Eccentricity perihelion aphelion every 120/240 ka years rotation of the galactic bulge regulates the intensity. Precession/Great YEar 13/26 ka crossing the equator of the galaxies double toroid EM field causes Plasma bursts, Asteroid impacts and E-W global Tsunami's. Covid like CO2 is a lie Strawman built upon an inconvenient truth. The Baby Boomers who were born en mass 75 years ago are starting to die from the usual suspects of seasonal FLU pneumonia and old age. Revelations 13 16-18. No BUYING or SELLING unless you wear the MASK/MARK of the BEAST. With the mask being a pretext for the heavy metal (Seasonal FLU) vaccines, contact tracing testing of the BEAST that is within all of us when it comes to survival. Jesus loved all races because there is only one race, the HUMAN race. Humanity is being divided distracted to be conquered again!

    Greg ByrneGreg Byrne4 dni temu
  • I have the solution to this problem, stop having children like mice! No people, no pollution, solved.

    Gabriel hace cosas.Gabriel hace cosas.4 dni temu
    • unironically this. adopt yo kids and freeze your gametes til we get this shit solved

      The Queen of NeckbeardsThe Queen of Neckbeards4 dni temu
  • Whenever I watch the video about how we can become type 2 civilization, I feel so excited. And then I realize that the world is separated. If only all countries and areas become one, we even could reach type 3 civilization thousand years ago

    Phuong NguyenPhuong Nguyen4 dni temu
  • India has already achieved its target of 40% renewable in 2020 which was set to achieve in 2030, now we have increased the target to 60%. So, we are not quite there yet but we are progressing rapidly😊😊

    Dnhdfnfkr JxjxfjjggjDnhdfnfkr Jxjxfjjggj4 dni temu
    • better than the US lmao good job india 👍👍

      Icyr0bin -Icyr0bin -3 dni temu
  • Nuclear power please

    Josh DawsonJosh Dawson5 dni temu
  • Blame everything’s to Asians

    Peter MarsPeter Mars5 dni temu
    • Or blame to the entire world!!!

      TheGrizzlyClubTheGrizzlyClub5 dni temu
  • Right, i forgot that Europe is one country

    Felix NachnameFelix Nachname5 dni temu
  • Kurzgesagt for world emperor???

    Kieran MKieran M5 dni temu
  • Short Answer: Everybody Long Answer: Also Everybody

    Naked MarioNaked Mario5 dni temu
  • Hey. At 4.07, the Indian flag is wrong. I think you accidently show the Iranian flag!

    Mohak KatariaMohak Kataria5 dni temu
  • This video was NOT sponsored by the governments in Washington and Beijing.

    DieFlabbergastDieFlabbergast5 dni temu
  • This video is strictly for the birds.

    DieFlabbergastDieFlabbergast5 dni temu
  • The dislikes came from China cause they don’t want to pay for climate change

    TheRealIndoRaptorTheRealIndoRaptor5 dni temu
    • Did you actually watch the video?

      Jackson HuangJackson Huang4 dni temu
  • Who's to blame? Everyone.

    Sagethedoggo 6639Sagethedoggo 66395 dni temu
  • “I’m sorry, I’ll give up all my pampered privileges,” said no one ever. Seriously, if we the privilege give up our lifestyle, other greedy humans will just turn around and take it for themselves. Its sick, how dare they want what we have. Can’t they see how selfish they’re being. It’s a human problem. Our lizard brains will be the end of us. The great filter is definitely ourselves, but hey that’s already obvious funny enough

    New EdenNew Eden6 dni temu
  • Who needs to fix it? Umm I think it should be everyones responsibility to help fix it. What kinda question is that.

    ChipChip6 dni temu
  • Easy... Who is the biggest polluter per capita (which nation is responsible for the greatest Co2 emissions per citizen)?

    FirebrandFirebrand6 dni temu
  • Why is it always the U.S TAXPAYER has to pay the bill?.... If we're personally responsible for climate change over the last 100 years then we should also take a moment to acknowledge the fact that we help built the industrial revolution. We beat the Nazis and helped liberate asia from the Japanese empire. Americans created the internet. We landed on the moon etc.... You know it's bad when the rest of the world dismisses these accomplishments and decides to focus on a movement like BLK....SMH😑

    Falcon 117Falcon 1176 dni temu
  • at 04:08 the flag which has been given for india is the wrong flag

    Shaun AbrahamShaun Abraham6 dni temu
  • Literally everybody, and literally everybody. Good talk.

    DOB LimingDOB Liming6 dni temu
  • Who needs to fix climate change? Nobody. It’s the earth changing.

