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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    • Anagh Soni

      Anagh Soni

      16 dögum síðan

      Me seeing this in 2021 when solar storm can come 🙂

    • Tobs Boi

      Tobs Boi

      Mánuði síðan

      And the

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    • David Sedor

      David Sedor

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      @POLO OLOP p

    • Thạnh Phạm

      Thạnh Phạm

      2 mánuðum síðan

      Stupid science Science doesn't know Positron + and electron -- rotate very rapidly after 4, 6 billion years of creating the Sun ' s core, so the core of the Sun rotates very quickly like A super large electric turbine that produces super large electrical energy Every second the Sun emits 4,1million tons of electricity, the emitted solar magnetic field flies in A circte back to the starting point after 8 hours, so prompted 8 planets to rotate in order

  • Tyler Andrews

    Tyler Andrews

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    The birdo at 7:27 was playing smash. Bowser vs. Megaman.

  • Ashitha Sathish

    Ashitha Sathish

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    6:05 DED XDDDD

  • Akihiroshi Adelino

    Akihiroshi Adelino

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I saw executor the three-headed pokemon



    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Nice graphic

  • Ihsan Abu thair

    Ihsan Abu thair

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Who is here after the news announced that a solar flare hit the earth 💀

  • ghost in the darkness

    ghost in the darkness

    Degi Síðan síðan

    It’s really awesome in all sense of the word how this is even happening . Everything has to happen perfectly in order for us to live. Here is the thing , how lucky can we be ? How long can we be lucky ? Lately we are getting allot of activity from solar phase 25 and there have been massive CMEs coming off the back of the sun, most of which would kill us all . We just had one that hasn’t hit us yet , but things are about to get interesting . Be prepared my friends .

  • Mostar


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Notre Civilisation sera détruit par des gens sans cervelle !!!

  • Boosted Rival

    Boosted Rival

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I underestimated the power of our atmosphere, just to think without it we mightve been dead thousands of years ago
    Also 4:53 i live in quebec!

  • Bogdan Marcu

    Bogdan Marcu

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Is there an info point that I subscribe to? I’m not sure I can rely on my country’s government regarding this :))

  • thirtythreeflavors


    2 dögum síðan

    Anyone here because of Suspicious 0bservers?

  • Uncooked_gaming


    2 dögum síðan

    So pretty much just a huge EMP

  • Parimal Bharati

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  • Dave Chua

    Dave Chua

    3 dögum síðan

    2:50 watch the movie up

  • RedKarter14


    3 dögum síðan

    This happened at like 12:00am last night

  • Gabe Cichocki

    Gabe Cichocki

    4 dögum síðan

    I'll see you guys in 3 years when this gets recommended to everyone again.

    • Michael Woodard

      Michael Woodard

      3 dögum síðan

      Hopefully everything is still online.

  • Levin Wiederkehr

    Levin Wiederkehr

    4 dögum síðan

    1:40 whoever does the animation is very skilled. Wow

  • SpaceX Orbital

    SpaceX Orbital

    4 dögum síðan

    In 23 July 2021 there will be a geomagnetic storm Category G1

  • jonathin smithsonion

    jonathin smithsonion

    5 dögum síðan

    bull shttt

  • Jacob Vasquez

    Jacob Vasquez

    5 dögum síðan

    Am I the only one who likes the birds in these vids?

  • 吳尚融


    5 dögum síðan

    2:23 When Ezreal ult the earth.

  • Heather Wingfield

    Heather Wingfield

    5 dögum síðan

    A snowstorm almost caused the Texas grid to completely collapse. We almost had to do a "Black Start".

  • OrangeLake


    5 dögum síðan

    So if there was one thwt was gonna hit Earth, we could just turn off everything until it passes? *Insert Flowey Genocide response*

  • Moonlight Gazer

    Moonlight Gazer

    6 dögum síðan

    This guy actually believes in the Big Bang? WTF- a lot of people know it’s not real. Plus, if it was real, how did human blood, seeds, and other stuff form then? Huh?
    ! This is just my opinion and explanation. If you disagree then just ignore it other than you-know-what !

    • Lil Laxxitiv

      Lil Laxxitiv

      5 dögum síðan

      Learn physics.

  • David Sharkey

    David Sharkey

    6 dögum síðan

    2:02 HADOUKEN!! ☀️💨🌍

  • Wolfheart


    6 dögum síðan

    5:17 that's an exeggutor. Bet these animators are pokefans

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    Mayorfoxia82 Datnoobboi

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    3:26 RIP anonymous victim 22!

