Casually Explained: The Carbon Scale

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  1. Lord Kennedy

    Lord KennedyPrije 11 dana

    Buying used cars

  2. Mr. Shepherd's pie

    Mr. Shepherd's piePrije 12 dana

    1:57 based

  3. bill nye will nut in your eye

    bill nye will nut in your eyePrije 20 dana

    "Sponsored by bill gates and melinda" Okay . That is a dislike from me , sorry

  4. Brennan Lu

    Brennan LuPrije 21 dan

    Gets sponsored by Blizzard. Ages poorly. Gets sponsored by Bill Gates. Ages poorly.

  5. Jubnx

    JubnxPrije 24 dana

    Where I live in Canada, hydroelectric power is renewable so electricity is almost without carbon emissions

  6. Austin Wilwayco

    Austin WilwaycoPrije 26 dana

    I never understood using paper over plastic straws. The paper straw usually deteriorates before I even finish my drink

  7. innocentrage1

    innocentrage1Prije 27 dana

    So who got the rights to this video in the divorce?

  8. Syed Ali

    Syed AliPrije mjesec

    From "swinging on the fences" to "swinging at eachother".

  9. KhasKid YT

    KhasKid YTPrije mjesec

    2:27 LMAO

  10. Corbin Paddock

    Corbin PaddockPrije mjesec

    But, how much CO2 is produced to create those renewable energy sources? And how does that compare to creating and using for say, a nuclear or cleaner coal power plant?

  11. Corbin Paddock

    Corbin PaddockPrije 6 dana

    @xa nt A lot of carbon goes into producing ‘renewables’ the materials to make them and the materials used to make have to be obtained. The means used to obtain those materials and to put them together on site create a huge carbon debt before they even start working. Even if that process became carbon neutral as well, please explain to me how wind farms or large arrays of solar panels don’t affect the natural environment. They do. How can creating a larger CO2 debt by just making more renewables lead to less carbon. The renewables will never ‘renew’ their own carbon debt from their creation. They are also not reliable (Texas power grid failure for example).

  12. xa nt

    xa ntPrije 7 dana

    that's a silly question because even if you're right that they're currently at a net negative (which is false), as we transition to higher rates of renewable energy, the amount of CO2 produced to create them goes down.

  13. Corbin Paddock

    Corbin PaddockPrije mjesec

    I suppose that if wind turbines were made of paper or solar panels were powered by algae, maybe then this argument could stand up. The truth is that ‘renewables’ can’t even renew their own CO2 debt from their creation.

  14. Normi

    NormiPrije mjesec

    Learnt more about climate change in this video than big orgs' shitty and boring ads.

  15. Gage Tucker

    Gage TuckerPrije mjesec

    Listening to this on my gaming PC while playing minecraft....

  16. Aditya Bhat

    Aditya BhatPrije mjesec

    Bill and Miilinda are so close they would never split up...

  17. Shark Mug

    Shark MugPrije mjesec

  18. Parker Essential

    Parker EssentialPrije mjesec

    The educated wasp arguably open because crow phytogeographically explode for a ready bowl. shrill, magnificent c-clamp

  19. Otto van Oosterhout

    Otto van OosterhoutPrije mjesec

    Damn, they are so kind, their relationship will probably last forever

  20. Andrés Goens

    Andrés GoensPrije mjesec

    why not address food? that's such a big impact, easy-to-change thing

  21. SimplePhotos

    SimplePhotosPrije mjesec

    So who is paying for it in 2021 Bill or Malinda Gates

  22. Karl

    KarlPrije mjesec

    5:57 Yes well that sounds like Atomic Energy production gets a comeback ;)

  23. Rasyid Syafaat Wardhana

    Rasyid Syafaat WardhanaPrije mjesec

    Hah imagine having a sick cool gaming pc *WOULDNT BE ME*

  24. A khudhairi

    A khudhairiPrije mjesec

    From what you are saying, I sense the solution is to re-use existing cars and computers...etc rather than produce new stuff, may be convert stuff to like petrol car to electric

  25. xa nt

    xa ntPrije 7 dana

    also stop eating animals

  26. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    That would be worse for the environment tan just getting a new car off the production line.

