Cosmic Journeys – HyperEarth

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Our world, Earth, is changing before our eyes. Go back millions of years. Forests reached
into polar regions, sea levels rose, and temperatures soared with high levels of the greenhouse
gas, carbon dioxide. A long cooling period followed. But now CO2
is on the rise again. What will happen? How will we live in the New World that’s now emerging? Scientists are intensively tracking the workings
of planet Earth with satellites that chart its winds, ocean currents, temperatures, plant
growth, and more. And with a new virtual Earth, shrunk down and converted into physical equations,
satellite data, and computer codes. This other Earth, a mirror of the one in which
we live, is designed to follow the flow of heat through the complex, dynamic engine known
as the climate, and to predict its future evolution. You can see the pattern of heat input in this
sequence showing surface temperatures. As the seasons shift, heat builds and dissipates,
most notably across tropical and subtropical regions. How does Earth dissipate this build
up of heat? Look below. The oceans cover 71% of the planet’s surface,
at an average depth of more than four kilometers. They act like an immense battery that can
store and release energy over long periods of time, while transporting heat from warm
to cool regions. The oceans are set in motion by the unevenness
of solar heating, due to the amount of sunlight striking the tropics versus the poles, along
with the cycles of day and night and the seasons. That causes warm, tropical winds to blow toward
the poles, and cold polar air to push toward the equator. Wind currents, in turn, drive
surface ocean currents. This computer simulation shows the Gulfstream winding its way north
along the coast of North America. This great ocean river carries enough heat
energy to power the industrial world a hundred times over. It breaks down in massive whirlpools
that spread warm tropical waters over northern seas. Below the surface, this current mixes
with cold deep currents that swirl around undersea ledges and mountains. When heat builds
within tropical oceans in late summer, it can be released in a fury. Here is a simulation of surface winds beginning
on September 1, 2012. In that year, the Atlantic Ocean spawned 19 named storms. These and other
smaller storms churned up a steady stream of moisture that traveled north aboard immense
gyres of wind that circle the oceans. Hurricane Sandy took shape over the Bahamas
on October 22nd. Moving north over the open sea, it intensified within unusually warm
Gulf Stream waters. Up along the New Jersey coastline, Sandy was slowed by a dome of high
pressure to the north. That caused it to turn sharply west into an advancing cold front.
The combination brought damaging winds, heavy rain, death, and a trail of destruction estimated
at 68 billion dollars. Recent studies predict that as the oceans
continue to get warmer, they will release their heat in ever more powerful, and more
frequent storms. As this virtual planet shows, Earth’s climate engine has a dazzling array
of moving parts: wind patterns and sea currents, tides and terrain, that together help equalize
temperatures around the globe. There’s something else at work on our planet. When sunlight bounces off the earth, water
vapor and cloud droplets absorb some of the energy in the infrared portion of the spectrum,
transferring it to the rest of the atmosphere. A recent NASA study predicted that if water
vapor were the only greenhouse gas, temperatures would fall, sending Earth into an icebound
state. Something is needed to act as a thermostat,
a control knob, to keep the climate steady. Though it’s only .038% of the atmosphere,
carbon dioxide absorbs enough energy to prop up global temperatures and allow water to
remain in the atmosphere. It’s the settings on this thermostat that
are now changing. Since the industrial revolution, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased
nearly forty percent. Thanks to our vantage point in space and our
virtual tools, we have a wide-angle view of the New World that’s emerging. However, causes
and effects are often jumbled in complex ways. This sequence features a simulation of aerosols
in the atmosphere, fine particles from volcanoes, fires, dust storms, cars, factories, and more.
These particles can have an impact on health, as well as the overall climate. Some particles, like sea salt, reflect sunlight
back into space. Others, like soot, absorb heat and warm the atmosphere even as they
shade the Earth from solar rays. Add in fires on the surface, detected by satellites
and shown here as red dots. They are major producers of carbon soot. They are also a
catalyst for change in a warming world. Increased CO2 and warmer weather will bring more rain
and vegetation to some places. In others, they’ll turn forests into tinderboxes. Flash forward a century. How will Earth look
to us then? Will we, its supposed masters, find ways to manage it? Or will we let it
slip from our grasp?


TechnocraticBushman · November 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The first step in protecting our asses is to stop calling earth mother and alike. "She" is not good nor bad. The earth just works in our favor for now because we evolved to live in this environment. Ask cyanobacteria who were here before us and for which oxygen is a poison, how well they feel about us extremophile weirdos.
To quote George Carlin "Ask those Hawaiians who built their house next to an active volcano and then wondered why there's lava in the living room, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week.". Slavoj Zizek has similar thoughts.
Mother nature in reality is a old temperamental whore who needs not to be upset too much, as we are at her mercy.
Why I say this is because nobody will take us seriously and we can't even pinpoint the problem, if we resort to this kind of soft, poetic language, as opposed to rigorous, scientifically proven facts.

