Do we Need Nuclear Energy to Stop Climate Change?

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Do we need nuclear energy to stop climate change? More and more voices from science, environmental activists and the press have been saying so in recent years - but this comes as a shock to those who are fighting against nuclear energy and the problems that come with it. So who is right? Well - it is complicated.
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    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a Nutshell24 päivää sitten
    • @Thạnh Phạm Stupid Boomer doesn't know anything

      Andrew TanjungAndrew Tanjung6 päivää sitten
    • Stupid science Science doesn't know Viruses convert sunlight into oil fields. Viruses appearing for the first time on Earth are extremely sophisticated, viruses know to absorb photons ( sunlight ) to get energy the virus to work, after millions of years the virus developin algae . Algae convert photons turned into an oil field. Sunlight - absorbing algae convert into positrons + and electrons -- Algae uses 928 positrons + that attract 917 electrons -- creating protons + Algae 918 positrons + that attract 918 electrons -- creating neutrons Algae use 6 protons + that attract 8 neutrons attracts 6 electrons -- create carbon ( c55 h72 o5 chlorophyll ) Algae use 1 proton + to attract 1 electron -- generating hidro ( c55 h72 o5 chlorophyll ) Algae reproduce fast like bacteria When dead algae are deposited into sediments, sediments decompose after millions of years in to oil fields

      Thạnh PhạmThạnh Phạm6 päivää sitten
    • @Thạnh Phạm Tch ,I so Lazy to Pay Attention To Boomer

      Andrew TanjungAndrew Tanjung6 päivää sitten
    • @Thạnh Phạm look at yourself first before insulting

      Andrew TanjungAndrew Tanjung6 päivää sitten
    • @Thạnh Phạm THE VIDEO IS NOT JUNK HE IS GIVE TECH TIPS ,How About You, Trash Content?

      Andrew TanjungAndrew Tanjung6 päivää sitten
  • Don't mind me, just sacrificing my comment to the algorithm.

    Nina aNina a37 minuuttia sitten
  • But what isn’t said is that there is clean coal, which is what most nations burn other than China.

    Tsuboi "Klein" RyoutarouTsuboi "Klein" Ryoutarou46 minuuttia sitten
  • The Taiwan government should take a look at this video. We've disabled our nuclear power plants and depending our energy on renewable and burning more and more coal.

    KashioKashio3 tuntia sitten
  • But climate change isn't real.. we all know the climate isn't constant, well the smart ones that can think for themselves do anyway

    stefan parkesstefan parkes5 tuntia sitten
    • no

      Kadir GaripKadir Garip2 tuntia sitten
  • 4 nuclear reactors are closing in Belgium because politicians don't understand them and the people are scared of them ... Pls help.

    ElianElian11 tuntia sitten
  • 5:20. this makes me sad for some reason.he was just peacfully cooking and the power is out and hes sad and im sad to

    Eduardo PerezEduardo Perez16 tuntia sitten
  • 2:07 pokemon working in the backround the magnet ones

    Eduardo PerezEduardo Perez16 tuntia sitten
  • 1:43 guy plays sekiro too

    Jeremy WongJeremy Wong16 tuntia sitten
  • Short answear: YES. But leftist wont agree with that cause the eminent anihialation os our planet is a very lucrative bussness

    Comercial CROComercial CRO17 tuntia sitten
  • office.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt17 tuntia sitten
  • I like how india is a part of nuclearly advancing nations and beating the west promisingly

    SuryaSurya21 tunti sitten
    • I won't be surprised if India in the future will become a nuclear superpower due to their breakthroughs in reactor and waste containment technology. Along with china and russia.

      jayzenstylejayzenstyle59 minuuttia sitten
  • when he said "alektricity" i felt that

    Gene LyhGene Lyh22 tuntia sitten
    • my project and based it off of facts and evidence from this video (my teacher will never know if i change the words)

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt17 tuntia sitten
  • This one has one of the best soundtracks.

    Jakub StępieńJakub Stępień23 tuntia sitten
  • Is it worth to invest billions on nucleare when the isotopes of uranium are so rare?

