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

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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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.
Also a special thanks to the team at Our World for helping us out with data and research!
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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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Ram 9 dagar sedan
at 4:08 the indian flag is wrongly presented , please correct it .
vedant mhatre
vedant mhatre 12 dagar sedan
@gonzostwin1 everyone needs to
Zargolien Zog
Zargolien Zog 20 dagar sedan
wrong Indian map at 4:12
The Generalist
The Generalist 20 dagar sedan
@Noel Joseph If you are not a true believer no money for you. If you don't get the results he wants no money for you.
John Stevens
John Stevens 20 dagar sedan
@Ryan Ziolkowski if you don't believe me ask other experts and research it more, i don't like people having misinformation :)
Evelyn Priest
Evelyn Priest 18 minuter sedan
If you want a fix to this you as the individual can do that is free and effectively, here: WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE AND CALL THEM IF YOU CAN. I promise you it makes a difference. Government works for the people, it is YOUR money they are spending, you get a say in HOW. I'm seeing a lot of "The world sucks and we can't fix it." And while 2020 is a dumpster fire and there's the current, very apathetic political landscape (the reason for the dumpster fire), you the individual can do something far more significant than biking to work and for far less effort, sending an email. It seems intimidating but it's NO different from calling or writing to an ISP or any other service. Public officials work for YOU. They have to read anything you send regarding policies and decisions. HOWEVER, they do tend to filter chain messages. Write something in your own voice, you can use a pre-written message as a guide and it only takes a few minutes. Really, if you spent 10 minutes watching this video, you can spend 5 writing your local member. Perhaps the other most important thing you can do is VOTE. Don't be swayed by a promise, look at their policies and ESPECIALLY look at who supports them, funds them, AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE RECENTLY. I can tell you as an Australian that our current gov is in the pocket of major coal mining corporations who hate the very notion of reducing carbon emissions. And since these companies fund our current government, the party isn't going to try on a nationwide scale to reduce the emissions unless they're voted out. It's clear that these people are really just in it for the money, and yes that's most politicians I know, but they can be in it for the money and fix the thing that WILL kill us eventually. Write to your local members or any public official who can affect the change we need to see, and VOTE. Vote with your future in mind. Fossil fuels are really only profitable to those who mine them and YOU AREN'T SEEING ANY OF THAT MONEY. Like the video said, if affluent countries that do a lot of trade change their policies on emissions, the rest of the world will follow. It's strongarming them for the BEST reason. And YOU control the pressure. Even with a pending financial crisis, we need to make a change. Climate Change will not wait for us to be ready for it. The only right time to act is now. (and historically it's not like those parties that deny climate change have actually been very good for the economy anyway, they make the rich richer. THAT'S WHY THEY DENY IT.)
☠MrHairyNutz☠ 24 minuter sedan
Europe uses tons of C02 more than developing nations do you think it's fair to tell developing nations not to develop or not to eat meat while they do, Of course no nation will put up with that. So if your goal is lower C02 then make factories dedicated to sucking it out of the air instead of forcing nations to live under your boot.
Max Nguyen
Max Nguyen 39 minuter sedan
Teacher: In this test there are 3 questions. Do them well and carefully! Student: Ok sir! After 10 mins: Also teacher: Surprise! There are actually 4 questions.
Pranay Bhagat
Pranay Bhagat Timme sedan
4:08 wrong flag of India
Gobsmacked Teen
Gobsmacked Teen Timme sedan
Well it is true that some countries are more responsible while some countries are less responsible for climate change. But that doesn't mean that the countries should blame the more carbon emmiting counties for climate and leave the responsibility to fix it with them because no matter what all of us will have to bear the consequences equally.
あくさん. Timme sedan
I'd also like to see a video of what exactly you can do as an individual.
shaun Windu
shaun Windu Timme sedan
I don’t get why we need the “total” stat the past is the past, can’t do anything to change it now let’s focus on the future. It’s like saying to your sibling: “he/she did it first!” It’s stupid
Das Fear
Das Fear 2 timmar sedan
Inb4 genocide guys
Just a Guy That Wants a Hug
Just a Guy That Wants a Hug 2 timmar sedan
Humans are literally so broken that we even start destroying our own planet
Moss M
Moss M 2 timmar sedan
Great video, another thing some people don’t seem to realize is that individuals can’t just solve this buy buying greener products. Forcing large scale change for the benefit of the future is something only governments can do.
