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 חודשים לפני

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    • Apophis Bane

      Apophis Bane

      4 ימים לפני

      "From my point of view, Jupiter is evil"

    • Sarah Yi

      Sarah Yi

      16 ימים לפני


    • meep bro

      meep bro

      23 ימים לפני

      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


      27 ימים לפני

      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


      29 ימים לפני

      @And the wind goes... :(

  2. oof


    2 שעות לפני

    2:51 UP HOUSE (at middle right.)

  3. oof


    2 שעות לפני

    God I love this channel

  4. oof


    2 שעות לפני

    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

  5. Luny Cipres

    Luny Cipres

    6 שעות לפני

    the Auroras are stardust??

  6. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    16 שעות לפני

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

  7. Steven Jin Morales To

    Steven Jin Morales To

    יום לפני

    i like it

  8. sambowlina


    יום לפני

    Gotta appreciate the Ponyo Easter egg in this video

  9. xXChxrii_BubblzXx


    2 ימים לפני

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

  10. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    2 ימים לפני

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

  11. Matthew Trzcinski

    Matthew Trzcinski

    2 ימים לפני

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

  12. Hamora Hime

    Hamora Hime

    2 ימים לפני

    2:46 love the UP reference

  13. White Feather

    White Feather

    3 ימים לפני

    Stars are space nukes, change my mind

  14. CozyJuffyWuff


    3 ימים לפני


  15. CozyJuffyWuff


    3 ימים לפני

    This can't come any sooner!!

  16. solo munasar

    solo munasar

    3 ימים לפני

    this is very good

  17. Sarah Navin

    Sarah Navin

    4 ימים לפני

    God.. will remeber that

  18. Jesús Zarate

    Jesús Zarate

    4 ימים לפני

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

  19. CarrotSword Gaming

    CarrotSword Gaming

    5 ימים לפני

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

  20. Doris Liao

    Doris Liao

    5 ימים לפני

    A star 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999light years

  21. Fernan XD

    Fernan XD

    6 ימים לפני

    3:07 popo and nana from ice climbers!

  22. BlueSheepJoe


    6 ימים לפני

    3:25 Holy shit!

  23. Grayson Taylor

    Grayson Taylor

    7 ימים לפני

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

  24. Animations X

    Animations X

    7 ימים לפני


  25. Dragonsoul920


    8 ימים לפני


  26. Diego Corona

    Diego Corona

    8 ימים לפני

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

  27. Hithersinger872


    9 ימים לפני

    You guys need to be the world leader

  28. Joyce Miles

    Joyce Miles

    9 ימים לפני

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

  29. Mark Bessell

    Mark Bessell

    9 ימים לפני

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

  30. Byambajargal Balsandorj

    Byambajargal Balsandorj

    10 ימים לפני

    The editing is just so good

  31. Jozef Aurel Králik

    Jozef Aurel Králik

    10 ימים לפני

    2:43 house go UP

  32. Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    Vallinayakam Somasundaram

    10 ימים לפני

    noice UP reference 2:49

  33. Robloxian Caliphate

    Robloxian Caliphate

    11 ימים לפני

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

  34. Copa Kabana

    Copa Kabana

    11 ימים לפני

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

  35. The Mystery Pickle

    The Mystery Pickle

    11 ימים לפני

    *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


      12 דקות לפני

      theres a laputa reference at around 6:45

    • Indigo Frog

      Indigo Frog

      2 ימים לפני

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

    • The Mystery Pickle

      The Mystery Pickle

      11 ימים לפני

      I just realized asterisks bold stuff

  36. Erica Zahornacky

    Erica Zahornacky

    12 ימים לפני

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

  37. Apophis Bane

    Apophis Bane

    12 ימים לפני

    proof the "sun" is a Sith Lord

  38. Hoe Barb

    Hoe Barb

    12 ימים לפני

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  39. Matt L

    Matt L

    12 ימים לפני

    We are definitely not prepared for this.

  40. ZoroPiece Nonstop

    ZoroPiece Nonstop

    12 ימים לפני

    2021: interesting 🧐🧐

  41. AlexKx


    12 ימים לפני

    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.

  42. Jason McIlwaine

    Jason McIlwaine

    13 ימים לפני

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

  43. martixy


    13 ימים לפני

    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.

  44. imma poisonyou

    imma poisonyou

    15 ימים לפני

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

  45. Super Luigi Bros Animations

    Super Luigi Bros Animations

    15 ימים לפני

    wow i see lots of nintendo charecters

  46. Super Luigi Bros Animations

    Super Luigi Bros Animations

    15 ימים לפני

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

  47. Xlightzapx And more

    Xlightzapx And more

    15 ימים לפני

    It will be Easy!

