How Many People Did Nuclear Energy Kill? Nuclear Death Toll

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Nuclear energy creates an uneasy feeling of danger for many people: ancient and dangerous minerals are concentrated to awaken seemingly unnatural powers, creating toxic elements that, if they escape, can and have killed people in horrible ways. How many people has nuclear energy killed and how?
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Maxim Rucando
Maxim Rucando 9 dögum síðan
I can't find your sources documents so I can learn# go kurzgesagt :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Medley3000 18 dögum síðan
@Henry Walke Yes we could, until the first rocket explodes above your state and burning highly toxic and highly radioactive material falls on your home. Good luck with that.
Robox 24 dögum síðan
I think im too late
Đave 24 dögum síðan
Can you please make a Video about ringworld
Allearthstuff's 26 dögum síðan
I am 376th person to comment
Joel Ygot
Joel Ygot 35 mínútum síðan
Gys i think we found an infinity stone
i like this video cuz it will let me learn
President uncle joe Tree jumper
President uncle joe Tree jumper Klukkustund síðan
Should do a video on how many killed from Facebook and Twitter
Nhựt Nguyễn
Nhựt Nguyễn Klukkustund síðan
And that's the big picture
Artur Schreiner
Artur Schreiner Klukkustund síðan
The government reaction to Chernobyl was "ill-prepared"? Where did you get your data from, the HBO series? Jesus. Tell me, smart guys, where and when in the history of the whole mankind was the evacuation of almost 40000 people was handled faster and better. Where and when did anyone ever handled such a disaster better? Come on, guys. You are clever, aren't ya. Come on then. Chop-chop. I'll wait.
ganjasage 2 klukkustundum síðan
Ultimately many green politicians are so much against nuclear power because its practically tradition now, without foresight or objectivity.
Ivanche 21
Ivanche 21 2 klukkustundum síðan
Can we activate Olympus Mons? What happened if we activate Olympus Mons on mars?
Juansse 4 klukkustundum síðan
and there are retards against nuclear energy
김동우 4 klukkustundum síðan
이번에 자기계발 영상이라도 하나 올리나?
LavaBite 4 klukkustundum síðan
4:23 Ahhhh, Perry the platypus.
Mr Ape
Mr Ape 4 klukkustundum síðan
The human race is doomed.
WetNoob2 5 klukkustundum síðan
I was going to say why they haven’t uploaded in a while, like are they ok? But, videos like these with all the facts can take days and even weeks to make. So, Kurzgesagt, hope you guys are doing ok :)
Rafael Sho Guerra
Rafael Sho Guerra 6 klukkustundum síðan
I love how the intro monkey holds different thing depending on the theme of the video
シNeptune 7 klukkustundum síðan
Guys what is this aesthetic called?
some dude on the internet
some dude on the internet 8 klukkustundum síðan
Should have used thorium
B P 8 klukkustundum síðan
More nuclear waste video
Stephen Claydon
Stephen Claydon 9 klukkustundum síðan
Unfortunately completely simplifies nuclear to a set of superficial cost benefit and death statistics, but ignores the financial facts that nuclear is astoundingly pricey, takes forever to build, and costs for decommissioning are beyond the pale. Renewables (primarily solar and wind) are being built at an astounding rate, with no "mass destruction and poisoning" potential, making the nuclear argument less real every day. I would also not trust stats on nuclear deaths. The reporting parties involved generally have an interest in either inflating or minimizing them, but in any case, there is little transparency or accurate reporting of deaths and cancers, etc.
viktor1496 6 klukkustundum síðan
You ignore the realities of current fossil fuel usage and how a power grid operates. Battery tech has been stagnant for years with no improvement in the near future. Solar/wind can at most with current energy storage tech supply around 40% of a nations energy due to it being non-regulatable. So that begs the question, what should be used in the coming decades to supplement the remaining 60%? Seeing that air pollution from fossil fuels is the cause of 400.000 premature deaths A YEAR in Europe alone.... I know what I'd rather have sitting in my backyard.
Zipu 7 klukkustundum síðan
The highest estimate for chernobyl deaths is 60000, made by the "european green party". I don't think they have an interest minimizing chernobyl death tolls. That still is ridiculously far off from even the most minimized statistics about coal deaths.
