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

    10 сарын өмнө

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    • Apophis Bane

      Apophis Bane

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      "From my point of view, Jupiter is evil"

    • Sarah Yi

      Sarah Yi

      17 өдрийн өмнө


    • meep bro

      meep bro

      24 өдрийн өмнө

      what if a star and another star were far apart but under each other and could send solar flairs at each other and was the same heat and mass as the sun and the solar flairs hit each other?

    • Rehtrozo


      28 өдрийн өмнө

      Let's say we are 1k years ahead. Couldn't we just kindoff make Huge Energie ,,Safers''' so we can get some off the energie that comes from the Sun?

    • Blurred-Gaming


      Сарын өмнө

      @And the wind goes... :(

  2. BladeCast


    30 минутын өмнө

    You say humans would get around it easy if it happened. I disagree, just like the virus, the governments would not deal with and we would fry all our machinery. Period no debate.

  3. Severino Fenequito

    Severino Fenequito

    6 цагийн өмнө

    2:44 look a floating house 🏠🏡🌫️🌁👍v

  4. Hivenous


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you , by watching your videos I now know more ways im possibly gonna die than there are reasons to live

  5. oof


    Өдрийн өмнө

    2:51 UP HOUSE (at middle right.)

  6. oof


    Өдрийн өмнө

    God I love this channel

  7. oof


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I have no idea how I understand everything thus guy says. I'm only 10 years old, how the heck does every word he says make sense to me

  8. Luny Cipres

    Luny Cipres

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the Auroras are stardust??

  9. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Earth: PAUSE (99999999999999999999 fire resistance lasting for 99999999999999999999 hours and 999999999999999999999999999999 strength lasting for 9999999999999999 hours throwing 9999999999999999999 weakness 9999999999999999 hour lasting splash potions)

  10. Steven Jin Morales To

    Steven Jin Morales To

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    i like it

  11. sambowlina


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Gotta appreciate the Ponyo Easter egg in this video

  12. xXChxrii_BubblzXx


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Random fact: salt can kill you If you consume too much salt, you can get dehydrated and d i e

  13. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Solar Flare: (destroys Earth) Other Planets: (enraged) HE IS A TRAITOR TO US AND THE MILKY WAY GALAXY!!! BEAT HIM UP, BOYS!!!!

  14. Matthew Trzcinski

    Matthew Trzcinski

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Somewhere in my dream state, I envisioned a bully set demanding the sun not burst on the Earth. I have odd dreams.

  15. Hamora Hime

    Hamora Hime

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    2:46 love the UP reference

  16. White Feather

    White Feather

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Stars are space nukes, change my mind

  17. CozyJuffyWuff


    4 өдрийн өмнө


  18. CozyJuffyWuff


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    This can't come any sooner!!

  19. solo munasar

    solo munasar

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    this is very good

  20. Sarah Navin

    Sarah Navin

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    God.. will remeber that

  21. Jesús Zarate

    Jesús Zarate

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    2:43. JESUS CHRIST that's Carl Fredricksen's house :0

  22. CarrotSword Gaming

    CarrotSword Gaming

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    5:15 I'm starting to think that Kurzgesagt likes Nintendo IPs...

  23. Doris Liao

    Doris Liao

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    A star 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999light years

  24. Fernan XD

    Fernan XD

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    3:07 popo and nana from ice climbers!

  25. BlueSheepJoe


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    3:25 Holy shit!

  26. Grayson Taylor

    Grayson Taylor

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    6:06 Top left has Ashes hat and a pokeball!

  27. Animations X

    Animations X

    8 өдрийн өмнө


  28. Dragonsoul920


    9 өдрийн өмнө


  29. Diego Corona

    Diego Corona

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Can we take a moment to appreciate all of the references he has in his videos.

  30. Hithersinger872


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    You guys need to be the world leader

  31. Joyce Miles

    Joyce Miles

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The synonymous interviewer industrially collect because cheetah occasionally trot afore a rapid wave. encouraging, glib pint

  32. Mark Bessell

    Mark Bessell

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Skip ten seconds after you hear “ the sun “ at the start thank me later

  33. Byambajargal Balsandorj

    Byambajargal Balsandorj

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    The editing is just so good

  34. Jozef Aurel Králik

    Jozef Aurel Králik

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    2:43 house go UP

  35. Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    noice UP reference 2:49

  36. Robloxian Caliphate

    Robloxian Caliphate

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait, even if we do prevent the world from experiencing the side effects, what about the atmosphere that protects us? 0~0

  37. Copa Kabana

    Copa Kabana

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Some say 2023, others 2032 or 2046. Ether way.... we are in trouble!