SystemFreaKk13 · November 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Gaia lives and breathes!

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Rob videos · November 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

we think we know a lot about planet earth but we are only just starting to learn the working of the earth eco weather systems. even space dust hitting the high atmosphere may have a impact on earth weather system. humans are in a race to see how bad things may get. The one thing we do know is that the planet is warming up we still don't know how bad things could get? Only time will tell. great video.!!!

michaelmalana · November 20, 2013 at 8:44 am

Nothing is better than earth even if its hyper earth The normal earth is still the best.

Paul Atreides · November 23, 2013 at 12:40 am

Hah! fuck your Co2

WnBPassive · November 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Global Warming is a scam!. We cant predict weather more than a few days ahead… what makes you think some sold out scientist knows what will happen in our future?? people who believe in this are sheep being led to the slaughter!

Dinu G · November 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

And I suppose this complexity is again a PURE COINCIDENCE. Nevertheless, great video.

Wake Upnow · November 27, 2013 at 8:37 am

Don't you guys know about ISON… never a report on it

Sam Fitz · November 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm

DICK RODstein. Best narration, best name.

keepcheatin · November 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Why do narrators have to have such lame, monotone voices. This is exciting stuff. You want to know why the youth doesn't care about this stuff? Because, it can put the dead to sleep when spoken about in this old boring tone.

jvoji · November 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

cool but that is a pack load of hurricanes shown

Sumit Kaul · December 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

We, the masters of earth ? Is that a joke !

Autistic · December 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

3:04 can someone else spot the tornado?

Xenopop · December 12, 2013 at 3:51 am


PowerOfArrogance Name · December 17, 2013 at 12:48 am

fear not! for jesus is with thee!

Ummar Asyraf · December 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

O my 4K!

Eddie Barley · December 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

4K looks unbelievable on my 1080p screen

TheComplap · December 19, 2013 at 6:03 am

I find it amazing how everyone further down in the comments can be against all of the things which gave them the ability to sit in their home, go on a worldwide data sharing network, and watch videos. I noticed a specific one saying, "we started our war on the earth 250 years ago with the industrial revolution" (not an exact quote). The industrial revolution really brought more people into a higher standard of living and bettered their lives (mainly after social reforms regarding work hours and fair pay/ unions). The industrial revolution bolstered economies and made great technologies and advancements available to more people. Our use of nasty fossil fuels has pushed our world far into the future and raised the standard of living. Now we are at the point where we have the technology to clean up and use better energies- or at least we are very close. Once renewable clean energy becomes more profitable than "dirty" energy, the market will flip and the green industry will explode. The capitalist system we still live under will correct many things, because people realize what makes them more money in the long run. So the moral of the story- love what has helped us and try to improve our future! Don't hate amazing things for a few solvable problems that rose out of them.

business269 · December 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

lies!… f the world is heating up, then explain the extreme cold winter last year, and the the one then predicting this year!? or the fact theres been less and less hurricane every year from this clip

Burrito God · December 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Holy fuck don't watch this while high… 

Cheryl D · December 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm

People really like this 'doom' focus these days don't they?

The title is misleading;  The new world sounds hopeful

Luis Garcia · December 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Science is awesome.

TheMarshmellowfellow · December 23, 2013 at 11:20 pm

4k HD is beyond our human vision capability ?

Issam Ferdaous · December 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Thank Allah we will be dead before this happens

apburner1 · December 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

"Incredible 4k supercomputer images of Planet Earth. Youtube plays them now at HD resolution. Youtube allows us to upload full UltraHD images now, and we hope the platform will begin streaming them in the next year."

Why? The human eye does not have the resolution to detect any difference between 1080p and 4k. Technology has outstripped biology when it comes to displays, spending a single penny on 4K is pure waste.

frantisek audy · December 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm

This video has no error. Thank you.

Karen Hansen · December 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Sea salt reflect back albedo – soot- absorb it. 

Demonsac · January 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I want to watch it in 4k, but my internet is shit (first world problems). 

Don Pastera · January 2, 2014 at 4:37 am

Philippines! 😀

Zech Noble 1 · January 4, 2014 at 2:30 am

It's called super earth

1 · January 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

Hyper Fap. the New way to Fap

Stephen Anderle · January 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Some people are right.  Some sections are rather hypnotic!   Ya gotta  those pieces a piece at a time.   Move your eyes around a little.

Stephen Anderle · January 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

So when can we start growing corn and wheat in Antarctica?

Stephen Anderle · January 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm

More trees in the tropics,.   Trees absorb heat.

