Do we Need Nuclear Energy to Stop Climate Change?

13. april. 2021
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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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  • The first 1000 people to use this link will get a free trial of Skillshare: skl.sh/kurzgesagtinanutshell05211 Thanks to our friends from Skillshare for supporting this channel.

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellKurzgesagt – In a Nutshell27 dager siden
    • Stupid science Science doesn't know The Sun and Jupiter suck 181 kilograms of Earth's hydrogen per minute , so the Earth atmosphere is pure, the Sun and Jupiter are toxic hydrogen

      Thạnh PhạmThạnh Phạm19 timer siden
    • Green Energy Avatars merch when?

      DeerakDeerakDag siden
    • Yeah I hate the negative rap nuclear energy gets

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    • @Thạnh Phạm Stupid Boomer doesn't know anything

      Andrew TanjungAndrew Tanjung8 dager siden
    • 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 Phạm8 dager siden
  • I suggest that the nuclear power plant is the best way for this and next century, but we should control it and stop the reasons which blow up Chernobyl and Fukushima, i think we can gather all of the power plants from a land far from humans, like Antarctica or a hole country from south America, and then i think we can make a new robot technology or at least fewer workers to work and control the power plants and so that we get steam and next electricity. In any case of explosion or meltdown, we get fewer picture of disaster than Chernobyl.

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  • Turkish sublities pls

    Bedirhan AcarBedirhan Acar5 timer siden
  • How do I get my own brid

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  • Why don't you raise a fund where we can give donations to build some renowable sources of energy extractor to power up your channel's infrastructure?

    Giorgio PellegrinoGiorgio Pellegrino7 timer siden
  • 9gag

    Gijs RoelofsGijs Roelofs7 timer siden
  • This dude is teaching me so much science and i nearly started science class

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  • You guys should make a videogame.

    Pedro MarquezPedro Marquez9 timer siden
  • What has poisoned the well for nuclear energy is that those who make the profit from selling 'cheap' nuclear electricity while their plants are operating are nowhere to be seen when it comes to cleaning up their toxic long term legacy- that cost is carried by the general taxpayer. Same for fossil fuels, to be fair. What is sorely missing in this contribution is that the large and increasing consumption of energy is not an immutable given. Kurzgesagt bemoans that technologies to reprocess nuclear waste are known, but not fully implemented - but fails to mention that loft insulation, double glazing, heat pumps and white LED lighting also are known, but not fully implemented. The 'opinion part' begins well before he says so.

    LeberteichLeberteich14 timer siden
    • recyclable parts, And the materials needed for it requires A lot of new mines to be opened in Africa and South America, destroying the habitat we need to protect. And the

      seeni gztyseeni gzty7 timer siden
  • Look up ThorCom videos. They have a possible solution for the price and safety issues, as well as time spent building them.

    Peter schellPeter schell15 timer siden
  • our roof is full of solar panels. And in the summer, it generates too much for us. So, we are basically don't use electricity from other sources. Only in the winter. But we will get back our overgenerated power.

    MomradMomrad16 timer siden
  • nuclear energy is the best!

    RyuHardGoreRyuHardGore18 timer siden
  • 9:00: talking seriously about climate change 10:15: immediately diving into an unrelated class on animation

    Totally Not A Minecraft ChannelTotally Not A Minecraft Channel19 timer siden
  • Most of the human population acts like a drug addict unwilling to quit when it comes to fossil fuels.

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  • Alec-tricity

    Brent KatowitzBrent Katowitz21 time siden
  • Renewables would be amazing, but storing a large amount of energy is seemingly impossible

    Lil RabbitLil RabbitDag siden
  • Petition to make this channel rule the world

    tegarohtegarohDag siden
  • Ok everybody send India aid and ask for info on how to build Nuclear Plants, combine it with your own tech and make super safe energy production

    spartan3924spartan3924Dag siden
  • The most promising renewable power tech that ive seen so far it's taking advantage of sea currents

    Memes n ShetMemes n ShetDag siden
  • Thank you for raising these sorts of issues. I think what you guys do is absolutely amazing. Hope countries around the world are a fan of your videos haha

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuDag siden
  • i saw a pokemon easter egg and just today i saw the pokemon on television

    Sivakanthan NadarajahSivakanthan NadarajahDag siden
  • Your other vids debate this vids topic.