  27. Jonathan Allison

    Jonathan AllisonPrije mjesec

    Yooo I wanna see a graph of just... things graphed with on the x-axis, CO2 footprint of usage over a certain period of time/expected usage, and on the y-axis, the carbon footprint that the production of that item had. Anybody else feel like that would be ~interesting~?

  28. Dylan Cakes

    Dylan CakesPrije mjesec

    Bill and Malinda gates are no longer a sponser lol

  29. Michael Walcott

    Michael WalcottPrije mjesec

    Bill and melinda are such a happy couple, sure hope bill doesn't have any ties with sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein.

  30. Red 3D

    Red 3DPrije mjesec

    Like Trump?

  31. Arturow

    ArturowPrije mjesec

    Why should we spend money on saving co2 when it's not even proven that its the main factor for the "man made climate change". I don't know about you guys but shouldn't we make sure that poverty cruelty and trashing this planet are gone?

  32. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    Climate change deniers are so stupid, IT HAS BEEN FUKING PROVEN THAT HUMANS CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE. it’s not even a debate, look at a graph of the temperature from 1800-2021. You can clearly see the effects.

  33. Walter W

    Walter WPrije mjesec

    Bill -and Melinda- provided -5 year- 2.5 year licence of MS Paint on Windows 3.11 as sponsorship.

  34. FelipeNF

    FelipeNFPrije 2 mjeseci

    I just miss from this scale Bill Gates carbon footprint, just let this thought sink in for a moment. Maybe Bill is the kind of guy "Do as I said, don't do as I do" 🤔

  35. OyHa

    OyHaPrije 2 mjeseci

    return to monke

  36. Michael Walcott

    Michael WalcottPrije mjesec

    Reject humanity

  37. whilhelm the terrible

    whilhelm the terriblePrije 2 mjeseci

    in my opinion the climate change problem has been around for so long that like we've wasted a lot of money on it and I just think if no one else cares then why should I yk

  38. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    You see people like you are the problem, if people like you didn’t exist in the first place then we would be about 40years ahead of where we are now.

  39. OldCountryman

    OldCountrymanPrije 2 mjeseci

    Carbon is good. Plants need it. You don’t need a straw at all if you’re more than 6 years old.

  40. Red 3D

    Red 3DPrije mjesec

    @OldCountryman ok. 1. Yes Plants require CO2 - So do we with water. A little Experiment: put a Plant in a CO2 Vacuum. 2. Plants are optimized for a certain amount of CO2. We already left that threshold. 3. Even if Plants would prefer 100% CO2 in the Atmosphere... its still poisonous for us? 5. No one is trying to get rid of all the CO2. We just want to reduce our Output to 0.

  41. OldCountryman

    OldCountrymanPrije mjesec

    @Red 3D As a heart attack

  42. Red 3D

    Red 3DPrije mjesec

    Is... the first part of your comment serious?

  43. Commando Aix

    Commando AixPrije 2 mjeseci

    I am 100% sure the image from 5:12 is from Venezuela

  44. D K

    D KPrije 2 mjeseci

    Who is still using a straw? Just drink it from the cup.

  45. Stephen Kramer

    Stephen KramerPrije 2 mjeseci

    Emissions from electric cars are much higher because to produce the electricity you have to burn coal and oil, and the power plant is only 40% efficient, then you have electrical transformer and transportation conduction losses, then you have losses when the charger runs, then you have losses when the battery discharges, then you have losses when the motor spins. That's a lot of losses and it results in Way More energy being consumed than if the combustion takes place right in your vehicle pushing it forward directly.

  46. Stephen Kramer

    Stephen KramerPrije mjesec

    @Harry likes space no, I did not subtract. You multiply the percentages, that's what I did. And most of the US is powered by COAL.