    Lorenzo silversmithsLorenzo silversmithsPäivä sitten
  • Incoming "Thorium reactors are the future"

    KaguyaaKaguyaaPäivä sitten
  • Nuclear energy is the way!

    Mya AvaMya AvaPäivä sitten
  • Starting to worry that we're all going to be doom before we can even reach type 1

    4Berries4BerriesPäivä sitten
  • I’m curious though, would it be possible to create a nuclear reactor that would work under zero gravity, and if that is a possibility, why don’t we just move them to space and figure out a way to convey the energy they produce over massive distances (make it like a space station so that maintenance can be performed) and have some kind of storage module that could contain a large amount of nuclear waste. Then, a way to unload said nuclear waste or launch it at the sun so that it would burn up? I know this has probably been talked about somewhere but still it’s an idea haha.

    Charlie HarmanCharlie HarmanPäivä sitten
  • If only we could achieve Cold Hydrogen Fusion in the next few months xP

    LinguaeLinguaePäivä sitten
  • office.

    yasio boloyasio boloPäivä sitten
  • It's cause wind and solar suck buttocks.

    Micah StarnerMicah StarnerPäivä sitten
  • nuclear isnt technically renewable

    Epic BossEpic BossPäivä sitten
    • You mean Nuclear ISNT a renewable source?

      yasio boloyasio boloPäivä sitten
  • Nice video.

    Alparslan KorkmazAlparslan KorkmazPäivä sitten
  • D Y S O N

    t3hb0sst3hb0ssPäivä sitten
  • 1:45 yo he playing sekiro

    Emanuele FrancoEmanuele FrancoPäivä sitten
  • If humanity tries to use nuclear energy and renewable energy together that would be a serious life saving

    Ahmed TaherAhmed TaherPäivä sitten
  • while doing a essay on this topic i thought "what if i watch the kurzgesagt video on it and i ended up realizing this is in the same format of a argumentative essay and i just redid my project and based it off of facts and evidence from this video (my teacher will never know if i change the words)

    Gunslung MiloGunslung MiloPäivä sitten
  • *Lisa Simpson disliked this*

    Goofball MahnGoofball MahnPäivä sitten
  • these vids are the best i love them

    beastmanmode101beastmanmode101Päivä sitten
  • Auf jeden Fall you do, otherwise you guys need to buy energy from France or importing natural gas from Russia via the almost finished Nord Stream 2, and also facing US sanction for dealing with the Russians or as a last resort, you guys will burn brown coal which increases carbon emission. Gruße, Ich komme aus China, jetzt lebe in Australien und Deutsch lernen :)

    rollingdownfallingrollingdownfallingPäivä sitten
  • im just gonna ask everyone who sees this comment please help earth

    Justine BermundoJustine BermundoPäivä sitten
  • Germany plans to shut down all of its remaining 6 nuclear power plants until 2022. It's a good plan.

    BLITZBLITZ2 päivää sitten
  • this dudes soo cool

    Sam's origami worldSam's origami world2 päivää sitten
  • 0:19 it always is lol

    Cornelia EdgertonCornelia Edgerton2 päivää sitten
  • Renewable energy is very inefficient in land use while nuclear is very efficient and this will be a big factor

    Aditya JainAditya Jain2 päivää sitten
  • If renewables and nuclear is the way to go, what are we supposed to do as individuals to help solve the problem?

    Myles WolfeMyles Wolfe2 päivää sitten
  • You mean Nuclear ISNT a renewable source?

