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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    • nadamuchu

      please add english captions.... please caption your videos more consistently, i really love your content, but i am deaf.

    • Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm

      Stupid science Science doesn't know Virus sperm are extremely sophisticated, the function of viral sperms is create enzymes, the virus sperm enters the egg to produce enzymes, enzymes are extremely sophisticated

    • Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm

      Stupid science Science doesn't know Nuclear decay creates fire ...

    • Thạnh Phạm
      Thạnh Phạm

      Urine NH3, is a carcinogen


      god vidios!

  • Qwerty Qwerty
    Qwerty Qwerty

    I liked the gaming aspect of this video. I wish there was such game for the youth, to gradually form their perception of renewables and nuclear. It is clear that the current generation which makes the decisions is lost already and that only the new generation can make the more impactful changes.

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    Building Mangement

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  • Jeffery Gregory
    Jeffery Gregory

    my CCs want to be ittalian and finish AND german... at the same time help

  • Zayar Naing
    Zayar Naing

    2020: Covid-19 2021: Global political conflicts 2022: Doomsday?

  • قناة الموسوعات
    قناة الموسوعات

    What will happen if the earth becomes the size of the moon and the moon becomes the size of the earth

  • Spacks Quest
    Spacks Quest

    The world's largest solar panel is blue and takes up 75% of the world Unlimited power if we dig enough lakes

  • Hermerson

    wanted subtitles in portuguese brazil ☹💔

  • CJ Yi
    CJ Yi

    Someone was playing Sekiro in their downtime lol

  • Danielle LaTooof
    Danielle LaTooof

    I like the Pokemon

  • Unkown

    Once we find a safe way to dispose of the nuclear waste nuclear power plants will be the new future

  • Brohamerer

    1:44 sekiro

  • Parker Crowell
    Parker Crowell

    Renewables will NEVER be the future of electricity because the components in Wind turbines and Solar panels only last several years before they become TOXIC WAIST. The biggest solar power plant in the world will become a WASTELAND soon. Not to mention the destruction of countless environments caused by building wind/solar plants.

  • A Dw
    A Dw

    "Stop climate change" is a fallacy in itself. Cap all volcanoes, destroy the grass eating quadruped animals, stop exhaling and sacrifice yourself to trees and plankton. Oh, and tell the sun to stop.

    • Pikmin

      @A Dw So it was the second one huh

    • A Dw
      A Dw

      @Pikmin the human part hasnt been quantified. AT ALL.

    • Pikmin

      I have a feeling you don't understand what that phrase means. Anyways, most people when they refer to "stop climate" change they most certainly talking for the humans part of it. Or maybe you decided it would be nice to take it literally and possibly out off context to write this comment and appear smart.

  • -Cubo-

    smart bird

  • FutureLaugh

    after my parents almost froze to death in texas this year, i dont really want to hear a word about wind and solar power. I want nuclear, ample amounts of energy- like the modern world uses. Its green, its renewable- and if regulations make it too expensive than stfu and change it if you care about the earth or energy.

    • Simon Dahl
      Simon Dahl

      The reason those turbines and panels failed, was because of incompetent politicians who don't realize you need to winterize your electricity production. Wind turbines and panels work fine everywhere else. Hell turbines work on Antarctica, and solar panels work on satellites in freaking space.

  • Devantejah

    3:42 Yeah, that sounds all well and good but since Ringhals 1 and 2 was shut down in December 2020 and 2019 respectively we had to import electricity generated by fossil fuel and fire up the auxiliary generators that run on diesel to you know, meet demand due to it being winter. So that power plant runs at most at half the capacity now.

    • Simon Dahl
      Simon Dahl

      Jag skyller på sossarna...

  • Kraken:)

    To combat climate change, the worldmust rapidly reduce its dependency on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear energy is low-carbon and can be deployed on a large scale in the time frame required, supplying the world with clean and affordable electricity.