  47. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    @Stephen Kramer first of that’s not how maths works you take the average of these percentages not subtract and it’s a good thing then that on average 40% of your electricity comes from solar/windmill (my area is 90% in Ireland)

  48. Stephen Kramer

    Stephen KramerPrije mjesec

    ​@Harry likes space The power plant that makes your electricity by burning an entire train full of coal per day is 40% efficient and does not treat it's emissions with a catalytic convertor like cars do. The transmission line system (which cannot handle any additional loads) to the charging system is 90% efficient. The charger is 80% efficient. When the batteries charge they are 80% efficient. When the batteries discharge they are 80%efficient. When the motor turns it is 80% efficient. 40% x 90% x 80% x 80% 80% x 80% = 15% efficiency for electric cars. Even if all of these efficiencies were 90% it would still be only 53% efficient. ICE cars only emit 8% of greenhouse gasses BTW.

  49. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    @Stephen Kramer do you know that electric cars are 85% efficient while ICE cars are 30% efficient? So for example if you burn a full tank of oil but for a electric car you burn that oil in a plant an electric car will still be better for the environment than a ICE car. And on average about 60% of a country is powed by fossil fuels, your argument is made on sand.

  50. Stephen Kramer

    Stephen KramerPrije 2 mjeseci

    Plus there are losses when you have to go to war with China to fight for lithium to make batteries and other electronics.

  51. Cyle Davis

    Cyle DavisPrije 2 mjeseci

    i like how everyone is pro renewables but nobody talks about how much carbon and rare earth materials it takes to make them.

  52. xa nt

    xa ntPrije 7 dana

    wow in the short term renewables aren't great guess we should ignore them and turn earth into a second Venus great idea

  53. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    The same process happens with the stuff that goes in your ICE car, and as he said in the video making a BEV is around the same as making a ICE car when it comes to emissions.

  54. FoxBox Foods

    FoxBox FoodsPrije 2 mjeseci

    I felt bad about my footprint until I realized that all the electricity that I use for my pc does nothing. Because Québec only uses hydroelectric electricity.

  55. Parallax7

    Parallax7Prije 2 mjeseci

    love the channel. hate to give it a dislike due to bill gates.

  56. Harry likes space

    Harry likes spacePrije mjesec

    I am still confused, what exactly did bill gates do?

  57. Brad Perry

    Brad PerryPrije 2 mjeseci

    Sponsor didn't age well

  58. Carb Crusader

    Carb CrusaderPrije 2 mjeseci

    On the bright side trees and algae are having a field day with all this new CO2

  59. SureelaSuwar

    SureelaSuwarPrije 2 mjeseci


  60. Die Lawn

    Die LawnPrije 2 mjeseci

    Meh the world can die so I can play minecwaft

  61. Saint Arj

    Saint ArjPrije 2 mjeseci

    whos here after bill and melinda gates got divorced?

  62. fine i changed it again

    fine i changed it againPrije 2 mjeseci


  63. Adam Lewthwaite

    Adam LewthwaitePrije 2 mjeseci

    Those sea turtles were worth it for my metal straws

  64. Joshua Lisciarelli

    Joshua LisciarelliPrije 2 mjeseci

    “Sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates” That one didn’t age quite so well.

  65. Premium Tube Gaming

    Premium Tube GamingPrije 2 mjeseci

    Dem. Bill and Melinda Gates... Is it gonna shut down

  66. MrBeef

    MrBeefPrije 2 mjeseci

    Wow Bill and Melinda Gates foundation I sure hope they're still together in 2021

  67. Mokongthe3

    Mokongthe3Prije 2 mjeseci

    can't believe Bill Gates sponsor an stick HRhaver 👌

  68. Kai Paresa

    Kai ParesaPrije 2 mjeseci

    RIP Bill and Melina gates

  69. Brian Fong

    Brian FongPrije 2 mjeseci

    0:11 The cardboard in the blue bin got me. In Canada we have a seperate grey bin for paper and cardboard, and plastic grocery bags. Blue bins are for hard-ass plastics, metals, and glass.

  70. Melodious Ramblings

    Melodious RamblingsPrije 2 mjeseci

    It’s just Bill now 😂🤣😂

  71. Mike Hall

    Mike HallPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda Gates got divorced because of this video. Thanks.