    Xerox CopyXerox Copy2 päivää sitten
    • nuclear isn't renewable rn

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • 3K+ Hippies who dislike this video would rather burn fossil fuels instead of using nuclear

    Xerox CopyXerox Copy2 päivää sitten

    Xerox CopyXerox Copy2 päivää sitten
  • !reggin yeH

    루나루나2 päivää sitten
  • Thorium

    SwivSwiv2 päivää sitten
  • I am amazed you never, even once, mentioned the most obvious: if we want to save more we need to spend less. this is where your utopian ideology about capitalism comes to an end.

    iRUniqueiRUnique2 päivää sitten
  • Could you make a video about solar cycle and climate changes?

    gvogliogvoglio2 päivää sitten
  • You have constantiated a world in which spending finite resources is, by default, seen as acceptable. A very, very, dangerous precedence.

    iRUniqueiRUnique2 päivää sitten
  • Opinion add: How would it be to save energy to cut emissions? Sad this video ignores the nuclear dangers by far

    EmanuelEmanuel2 päivää sitten
    • There are barley any nuclear dangers with new nuclear power plants. They use nuclear pebbles instead of rods which if everything goes completely wrong the power plant will release barely any radiation. Which the chance of that happening is so so SO low.

      Ferocious GamerFerocious Gamer22 tuntia sitten
    • they have already made a video about nuclear dangers and saving energy is not a solution

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • I have an idea Just use Solar panels and windmills 😂🤣😅🤣

    David PowellDavid Powell2 päivää sitten
  • They are going to take our fuel and make us all poor.

    Scott CookScott Cook2 päivää sitten
  • Nothing is going to stop climate change because it's natural.

    Scott CookScott Cook2 päivää sitten
    • @Ferocious Gamer hmm

      Scott CookScott Cook16 tuntia sitten
    • @Scott Cook Everyone doesn't need to comply

      Ferocious GamerFerocious Gamer22 tuntia sitten
    • @Dommy kun It will take world conquest to get every one to comply.

      Scott CookScott CookPäivä sitten
    • @Scott Cook yeah its natural and everything that is natural is balanced out with the other systems and the life of the planet, but we broke the balance and now the damage that climate change is going to cause is ridiculously high. what we want to do is reduce the damage and bring it back to balance. it is not difficult to understand if you read a basic science book

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
    • ​@Dommy kun I did not miss any point. Nothing is going to stop climate change because it's natural.

      Scott CookScott CookPäivä sitten
  • i mean diamonds are carbon

    Ash AzhariAsh Azhari2 päivää sitten
  • three is the best but if you used nuclear then seperate CO2 and make it diamonds from the carbon and O2 from the oxygen

    Ash AzhariAsh Azhari2 päivää sitten
    • that's not how things work

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • just gonna say this, but the united states navy has been using nuclear reactors on their carriers and subs for over 70 years and we have not had an accident once.

    VisidronVisidron2 päivää sitten
  • office.

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui2 päivää sitten
  • Nuclear energy is just too risky we can't afford another spill or accident it's just a matter of time

    CaoimheCaoimhe2 päivää sitten
    • @random name yes? still one big spill and it's all over

      CaoimheCaoimhePäivä sitten
    • if theyre build good there is little chance it can go wrong

      random name yes?random name yes?Päivä sitten
    • @Dommy kun but still there are risk of eathquakes a tsunami damage on Nuclear power plants

      CaoimheCaoimhePäivä sitten
    • its not a matter of time and investment in technology is what we need to reduce this risk to the maximum

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • Solar and wind have no negative effects ? Oh please, Solar farm use Solar panels which reflect sun's energy back, every flying creatures who passes by will die of burning. And wind fields do the same, too. The turbo fans kill thousands of flying creature years by years. There're pros and cons of each type of energy, but if we want to step further, we have to use Nulear Energy. My country tried to build a Nuclear power plant once, but the locals were just too afraid of the consequence of nuclear waste so our government had to stop. As a citizen, i still hope our country can build one in the near future.

    tran thachtran thach2 päivää sitten
    • can we get some videos on nuclear breeders and smr's

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui2 päivää sitten
  • 10:20 This wheel cannot physically go the same direction than the bird walking on it! Aren't thoses real birds and objects? I think we may have been lied to! :O

    Peter-Mikhaël RichardPeter-Mikhaël Richard2 päivää sitten
  • people advocating for nuclear power is why gas chambers were invented

    Genghis GhostGenghis Ghost2 päivää sitten
  • people advocating for nuclear power is why gas chambers were invented

    Genghis GhostGenghis Ghost2 päivää sitten
  • Can we make a nuclear source machine so that the solars and windturbines help to produce electricity and also charge the nuclear source machine..... So when it's not windy or sunny the nuclear source machine can produce energy???? Can't we do that????