  38. The Mystery Pickle

    The Mystery Pickle

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    *WARNING* If you like spotting references yourself don’t read this! References found in this video: (1:36) Rainbow smile and “6:20” (not sure if any of this is a reference or not) (2:41) Snail from Adventure Time (2:44) House from Up (3:07) Ice Climbers (5:00) Magnemite Pokémons (5:15) Exeggutor Pokémons (6:52) Bubble Guppies? (7:20) “Potatus et Molassus” and a pet rock? (7:26) Super Smash Bros: Bowser vs Mega Man and Nintendo Switch (7:31) Bubble Guppies? (again) (8:24) Crab Rave? (9:29) House from Up (again)

    • Cosmo


      Өдрийн өмнө

      theres a laputa reference at around 6:45

    • Indigo Frog

      Indigo Frog

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      I'm pretty sure the bubble guppies reference is actually a Ponyo reference

    • The Mystery Pickle

      The Mystery Pickle

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      I just realized asterisks bold stuff

  39. Erica Zahornacky

    Erica Zahornacky

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Anyone else notice the hidden references to "Over the Garden Wall" at minute 7:19?? I love this channel even more now!

  40. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    proof the "sun" is a Sith Lord

  41. Hoe Barb

    Hoe Barb

    13 өдрийн өмнө

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  42. Matt L

    Matt L

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    We are definitely not prepared for this.

  43. ZoroPiece Nonstop

    ZoroPiece Nonstop

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    2021: interesting 🧐🧐

  44. AlexKx


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    So...there is an understanding that 90% of the population will die in the first few days. In the past couple of decades of this information I have listened to I have never heard that unplugging anything will prevent damage to electronics. Hooray is that is the answer but, again, I have never heard that. The whole point of shielding our electrical grid is because nothing can be done to protect any electronics. We are not being told how bad this will be because they do not want the public to panic and the forces and powers that be do not want to loose their social powers either. They probably don't know entirely themselves how and what to do about it.

  45. Jason McIlwaine

    Jason McIlwaine

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I like how add references to TV shows and movies And stuff like that

  46. martixy


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Because they have to be clickbaity 9 million km/h = 2500 km/s or 0.0083 c ...which is honestly pathetic as far as cosmic rays go.

  47. imma poisonyou

    imma poisonyou

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    If Kurzgesagt says it’s spelled “Syke” I entirely believe them. No question asked

  48. Super Luigi Bros Animations

    Super Luigi Bros Animations

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    wow i see lots of nintendo charecters

  49. Super Luigi Bros Animations

    Super Luigi Bros Animations

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    i want a duck too how do i get a duck?

  50. Xlightzapx And more

    Xlightzapx And more

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    It will be Easy!

  51. Xlightzapx And more

    Xlightzapx And more

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    The sun can be dangerous to electricity

  52. Isaac ADAMU 08

    Isaac ADAMU 08

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    are solar winds actually dangerous?

  53. Getowned _69

    Getowned _69

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    I want this to happen

  54. Shawns Hastey

    Shawns Hastey

    17 өдрийн өмнө

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  55. Sasindu Bimsara

    Sasindu Bimsara

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    2:47 that house from up!😂

  56. Mi Jung Ku

    Mi Jung Ku

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    anyone else notice the 2 ice people from the last video about how to make a kurgesagt video in 1200 hours?

  57. MelloJelloBello


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    I think it would be cool if you talked about what were to happen when the sun explodes

  58. praveen cmhydro

    praveen cmhydro

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    No doubt be ready ... The real fact of destruction Where the Respect.. Deed Full Lust Love Lufe Not Build.. That's the End Story of the Lord

  59. Liz C

    Liz C

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    In the bottom corner I see the flying house 2:44

  60. Saturn


    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Well earth is having some hard times

  61. Gon Soku

    Gon Soku

    18 өдрийн өмнө

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  62. eye witness

    eye witness

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    You see how they do was talking s*** suddenly this ball of fire describes it like it's a it like it doesn't have feelings and vomits he says radiation such slander such characters murdering words from a species of people who says words are seeds and thoughts become things and no matter how positive you stay if you're surrounding as negative thoughts towards you you have no chance think about that this ball of fire out into a far place from where we exist if suddenly as if it judged us like unfair vomited radiation I've never heard such blasphemy in my life and a lack of gratitude I'd slap you sideways and I would not decapitate your head so you would be forever demonized by your own Spirit trapped in your damn body and I would so your eyebrows and your orifices so nothing gets out