  72. Mike Hall

    Mike HallPrije 2 mjeseci

    I'm an American and I'm doing my part to level us out with other countries... by living in another country and pumping up those rookie numbers.

  73. Tahsin Nazrul Aronno

    Tahsin Nazrul AronnoPrije 2 mjeseci

    Weird to hear Bill and Melinda together.

  74. Kristofer Boesen

    Kristofer BoesenPrije 2 mjeseci

    Why’d you not talk about agriculture and our diet

  75. Asor

    AsorPrije 2 mjeseci

    that sponser didnt age well

  76. Lovita S.

    Lovita S.Prije 2 mjeseci

    Aaaaanddd they’re divorced

  77. Nay Pringlis

    Nay PringlisPrije 2 mjeseci

    my only critique is that I do not even remotly buy whatever results China is putting out, just look at Beijing.... its all we've got, but a pinch of salt is an understatement!

  78. GudGuyAlpha

    GudGuyAlphaPrije 2 mjeseci

    Why does he low key sound like the internet historian or am I dumb?

  79. GudGuyAlpha

    GudGuyAlphaPrije 2 mjeseci

    @Parikshit Solunke big oof

  80. Parikshit Solunke

    Parikshit SolunkePrije 2 mjeseci

    Well they do have similar upload schedules. Maybe you're onto something

  81. Gabriel Godoy

    Gabriel GodoyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Well I bike my way to work and bike everywhere I need/want to go.

  82. hello world

    hello worldPrije 2 mjeseci

    Welp this didn't age so well

  83. Primelad

    PrimeladPrije 2 mjeseci

    Cool video, should’ve also added one of the largest polluters, animal agriculture and animal products

  84. Benjamin keyte

    Benjamin keytePrije 2 mjeseci

    The solution is not donating to suicide prevention or cancer treatment.

  85. Emolga

    EmolgaPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and _____ gates

  86. leakytriangle

    leakytrianglePrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda Gates didn't quite so well

  87. Holden McCann

    Holden McCannPrije 2 mjeseci

    RIP Bill and Melinda Gates

  88. 144p Lobster

    144p LobsterPrije 2 mjeseci

    I've heard some people say things like: "but it's almost impossible to ONLY use renewables for energy!" but like... the tunnbröds rulle guy so Sweden, uses 100% or at least 98% of its energy from renewables and even uses leftover foods and literal shit as energy for buses

  89. Slow Turtle

    Slow TurtlePrije 2 mjeseci

    Will it be called bill or malinda gates foundation now that they split?

  90. mannyortiz

    mannyortizPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill such an amazing person, it would be a shame if melinda and him got a divorce

  91. Jonathan Thompson

    Jonathan ThompsonPrije 2 mjeseci


  92. Nacho Face

    Nacho FacePrije 2 mjeseci

    That sponsorship aged well.

  93. Mr.KokoPudgeFudge

    Mr.KokoPudgeFudgePrije 2 mjeseci

    2:09 Why when you say your children aren't inheriting anything, the leaf of the Canadian flag disappears?

  94. GamerSmack

    GamerSmackPrije 2 mjeseci

    1:04 I don't believe China's CO2 emission there, unless that map is by per capita... then maybe

  95. Agreiver Live

    Agreiver LivePrije 2 mjeseci

    The first few words of this video aged perfectly well.

  96. Learning Again

    Learning AgainPrije 2 mjeseci

    "This video is sponsored by Bill&Melinda Gates" Okay, nothing in this video should be taken seriously after that.

  97. Mr FamilyFriendly

    Mr FamilyFriendlyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Sponsor didn’t age well

  98. Willie Wilson

    Willie WilsonPrije 2 mjeseci

    So I guess buying up all the land in the US and investing in fake processed meat helps right?

  99. GreenStrqfe

    GreenStrqfePrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda seem like a nice couple, hope they never get divorced.

  100. SheepersJeepers

    SheepersJeepersPrije 2 mjeseci

    Wow dude epic original joke it was hilarious seeing the same thing twice

  101. Joseph Riley

    Joseph RileyPrije 2 mjeseci

    @nintendosimmer not for her lmao $$$.