RockStarAz2009 · January 5, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I mute the talking.. Put on music and enjoy the power of the new world model . Tool is perfect music to Smk Mj and watch this cool video !

coyrcal · January 7, 2014 at 4:37 am

4K killed my laptop, just completely annihilated it, I'm ready for the future

BionicGamer · January 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Yeah u r right

BionicGamer · January 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I was talking to u Stephen anderle

MIKE Walker · January 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

i love this guys voice so much.

IDon'tWannaBeMe1231234 · January 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

CO2 is put into earth's athmsphere normaly by volcanos, fire, hot springs, etc. but, we humans have technology and power put more CO2 Than any volcano, from coal plants, cars, planes and trains, and much more. We are making earth much warmer than it has been in millions of years. This might help some areas of earth, like increase of water in some places. But it also could cause more forest fires, like colorado (trust me, it's very dry here) last year, there was a fireworks ban, increase in forest fires, and less rain fall. So, the evidence, the ice caps are melting, there is more water, but yet more fires… I think we should switch to green energy, like wind, solar, (maybe in the future wave power) and nuclear energy! 🙂

RiaRadioFMHD773 · January 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

After Earth being here 4.6 billion years, it astounds me how so many supposedly educated think humanity has caused CO2 levels to rise in the past 200 years.  Humanity is hardly any threat to this planet.  Earth can wipe us off its face without a trace.  This video is conceited and its purpose is to spread the propaganda. NEVER allow only one place to be your source of information.  Do your own research and try this new novel idea called thinking for yourself.

zenguyh · January 12, 2014 at 5:42 am


Jasper Clapdorp · January 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Thank you for the 4K upload!

Unconventional Wisdom · January 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

earth will fix itself. We dont need to do anything, just switch to a non-fuel source and it will be fine. fusion for example.

Araylie · January 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Stop the polution!

Yuki Narastuki · January 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

We are fucked 😀

Yaddahay · January 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

"Will we let it slip from our grasp?" Well, we know conservatives would be happy to let it slip from our grasp in order to chase down that next quarterly profit. Humans have just got to learn to live in a sustainable manner. Infinite economic growth will not lead us there. What are space colonists going to do when they land on another planet to colonize it? Sell goods to each other? NO! We need to learn to live another way. I don't believe that we have even begun to be civilized yet. I think we have a lot farther to go.

Yılmaz DALKIRAN · January 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

1080x2p ?!?!?! Jesus!

Calvin Sylveste · January 25, 2014 at 5:27 am

Don't worry god will save us all with his magics.

Darren Bottle · January 31, 2014 at 2:50 am

thousands of years ago when it was supposedly a clean planet…if a fire broke out due to a lightning strike or another act of "god"….it would burn uncontrollably,   i dont think its worse off co2 wise now that we're industrialized other then pollutants.       

Mitsos Mux · January 31, 2014 at 7:37 am

fucking lying "documentary " the co2 follows the temp rise and not pushes the temp now go pay co2 tax because a cow farts a lot …

upset poncho · January 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I wonder if my computer will crash if I try to run at 4k 2160p.

Fuck it, let's do this.

Eric Clare · January 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm

I love the graphics. I would love to see one of these that actually has scientific explanations including factual evidence for their conclusions. I honestly don't think that anyone knows what is happening with the climate.

Rick S · February 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

we are not masters of this planet but passengers on a trip through time and space. We need to develop space travel before we end up killing the human race through our own stupidity. Read Stephen Hawkings theories and writings.

Brother This · February 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm

God is on are side

IIAc3sII · February 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

9:35 Watching Antarctica gave me the chills, now I understand why its the driest place on earth.

M2 · February 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

Most beautiful weather simulations I've ever seen.

James Mangano · February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

you all are a bunch idiots we are heading into an ice age not global warming

MrPeerum · February 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

nice view 2160P/4K.

Sameolgnoble · February 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

We've been over due on this subject for a long time but it won't hurt to have everyone do something now.

zgrillo2004 · February 28, 2014 at 12:02 am

global warming is nothing but a fucking hype to enforce CO2 taxation, thanks to that islamo nazi Al Gore. wake the fuck up!!!!

DJ Deckard Cain · March 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

04, last year of bad storms. 1 storm a year is good. are they really going on about sandy like the north got it bad? come live in florida…pansies…10 years now theyve been saying the same thing…its going to get worse. i have yet to see worse in these last 10 years. zzzzz
. [email protected] increase of CO2 by 40%…yea…40% in the last 150 years. that 40% means were now around .38% up from .29%. i hate when people use information to lie to people.

Box · March 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Vhat are those vhite dots at 5:58

Box · March 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm

It will be the year 4014 til u decide 2 make a video about wat it looks like in 4k

Josh Lucas · March 24, 2014 at 5:45 am

I predict those scientists who predicted this nonsense are lining their pockets pretty well with our tax dollars.

