Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization? Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. These solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs can hit earth and have serious consequences for humanity.
How exactly do they work, how bad could they be and can we prepare for them?
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    6 maanden geleden

    Ohai everybody! We have a bunch of new stuff in our store! shop.kurzgesagt.org From the long requested bacteriophage infographic poster to a new Optimistic Nihilism poster that lets you enjoy some existential dread in style. Or our beautiful new Ant Explorer Notebook, with beautiful infographics and facts about ants and gold lettering on the cover. There are also new T - Shirts and beanies! And you know, all the other stuff! We put a lot of love and care into developing our products and only make stuff we want to have ourselves - if you want to support us directly and receiving something beautiful in return, getting some merch is the best way to do it. Thank you for your support and thank you for watching.

    • Ethan the Minecraft Pro

      Ethan the Minecraft Pro

      7 dagen geleden

      O hai*

    • Maria Veronica

      Maria Veronica

      17 dagen geleden

      Lo único que puede destruir la tierra es el mismo hombre El sol está evolucionando La vida que el sol toca también La Geo ingeniería Con lo que el pobre hombre intenta ser dios de barro Es lo que ya está destruyendo al planeta Crean frío y nueve que ya no existe

    • Mooncake

      Mooncake

      17 dagen geleden

      do posters come with the frames?

    • GB3770

      GB3770

      19 dagen geleden

      Tell me about Solar Storms not the catastrophe they might cause - also the sun does not vomit plus humans are not machines - apart from that the narration was very badly written.

    • mashop data

      mashop data

      28 dagen geleden

      O)

  2. code alpha

    code alpha

    31 minuut geleden

    good vid

  3. lyhong Heang

    lyhong Heang

    2 uur geleden

    "unplugging stuff" XD who knew that could save us from missing another Kurzgesagt video.

  4. Yeet my Meet

    Yeet my Meet

    2 uur geleden

    TL;DR yes

  5. kokoro natsuki

    kokoro natsuki

    11 uur geleden

    so the world could have actually ended on 2012

  6. Tables without chairs

    Tables without chairs

    12 uur geleden

    me: heeeeeyy anxiety: heeeeey me: WHAT

  7. lild

    lild

    14 uur geleden

    wait... what about nuclear power plants, and other stuff like that??

  8. lild

    lild

    14 uur geleden

    This is what the Maze Runner is based on

  9. Cardmaster

    Cardmaster

    14 uur geleden

    Potatus et Molassus, over the garden wall

  10. E A Sports To the game

    E A Sports To the game

    17 uur geleden

    Anyone getting some Maze Runner vibes

  11. Yosh Craft

    Yosh Craft

    18 uur geleden

    2:44 movie UP reference.

  12. Endercreeper2004

    Endercreeper2004

    19 uur geleden

    3:30 STAR BURPS!!

  13. the real z

    the real z

    20 uur geleden

    Is it just me who wants this to happen?

  14. Nathaniel Phillips

    Nathaniel Phillips

    21 uur geleden

    3:25,it went to cute to violent faster then the speed of light

  15. Guanjie Zhao

    Guanjie Zhao

    22 uur geleden

    Intro: We might die Middle: Maybe not End: Nvm we will only suffer slightly from large ones.

  16. Google user

    Google user

    Dag geleden

    2:49 At right side there is a house flying with balloons It's like "up" movie

  17. NotPolishGamer

    NotPolishGamer

    Dag geleden

    But what will happen when the super-flare will attack Earth like in "Knowing" (Knowing is 2009 film

  18. The bean

    The bean

    Dag geleden

    So what your telling us is the sun sends ki blasts at us sometimes but one day it's gonna hit us with a full force Kamehameha wave

  19. CryPaxl

    CryPaxl

    Dag geleden

    Wow. Just wow

  20. Ford Prefect

    Ford Prefect

    Dag geleden

    Half my state wouldn’t even notice, the internet is so bad anyways.

  21. J T

    J T

    Dag geleden

    Kurzgesagt: The Apocalypse Has Never Been So Cute.