  63. eye witness

    eye witness

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I leave this message here next to the life giving in the Life ending power which is the Sun. If you have a special gift that heals people that this people love that drives the demon within them and brings back to humanity within them do not stay in the hometown that you live in it literally says that in the scripture a healer a scholar a prophecy seer that is from God that says they will not heal do good works amongst the people that know him these are too busy mocking them you can only do the god-given gift to you to strangers who don't doubt you but observe your good works for what it is through merit. Amongst those that would believe you if you can make it rain or put a smile on someone's face to them proof in merit it's not a matter of achieving by doing it's do you have the certificate to back that up that qualifies you to even state that you could do this even though you did it and I just got a confirmation that confirms to me that I'm satisfied with what I'm just saying right now

  64. mattpmayer


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    earths atmosphere will protect you from the solar storm so we dint need to prepare



    19 өдрийн өмнө

    aaaa the sun im going to die via sun AAAAAA

  66. Cosmic Times

    Cosmic Times

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Watching this as a teen made me already scared

  67. • ridleyze02 •

    • ridleyze02 •

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    2012 missed 2021 🗿

  68. akzx FN

    akzx FN

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    4:23 did you see the sign

  69. duolingoposter


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    0:02 me be like

  70. Heidi Coleman

    Heidi Coleman

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    The thundering division cytogenetically post because cloud presumably pick sans a cynical blue. dapper, fancy yellow

  71. Indigo


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    OMG so many references I love it There is the Triforce, Ponyo, UP, gosh, yall are _too_ good

  72. Akman


    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I love that you put an Alolan Exeggcute at 5:17

  73. Cargoboy M

    Cargoboy M

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Ice climbers 3:08

  74. Andy Wilson

    Andy Wilson

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    There’s to many “we could(s)” the world isn’t prepared, especially when we rely on our main sources from all over the world, each country needs to be able to survive alone. But as always we never prepare.

  75. GodlyCloud3


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s that ponyo 6:52

  76. dnsbrules_01


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Didn’t this happen in 2020 and as far down to NC which it didn’t.

  77. Andrew


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Everyone else is making jokes I’m just thinking of that one doctor who episode

  78. tomasz robieniek

    tomasz robieniek

    20 өдрийн өмнө


  79. I Ski

    I Ski

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you earth ❤️

  80. Earthy


    21 өдрийн өмнө

    This is an amazing art

  81. Adam Desouky

    Adam Desouky

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Everyone: oh it’s the end Me: NO THE POOR BIRD

  82. Emptiness 15 years ago

    Emptiness 15 years ago

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Let’s be thankful God Only Scared us and let’s take 2012 As a. Warning to prepare

  83. Sharyl Florette

    Sharyl Florette

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    The married coat ganguly drown because bear histologically label besides a crabby tom-tom. likeable, future futuristic lunge

  84. Morzine Autotech

    Morzine Autotech

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    If you know astrology you know what is possible to happen

  85. ricaard


    22 өдрийн өмнө

    3:25 that bird died soooooo cute! 😍

  86. Fallen Down

    Fallen Down

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    So this is one of the treaths that Elon Musk is worrying abouth. If we are at the Mars and Earth at the same time that big solar storm can't hit both of them at the same time (at least it is far less unlikely).

  87. David 「Titanium」

    David 「Titanium」

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    Being ready costs money and i think having an entire population freezing and dying without power is an acceptable risk - some electric company, probably

  88. Mr. Anønimø

    Mr. Anønimø

    22 өдрийн өмнө


  89. KeystoneAgent


    22 өдрийн өмнө

    *Coronal* Mass Ejections.

  90. Angel Vasquez

    Angel Vasquez

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    Kurzgesagt: WE ARE GOING TO DIE Also Kurzgesagt: nah we're fine

  91. Jacob Uveges

    Jacob Uveges

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I love how kurzgesagt most of the time has a show reference or a videogame reference etc..

  92. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    Sorry can't subscribe if i put the subscribe button then i will remove a subscribe

  93. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I love this i will leave a like and subscribe

  94. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    is the eath going to die or survive

  95. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    Like a chain reaction am i right?

  96. Something Dark

    Something Dark

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    So basically as long as Americans vote Republican politicians out of office, we’ll be fine. If not, their outdated and erroneous methods of running our country will be the downfall of our electric grid (lookin at you, deregulated Texas power grid).

  97. Mora Hadad

    Mora Hadad

    23 өдрийн өмнө

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  98. Zaitun 1975

    Zaitun 1975

    23 өдрийн өмнө

    8:23 This video Sponsored by... You! Me : what the heck

  99. محمد منصور

    محمد منصور

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    nice video

  100. Gian Almiranez

    Gian Almiranez

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    Fun fact: this is what was prevented in AC resulting in Desmond's death