Is Meat Really that Bad?

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    Food is arguably the best thing about being alive. No other bodily pleasure is enjoyed multiple times every day and never gets old. It is an expression of culture, our parents' love and a means of celebration or comfort. That’s why it hits a special nerve when we are told we should change what and how we eat to fight rapid climate change. One of the most delicious foods, meat, gets the worst press. It doesn’t help that the topic is really hard to properly research yourself and debates get emotional quickly. But clearly science can give us an answer!

    The reality is, well, it’s complicated. Let’s take a look at three climate arguments against meat that are used a lot and see what happens.


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Vor Monat
Tusk
Tusk

the real question is why does everyone hates the media? Answer: Because the media keeps making claims that nobody likes such as the claim of meat being bad. Just look at your dislikes! There are so many that you are scared to show them to us!

Vor Tag
Cosmic 79
Cosmic 79

🍖

Vor 9 Tage
Anon ymous
Anon ymous

How about you disclose the fact your organization receives $500,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. It just so happens that your view on meat production coincides exactly with that organizations political views.... Who am I kidding, never bite the hand that feeds you ;-).

Vor 15 Tage
Maestro Kimpembe
Maestro Kimpembe

Ok

Vor 15 Tage
Christopher Cianciulli
Christopher Cianciulli

Nvm.

Vor 18 Tage
Vian Abdullah
Vian Abdullah

Not having dislikes means I can't really tell how well-received this video is. Which sucks because this is such a heated topic.

Vor Monat
Floki
Floki

focus on ur life bum

Vor 2 Tage
Floki
Floki

I think the bigger problem is that you feel you need to know how everyone else feels lol. This is literally the fundamental issue with society. If you're a mature adult you wouldn't care. Every video you watch, you scroll down to the comments, and that's an extremely bad thing nobody talks about. I did it myself. We're losers :) So caught up in society. Finally, you're not a statistician, and shouldn't look to youtube for any statistics on how any demographics perceive things.

Vor 2 Tage
Connor Costello
Connor Costello

@Ten Avatar you’re at 3.3 thousand like for this comment, I’m glad to be the latest

Vor 3 Tage
Plutonium Mapping
Plutonium Mapping

14k dislikes, not bad. actually way better than I expected

Vor 4 Tage
Fred Royal
Fred Royal

as of jan 15th 345K like to 14K dislike for a 96% ratio

Vor 7 Tage
Goose Bandicoot
Goose Bandicoot

I initially read this as “Is Meth Really that Bad?” and for a moment was very concerned for Kurzgesagt

Vor Monat
Desani Hill
Desani Hill

Id still watch😂😂😂

Vor 3 Tage
Doge topia /Doge plays
Doge topia /Doge plays

I’d feel more concerned if he said “Is That Vegan Teacher Really That Bad?”

Vor 10 Tage
Milenier
Milenier

well. wouldn't that be nice. finally a fixed version for "addiction"

Vor 23 Tage
Sean Williams
Sean Williams

I use meth on the weekends with the buds after we’re done getting busy at the local brothel. Never have any problems. Demonization and criminalization of drug use has led to fear-mongering among the public as a result of an unfortunate Puritan upbringing. Thankfully, the work of Dr. Carl Hart is quickly changing the public’s perception of illegal drugs and those who use them.

Vor 25 Tage
The survival kids
The survival kids

What the hell

Vor 27 Tage
Janet Dixon
Janet Dixon

I was surprised that the environmental repercussions of eating fish wasn’t discussed also. I’m genuinely curious!

Vor Monat
Agent Sus
Agent Sus

You know, I can't decide how to react to your comments. I'm torn between hysterical laugher and giving up on humanity

Vor 4 Tage
Janie Swanson
Janie Swanson

@t bishop I worked on the line for about 3 months before I moved. You still haven't refuted me. You lied about glass. And it seems you're just arguing to argue. Thanks for the win and I accept your concession.