Eitan Ben Dor
Eitan Ben Dor 2 timmar sedan
Question should be rephrased as how should we split the cheque to research and build 4th generation nuclear power. The answer is of course, who cares, let’s just get it done because it will help everyone.
Ream Sleep
Ream Sleep 3 timmar sedan
Coal is important but in improvement less Pollution but usually I’m blaming on China because of the factories they work on
Ivan Miller
Ivan Miller 3 timmar sedan
Just curious, how are corbon emissions tracked
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 3 timmar sedan
NOT A SINGLE COMMENT on china's responsability on this... they are higly negligent and irresponsable
Eric Li
Eric Li 3 timmar sedan
Thats where the birds went in the intelligence video. I wondered what happened to them.
Shauka Hodan
Shauka Hodan 3 timmar sedan
2:03 Where is Korea?????
jianhan zhou
jianhan zhou 4 timmar sedan
everyone is technically responsible for climate change. And everyone has the responsibility to fix it.
Tagalagadingdong Destructo Fudincalberrie
Tagalagadingdong Destructo Fudincalberrie 4 timmar sedan
Carbon emissions is actually better for the atmosphere because carbon strengthens the ozone layer, in fact in the dinosaur era, the earth was filled with carbon, we humans are just bringing it back. Really the only problem with carbon emissions is that Ice in Antarctica is melting which will eventually cause flooding therefore having the earth covered in water as much as it was in the dinosaur era. The most dangerous stuff to the ozone layer is actual chlorine, bromine, and the chemicals in hair spray. Google and other websites: According to a study published in the March 2002 Journal of Geographical Research by a joint research team from the University of Maryland and NASA, overall, the increased amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is speeding up the recovery of the ozone layer - including the hole at the South Pole. What destroys the ozone layer? Ozone Depletion. When chlorine and bromine atoms come into contact with ozone in the stratosphere, they destroy ozone molecules. One chlorine atom can destroy over 100,000 ozone molecules before it is removed from the stratosphere. Ozone can be destroyed more quickly than it is naturally created. At the time, CFCs were used in hairspray, aerosol cans, and refrigerators. A single CFC molecule can last for between 20 and 100 years in the atmosphere, and can destroy100,000 ozone molecules.
Ternasius 4 timmar sedan
imagine if they show this video during a un conference
hindesh rai
hindesh rai 4 timmar sedan
The flag of India at 4:10 is wrong.
Spit Fire
Spit Fire 5 timmar sedan
10:11 Guy: Bill Gates Me: 😐
fariq fatah
fariq fatah 5 timmar sedan
3:59 why the narator speaks with chinese-like tone when speaking about china lol
Natalia H
Natalia H 5 timmar sedan
Ecosia just surpassed 100 million trees planted, renewable energy companies are profitable to invest in, and electric cars are increasingly cheaper and more cost effective, and excessive meat consumption is now widely accepted to be unhealthy and unnecessary. We can take part of the change!
D. Dillon Duffield
D. Dillon Duffield 5 timmar sedan
Joni Prela
Joni Prela 5 timmar sedan
Sheeple still believe the climate change is real 😂😂 You guys really believe everything The level of brainwashing is concerning
Cheeki Breeki
Cheeki Breeki 5 timmar sedan
I don't get why people keep saying humanity alone is responsible for climate change...
uiop uiop
uiop uiop 5 timmar sedan
cobonavirus causes ice deficency
Tony Solar
Tony Solar 5 timmar sedan
8:32 That's not how you handle a solar panel. The programmer needs to be punished.
Tony Solar
Tony Solar 5 timmar sedan
7:39 Narrator sounds confused... I wonder why :)
최원복 6 timmar sedan
2:03 Where is Korea?????