    I II I6 dni temu
  • China is not responsible for many of things lmao.

    Robertas SmagurisRobertas Smaguris7 dni temu
  • EU countries The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Not comparable to single country!

    Robertas SmagurisRobertas Smaguris7 dni temu
  • "if you look at the facts, colonist countries are clearly the biggest emitters and own the companies that cause emissions in the rest of the world." The white Western world: "okay but have you considered India and China bad"

    Value Brand MelkorValue Brand Melkor7 dni temu
  • I'm not very proud that my country Brunei 🇧🇳 has the 5th highest carbon emission in the world. For a tiny country with population of around 400 000 , that might seem like too much, but unfortunately it is mostly due to our reliance on the government's oil and gas industry as our main force in the economy. I'm not blaming the government but I think they have a higher position to do something about the fossil fuel matters as they are the ones who manage the oil and gas industries. Fun fact, the price of 1 litre of water is more expensive than 1 litre of petrol after government subsidy. However, I also believe the people's lifestyles too should be changed if we want to progress even as a developing country. For example, there are more cars than people in this country yet Brunei's area is only 5,765 km2 (2,226 sq mi) [in comparison USA is 9,833,520 km2 (3,796,742 sq mi) ] so there is not much land to venture. From my observation our lifestyles are mostly middle class and poverty is close to none so I am very grateful. So to me, this means in order to make impactful changes it requires active participation from the whole population to change their daily life habits to a greener lifestyle in order to reduce the carbon emission per person. That is if we still want to survive on the oil money -responsibly I cant wait to see what the future holds with climate change politics so good luck to every country out there to convince your governments to make changes!

    furrokunfurrokun7 dni temu
  • Developing country: Blame developed country and mostly PRC PRC: Is not a developed country

    Qihao XiaoQihao Xiao7 dni temu
  • Insane

    johxnnes_jnjohxnnes_jn7 dni temu
  • People hearing the word "Gates": Checking themselves for implants, banning PLworld then having a good relaxing ride in their rolling coal.

    P.D. WespP.D. Wesp7 dni temu
  • China has war crime emissions not survival emissions smh

    Billy JohnsonBilly Johnson7 dni temu
  • WOW

    SmileySprite YTSmileySprite YT8 dni temu
  • Stop acting like Sith Lords

    Troll KenobiTroll Kenobi8 dni temu
  • Canada I expected better

    Riff SilverRiff Silver8 dni temu
  • 1:05 1980, 1085, 1990...

    Orange TreeOrange Tree8 dni temu
  • 4:08 me be like that's not the flag of my India! It has a blue circle (Ashoka Chakra) not a red one. Edit: I just found out that there is another comment like mine down below, but I did not copy from that comment I know my India pretty well.

    Shalini BhatnagarShalini Bhatnagar8 dni temu
    • @Shalini Bhatnagar They are probably wrong , that's niger's flag

      Red_GyaradosRed_GyaradosDzień temu
    • @Mwaniki Mwaniki ok thanks for telling me but the comment below my comment says that, that flag is of Iran?

      Shalini BhatnagarShalini Bhatnagar3 dni temu
    • That's Niger's flag.

      Mwaniki MwanikiMwaniki Mwaniki3 dni temu
  • 4:08 this is not the indian flag yo

    Shailendra SinghShailendra Singh8 dni temu
  • Here I greece in that map

    BaguetteBaguette9 dni temu
  • 2:00 Lol, the Wilhelm scream. CinemaSins would be proud XD

    Ruben EmblemRuben Emblem9 dni temu
  • Q. Who is responsible for climate change? Who needs to fix it? My answer - Everyone, duh

    Sheela Prasad KaushikSheela Prasad Kaushik9 dni temu
  • Виновность, виноват - это оправдание злобы, или указание пути к благу. Первое - чаще. Мы говорим: «он виноват» только тогда, когда мы злимся на человека. Если же мы про себя говорим: виноват, то это только значит, что я, сбившись с дороги, увидал, что я не на ней и что надо не сбиваться - так приладиться, чтобы не сбиваться.

    Женя ВиновЖеня Винов10 dni temu
  • The answer: everyone is responsible. But today the main one are Usa and China

    LennieLosinoLennieLosino10 dni temu
  • USA China and EU have done least to prevent climate change and have caused climate change in the 1st place but yet they want other countries to take more responsibility. Such sarcasm.