  22. Porcupine-With-A-Camera

    Porcupine-With-A-Camera

    Dag geleden

    Short answer: It isn't as bad as it seems.

  23. Suresh Gupta

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    can u plzz dub u r videos into hindi .it is more effective to understand better in ones own language . do it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  24. Nio Buan

    Nio Buan

    2 dagen geleden

    So that means the earth is not. That lucky but thx for god for protecting us

  25. Allie Gottuso

    Allie Gottuso

    2 dagen geleden

    This is basically Kurzgesagt: “You see this little creature. So cute, strolling through the grass fields. WELL THIS IS ACTUALLY A MAN-EATING LARVAE, WHO’S PARENTS GAVE BIRTH TO IT INSIDE SOMEONE’S NEURAL NET. THIS CREATURE IS CAPABLE OF DETONATING ON COMMAND, CAUSING A MASSIVE EXPLOSION THE SIZE OF MULTIPLE NUKES.” “But don’t worry, they only do this on Fridays.” ”Oh, but there’s worse. WHEN THE CREATURE FINDS A MATE, IT RELEASES MANY SPORES THAT SPRINKLE ACROSS THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THESE SPORES ARE HIGHLY ACIDIC, FLAMMABLE, AND COME ALIVE TO ACTIVELY BLOW UP ANYONE NEARBY. AND ALL OF THIS WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW.” “So while you wait for utter annihilation, buy this yearbook.”

  26. Jonathan Duncan

    Jonathan Duncan

    2 dagen geleden

    2020: Now this seems like a Marvelous idea

    • cheese199

      cheese199

      22 uur geleden

      bruh overused joke

  27. Kevin Raphael

    Kevin Raphael

    2 dagen geleden

    I’m ready for it 🔥🔥🔥 Tired of bitch ass Bill Gates blocking out the sun tho.

  28. Caleb Abercrombie

    Caleb Abercrombie

    2 dagen geleden

    And that's a Rock Fact!!

  29. bongboiz 101

    bongboiz 101

    2 dagen geleden

    wait i have question is the universe is infinet what will happen if u go down what will happen

  30. Aurick Suess

    Aurick Suess

    2 dagen geleden

    Would super storms destroy the atmosphere?

  31. C R

    C R

    2 dagen geleden

    So solar storms could turn Earth into an eyeball on an ice cream cone, got it.

  32. Nopey No

    Nopey No

    2 dagen geleden

    Essentially, nothing bad will happen. Tech addicted retards will cry. Oh well

  33. The Game Challenger

    The Game Challenger

    2 dagen geleden

    All the references were awesome, keep adding them (all I could find: Up, pokemon, Nintendo switch, smash bros, and probably there are more.)

  34. Sam Casdorph

    Sam Casdorph

    2 dagen geleden

    5:40 wait... 2012?

  35. Sam Casdorph

    Sam Casdorph

    2 dagen geleden

    Wait... 2012?

  36. Dave Alberti

    Dave Alberti

    3 dagen geleden

    Solor storm in 2012: misses 2020: ya, we will take it from here

  37. Yu-Shih Wang

    Yu-Shih Wang

    3 dagen geleden

    Suspicious Observers 😉

  38. Alyssa Ortega

    Alyssa Ortega

    3 dagen geleden

    i like it's fun to watch

  39. SheepBow

    SheepBow

    3 dagen geleden

    speaking from December the first 2020 this looks like the final boss

  40. Jadan Velasquez Mejia

    Jadan Velasquez Mejia

    3 dagen geleden

    7:21 Potatus et Molassus Awww This kind of adorable stuff, even when talking about end of the world scenarios is what I love of this channel!

  41. Red Mini Crewmate

    Red Mini Crewmate

    3 dagen geleden

    Thank you for giving us knowledge of random crazy stuff and birds of course

  42. Troy Rosch

    Troy Rosch

    3 dagen geleden

    But what if we had generators

  43. Doctor Cookie

    Doctor Cookie

    3 dagen geleden

    2:42 - Is that a reference to the movie "UP"?