    Broseph BromanBroseph BromanDag siden
    • @bocoy noiu Couldn't agree with you more

      Broseph BromanBroseph BromanDag siden
    • Can't we just get fusion / thorium reactors and stop taling about this forever.

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuDag siden
  • EL EK TRI CITY

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  • "Wellll it's CoMpLiCaTeD" This line is becoming iconic

    The Learning ShowThe Learning ShowDag siden
  • I love your videos. But could you make a video about how renewables are everything but sustainable? Dams disturb natural flow of water. Wind and solar have many not recyclable parts, And the materials needed for it requires A lot of new mines to be opened in Africa and South America, destroying the habitat we need to protect. And the technology for renewables is hitting a plato. Its not the magic solution everybody is pretending it to be. And we're gonna NEED nuclear way more than people like to admit, a specially thorium reactors.

    Martijn KeulenMartijn KeulenDag siden
  • Modern Nuclear is renewable energy. A 300 life half decay is nothing, we could store that waste in a warehouse waiting for it to stop being radioactive compared to the amount of co2 fossils pump in the air. This is what China understand but the west won't compete because the masses were brainwashed to believe fossil fuels good, nuclear bad and a 10year development cycle means the politician who implements it does not reap the rewards as he will likely be out of office when it comes online.

    royal decree for the church of muskologyroyal decree for the church of muskologyDag siden
  • people who blindly recommend renewable sources of energy 100% without thinking about the repercussions or the challenges that come with it are the same people who are wannabe vegans, mostly tik tokers and 14-year-old white girls thinking they want fame

    Ezra FirozEzra FirozDag siden
    • Be quiet.

      Elijah BaleyElijah BaleyDag siden
  • i think all countries will create their own solar farms. they will share power to eachother. this way energy generated from sunny side of the world will give power to dark side of the world. i also think solar power in arctic areas will be used for reducing heat and producing electricity nearby countries. the main problem is weak electrical grid between countries. for example africa and asia has lots of areas for solar farms but political reasons prevent countries to invest these places. germany had to build solar panels but they don't have much sun. but increasing demand on green energy will force oil producers like arab countries to sell desert area for solar farms.

    orcunorcunDag siden
  • I would love to know is there a way to keep them safe so things like before are not gonna happen again? Like, put the nuclear and its waste in a remote place, far away from people, so we can minimize the damage

    Feno FernandoFeno FernandoDag siden
  • My personal reasoning for Nuclear over Fossil fuel is actually pretty simple: Nuclear power might be more dangerous, but fewer humans are required to keep it steady - and they're all trained professionals. In contrast, fossil fuels generally require manual labour and *a lot* of frameworks to keep it going. The less humans are involved, and the more controlled it can be - the less accidents happen. The only reason fossil fuel is still here, is "for the jobs". We need to stop being selfish and accept change before the world changes without us.

    NivyanNivyanDag siden
  • I really think the world would benefit from that little game at the end. You play as "The Renewables", fighting the hostile "co2 leviathan" who has 50 turns to consume the earth. 8:52

    YourBuddyUnitYourBuddyUnitDag siden
  • Kurzgesagst should make a mobile games with those characters fighting the gas monster at the end.

    Shayn HackerShayn HackerDag siden
  • 2:06 magnemite magnemite magnemite

    ethans drawingsethans drawingsDag siden
  • my project and based it off of facts and evidence from this video (my teacher will never know if i change the words)

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyDag siden
  • Was it me or there was magnemite in this vid😁😁

    Dark GamingDark GamingDag siden
  • Please evolve the Magnemites

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    • i see all but why did not mention the nuclear power plant's real negative effect, for example, nuclear waste

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyDag siden
  • Can't we just get fusion / thorium reactors and stop taling about this forever.