Vor 4 Tage
t bishop
t bishop

@Janie Swanson used to work at corning doing what?🤣🤦‍♂️ This is where the bullshit gets really good

Vor 4 Tage
Janie Swanson
Janie Swanson

@t bishop Two replies? Unable to keep your thoughts together? "yeah no. Glass is made with silica. Not silicon." You're right and wrong at the same time. The sand commonly used to make glass is comprised of small grains of quartz crystals, made up of molecules of *silicon dioxide,* which is also known as silica. Thanks for proving you make things up when you don't know. "And petroleum plastics absolutely do not use animal fat." Depending on the plastic type, it is made with a number of different things. Plastic bags that you could find at a store for example use stearic acid (one of the most common long-chain fatty acids, found in combined form in natural animal fats). You're making things up again. "You've never made glass or plastics." You're making things up and lying again. I used to work at Corning Glass in 2000. Thanks for proving you can't refute me and instead decide to make things up. I accept your concession.

Vor 4 Tage
t bishop
t bishop

@Janie Swanson the difference between you and I, is that I've actually made glass and plastics. You've made.. comments on YouTube 🤣

Vor 4 Tage
Sam Spencer
Sam Spencer

You need to do a video on artificial sugars. It’s so hard to find information and have any confidence that it’s not been tainted by sugar lobbies promoting their sugar free products

Vor Monat
Eksa Stelmere
Eksa Stelmere

Just don't touch zero calorie sweeteners. They're all worse for you than normal sugar.

Vor 12 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Toshi J ah, interesting, liquid stevia. thank you for your thoughts. I am really afraid of everything strange, and that's why I try to eat zero sugar, only once in the cake, one a day? I also eat chocolate with 90% cocoa .. don't you think this way is the best? But ok, you already described your position to me. So all the best for you and your decicions and considerations

Vor 15 Tage
Toshi J
Toshi J

​@geting new Sorry for the late reply. That's some good info, thanks! Personally I don't have any problem with the fact that it's not "natural" (though everything is a chemical, even H2O), as long as it's proven to not cause any harm. There's no white sugar in nature either, you still have to process it first. I guess there's honey though. I was pretty scared to try stevia back in 2013 when I learned about it. At the time there was very little research on the effects. Now that there's plenty of that, I'm very comfortable with it so I got my first one about month ago. In fact, according to the sources that I read before pulling the trigger, stevia helps with prevention of certain types of cancer, helps with keeping blood sugar low, has positive effects on cholesterol, helps you feel satieted. Not to mention it's an awesome way to make a boring glass of milk or tea into a treat. Do be careful of the brands and the ingrediends though. I read somewhere that some brands would mix it with other not-so-good sweeteners.I did my research and found that stevia in liquid form was the best choice. It's very cheap, and it does have a liquorice-like taste. I think I paid around idk, couple euro for a 270ml bottle that I need around 2 months to finish even though I use quite a lot every day. In that sense it's cheaper than sugar. Btw I combine it with cinnamon and vanilla to make plain yogurt and milk taste awesome. You can give it a try

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Toshi J ok.. and in the next paragraph they say, they - the 'consumer advice' - , fruit syrup is good .. and dried fruit. But fructose is borderline for the liver. Not fresh fruit, i think, but glucose-fructose syrup is 100% badly. 🤔 you always have to decide for yourself.