TheFaithfulDragon 6 timmar sedan
NOT A SINGLE COMMENT on china's responsability on this... they are higly negligent and irresponsable
Abhay Agarwal
Abhay Agarwal 6 timmar sedan
Probably it has to start with China which I believe is impossible even if other countries come together
Abhay Agarwal
Abhay Agarwal 6 timmar sedan
Only 3 million views for such a great video? In my opinion everyone should watch this ,maybe that might bring a change,ty for your hard work guys ,:-)
jahenders 7 timmar sedan
While it's true we collectively need to work toward good solutions, the assumption that "if the rich countries of the West seriously tackle global climate change, everyone would" is problematic. What's often neglected is that the other countries (especially China) are our economic RIVALS. China is also very rich and has large trade surpluses with many of those rich Western nations. If Europe and the US take dramatic steps toward addressing climate change, those steps will cost them Tens or hundreds of TRILLIONS of dollars. Most of those steps will also limit their economies and make them LESS competitive with the Chinese and others. So, it is pretty reasonable to demand that China really step up and do something, not just promise to think about maybe doing something in a few decades (after they've gotten even richer and more dominant in trade).
Jeffrey Flees
Jeffrey Flees 7 timmar sedan
If you hear the words 'ALL of us need to work together!" Expect humanity to do the opposite.
lucia 7 timmar sedan
great video!! but :/// the placement and flag of nigeria @ 7:13 is a big NO-NO
Ajibola Fashola
Ajibola Fashola 7 timmar sedan
You got the location of Nigeria wrong!
gerrie s
gerrie s 7 timmar sedan
CO2 for life🌲🌲
Pam C
Pam C 7 timmar sedan
less blaming more action needs to happen to make this work to save the planet.
Jaggysplinter 8 timmar sedan
This is good cus the infographics show makes USA look like the best place and ak-47 look like a f fake toy is actually one of the best guns in the world
Josh Foster
Josh Foster 9 timmar sedan
Nice video but you made a dumb comparison by suggesting with a little video bubble that tsunamis were going to increase.
Peg Leg
Peg Leg 9 timmar sedan
China wouldn’t follow in the US’s steps😂 we tried this with paris climate agreement
Pushkar Soni
Pushkar Soni 9 timmar sedan
we need a blameless postmortem.
Horace Grimsby
Horace Grimsby 10 timmar sedan
07:14 That's not the flag of Nigeria.
Viewer 899
Viewer 899 10 timmar sedan
How can I avoid climate change?👍😊
Abhay Agarwal
Abhay Agarwal 6 timmar sedan
Maybe use public transport until you have enough to buy a electric or a more environment friendly vehicle ,use solar panels for electricity if you can ,i will definitely do that in future for sure
Peg Leg
Peg Leg 9 timmar sedan
Give up ur car, call phone, an electricity you use if it’s not powered by reusable energy... but no one will do that
Vrushaket Rasam
Vrushaket Rasam 10 timmar sedan
Really nice video... But Indian flag at 04:09 is wrong.... Please do the corrections
1k subscribers with no videos challenge
1k subscribers with no videos challenge 10 timmar sedan
Who’s to blame for climate change? We are. We all are...
Grace 11 timmar sedan
thats a really interesting and logical way of looking at it, I'd not have considered the historical impacts
ETERNAL PG3D 11 timmar sedan
SOME TECH CHANNEL 11 timmar sedan
*Sponsored by Bill Gates, Wow!*
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 11 timmar sedan
Europe isn't one country, why don't you rate each on its own?
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 11 timmar sedan
I love how we only look up emitions and climate change from the recent decades, while the climate has been more stable than ever.
Pig_master 101
Pig_master 101 11 timmar sedan
Aight Trump. Start getting our emissions down
Eg That Youtubes
Eg That Youtubes 12 timmar sedan
1:18 For that argument, it's easy 1 solution is to just trade purposes, have the Unpolluting (Lifestyle side called by China) start focusing on survival and use the unpolluting energy and China focus on less pollution and won't have to focus on survival. Plus both can help each other by sharing their experience Thats my solution ik its more complicated but still a solution maybe
Andres Minjarez
Andres Minjarez 12 timmar sedan
They [many of today's richest countries] have become rich over centuries of fossil fuel burning, industrial production, AND colonization and exploitation of those developing countries they attempt to blame*
angad singh
angad singh 12 timmar sedan
4:07 that's not India's flag ....