  48. Xlightzapx And more

    Xlightzapx And more

    15 ימים לפני

    The sun can be dangerous to electricity

  49. Isaac ADAMU 08

    Isaac ADAMU 08

    15 ימים לפני

    are solar winds actually dangerous?

  50. Getowned _69

    Getowned _69

    15 ימים לפני

    I want this to happen

  51. Shawns Hastey

    Shawns Hastey

    15 ימים לפני

    The unbecoming cymbal differently sail because floor locally cry minus a juicy burst. obese, rhetorical dahlia

  52. Sasindu Bimsara

    Sasindu Bimsara

    16 ימים לפני

    2:47 that house from up!😂

  53. Mi Jung Ku

    Mi Jung Ku

    16 ימים לפני

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

  54. MelloJelloBello


    16 ימים לפני

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

  55. praveen cmhydro

    praveen cmhydro

    16 ימים לפני

    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

  56. Liz C

    Liz C

    16 ימים לפני

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

  57. Saturn


    17 ימים לפני

    Well earth is having some hard times

  58. Gon Soku

    Gon Soku

    17 ימים לפני

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  59. eye witness

    eye witness

    17 ימים לפני

    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

  60. eye witness

    eye witness

    17 ימים לפני

    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

  61. mattpmayer


    17 ימים לפני

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



    18 ימים לפני

    aaaa the sun im going to die via sun AAAAAA

  63. Cosmic Times

    Cosmic Times

    18 ימים לפני

    Watching this as a teen made me already scared

  64. • ridleyze02 •

    • ridleyze02 •

    18 ימים לפני

    2012 missed 2021 🗿

  65. akzx FN

    akzx FN

    18 ימים לפני

    4:23 did you see the sign

  66. duolingoposter


    18 ימים לפני

    0:02 me be like

  67. Heidi Coleman

    Heidi Coleman

    18 ימים לפני

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

  68. Indigo


    18 ימים לפני

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

  69. Akman


    18 ימים לפני

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

  70. Cargoboy M

    Cargoboy M

    18 ימים לפני

    Ice climbers 3:08

  71. Andy Wilson

    Andy Wilson

    19 ימים לפני

    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.

  72. GodlyCloud3


    19 ימים לפני

    It’s that ponyo 6:52

  73. dnsbrules_01


    19 ימים לפני

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

  74. Andrew


    19 ימים לפני

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

  75. tomasz robieniek

    tomasz robieniek

    19 ימים לפני


  76. I Ski

    I Ski

    19 ימים לפני

    Thank you earth ❤️

  77. Earthy


    19 ימים לפני

    This is an amazing art

  78. Adam Desouky

    Adam Desouky

    20 ימים לפני

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

  79. Emptiness 15 years ago

    Emptiness 15 years ago

    20 ימים לפני

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

  80. Sharyl Florette

    Sharyl Florette

    20 ימים לפני

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

  81. Morzine Autotech

    Morzine Autotech

    20 ימים לפני

    If you know astrology you know what is possible to happen

  82. ricaard


    20 ימים לפני

    3:25 that bird died soooooo cute! 😍

  83. Fallen Down

    Fallen Down

    21 יום לפני

    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).

  84. David 「Titanium」

    David 「Titanium」

    21 יום לפני

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

  85. Mr. Anønimø

    Mr. Anønimø

    21 יום לפני


  86. KeystoneAgent


    21 יום לפני

    *Coronal* Mass Ejections.

  87. Angel Vasquez

    Angel Vasquez

    21 יום לפני

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

  88. Jacob Uveges

    Jacob Uveges

    21 יום לפני

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

  89. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    22 ימים לפני

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

  90. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    22 ימים לפני

    I love this i will leave a like and subscribe

  91. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    22 ימים לפני

    is the eath going to die or survive

  92. Glency Fern

    Glency Fern

    22 ימים לפני

    Like a chain reaction am i right?

  93. Something Dark

    Something Dark

    22 ימים לפני

    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).

  94. Mora Hadad

    Mora Hadad

    22 ימים לפני

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  95. Zaitun 1975

    Zaitun 1975

    22 ימים לפני

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

  96. محمد منصور

    محمد منصور

    22 ימים לפני

    nice video

  97. Gian Almiranez

    Gian Almiranez

    23 ימים לפני

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

  98. Alistair Galt

    Alistair Galt

    23 ימים לפני

    5:15 a nice exceggutor Pokémon reference there

  99. Eba Andie

    Eba Andie

    23 ימים לפני

    The overjoyed actor syntactically drain because punch chronologically overflow except a common speedboat. awful, loutish shoulder

  100. Maung Maung

    Maung Maung

    23 ימים לפני

    5:16 alolan eggseggutor