Kairi Loops · March 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

So boring.

Ваня Суханов · April 12, 2014 at 10:46 am


Joseph Lee · April 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Just matter of time man will destroy the planet and itself. A matter of time.

Noface · May 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

Really good graphics!

Alien Weirdo · May 10, 2014 at 12:53 am

The dull and dry voice makes me take a drink of water and then go to bed.

cwm cgm · May 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Proud denier that climate change is man made…! Bwahahahaha! Propagandists wet dreams are now NASA pornography, UN agendas, elitist carbon tax hucksters all!

robertomasymas · June 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

for some reason, even though most 4k videos, even 4k 60fps videos, stream just fine at my location, this video is slow loading, and I am constantly facing interruptions.

Ben Krein · June 30, 2014 at 3:31 am

u kinda f'd up on the direction of atmospheric movement in the southern hemisphere…

Nate Skate Biff McFly · August 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

with all the colors swirling around towards the end of the video, it looks like Jupitor

dj shitrape 283 · September 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

A Hyper Earth is a Earth like planet larger than Uranus (Your-in-us).

S S · October 24, 2014 at 5:32 am

This looks incredible on my new note 4 , truly amazing

Stephen Kramer · October 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

one of the best vids on YT.

Stephen Kramer · October 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

9:35 What's going on at Melbourne?  Narrorator says red dots are fires but there aren't many there.  Although I think the area is known for large fires.

Stephen Kramer · October 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

1:50 – Australia looks like a beating heart!

guernica69 · February 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

If you watch this on mute it synchs up perfectly with "lower your eyelids to die with the sun" by M83. (Start at the third lion roar.)

earthwormensemble · March 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm


2 Close 4 U · July 10, 2015 at 12:58 am

Don't you people realize that the plants NEED CO2? Our waste gas is life for plants.  The more Co2 the more plants we have.  They give us oxygen and we give them Co2. This global warming crap is just that CRAP!!

2 Close 4 U · July 10, 2015 at 1:14 am

What will happen when Co2 rises?  Ill tell you what will happen. The plants will grow big and green because the more Co2, the more plants. and the more plants the more oxygen. Don't believe the lie that we are destroying this planet with our Co2!!!  The earth thrives with co2, without it, we ALL die along with all the plants.

Tom Mallard · November 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Oh yeah, Star Ship Enterprise zooms up to Earth, sees it's rampant with violence, has ruined the climate, infested the waters of the main oceans with radiation for the next 300-years … what do they do?<> ………… ??????????? ……………. bridge what the hell are they doing ?????????????????? …………… they're gone sir …………. They jump CO2 40% in the next 200-years as well and watch it all be dead by 300-years so when the radiation is gone so are the fools that didn't fix it, they left of course  and come back in a few million years when it'll be pristine again and thermally balanced.

Richard Perez · November 22, 2015 at 3:03 am

2:18 look at the right

tyler · March 13, 2016 at 3:25 am

I'm part of the illuminati

eric planting · May 17, 2016 at 12:21 am

ah pretty pictures, too bad nobody really understands how fluids work

Firebolt Tower · April 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Looks Hyper Exquisite

Jared Surnamer · November 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

“Supposed masters?”

iamlsusam · April 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

We have to adapt. It’s hubris for us to assume it’s our God given right for the climate to never change, when it’s always changed. We couldn’t alter the giant engine that is the climate if we tried.

John Cereijo · May 17, 2018 at 3:06 am

BULLSHIT !!! The beginning of this video got it right ! It's Natural Climate Change !! You IDIOT !! what about the 1500 Active volcano,s ?? Just ONE can put out more greenhouse gas than Car's !! GO FIGURE !! Asswipes !!!

Michael Doran · May 19, 2018 at 2:40 am

Ans why is New Zealand on the World Map. Let down…

Titox Leaks · July 16, 2018 at 11:11 pm

Scary…unless we dramatically decrease the world population And change the priorities of those remaining I see no good end!!! Maybe an asteroid, earthquakes, a crazy idiot with too much power will decide for us!!!

Michael Hartman · October 22, 2018 at 3:02 am

Those massive destructive hurricanes appear as tiny eddies. How small we be.

Devi · March 19, 2019 at 3:53 am

Earth gives us life and in return we abuse it. We don't deserve this planet or any other.

So No · May 25, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Your cartoons show round earth, but I've seen aerial photos that show it as flat.
Should I believe your cartoons, or real images?

So No · May 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Climates fine, get over it, none of your dire predictions came true. Feeling stupid yet?

Daryl Leckt · September 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

great vid
contains content to advanced for the necessary idiots of conservatism.

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