  • Carl Ryan Jay Masocol
    Carl Ryan Jay Masocol

    If we can't really stop using Fossil Fuels then why not plant Trees? Greenify the Metropolitan Cities with trees that Absorb much Carbon Dioxide?

  • Sig_Necro

    The only reason why wolrd is not fullfied of nuclear reactor is because people dont think in the future lives.. they just care about themselves in the present and until the end of their life

  • Super

    7:56 It reminds me of SimCity

  • Me hello lm me
    Me hello lm me

    20:05 hehe magnemites in the background

  • Potato

    (Me silently wanting this so in 2077 in October I can make a joke about nuclear war and watch everyone stare at me in horror)

  • Яна Якименко
    Яна Якименко


  • Sam s
    Sam s


    • Lucky Izzac
      Lucky Izzac


  • Coby Reimer
    Coby Reimer


    • Coby Reimer
      Coby Reimer

      Don't worry I'll do it.

  • EnderMarty 191
    EnderMarty 191

    "238U SHALL NOT PASS" *I love this channel*

  • Joshua Malcolm
    Joshua Malcolm

    Please explain how net zero will stop climate change as C02 is only a small driver of climate in comparison to things like cosmic forces and magnetic pole orientation.

  • Emilio Novoa Arias
    Emilio Novoa Arias

    subtitles in spanishhh por el amor del yisussssss. lo amo :)

  • enviromad

    nuclear doesnt work in a warming climate, they need to be kept cool, the powers always off in france due to overheating

    • Lucky Izzac
      Lucky Izzac

      @enviromad its coolant mr.sherlock...

    • enviromad

      @Lucky Izzac i think you mean a cooling system, the whole plant is a cooling system lol

    • Lucky Izzac
      Lucky Izzac

      There is this thing called coolant systems..

  • DeathlikeSilence

    Fossil fuels are like drugs. We rely too much on that shit, and need to kick the habit before we harm ourselves even more than we already have.

  • damonstr

    It's vital to invest in nuclear power. It works and it is extremely safe with modern reactors. Remember, RBMK was cheap, big and old; and it had almost nothing in common with modern PWRs. I repeat, nuclear is SAFE.

  • ellena jang
    ellena jang

    Thank you for the video! I just think a fact check is required to see if building a nuclear plant in South Korea is actually quicker and competitively priced. As far as I know, the country is one of the countries which civil complaints are so harsh that it has been quite hard to build the nuclear plant these days.

  • Ortavus

    Cant you just use magnets to create energy

    • Ortavus

      @Lucky Izzac oh

    • Lucky Izzac
      Lucky Izzac

      You need to spin the magnets in the turbine To do that we need energy

  • albert mooney
    albert mooney

    nuclear energy is the safest energy source, until it suddenly isnt.

  • Shalami

    5:16 I heard it lmao

  • Cpt. Papandreu
    Cpt. Papandreu

    We need to choose an option. Humanity is currently like "yeah we need renewables lets do stuff, oh wait its not enough energy lets make fossil stuff, oh wait thats not good for our climate, lets test some nuclear, oh wait thats radioactive, lets to renewables...." Focus on something.

  • Jax Tran
    Jax Tran

    5:16 How do I recognize wilhelm screams now

  • Ranell Cameron
    Ranell Cameron

    why can't we just work together as a species for once to do things? sheesh

  • indeepj

    Nuclear Fission Is Just A Complicated Steam Energy In My Opinion

  • Shelley McConaughy
    Shelley McConaughy

    ❗️ How to save the planet (2 words) Use electricity!

  • Give me fingernails
    Give me fingernails

    I cant belive im spending my free time learning , but this is just so interesting for some reason

  • William Song
    William Song

    How he said electricity

  • Michael Coffee
    Michael Coffee

    Do we need to try to control the climate at all? The only fission power we should allow is LFTR.

  • MiNeCrAfT ThE PeOpLe
    MiNeCrAfT ThE PeOpLe

    what about nuclear fusion wouldn't that be one of the best ideas?