    AugmentedGravityAugmentedGravityDag siden
  • Thank you

    farid elfadanifarid elfadani2 dager siden
  • Could use thorium

    BlemendaleBlemendale2 dager siden
  • Anyone going to comment about the Magnemites that appear at 2:07?

    speedmstr65speedmstr652 dager siden
  • Lütfen Türkçe altyazı koyun

    Abm infinityAbm infinity2 dager siden
  • Bullshit demagogic video.

    Денис ДементьевДенис Дементьев2 dager siden
  • I agree we should be moving away from fossil fuels and trying to use electricity more but not because of climate change, I still say that the climate change thing is mostly a hoax and that's coming from a guy who has a solar powered home

    Jason BrownJason Brown2 dager siden
  • Stop climate change? Which season will we be stuck with? Fall is cool!

    Big GBig G2 dager siden
  • On earth? Probably nuclear energy could help but maybe become less popular in the far future A idea I have is that when we get to places like Mars, we could maybe use it there? It could be a place where coal and other sources of energy can be contained and used. If CO2 makes the world hotter, why not try that on Mars? would make the freezing wasteland hotter? Nuclear waste could also be stored there, as well as power plants being used there. That way in case of accidents, deaths can be a bit more minimalized and away from cities and places where mass death can occur? This is just a idea. feel free to criticize or give other ideas to me

    SuperduperchrisSuperduperchris2 dager siden
  • No we need solar. But it’s “too expensive”

    Vile •Vile •2 dager siden
  • Sekiro on the tv when the bird plugged it in good shit y’all have good taste

    Gage McMahonGage McMahon2 dager siden
  • 👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu2 dager siden
  • popularizer like you so thanks you !! ♥️♥️♥️

    ceerw butyceerw buty2 dager siden
    • What?

      Squidward on a ChairSquidward on a Chair2 dager siden
  • Buying Uranium ETF right now...

    Diego Joaquin HinrichsenDiego Joaquin Hinrichsen2 dager siden
  • i see all but why did not mention the nuclear power plant's real negative effect, for example, nuclear waste

    Ogün UzunOgün Uzun2 dager siden
    • @ceerw buty likewise

      Ogün UzunOgün Uzun2 dager siden
    • Is it worth to invest billions on nucleare when the isotopes of uranium are so rare?

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  • Bhjkb

    Sorcha MackaySorcha Mackay2 dager siden
  • Don't mind me, just sacrificing my comment to the algorithm.

    Nina aNina a2 dager siden
  • But what isn’t said is that there is clean coal, which is what most nations burn other than China.

    Tsuboi "Klein" RyoutarouTsuboi "Klein" Ryoutarou2 dager siden
  • 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.

    KashioKashio2 dager siden
  • 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 parkes2 dager siden
    • No

      Squidward on a ChairSquidward on a Chair2 dager siden
    • no

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

    ElianElian3 dager siden
  • 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 Perez3 dager siden
  • 2:07 pokemon working in the backround the magnet ones

    Eduardo PerezEduardo Perez3 dager siden
    • Magnemite

      Squidward on a ChairSquidward on a Chair2 dager siden
  • 1:43 guy plays sekiro too

    Jeremy WongJeremy Wong3 dager siden
  • Short answear: YES. But leftist wont agree with that cause the eminent anihialation os our planet is a very lucrative bussness

    Comercial CROComercial CRO3 dager siden
  • office.

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  • I like how india is a part of nuclearly advancing nations and beating the west promisingly

    SuryaSurya3 dager siden
    • 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.

      jayzenstylejayzenstyle2 dager siden
  • when he said "alektricity" i felt that

    Gene LyhGene Lyh3 dager siden
    • my project and based it off of facts and evidence from this video (my teacher will never know if i change the words)

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  • This one has one of the best soundtracks.

    Jakub StępieńJakub Stępień3 dager siden
  • Is it worth to invest billions on nucleare when the isotopes of uranium are so rare?

    Lorenzo silversmithsLorenzo silversmiths3 dager siden
  • Incoming "Thorium reactors are the future"

    KaguyaaKaguyaa3 dager siden
  • Nuclear energy is the way!

    Mya AvaMya Ava3 dager siden
  • Starting to worry that we're all going to be doom before we can even reach type 1

    4Berries4Berries3 dager siden
  • 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 Harman4 dager siden
  • If only we could achieve Cold Hydrogen Fusion in the next few months xP

    LinguaeLinguae4 dager siden
  • office.

    yasio boloyasio bolo4 dager siden
  • It's cause wind and solar suck buttocks.