Khenghaw Leekhwang Kang
Khenghaw Leekhwang Kang 10 klukkustundum síðan
Yes, I would like to have a video about nuclear waste
Stefan Buican
Stefan Buican 10 klukkustundum síðan
I think that before giving up fossil fuel energy we should make a huge quantity of workplaces in the regenerable energy sources, because at this point everyone focus on giving them up, making people jobless in countries like mine, Romania. Like, of course common people will fight for using these resources because that means they will keep their jobs. They all promise but never do something. PEOPLE ARE STARVING, Y'ALL!
babcsán levente
babcsán levente 11 klukkustundum síðan
Whole video about nuclear waste!!
Dalton 11 klukkustundum síðan
We wouldn't be experiencing massive floods that wipe out entire villages in our country if Chernobyl never happened. Pretty much everybody associates the word "nuclear power" to cancer not realizing we're breathing in cancerous air right now
Ivan Kukumar
Ivan Kukumar 14 klukkustundum síðan
How do u animate and what program do u use
Justin Fowler
Justin Fowler 15 klukkustundum síðan
Kurzgesagt you tease us. Of course we want another video. The topic is irrelevant because we know you'll make it interesting and educational.
michael konomos
michael konomos 15 klukkustundum síðan
Great video! I learned a lot. One critical subject in this debate that was not addressed is that nuclear weapons go hand in hand with nuclear power. More bikes in the hands of more countries, in a world of constant conflict, all but ensures repeats of the holocausts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but on a much broader scale. I don’t see a way around it, because conflict and war seem to be so integral to the human condition.
viktor1496 6 klukkustundum síðan
With Uranium....sure, But there are more routes to nuclear power. One of them uses Thorium and experimental reactors for this are popping up everywhere lately. It's estimated to be commercial by 2035. And Thorium can't be used in nuclear weapons
Chaim Goldbaum
Chaim Goldbaum 15 klukkustundum síðan
8:10 Sometimes my faith in humanity is destroyed.
Allan Dexter14
Allan Dexter14 15 klukkustundum síðan
Lucas Kman
Lucas Kman 18 klukkustundum síðan
Ay... Germany also wants to get away from burning coal... I think that's not fair...
Francisco B.
Francisco B. 21 klukkustund síðan
Could we get a video on particle accelerators and what we could do with them, or a video on how we could use volcanoes as power courses?
Francisco B.
Francisco B. 21 klukkustund síðan
I’m gonna be very stupid for a second plz don’t judge. Why don’t we use steam to power different things, like assign different ways of making energy to different needs for example let’s say we could just use solar power for our homes and if when we don’t have access to the sun due to like clouds we could use like a generator that we have stored that’s been charged by the solar panels yk.. I’m dumb for that nvm..
Neo 23 klukkustundum síðan
where do i sign
Dagoberto Garza
Dagoberto Garza 23 klukkustundum síðan
They say you will own nothing and will be happy, how happy would you be when you know godzilla is right below you? 7:38
Vesper 23 klukkustundum síðan
i want to see a whole video on renweable energy
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here before 30k comments
VERSITIES 808 Degi Síðan síðan
plz make a video game about species evolution ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
atun siregar
atun siregar Degi Síðan síðan
Elijah Powel
Elijah Powel Degi Síðan síðan
I think we should start using more nuclear
Zephel Thendrys fur Hansel
Zephel Thendrys fur Hansel Degi Síðan síðan
Could this pollution indirectly cause more respiratory-related health screenings that itself might have caused an increase in thyroid cancer?
Half_Finis Degi Síðan síðan
ty for highlighting the good side of nuclear
grey warden
grey warden Degi Síðan síðan
0:00 among us
Derick Kurpiel
Derick Kurpiel Degi Síðan síðan
Would love a video on nuclear disposal!
H Degi Síðan síðan
4:25 *i can hear this image*
5ar.S Degi Síðan síðan
A video about the best options on how to get rid of nuclear waste would bi lit! like do we just shoot it into space? Or maybe we could invent a radiation eating bacteria?
Radioactive Light
Radioactive Light Degi Síðan síðan
I just wish one of the Kurzgesagt staff or the narrator would react to Don't Trust Kurzgesagt
NG games
NG games Degi Síðan síðan
I have a question for the narrator. Did you ever Improvised? Did you Improvisation made the cut?
martillo de la justicia
martillo de la justicia Degi Síðan síðan
nuclear waste video!!
itsa me motherfucker
itsa me motherfucker Degi Síðan síðan
A nuclear power argument video would be greatly appreciated.