  • Metao241

    Solar and wind are really bad for the environment in the sense that wind kills tons of bats and birds just by doing what they do. If you didnt know, bats are incredibly important for fruiting plants to pollinate (and other plants). Solar (depending where you get them but most use the cheap solar bc cheap) have very toxic chemicals that can seriously damage things like the water table and general soil health if they are damaged and leak those chemicals. I dont even need to explain why that is bad. Nuclear is becoming and has been the best and we should be using it. Its just better. But yeah its very hard to transition and it needs to be slow.

  • arzu agayewa
    arzu agayewa

    Solar and wind is the need of our environment

  • Cooking Parker
    Cooking Parker

    The colossal power suggestively rot because cafe pathophysiologically ban among a kind mind. grandiose, dear hourglass

  • Owl the Reviewer
    Owl the Reviewer

    I honestly think people just want to keep the debate going perpetually until it’s too late

  • Cleetus I
    Cleetus I

    controllable load

  • Reuven Daich
    Reuven Daich

    2:14 am I the only one noticed Magnemites in the background?

  • Vedeesh Bhraguwar
    Vedeesh Bhraguwar

    Can you pls pls make a video on nuclear waste and parallel universe

  • Coop Shanks
    Coop Shanks

    Nuclear is the future, but certain companies both on renewable and non renewable side view it as a threat to their wallets. So they’ve made it impossible to go forward with nuclear

  • white sky
    white sky

    jesus christ, why dont we change to hydrogen and invest in it hardcore, maybe we need a video explaining it

  • Muhammed Gundogan
    Muhammed Gundogan

    Yup electricity is like magic :D it is the type of energy that humanity has the most capability to manipulate it . Everything should be electrified but profit making is a great hindrance for it ; many petroleum or coal companies would not like to transition into nuclear or renewable energy due to profit margins. By current trend either the fossil fuels run out or global warming becomes too dangerous ; then humanity will shift towards it. We humans are really the most intelligent+foolish species on earth.

  • Alexis Vladimir Ortega
    Alexis Vladimir Ortega

    Activist should just shut up and let expert move things forward.

  • Alexis Vladimir Ortega
    Alexis Vladimir Ortega

    Activist should just shut up and let expert move things forward.

  • Anon Surfer
    Anon Surfer

    Why can't we dump a large chunk of our unrecyclable waste into active volcanoes? Presently we are just shipping it out to poor countries and that waste gets burned there anyways.

    • eZBoZz

      @Anon Surfer Ah okay, so Thermical recycling turns the heat produced by burning it into electricity, its not very effiecient way to produce energy, but its better than just burning it. There are even methods to fully recycle plastics so that they are reusable today, but they are too expensive so they dont get used

    • Anon Surfer
      Anon Surfer

      @eZBoZz Not talking about nuclear waste, but regular plastic waste. It's going to get into the atmosphere anyways when we burn it.

    • eZBoZz

      because it gets in the amtosphere and no nuclear waste doest get burned

  • Amanda

    The bird at 2:38 Me: me too buddy, me too

  • BoxedIn or Muhammad Nafis
    BoxedIn or Muhammad Nafis

    I want to see more adventures of Nuclear-Man, Windy-Boy, Hydro-Gal, and Solar-Bot

  • Shea Weightman
    Shea Weightman

    is there some way we can start using something like salt water for power? i mean I've seen water powered clocks?

  • frostyguy1989

    The great tragedy of nuclear energy is that instead of showing the world how it can be saved, humanity instead used it to show how the world may die.

  • Knownas0

    That's was such a seamless transaction to a sponsor I've seen

  • D n R Kamps
    D n R Kamps

    The solution is just space solar farms which spit lasers at collection farms on earth.

  • HB Gaming
    HB Gaming

    Dude why did they not agree with Nicole tesla!?