Iwan Mommaerts
Iwan Mommaerts 12 timmar sedan
Please no hateful/unrespectful replies. People that have disliked this video, why? I'm genuenly curious
Abhay Agarwal
Abhay Agarwal 6 timmar sedan
I am curious to know as well
MortZon 12 timmar sedan
Saying that "Co2 emission should go down to zero" is like saying "lets get rid og ALL life. Its not possible with killing all life that inhale oxygen and exhale Co2.
MortZon 12 timmar sedan
Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart 12 timmar sedan
China is the first country to mention when it comes to carbon dioxide.
Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart 12 timmar sedan
But the CO2 per person is pretty low. There's a lot of people, so there's a lot of that.
Robert Snider
Robert Snider 12 timmar sedan
While I fully agree that we emit far too much emissions, and that we contribute to it. I also fully believe that the planet itself goes through massive periods of heating and cooling regardless of what we do. We have loads of evidence that says that this IS the case. I perhaps we are simply in a period of heating. Now, while I believe this is the case, I also believe that we need to find better means of powering our lives, as since the Earth is likely in its own period of warming our continuous contributions exacerbate the warming to dangerous degrees. That is speculation but it can hardly be a bad thing to reduce our own footprint as it would undoubtedly help.
Lucifer 2057
Lucifer 2057 12 timmar sedan
Guys the Indian flag around 4:11 is messed up
Anonymous Timer
Anonymous Timer 12 timmar sedan
Unpicking history is a dangerous game
Neil Ferrer
Neil Ferrer 12 timmar sedan
very educational channel best channel entertaining channel
cyka blyat
cyka blyat 12 timmar sedan
The planet is fine the people are fucked
anuj17100 13 timmar sedan
At 4:08 incorrect flag of India
ThoseWentzKids b
ThoseWentzKids b 13 timmar sedan
ted k was right
Michael 13 timmar sedan
4:07 India?
Arshiya Masood
Arshiya Masood 13 timmar sedan
Every one in the world should unite and work to reduce Carbon dioxide and stuff not be like this U.S.A- China is a pig. China- No U.S.A is.
Cody Keller
Cody Keller 13 timmar sedan
The problem is that if we try to become green china will take over in the world economy because they could care less about the climate
Vid3oM 14 timmar sedan
It’s all cow farts.
Nathan Sauer
Nathan Sauer 14 timmar sedan
Should talk about nuclear power and other green energies next.
Thomas Cloyd
Thomas Cloyd 14 timmar sedan
China doing anything that benefits another country? What universe do you live in?
Iron Kanabo
Iron Kanabo 4 timmar sedan
Nearly the entirety of the Middle East in addition to a fair number of North African countries are singing China's praises right now. China invested billions of dollars into developing them, and completely forgave a great many of their debts to China. Western nations, for some reason, are trying really hard not to let the broadcasting groups discuss this. I suspect the anti-China narrative of the US is a factor in the strange silence.
D Mex
D Mex 14 timmar sedan
For the amount of carbon contributed by a country - is that measured by consumption or production? I'm wondering if developed economies shift the carbon intensive production to other countries even though if they did it themselves, they'd have stricter environmental controls.
Gnagnagatt 14 timmar sedan
People that have a lot of money don't even help 🤯
Tejashwarran A
Tejashwarran A 14 timmar sedan
Boras Legend
Boras Legend 14 timmar sedan
7:07 uhhh,i don't think that's Nigeria's flag nor location on the African map.Big mistake from you guys kurzgesagt.
thejking 14 timmar sedan
And still there are nutjobs saying it's not real..
오지마라 15 timmar sedan
Ha ha ha ha......
Aryan Sinha
Aryan Sinha 15 timmar sedan
You have got India's Flag wrong at 4:08 P.S: Brilliant video as usual, very informative.
Zephyre Razortail
Zephyre Razortail 15 timmar sedan
Humanity needs to work together? Hahah... we're doomed.
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