  102. nintendosimmer

    nintendosimmerPrije 2 mjeseci

    Yeah that would be sad

  103. Matt Hunter

    Matt HunterPrije 2 mjeseci

    The vast majority of plastic waste in the ocean is broken nets and other fishing gear

  104. Sandman

    SandmanPrije 2 mjeseci

    That sponsorship didn’t age well

  105. Jamie Savelson

    Jamie SavelsonPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda gates a big yikes now

  106. notaphilosopher

    notaphilosopherPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda seem nice, I wonder how they're doing right now.

  107. Mcfrogz Lime

    Mcfrogz LimePrije 2 mjeseci

    Ah, this ad didn’t age well at all

  108. afatpenguin

    afatpenguinPrije 2 mjeseci

    well, that sponsor aged well now didn't it?

  109. Random Panda

    Random PandaPrije 2 mjeseci

    Beef is big c02 I stopped eating it

  110. Justin

    JustinPrije 2 mjeseci

    All my electricity is hydroelectricity

  111. Jacob Laster

    Jacob LasterPrije 2 mjeseci

    Probably just Bill Gates now.

  112. Jeffrey Hill

    Jeffrey HillPrije 2 mjeseci

    This isn't sponsored by Express??? My life is a lie

  113. Khwaish Tongia

    Khwaish TongiaPrije 2 mjeseci

    I got this recommend after the divorce. HRhave you sick freak

  114. Lauri Levälehto

    Lauri LevälehtoPrije 2 mjeseci

    So 600 W for a regular computer and 1500 W for a nice one. Hmm, I don't know about that. :D

  115. Ninja's Stuff

    Ninja's StuffPrije 2 mjeseci

    Ah what an interesting sponsor deal, I hope it keeps growing and doesn't split up or anything! :D

  116. TitanicTurtle5183

    TitanicTurtle5183Prije 2 mjeseci

    What a day to hear sponsored by the bill and melinda foundation

  117. Nathan Coleman

    Nathan ColemanPrije 2 mjeseci

    RIP Bill and Melinda Gates

  118. Zach Walker

    Zach WalkerPrije 2 mjeseci

    They didn't die they just divorced. And they're still co-workers.

  119. Adam Yerima

    Adam YerimaPrije 2 mjeseci

    ...and melinda gates lol

  120. xf Soul

    xf SoulPrije 2 mjeseci

    the Bill and Melinda joke aged well

  121. Connor Delaney

    Connor DelaneyPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and Melinda are so great together I hope they don’t slip up

  122. Willie Wilson

    Willie WilsonPrije 5 dana

    @Russell Marsh oh woops forgot to tell you I am lol

  123. Jack

    JackPrije 5 dana

    This comment is so cursed

  124. Willie Wilson

    Willie WilsonPrije 9 dana

    @Russell Marsh Hi Russell! COVID vaccines are safe, free, and effective. Just make an appointment and visit your local pharmacy or vaccination site.

  125. Russell Marsh

    Russell MarshPrije 10 dana

    @Willie Wilson are you still alive?

  126. Tan Dao

    Tan DaoPrije 27 dana


  127. Cameron Morris

    Cameron MorrisPrije 2 mjeseci

    Bill and malinda gates? Not anymore since Wednesday

  128. Mentiis

    MentiisPrije 2 mjeseci

    This sponsorship didn't age well

  129. Alberto _

    Alberto _Prije 2 mjeseci

    Divorced :(

  130. Lawson Rhea

    Lawson RheaPrije 2 mjeseci

    and now they're divorced

  131. Hope Rock

    Hope RockPrije 2 mjeseci

    If you are concerned about your straw killing a turtle, just don't use a straw at all, they aren't needed, sipping is fine.

  132. Abicated

    AbicatedPrije 2 mjeseci

    This was recommended to me right after the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. Yikes.

  133. AD Rants

    AD RantsPrije 2 mjeseci

    Oof same

  134. Abicated

    AbicatedPrije 2 mjeseci

    @merpt Yes

  135. merpt

    merptPrije 2 mjeseci