  • Da Real Wigga
    Da Real Wigga

    Only opinion I have is this. JUST DO IT! Renewable energy and nuclear energy cannot do the jobs alone. And while it's true nuclear energy is responsible for nightmares from the past, that's only because the nuclear energy was weaponized. If it was instead used to push fossil fuels out of the picture we'd already see a vast change in our climates. The truth is this, we best take action, and we best do it soon. Because climate change is not a good thing, and can lead to global extinction. Our governments and our society need to be persuaded that nuclear and renewable energy sources are the future, and it does not matter if they like it or not. Fossil fuels are doing nothing but harming the planet. And we risk the wrath of mother nature the longer we use it.

  • Mikey

    0:28 surely you mean 3/4 of global HUMAN emissions, right?

  • Lavínia Sousa
    Lavínia Sousa

    * God's grace * Did you know that God loves you so much that he sent Jesus to save us? Jesus is the son of God! And he loves you very much! To have proof of this, we can say that he emptied himself of all his glory and stepped on the earth! Isn't that wonderful? And there's more! He assured us of salvation! He fulfilled the mission that God gave him! Which is to have a death on the cross for all people in the world! * How do I get to heaven? * It's very simple! -Accept Jesus as your Lord and only Savior! - Repent of your sins daily even those you don't know because you sinned out of ignorance! -Recognize that you do not deserve God's salvation but even with your faults He wanted to save you with his great love and grace! Now about keeping your faith -Read the Bible daily -Pray and fast -Go to a church that follows the word of God May God bless you greatly! 👋

    • CT 8543
      CT 8543

      You should pray to allah

  • Alexandre Etienne
    Alexandre Etienne

    Why didn't you talk about nuclear fusion.

  • Baddestquil 584
    Baddestquil 584

    I dont care if we need to build nuclear power I just don’t want a new iceage

  • Turb0Jew

    What a about the geothermal power plants? Is it not worth it or something? I hardly ever hear it mentioned in the discussion of green energy sources

    • eZBoZz

      @Turb0Jew Okay then good idea

    • Turb0Jew

      @eZBoZz geothermal power and heating are different things, so the question stands

    • eZBoZz

      I think you can only use it for heating up but not turn it into electricity

  • Adam Teeple
    Adam Teeple

    I live in South Carolina and a nuclear power plant construction project failed a few years ago

  • Gameboy D
    Gameboy D

    Lol climate change good one this channels got jokes

  • Roombainator

    The biggest obstacle is oil tycoon fearing they will lose the business to renewables

  • LemonBoy

    5:16 - Ahhhh 😂

  • enigma 3097
    enigma 3097

    Wont we have to burn fossil fuels to make these renewable energies?

  • R1ain .?
    R1ain .?

    2:10 magenemite be like: Hello

  • Boris Gershman
    Boris Gershman

    Sekiro at 1:45! Good choice green birb!

  • TheAdvertisement

    7:54 This video games co-op section is adorable!

  • rafael xky
    rafael xky

    though that the thing that comes out of the chimney was CO2

  • OGlettuceWEED

    I don’t even need to watch the video, yes.

  • Natalia Pavlovicova
    Natalia Pavlovicova

    10:22 Shouldn't the bird go backwards? .__________________________________. You didn't think that through, did you..? xd

  • samaksh verma
    samaksh verma

    1:44 was that guy playing sekiro shadows die twice ?

  • DaFry shenanigans
    DaFry shenanigans

    Me: * Sees 02:11* *_Gotta catch 'em all-_*

  • Happy Puppy
    Happy Puppy

    9:04 the cute little bird is so smol

  • RayDanNor

    the sun doesnt always shine ?, come to the south of gran canaria and take a look

  • Freeman Pennington
    Freeman Pennington

    Sorry but hate to tell you man made climate change as a fraud real climate change is actually caused by the sun which goes through periodic cycles of activity and inactivity every 11 years it's called solar maximum and solar minimum all of this man made climate change garbage is about implementing socialism so rich people can get richer and have more control and they gain that money and power and control by over taxation and over regulation also there are other factors that proves that man-made climate change is fraudulent

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington

      @CT 8543 there's no proof of man-made climate change oh by the way every few centuries or so the sun gets hotter as it burns through its hydrogen but only about 1°