LordBloxmans Degi Síðan síðan
4:24 wtf why is Dr Doofenshmirtz's tower there
Rameshwar singh
Rameshwar singh Degi Síðan síðan
perfectly Researched on the NUCLEAR incident,NICE patriot TEAM🎀🎀🎀
Rameshwar singh
Rameshwar singh Degi Síðan síðan
why the subtitles in RUSSIAN ...
Fionn Galvin
Fionn Galvin Degi Síðan síðan
Nishit Kusalkar
Nishit Kusalkar Degi Síðan síðan
Deaths per Energy Unit damn never would have thought of that you guys killed it
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui Degi Síðan síðan
Germany, wrong way, booo!
65melody 1
65melody 1 Degi Síðan síðan
I’m telling you guys, please make a podcast like this. I would listen to it during my commute and I’m sure others would too
bcvbb hyui
bcvbb hyui Degi Síðan síðan
Next please make vid about mars and perseverance landing!
Bumber Degi Síðan síðan
The video doesn't take into account deaths related to mining the uranium, coal, and rare earth metals.
ahmad alkhaled
ahmad alkhaled Degi Síðan síðan
Could you do one about the cardiovascular system
Jayati Chaudhary
Jayati Chaudhary Degi Síðan síðan
Awesome video kurz
تاج راسي
تاج راسي Degi Síðan síðan
العربيه ؟!
Bruno Leal
Bruno Leal Degi Síðan síðan
thanks for the subtitle in portuguese. Obrigado pelas legendas!
Mr Anonymous
Mr Anonymous Degi Síðan síðan
it's time we develop super efficient solar panels..... unarguably *the Best source of energy*
Mr Anonymous
Mr Anonymous Degi Síðan síðan
We must also look at long term effects of any energy source.... hence i believe solar energy is the best.... requires minimal maintanence cost once installed, cheaper and eco friendly.... and absolutely no deaths for installing a solar panel at your home... this must be looked into and we must not overlook a completely ( cost, pollution, death)-free source of energy come on, it's time we do this... i don't know why on earth solar energy is so dang neglected
Anna Żochowska
Anna Żochowska Degi Síðan síðan
Expired Milk
Expired Milk Degi Síðan síðan
Please make a whole video about nuclear waste
shaqalle abdillahi
shaqalle abdillahi Degi Síðan síðan
kurzgesagt is german that means littel saying thats weird
night wolf
night wolf Degi Síðan síðan
Can you make a video on blight
محمود مصطفى عطية
محمود مصطفى عطية Degi Síðan síðan
Got a video idea: what would it cost to make a nuclear rifle that can shoot all nuclear waste (which is stored in the bullet) to maybe Jupiter. Like to make him see
hyou zan ren
hyou zan ren Degi Síðan síðan
Next please make vid about mars and perseverance landing!
Lee Oswald
Lee Oswald Degi Síðan síðan
Germany, wrong way, booo!
Sergiythegamer here
Sergiythegamer here Degi Síðan síðan
I saw the Doofenschmirtz reffernce.
Fornbjorn Degi Síðan síðan
Funny how we still make sacrifices to the gods of light for energy use but pretend we're better than societies from the distant past
Miles Oldfield
Miles Oldfield Degi Síðan síðan
Been a while, Kurzgesagt. You must be planning something BIG. :-)
Rafael Graciano
Rafael Graciano 2 dögum síðan
A video about the storaging problem, please!
Dustin D
Dustin D 2 dögum síðan
Why not send our nuclear waste into space, as in not into orbit, but out of our solar system. I understand that that takes a huge amount of energy to do, but wouldn’t it be worth it to get rid of the waste completely?
viktor1496 Degi Síðan síðan
Because of the unreliability of rockets, only one has to fail and you basically detonate a dirty bomb in the atmosphere
Sherlock Homie
Sherlock Homie 2 dögum síðan
Unyxx 2 dögum síðan
resuming the video: humans are dumb
Sam Wan
Sam Wan 2 dögum síðan
people r so dumb
Niko The savior
Niko The savior 2 dögum síðan
Is there a way to recycle nuclear waste into a usable material?