  44. QuitSqzike

    QuitSqzike

    4 dagen geleden

    i love the UP reference 2:50

  45. Desolations102

    Desolations102

    4 dagen geleden

    2020: WRITE THAT DOWN WRITETHATDOWN!

  46. Jack Tucker

    Jack Tucker

    4 dagen geleden

    lol this basically told us that we got lucky because astronomers made a mistake

  47. Alisha Mills

    Alisha Mills

    5 dagen geleden

    2020: Now this seems like a Marvelous idea

  48. Shahzad Khan

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    5 dagen geleden

    You are sooooooo goooood

  49. 陳志雄

    陳志雄

    5 dagen geleden

    How big is the youngsters and how will it die.

  50. Aleck Beato

    Aleck Beato

    5 dagen geleden

    Was I the only person who kept staring at the animation instead of listening?

  51. Gus Man

    Gus Man

    5 dagen geleden

    i saw the duck plushie at the end and i instantly wanted to buy it, but it was sold out...

  52. Theawsomekid76 Inc.

    Theawsomekid76 Inc.

    6 dagen geleden

    I’m scared there’s a sunspot as of the date of this comments writing

  53. Jarrod Steve

    Jarrod Steve

    6 dagen geleden

    I'm surprised how good schools are at making something as fascinating as electricity and magnetism so boring in physics class. Like had I been learning this via videos like this, I would have become an electrical engineers or something right now lol

  54. Zorro T

    Zorro T

    6 dagen geleden

    well crap.

  55. Ian Tan

    Ian Tan

    7 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: Electricity creates magnetism and magnetism creates electricity. Me: Time to make my perpetual motion machine

  56. Alexander Forselius

    Alexander Forselius

    7 dagen geleden

    So the corona virus has an opponent in the to halt our existence : The sun’s own corona

  57. That Guy

    That Guy

    7 dagen geleden

    Before watching kurzgesagt I was a hypochondriac. Now I'm more afraid of real cosmic horrors that can destroy our civilization and the vast infinite lonely emptiness of space itself. I like this.

  58. Gilbert Giovani Anderson 1941003

    Gilbert Giovani Anderson 1941003

    7 dagen geleden

    how to make a animation like that

  59. Johnathan uploads

    Johnathan uploads

    7 dagen geleden

    Covid: I shut down the world Sun: I'm about to end this man's career

  60. Advay Satardekar

    Advay Satardekar

    7 dagen geleden

    Me watching this video Light: *goes off* Me: The time has come

  61. pecino;: _GAMER

    pecino;: _GAMER

    8 dagen geleden

    I seee da hous off da Up movie

  62. Sprogus

    Sprogus

    8 dagen geleden

    Our only hope against this slavery system. Hope this will come soon.

  63. C. M.

    C. M.

    9 dagen geleden

    2020: that's what the real corona is all about...

  64. Deepsky 709

    Deepsky 709

    9 dagen geleden

    what if solar storms comes today(right now)?=/

  65. Tati Toti

    Tati Toti

    9 dagen geleden

    Corona virus?...coronal mass ejection??? As in corona???

  66. hof987rec ;gop'sep

    hof987rec ;gop'sep

    9 dagen geleden

    3:21 bird: dies Other bird: Lemme drink my coffee first then i will react.

  67. Oscar Garcia

    Oscar Garcia

    9 dagen geleden

    Which pop-culture references do you want? Kurzgesagt: Yes.

  68. The Falcon Nation

    The Falcon Nation

    9 dagen geleden

    Watch this be our Christmas present from the sun

  69. Gregory Walker

    Gregory Walker

    9 dagen geleden

    Could utilizing large solar grids world wide that share a gigantic reservoir or generator of some sort (maybe multiple for each country that feeds off of the grids) some how absorb the shock and mitigate long term effects?

  70. John Alexander

    John Alexander

    9 dagen geleden

    Well, that's one way to kill Twitter and Facebook

  71. Timothy Helchowski

    Timothy Helchowski

    9 dagen geleden

    Love the Over the Garden Wall Easter egg

  72. Chris Bruce

    Chris Bruce

    9 dagen geleden

    Who saw the UP house?