    Aditya PandeyAditya Pandey10 dni temu
  • T

    SpikeSpike10 dni temu
  • Who responsibility? World highly survived species us 👊

    Prabu sPrabu s10 dni temu
  • BLM people make it worse because they burn all the cities.

    ima Jeniusima Jenius10 dni temu
  • There's a simple solution to it all. Snap. And half the population is gone (thanks Thanos) No people, no emissions

    Dimitar MatanskiDimitar Matanski10 dni temu
    • That is absolutely horrible idea but okay

      Victor TranVictor Tran7 dni temu
  • Nobody seys Belgrade is the most More polluted city on Eart ( Belgrade have only 1.6 milion Population and in Belgrade iz very big problem to dread in night where is a lot of shits in Atmosphere

    Vojin RadovanovićVojin Radovanović10 dni temu
  • If this video doesn't talk about animal agriculture I'm gonna be triggered

    Samuel XSamuel X10 dni temu
  • It's always Britain's fault.

    Account that I'll use to commentAccount that I'll use to comment10 dni temu
    • What

      HexifiHexifi10 dni temu
  • So the answer is simple, it’s everybody’s responsibility but some countries can do it way more easily because of their resources

    セワシにゃんこセワシにゃんこ11 dni temu
  • China it’s China who lost because they created corona

    Cool BoldoCool Boldo11 dni temu
  • I came from china, and if you look around, everywhere there is smoke, for example on my way to kindergarten when I was young, there are all sorts of thing around me, burning woods around me just to cook on the streets and there are way more worse things. In everybody’s eyes, Beijing has tall buildings and have high tech- but no, they ignored the unwanted, the part where the government don’t want to admit, wants people to forget is not on camera.

    Exotic_cupcake • 30 years agoExotic_cupcake • 30 years ago11 dni temu
    • @Exotic_cupcake • 30 years ago 战忽局同志?

      Wilson WongWilson Wong9 dni temu
    • I grew up in shanghai, the only place I know where there is a lot of air pollution is near an incinerator and we never had pollution that made it so that you can't see your hands. unless you live right next to 5 factories, your spitting lies

      ole unisole unis11 dni temu
  • It’s actually me

    TheYouTubeHenrryTheYouTubeHenrry11 dni temu
  • Who’s here after Biden’s climate plan

    Brian OttBrian Ott11 dni temu
    • No because his plan isn’t done yet there is no AFTER