viktor1496 Degi Síðan síðan
yes! You can either chemically extract the dangerous parts of the waste which leaves you with just uranium that can be re-used (MOX fuel) Or you can use new fast neutron reactor types like the thorium reactors that are being built in China right now. If you let spent fuel rods sit in those for a while, when they come out they're only dangerous for approx 300 more years. Much more reasonable
Baronn 1
Baronn 1 2 dögum síðan
I will have to ask, what about the hundreds of thousands of jobs that the coal industry brings. My friends family has a lot of coal miners and plant workers and I would hate to see them in poverty.
viktor1496 Degi Síðan síðan
It's harsh but they'll have to transfer to new jobs over time. New types of energy bring new jobs as well Of course it's up to the government to help those people re-educate themselves or to make sure they can transition to new jobs. But that's a social issue
Aky4 582kt
Aky4 582kt 2 dögum síðan
Yue Bi
Yue Bi 2 dögum síðan
How to avoid producing radioactive waste that is buried underground and may cause problem in the future? Let’s burn more coal and release toxic gas right now!
Henrique Tolentino
Henrique Tolentino Degi Síðan síðan
You can recycle nuclear waste
Matthew L. CAMINS
Matthew L. CAMINS 2 dögum síðan
To be honest, If all the presidents watched these videos from the past and also from 12019 videos this can advance humanity thousands of years to the future thx for the videos we might be in the future already :>
Laiyemo Boys
Laiyemo Boys 2 dögum síðan
Can you make a video on the virophage please because I don't get how they work and your videos always make things easier to understand.
henry stickman
henry stickman 2 dögum síðan
Do a vid about using valcanos for energy or space x
fartpluswetone Degi Síðan síðan
Pointless because most equipment will melt or be fried, and Geothermal energy exists.
Ankur Jain
Ankur Jain 2 dögum síðan
+1 on video for nuclear waste, landfills and their implications over time... Thank you!!!
Jean Carlos Mazzolli
Jean Carlos Mazzolli 2 dögum síðan
Podia fazer uma sessão de videos explicando acidentes nucleares mais detalhadamente e incluir acidentes civis como o que teve em goias no Brasil
J 2 dögum síðan
Arabic translation please
Jack Browne
Jack Browne 2 dögum síðan
Fun fact : kurzgesagt means ' said shortly ' in German, correct me if I'm wrong 😉
Somerandomguy number1
Somerandomguy number1 Degi Síðan síðan
"In a nutshell" hehe Basically the same thing.
Fireface 89
Fireface 89 2 dögum síðan
Who else would like a video about the lituya ba tsunami
Your FBI agent
Your FBI agent 2 dögum síðan
Over 5
diamarker 100
diamarker 100 2 dögum síðan
8:05 *frustration noise*
Pr0tat03s The Pr0tat03
Pr0tat03s The Pr0tat03 2 dögum síðan
Kurzgesagt should make a game, the equal share of humor and education would go well into a game, not to mention the animation style.
Talik 2 dögum síðan
People arguing about the death tolls of nuclear energy rely a lot on the "but sometimes" argument. We have something that's superior in many ways, but sometimes bad things happen. This ignores the same issue that happens with current technologies just to stay where things feel familiar.
aquagardenalgae 2 dögum síðan
Why is pollution, nuclear energy, the depletion of non-renewable resources a delicious cake for the country?
The Mobile Lord
The Mobile Lord 2 dögum síðan
I miss new kurzgesagt videos
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 2 dögum síðan
Kurz, I won't let that Wilhelm scream at 6:15 remain unnoticed... Nice touch!
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 2 dögum síðan
Couldn't you just yeet nuclear waste in to the sun with a skyhook?
Nguyen Duc Hung
Nguyen Duc Hung 2 dögum síðan
Monke brain: No explosion but gradual death
ShubbyShabaas 2 dögum síðan
New videi of kurzgesagt coming out in under a week! It's about gold!
Javroop Badlia
Javroop Badlia 2 dögum síðan
I heard that Bill Gates and his friends were able to successfully develop a new nuclear plant design that could use the nuclear waste as energy and create a much safer method of using meaning it will be theoretically the safest and most efficient in modern history and theoretically meaning it’s the best resource we have and the safest.
Somebody 2 dögum síðan
If you ever feel useless, remember that there is a dislike button for this button
ravenousbear 2 dögum síðan
A more detailed video about nuclear energy would be great
REEET boi 2 dögum síðan
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