  73. Clifford Morgan

    Clifford Morgan

    10 dagen geleden

    The sun is a real deadly lazer, even with that blanket.

  74. Cactus Town

    Cactus Town

    10 dagen geleden

    2:48 UP!

  75. Gambit Armada

    Gambit Armada

    10 dagen geleden

    That alolan exeggutor though

  76. ryan john hernandez

    ryan john hernandez

    10 dagen geleden

    3:05

  77. Kristo Mefisto

    Kristo Mefisto

    11 dagen geleden

    I want to live at least one day during the Carrington Event in 1859, and watch the auroras and the telegraph lines and telegraphs that chuck out sparks, shock they operators, send messages without operators and sometimes causing flammable chemicals in telegraph paper to burn.

  78. Kristo Mefisto

    Kristo Mefisto

    11 dagen geleden

    5:32 and sending messages without operators, sometimes causing flammable chemicals in telegraph paper to burn.

  79. Anime Addict

    Anime Addict

    11 dagen geleden

    where comets come from??

  80. lopeepso livi

    lopeepso livi

    11 dagen geleden

    I love how Kurzgesagt always makes you feel like the earth is going to be destroyed and then they tell you nah its prob fine

  81. John de Vries

    John de Vries

    11 dagen geleden

    Artificial Intelligence: Takes over the earth the Sun: I'm gonna do what's called a pro gamer move

  82. MrAR

    MrAR

    11 dagen geleden

    😖We need to be prepared for everything!

    • SomeoneThatYouMayKnowButDont

      SomeoneThatYouMayKnowButDont

      5 dagen geleden

      Yeah

  83. Hong Lo Van

    Hong Lo Van

    11 dagen geleden

    2020 so far : chaos Kurzgesagt : BUT WAIT, THERES MORE

  84. Jack Rider

    Jack Rider

    11 dagen geleden

    Anyone else instantly think “Maze Runner”

  85. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    11 dagen geleden

    -le cri-

  86. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    11 dagen geleden

    great.. now i have nightmares of this happening ;-;

  87. Pakken's Backyard

    Pakken's Backyard

    11 dagen geleden

    well 2020 gave us corona mass ejections at least lol

  88. SHIN THANT KO

    SHIN THANT KO

    12 dagen geleden

    Why not chatch it and use it for our elecrity 😐😐

  89. Tsubasa 0504

    Tsubasa 0504

    12 dagen geleden

    im proud about i patreon you a 40 dollars

  90. john bailey

    john bailey

    12 dagen geleden

    I hate corona. In more ways than one.

  91. Thugzz 02

    Thugzz 02

    12 dagen geleden

    Imagine disliking this video

  92. zxcvb lkjhfd

    zxcvb lkjhfd

    12 dagen geleden

    Click this Hi

  93. Pankaj Malhotra

    Pankaj Malhotra

    12 dagen geleden

    WATH solar flare AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  94. Ian Naz

    Ian Naz

    12 dagen geleden

    Ok Thank Thank

  95. Ian Naz

    Ian Naz

    12 dagen geleden

    Oh my GOD

  96. Frank Liu

    Frank Liu

    12 dagen geleden

    SCP-001 When Day Break

  97. Shelley McRae

    Shelley McRae

    12 dagen geleden

    The rate this century is going for next year to top this year well.... weaver it’s this or something else it means the myans were off by 9 years good luck everyone stay safe out there and may god be with you

  98. Ian O'Keefe

    Ian O'Keefe

    12 dagen geleden

    "The sun. Smooth, round, and peaceful." Um, okay. Where is this going? "Except when it vomits radiation out in random directions." uhhhhhh

  99. Liam the mage

    Liam the mage

    13 dagen geleden

    Ok what about luner storms

    • Satria Jannatan

      Satria Jannatan

      4 dagen geleden

      Uhh what?

  100. BombyGaming232

    BombyGaming232

    13 dagen geleden

    Earth: _is literally burning_ Kurz: "aNd CaN wE pRePaRe FoR tHeM"

    • hof987rec ;gop'sep

      hof987rec ;gop'sep

      9 dagen geleden

      2020: we put the corona in coronal mass ejection

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