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington

      @CT 8543 once again man made climate change doesn't exist real climate change is caused by the sun which goes through periodic cycles of activity called solar maximum and solar minimum every 11 years and it's proven

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington

      @CT 8543 oh by the way you guys still haven't answered the question why haven't the polar ice caps melted all the way yet like Al Gore said oh wait a minute because it's a fraud it's a bunch of fear mongering that they've been pedaling since the 1980s sorry but you lose due to a lack of facts and evidence

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington

      @CT 8543 by the way isn't it funny that it's been awful cool for the past few years oh wait a minute that's because we're in solar minimum which ends in 2024

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington

      @CT 8543 actually I use something called science books Google and Facebook change information that's called revisionist science and it's not real science

  • Soren Kazaren
    Soren Kazaren

    Nuclear has two advantages. One it could cut back on fossil fuel production by providing an alternate energy. Two if it catastrophically fails it can cut back on fossil fuel use by killing everyone nearby. Win-win. 🤦‍♂️ See here is my problem with nuclear energy. It COULD be amazing if we didn’t make mistakes. But the problem is that we are human, and I just can’t see a world in which I can trust that corners won’t be cut in the name of profit. Or any other number of human errors.

  • iKazed

    Nuclear is the way we could get there fastest and most efficiently at PRESENT understanding. Renewables may improve over the decades but if we want to make radical change fast we need to employ nuclear more. I definitely think the future of nuclear science is to tap into the spent energy until we've found a way to completely utilize every last "drop" of energy left in traditionally considered "spent" fuel.

  • Harriet Harlow
    Harriet Harlow

    Given the urgency of climate change, we need to do everything in our power to make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Since renewable cannot, so far, provide all of the electricity that we need. Nuclear needs to be part of our electric-generation mix.

  • GenericPunkRockBand5000

    Massive arrays of solar panels outside Earth's atmosphere!!!!

  • Doug Lanier
    Doug Lanier

    "considering the risks of climate change we should use nuclear"?? What about the risks of nuclear ? Nuclear NO thanks! It's not worth the risk!

    • eZBoZz

      @CT 8543 No It wont maybe a lot of Humans will die and some species will go extinct. But how will all species die if its 3°C hotter, makes no sense

    • CT 8543
      CT 8543

      Well climate change will kill everything on earth

    • eZBoZz

      @Doug Lanier The most damage in Fukushima is because of the Tsunami and not because of the nuclear energy. And they planned on building a 30m wall to protect the nuclear powerplant from tsunamis but then only build it 10 or 15m to safe money, didnt work out too good

    • Slavo Majovský
      Slavo Majovský

      @Doug Lanier but that’s still better than burning coal and releasing it right into atmosphere. Radioactive waste if stored correctly, doesn’t pose threat to nature.

    • Doug Lanier
      Doug Lanier

      @Slavo Majovský Emissions are minimal but radioactive waste generated in the process is not.

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts

    Anyone else notice the kahoot music in the background😂

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts

    U guys should do a video on fuel cell tech and hydrogen fuel

  • Avitus

    Man I really hope we develop alt fuels like hydrogen fast. Nothing will replace the sound of an engine.

  • Declynes

    The main reason nuclear has been demonised is because of slander campaigns by big oil companies, money is the problem as always

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    Fr̈ͭ̃e̾ͨ̑͑t̉̈́z̓͛e̾a͌͛͌̇lͬ̍ :D

    Bruhhhhh this needs to be a game, the renewable energy heroes or something because the models you make look so cool lol

  • Hannan Javed
    Hannan Javed

    Man, the animation is super great

  • Monkeysrock

    If renewable energy dips in the winter, then maybe nuclear could cover the down season? They control the reaction speed of reactors already, so they could just move the control rods in spring, and put them back late fall. I dunno if it is that easy, but that seems better to me.

  • Reed Dragon
    Reed Dragon

    this thing can be done if people stop fighting eachother just for something stupid

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