      HexifiHexifi10 dni temu
  • Everyone and no one. To take responsibility for centuries of fossil fuel consumption when the other option was freezing to death is rather silly. What isn't silly is using Co2 capture methods both natural and artificial to fine tune the atmosphere to our needs. Beyond that, the solution is limiting fossil fuel application to areas where it is completely necessary. We would be better off investing money that goes into reducing Co2 emissions into developing methods for trapping it, because the former only forestalls the problem while the latter fixes it. We have so far invested so much money into patching the dam that we have failed to notice the water spilling over the top. Intelligent utilization of fossil fuels as emergency power only would be wise, it would have partially prevented Texas' issue. Beyond that more careful regulation of fracking and the banning of usage of acids under a certain pH, and similarly banning of solutions which present a major risk to ground water if contamination occurs would be wiser than banning fracking alltogether. You may think I am foolish for suggesting that we continue fracking, but think of all the still untapped wells in Alaska that because fracking is banned and there is financial incentive will now be tapped. This will lead to more fossil fuel dependence, not less. Most people cannot afford an electric car, and so whether it is $5 a gallon or $0.20 a gallon people will continue buying gasoline because there is no alternative for them. The thing is, the way things are at present, with Yucca mountain being essentially useless, and people up in arms about potential geological deposits in their areas they have exacerbated the problem of nuclear waste to such a degree that no one wants to use nuclear power because fuel pools are prohibitively expensive on top of an already outrageously expensive construction cost. Beyond that you can solve two problems at once with nuclear waste, filling in empty oil wells with low level and mid level nuclear waste based on a certain heat production threshold, and capping them by filling in any remaining voids with concrete to prevent groundwater from entering the space. Beyond that, the way nuclear power plants are currently constructed is rather outdated. Even before pebble bed reactors are available commercially more intelligent safety design systems should be implemented, these involve the utilization of geological heatsinks where strata permits, and even water based heatsinks, where you have a aluminum alloy thermal conduction system to dissipate excess heat into a river or other water source. In addition, by having passive rather than active cooling systems available in case of emergency you can essentially make it nearly physically impossible for most fuel melt accidents to occur, because with less strain on active cooling systems they can dissipate heat far faster because your heat production threshold is much lower than your dissipation threshold. Not only that, but that means that instead of having a few hours to organize a response in a total loss of power accident, you may have a few days to weeks. Should this have been constructed at Fukushima it would have completely prevented the disaster from occurring. This also has the potential to reduce construction costs greatly, as by having a statistically much lower chance of accident, you can begin building parts of the plant to a slightly lower standard as many of the current safety mechanisms in place can be replaced. Finally, if you base your power grid off of the pattern of using natural power sources (wind, solar, hydroelectric) as primary, nuclear as secondary to handle increased demand or replace demand when those resources are not available, and fossil fuels as tertiary or emergency power, you can effectively remove the need for fossil fuels unless there is an emergency. And even better, If you use nuclear power for nighttime power production you can eliminate a large portion of the other types of waste from this operation, specifically lithium and lead acid battery waste. All in all, this shouldn't even be a problem, it is entirely due to mismanagement by incapable or corrupt leaders and their bureaucracies, as well as a people's nuclear hysteria. Not only that, but many people are preoccupied with other issues which are of little import by comparison. The two largest priorities of humanity at this point should be offworld colonization and commercialization of space to build infrastructure in case of an asteroid impact or other astronomical cataclysm, and environmental management. We should utilize the whole toolbox, fine tuning ecosystems for maximum efficiency and creating designated natural zones where no development can occur to preserve life in those zones for future utilization, conservation, and research. But to be blunt, no matter how many trees you plant it will never catch up with the combined greenhouse gas output of both the natural and human worlds. Trees adapted themselves to be optimized for specific atmospheric conditions, a certain level of Co2, a certain level of nitrogen, and a certain level of other gases. Study of other lifeforms tells us this because naturally evolution tends towards optimization for conditions over hundreds of thousands or millions of years. Trees will not evolve in time to solve our problem. Thus we must turn to artifical methods. One of those being genetic modification of certain plants. However these must be kept in controlled conditions, because if by propagation of them they should outconsume the production of Co2 it would potentially mean ecological disaster. Thus methods such as Co2 capture by condensation, and Lye capture come into play. The issue with sodium Lye is that it is prohibitively expensive on a mass scale. However condensation is also ineffective because the amount captured versus the cost is low. So that takes us to in atmosphere chemistry. Since Co2 is incredibly chemically stable, if we were to use the blunt approach of ionizing it to strip off the oxygen atoms from the carbon atom, it would require a massive amount of energy. One way of doing this is by using orbital mirror arrays to project concentrated beams of sunlight at a tangential orientation to the surface. However because of the inherent radiation in the visible spectrum you would begin burning through ozone. So this leaves us with the second option: to create a molecule which is so stable and electropositive that it bonds with either the carbon or the Co2 molecule. However as for bonding with carbon you are basically talking about spraying flourides into the atmosphere so that brings us to option 2: Co2 bonding. This is no easy task. There are very few compounds which we know of that bond will with Co2. The only way which I could see anything like this working in terms of chemistry is if you use extremely stable Pi bonds to grab onto the electrons in Co2. But the problem here is that the electrons in Co2 are at an energy level that makes this very hard. Unless..... you capture them at source where they have more energy. Doing this is really the most effective method given our current knowledge, as until supercomputers develop to such a degree as to be able to calculate more complex bond arrangements faster we are essentially stuck.

    Thaddeus McCaustlandThaddeus McCaustland11 dni temu
  • I know the most climate change villian: this is our Sun xD

    Robert SzczepaniecRobert Szczepaniec11 dni temu
  • Who's to blame? Solar flares

    Herbie HuskerHerbie Husker11 dni temu
  • Usa is 300 million people while eu is 700 mil and the us is doing much more

    Iron AssultIron Assult11 dni temu
    • later he goes over CO2 per person watch the whole video before you comment

      HexifiHexifi10 dni temu
  • bruh who cares? its too early no one got impacted enough to be afraid about that let the world go on to devolop so we can eventually if we really need it clear around 2070 or so

    Napo BullyNapo Bully11 dni temu
    • @Hexifi :(?

      Napo BullyNapo Bully10 dni temu
    • @Hexifi :)

      Napo BullyNapo Bully10 dni temu
  • Cant we just take everybodys reasources And find a way to get our asses on another planet

    LoofyLoofy11 dni temu
    • I’m imagining the future of humans just jumping from planet to planet ever like 250 years and destroying everything they leave behind

      HexifiHexifi10 dni temu
  • Shorter answer all of us

    Halo is da bestHalo is da best12 dni temu
  • whos responsible: We all are. WHO NEEDS TO FIX IT? all of us

    SullySully12 dni temu