    Shaurya ThammaiahShaurya Thammaiah2 päivää sitten
  • dis dude tought me more than school did

    Tomura ShigarakiTomura Shigaraki2 päivää sitten
  • this video is lame!

    Cody LundinCody Lundin3 päivää sitten
  • what about solar panel waste? or wind deaths?

    Tomislav RicovTomislav Ricov3 päivää sitten
  • they make me cry when I see the birds upset or dead

    asioe kiouasioe kiou3 päivää sitten
  • Anyone else depressed after this?

    Seth JordanSeth Jordan3 päivää sitten
  • We've been polluting earth with greenhouse gases only for like a century or so and the situation already got worse so much, we really need to move on from them really fast, because it will get only worse like really really fast, not in some future like century after, but during our life time in following decade or so And about Russia.. Yea, our country definitely can technically, but it won't practically simply because of corruption For real, 90% of the budget dedicated to build some new nuclear power plant will be wasted by higher up in the government "people" and it won't be finished even in a decade

    BirbyBirby3 päivää sitten
    • I prepare for the case that C02 emissions will continue rising the next 20 years.

      asioe kiouasioe kiou3 päivää sitten
  • The funny thing is that nuclear reactors are made of concrete and making concrete is bad for the environment.

    TheGalacticWestTheGalacticWest3 päivää sitten
  • People who support nuclear energy forgets the waste it makes.

    Jarod 1999Jarod 19993 päivää sitten
  • Why dont you show how many birds wind turbines kill each year?

    XeonophonXeonophon3 päivää sitten
    • maybe bc they are talking about nuclear power and not the dangers of wind turbines?

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • Sekiro easter egg

    lincoln siqueiralincoln siqueira3 päivää sitten
  • can we get some videos on nuclear breeders and smr's

    TyrellTyrell3 päivää sitten
  • I already had an immense amount of respect for this channel, but that just shot up again when I saw the Sekiro reference at 1:45

    Mr. IcksterMr. Ickster3 päivää sitten
  • Wilhelm scream at 5:16

    nightcrawlernightcrawler3 päivää sitten
  • Your videos are amazing and are so cool thank you

    Lightning BoyLightning Boy3 päivää sitten
  • What about the norwegians? with 96% of power coming from hydro ;D (2017)

    Magnus KnudsenMagnus Knudsen3 päivää sitten
  • Very interesting comparison far away from ideology. But before all that, we need to question our use of energy and then begin by control energy demand. It's not all the solution but just a way to achieve others.

    stephane Magninstephane Magnin3 päivää sitten
  • 💜💜💜

    Kylie SchultzKylie Schultz3 päivää sitten
  • Nahh why used nuclear energy when adolla burst and amaterasu are clearly a better choice. A small price to pay for salvation😤🤧

    Haziq FuadHaziq Fuad3 päivää sitten
  • the new-age Vsauce

    GrimSyxGrimSyx3 päivää sitten
  • *Me waiting for someone here to not agree with that nuclear energy should be researched more*

    Fery-DevFery-Dev3 päivää sitten
  • I prepare for the case that C02 emissions will continue rising the next 20 years.

    cherubin7thcherubin7th3 päivää sitten
  • What about evaporating ocean water? How do we prevent/deal with it? No one ever mentions that. It's the largest producer of greenhouse gas and makes everything you mentioned in the video very insignificant. It is responsible for 90% of the warming.