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    FireDragonMan GAMING

    7 dögum síðan

    2:43 the house from UP

  • matthew kühl

    matthew kühl

    7 dögum síðan

    Sounds like we need to invest in a deflector array so we can raise our shields and hail the sun to negotiate peace

  • Clinton Thompson

    Clinton Thompson

    7 dögum síðan

    The fearful fearless freckle proportionally load because table phylogentically squeal out a wry calf. adhesive, greedy jar

  • los loco pollo

    los loco pollo

    8 dögum síðan

    That's why people thought 2012 would end when I'm in age 2

  • Ivan Carmichael

    Ivan Carmichael

    8 dögum síðan

    Love these videos

  • random. pump. fan

    random. pump. fan

    8 dögum síðan

    This Chanel teaches me more things that will be used than school does

  • Green Ganju

    Green Ganju

    9 dögum síðan

    Could we harness the energy from solar storms to power civilization

  • Josué Solís Gamboa

    Josué Solís Gamboa

    9 dögum síðan

    Why does Kurzgesagt always kill the poor birbs lmao

  • Thedab


    9 dögum síðan

    Imagine the sun sends a storm to earth but venus tanks the attack

  • Diplomatic immunity

    Diplomatic immunity

    10 dögum síðan

    Nice up reference

  • Super Lorenzo

    Super Lorenzo

    10 dögum síðan

    this is the first time i see Quebec on Kurzgesagt.

  • Rohan Wear

    Rohan Wear

    10 dögum síðan

    Why is there so much Pokémon stuff in ur videos

  • Andrew Leitzinger

    Andrew Leitzinger

    10 dögum síðan

    Did I see a Exeggutor Pokemon?

  • Squ


    10 dögum síðan

    Solar Hurricane: No one can match my damage to electronics!
    Super Flare: Hold my beer.

  • Brenda Garcia

    Brenda Garcia

    10 dögum síðan

    So we can be alive if this were to happen?

  • That JRPG anime fan player Jusino

    That JRPG anime fan player Jusino

    10 dögum síðan

    Let’s hope we don’t get a super solar flare like the movie knowing am I right!!!

  • Diane Bentley

    Diane Bentley

    11 dögum síðan

    The finicky blade likely follow because engineer prospectively sprout across a stale nitrogen. ethereal, faint fair lunge

  • Andrew C

    Andrew C

    11 dögum síðan

    Hope I'm not flying when it happens

  • Archie Douglas

    Archie Douglas

    11 dögum síðan

    Maze runner scorch trials but a lot worse

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    Aaradhya's Class

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  • ParrotLord


    11 dögum síðan

    Damn that’s sad the bird is crying

  • Marco Charette Official Music

    Marco Charette Official Music

    11 dögum síðan

    *2021: it's on the news, the internet one anyway.*

  • Omkar Shete

    Omkar Shete

    11 dögum síðan

    6:06 Experts disagreed👊😂😂😂

  • SpaceFoxie


    12 dögum síðan

    2:48 Bruh look to the middle right - The house from the movie UP

  • Barry Scott

    Barry Scott

    12 dögum síðan

    I’m just going to go and live in a cave. No electricity? No problem.

  • Buja Bat

    Buja Bat

    12 dögum síðan

    Ah the 2021 collectors edition event finally happening. Can’t wait for the entropy DLC to come out.

  • Tencent Investor

    Tencent Investor

    12 dögum síðan

    Sounds like something the WEF would use to make us "eat ze bugs".

  • Zedhan Zahi

    Zedhan Zahi

    12 dögum síðan

    What if the storms so strong that literally it messes up your heartbeat

    • Bisho Vlogs

      Bisho Vlogs

      12 dögum síðan

      Possible cause sa node produce electricity yes it can but highly unlikely

  • Prismatic Guy

    Prismatic Guy

    13 dögum síðan

    When is that solar flare gonna hit? Articles keep on saying today but then that day passed and the day after that passed.
    So is it today?

    • Duck


      13 dögum síðan

      It passed yesterday.

  • GoAwayUSuccing2929


    13 dögum síðan

    Imagine a solar flare hit earth at the time when kurzgesagt makes another video

  • Hrishikesh Khandeshe

    Hrishikesh Khandeshe

    13 dögum síðan

    Who is here in 2021 after watching the news ?

  • Vivek S Kumar_69

    Vivek S Kumar_69

    13 dögum síðan

    Mann the background music makes this video epic hands down🔥🔥👏👏👌👌

  • Vivek S Kumar_69

    Vivek S Kumar_69

    13 dögum síðan

    Who's watching july 2021 🥵🥵

  • SS G

    SS G

    13 dögum síðan

    Just here after knowing that one of these gonna hit soon.

    • Duck


      13 dögum síðan

      I read that it passed yesterday.