    Micah StarnerMicah Starner4 dager siden
  • nuclear isnt technically renewable

    Epic BossEpic Boss4 dager siden
    • @yasio bolo thorium reactors would be easier to get fuel since thorium is about 3x more common than uranium

      Epic BossEpic Boss2 dager siden
    • You mean Nuclear ISNT a renewable source?

      yasio boloyasio bolo4 dager siden
  • Nice video.

    Alparslan KorkmazAlparslan Korkmaz4 dager siden
  • D Y S O N

    t3hb0sst3hb0ss4 dager siden
  • 1:45 yo he playing sekiro

    Emanuele FrancoEmanuele Franco4 dager siden
  • If humanity tries to use nuclear energy and renewable energy together that would be a serious life saving

    Ahmed TaherAhmed Taher4 dager siden
  • 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 Milo4 dager siden
  • *Lisa Simpson disliked this*

    Goofball MahnGoofball Mahn4 dager siden
  • these vids are the best i love them

    beastmanmode101beastmanmode1014 dager siden
  • 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 :)

    rollingdownfallingrollingdownfalling4 dager siden
  • im just gonna ask everyone who sees this comment please help earth

    Justine BermundoJustine Bermundo4 dager siden
  • Germany plans to shut down all of its remaining 6 nuclear power plants until 2022. It's a good plan.

    BLITZBLITZ4 dager siden
  • this dudes soo cool

    Sam's origami worldSam's origami world4 dager siden
  • 0:19 it always is lol

    Cornelia EdgertonCornelia Edgerton4 dager siden
  • Renewable energy is very inefficient in land use while nuclear is very efficient and this will be a big factor

    Aditya JainAditya Jain4 dager siden
  • If renewables and nuclear is the way to go, what are we supposed to do as individuals to help solve the problem?

    Myles WolfeMyles Wolfe4 dager siden
  • You mean Nuclear ISNT a renewable source?

    Xerox CopyXerox Copy5 dager siden
    • nuclear isn't renewable rn

      Dommy kunDommy kun4 dager siden
  • 3K+ Hippies who dislike this video would rather burn fossil fuels instead of using nuclear

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  • YEEESSS

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  • !reggin yeH

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  • Thorium

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  • 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.

    iRUniqueiRUnique5 dager siden
    • Socialism sucks. Viva la capitalism

      Martijn KeulenMartijn KeulenDag siden
    • When you get into funding new things you also get into the politics of how a nation should be spending its money, and I don’t think they want to spark political discourse in the comments. It is a science channel after all, not a political one!

      NickNick2 dager siden
  • Could you make a video about solar cycle and climate changes?

    gvogliogvoglio5 dager siden
  • You have constantiated a world in which spending finite resources is, by default, seen as acceptable. A very, very, dangerous precedence.

    iRUniqueiRUnique5 dager siden
  • Opinion add: How would it be to save energy to cut emissions? Sad this video ignores the nuclear dangers by far

    EmanuelEmanuel5 dager siden
    • 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 Gamer3 dager siden
    • they have already made a video about nuclear dangers and saving energy is not a solution

      Dommy kunDommy kun4 dager siden
  • I have an idea Just use Solar panels and windmills 😂🤣😅🤣

    David PowellDavid Powell5 dager siden
  • They are going to take our fuel and make us all poor.

    Scott CookScott Cook5 dager siden
  • Nothing is going to stop climate change because it's natural.

    Scott CookScott Cook5 dager siden
    • @Ferocious Gamer hmm

      Scott CookScott Cook3 dager siden
    • @Scott Cook Everyone doesn't need to comply

      Ferocious GamerFerocious Gamer3 dager siden
    • @Dommy kun It will take world conquest to get every one to comply.

      Scott CookScott Cook4 dager siden
    • @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 kun4 dager siden
    • ​@Dommy kun I did not miss any point. Nothing is going to stop climate change because it's natural.

      Scott CookScott Cook4 dager siden
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