    Isaac WellbornIsaac Wellborn3 päivää sitten
    • @Dommy kun My bad, I gotta update that wording up top :/ We want to STOP the evaporation from occurring because the process is responsible for 90% of the earth's warming and produces huge amounts of CO2

      Isaac WellbornIsaac WellbornPäivä sitten
    • hmmm to evaporate the ocean water you need to rise the temperature of the planet... climate changes are rising the temperature of te planet... really a hard subject

      Dommy kunDommy kunPäivä sitten
  • Contrarians: “People are stupid! Why do they never try to fix it!? Why is it all getting worse? We need less emissions! We’re in a crisis! The world will never recover if we don’t find a way to slow it and stop it NOW!” Actual people who try and help: “I agree! We could slow it with nuclear energy fo-” Contrarians: “NO! Get rid of them! I want them gone! I heard somewhere on facebook that they’re bad!” Other people: “But...that’ll make it get even worse. You said we can’t afford that.” Contrarians: “People are stupid! Why do they never try to fix it!? Why am I the ONLY ONE trying to think of a solution!? I’m going to browse Tiktok whilst I’m thinking about how great I am for trying to make the world a better place. Any day now I’ll find a solution. Thank GOD I’m here.”

    coconutcorecoconutcore3 päivää sitten
  • Two words: nuclear FUSION

    mngxmngx3 päivää sitten
  • Imagine instead of decades of trying to kill nuclear, we would instead let it grow, develop, and improve.

    HamoonistHamoonist3 päivää sitten
  • nuclear is even safer than renewable (hydroelectric power plant kill fishes, wind turbines kill birds and are made of glass fiber, wich in not renewable) the only nuclear problem is the radioactive waste, but we can covert it into new fuel for nuclea power plants). in conclusion: the biggest problem of the nuclear energy is the human fear and disinformation.

    Tomaž KledeTomaž Klede3 päivää sitten
  • The biggest problem with renewable energy is reliability

    イレイナイレイナ3 päivää sitten
  • Screw the Avengers I want renewable energy gang 6:57

    Firenzar FrenzyFirenzar Frenzy3 päivää sitten
  • 1:36 Tesla!

    Syarif BadaruđinSyarif Badaruđin3 päivää sitten
  • Learn from school ❌ learn from this guy ✔️

    the animation boithe animation boi3 päivää sitten
  • how about instead of nuclear power, we generate electricity using our poop.

    Mcgee MMcgee M3 päivää sitten
  • Wind energy is the greatest embarrassment of our generation

    MrKangdonMrKangdon4 päivää sitten
    • It's really not tho

      unfunny ironypageunfunny ironypage3 päivää sitten
    • Why's that?

      Dave a DanDave a Dan3 päivää sitten
  • Godzilla / King fight in a nutshell

    Raymund P JablaRaymund P Jabla4 päivää sitten
  • Evidence-Based Environmentalism! Not Green Fundamentalism!

    Chris SatorChris Sator4 päivää sitten
  • big brain moment? 🤔 lets build a huge zaplin and attach it to the ground like a giant kite. have it work like a vaccuum cleaner with some filters and whatnot. see how much shit we get can out of the air. better have CO2 emissions contained than having it float in the air uncontrolled, right? if that's even possible. i dont know. im drunk. nice video

    Wesley de WitWesley de Wit4 päivää sitten
  • I think we should go nuclear while we find better renewable energy solutions because although nuclear power plants is costlier than renewables, we can get that money back but we cant fix our atmosphere if its damaged enough.

    Nickle-Pickle123Nickle-Pickle1234 päivää sitten
  • Fossil Fuel, Coal, and Gas : *kill millions and millions of people every year slowly but surely by Carbon emissions* Nuclear Power : *has 2-4 major incidents in history that was caused by lack of proper management and care while all of it combined doesn't have 1/2 of the kill count carbon emissions do in a year* Renewable : *fairly unreliable, takes more land, while less than fossil fuel and coal still somewhat kills environments*

    Dr. PepperDr. Pepper4 päivää sitten
  • Batteries contaminante too. And are made of very finite materials. I would stick with nuclear.

    sven's channelsven's channel4 päivää sitten
  • One word, "Thorium".

    Tom HardingTom Harding4 päivää sitten
  • As an electrician I approve of this video.

    Gabriel JordanGabriel Jordan4 päivää sitten
  • I'm afraid that too many will take this as a "yes" without understanding that we STILL have no way to handle the waste.

    Alvar LagerlöfAlvar Lagerlöf4 päivää sitten