  • Fact and Fun

    Fact and Fun

    13 dögum síðan

    I'm gonna face my 1st solar strom today, I am excited!😀

  • Jayden Bell

    Jayden Bell

    13 dögum síðan

    i think americans won't let engineers turn off the power for 30 hours due to freedom reasons and will be completely ignorant and send them back to the victorian era



    13 dögum síðan

    what if we put a very strong electromagnet to protect us

  • Sky Red

    Sky Red

    13 dögum síðan

    So I guess it's not a cold storm 😂😂

  • Herbacz Productions

    Herbacz Productions

    13 dögum síðan


  • ELi gaming

    ELi gaming

    13 dögum síðan

    2021 here solar storm may be coming be prepared

  • Alief Randiansyah

    Alief Randiansyah

    13 dögum síðan

    You know why are we here now

  • Benny Dreamly

    Benny Dreamly

    13 dögum síðan

    ooh quebec!

  • Corn


    13 dögum síðan

    This is the first vid I thought of when I heard there could be a solar storm today lol

  • Samarvir _

    Samarvir _

    13 dögum síðan

    Haha, well time for The Apocalypse

  • Mr Cosmo

    Mr Cosmo

    13 dögum síðan

    And today there's a possibility of a solar storm damn.

  • Fahim Ishrak

    Fahim Ishrak

    13 dögum síðan

    Who’s here with the new solar storm incoming?

  • Steve K

    Steve K

    13 dögum síðan

    Scare tactics, nothing much will happen

    • Azriel Moha

      Azriel Moha

      10 dögum síðan

      The message of the video literally says that we shouldn't be afraid as long as engineers are prepared

  • AlexDaOG


    13 dögum síðan

    Who’s here during the solor storm today

  • Yxng ozzy

    Yxng ozzy

    13 dögum síðan

    Pov it’s happening rn

    • myukunai


      13 dögum síðan

      Well no not rn

  • orange juice

    orange juice

    13 dögum síðan

    People joking about a solar storm hitting earth in 2020 now an actual one is supposed to hit us in 2021
    Why did u guys have to jinx us

  • Davina Desmurez

    Davina Desmurez

    13 dögum síðan

    Who’s here after this is happening later today

  • Team Maj

    Team Maj

    13 dögum síðan

    Ooof who's here in 2021

  • Invisible Vigil

    Invisible Vigil

    13 dögum síðan

    Here it comes

  • Actaz Rath

    Actaz Rath

    14 dögum síðan

    So which one first? Electricity or magnetic field?
    U so confusing.

  • Gandalf


    14 dögum síðan

    Here in 2021 .

  • TheGamingMan


    14 dögum síðan

    Lets grow together people 😉

  • Calvin G

    Calvin G

    14 dögum síðan

    Who here after da news

  • Peregrine


    14 dögum síðan

    Anyone else catch those over the garden wall references at around 7:20?

  • Michael Calip

    Michael Calip

    14 dögum síðan

    Imagine the sun plays roblox



    14 dögum síðan


    • Compa Saúl

      Compa Saúl

      13 dögum síðan




      14 dögum síðan


  • The Worst

    The Worst

    14 dögum síðan

    And now its 2021 and a geomagnetic storm is going to hit us!
    God is playing for real this time

  • Yash


    14 dögum síðan

    01:55 tenet music

  • Abhi Ram

    Abhi Ram

    14 dögum síðan

    Today, Solar storm is going to hit the earth 🌍

  • Austin Bridges

    Austin Bridges

    14 dögum síðan

    Super solar flare: HAHA! I'm the biggest threat to your modern civilization! Fear me!
    Humans: haha off button go brrrrr

  • Dendrxx Oliver

    Dendrxx Oliver

    14 dögum síðan

    Ima meat and bone machine

  • Flacko


    14 dögum síðan

    Pov ones coming today

  • fuck you

    fuck you

    14 dögum síðan


  • Angela Anderson

    Angela Anderson

    14 dögum síðan

    The literate position holoprosencephaly strap because castanet postprandially waste failing a superb sentence. selfish, spooky kimberly

  • Jakob Bryner

    Jakob Bryner

    14 dögum síðan

    Let's all remember Desmond Miles for his sacrifice that saved us from another geomagnetic hurricane in 2012...

  • Mich _*qwq*_

    Mich _*qwq*_

    14 dögum síðan

    I dont think will survive

  • LazyFool


    15 dögum síðan

    I'm getting sad flashbacks from the movie "Knowing" the ending part is sad..

    • Savo TheSuperStar

      Savo TheSuperStar

      13 dögum síðan

      Watching this now while I get high

  • Vikas Vijay Bishnoi

    Vikas Vijay Bishnoi

    15 dögum síðan

    Solar storm hit 12th july 2021 on earth.
    Youtube: You need this information.

  • Owster Sauce

    Owster Sauce

    15 dögum síðan

    The baby crying cause no water...................WHY DID YOU NOT MAKE IT SO THE BABY GETS WATER well the baby sad crying cause no water at 6:47 yeah i was sad about it