Vor 18 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Toshi J "Stevia" - high sweetness, but not a natural "Stevia" The sugar substitutes with product names such as "stevia" or "stevia sweetener" consist mainly of erythritol or the multiple sugar maltodextrin. In contrast to the manufacturer's illustration of leaves of the stevia plant and the product names suggest, they do not contain any "stevia" in natural form. So far, only the isolated sweet ingredients of the leaves (steviol glycosides) have been permitted in the EU as additive E 960 since 2011. The steviol glycosides are extracted from the stevia leaves with organic solvents. However, there are only small amounts of it in the corresponding sugar substitutes, because compared to sugar they have about 300 times the sweetness and also have a liquorice-like taste of their own. Steviol glycosides have no effect on blood sugar levels and do not cause caries. They are almost calorie-free and, in powdered sweeteners based on erythritol, which also has no calories, are of interest to people with weight problems or diabetics. However, stevia leaves do not come from the region or Europe. The transport of raw materials therefore unnecessarily pollutes the environment and the climate. More about stevia Naturally? The images of green leaves on stevia sweeteners create the impression that the sweetness from the stevia plant is more natural than that of other sweeteners. Even if manufacturers like to put it this way - steviol glycosides are not natural sweeteners, as they are extracted from the dried stevia leaves in a very complex chemical and physical process, then cleaned, isolated and concentrated and then processed into powder. The fillers, erythritol and maltodextrin, are also obtained industrially. Healthier Than Sugar? It is not known to affect blood sugar levels and stevia does not cause caries. Since they are almost calorie-free, the products are of interest to people with weight problems or diabetics. That's what we mean Replacing sugar with sugar substitute products containing stevio glycosides can be an option for the above-mentioned groups of people. However, completely replacing sugar in the kitchen with this is difficult. The price of stevia sweeteners depends on whether the base is maltodextrin or erythritol. The stevia sweeteners with maltodextrin are around four to five times as expensive, those with erythritol up to around 40 times as expensive as the amount of household sugar that is comparable for the sweetening power. " - maybe this is only valid for europe - what do you think about the arguments here

Vor 18 Tage
Mevin Jimmy
Mevin Jimmy

“They don’t spend spare energy on things like walking.” Thats a sentence I never thought I’d hear.

Vor Monat
Yusuf Hoque
Yusuf Hoque

i wish humans were like this :)

Vor 23 Tage
Topi Heimola
Topi Heimola

@Quisquiliarum Oh yeah totally, I wouldn't walk either because I'd be hanging from the ceiling with a rope around my neck if I lived in Amercia

Vor 27 Tage
Mevin Jimmy
Mevin Jimmy

@arr sea I'm not white. I'm Asian

Vor Monat
BerryLasagna✿
BerryLasagna✿

Ikr That's like how i live

Vor Monat
Quisquiliarum
Quisquiliarum

@Topi Heimola blame the city planners not the average citizen people in america would walk a lot more if walking actually got them anywhere and wasn't extremely dangerous

Vor Monat
Just Some Guy without a Mustache
Just Some Guy without a Mustache

“Food is arguably the best thing about being alive” Everyone who loves food: “I felt that”

Vor Monat
mushmush
mushmush

It's like you're not even trying

Vor Monat
rexmexzilla
rexmexzilla

I would give up the need for food for a battery. Giving up organic body for a robotic one. We need to become skynet in a way. So we don't consume anything and become a hive mind

Vor Monat
Meekors
Meekors

Kill for your life :3

Vor Monat
Tim 563
Tim 563

That fact that you grew a little community for yourself and I see you in all comments sections just chilling is honestly impressive. Well done👍

Vor Monat
Hans Patat.
Hans Patat.

Eats*

Vor Monat
Logan
Logan

I’m interested to see a video discussing the impact on climate for the production and operation of electric vehicles (mining lithium, precious metals, batteries, energy cost, etc) compared to the operation of gas powered vehicles

Vor Monat
Eksa Stelmere
Eksa Stelmere

I'm a geophysicist, not someone in that field, but let me make an educated guess: marginally better. The issue with the electric car movement is most electricity still runs on coal (which produces WAY, WAY more CO2 than gasoline). Now, in theory, you could run a full "electric society" with current coal supplies (which are going down because of politicians not knowing where their electricity is coming from) just fine, but the power grid sometimes can't handle civilization in some places. Don't live in the US or live in a big city? The future of electric powered cars is, uh, brownouts. Forever. Solar power (as it is now) and wind power cannot keep up with coal and so you're just gonna see regions of the planet that can't use electricity. Cue in hot summers and cold winters and you're looking at a visibly marked-up loss of human and pet life. You're "saving the world" in the solar/wind power grid scenario, but unless politicians actually start taking the science necessary to make it a more smooth transition, it's going to fall flat on its face and we'll just end up with pockets of civilization that essentially steal ALL the power from less-important areas. California already does this with water, with state officials straight up siphoning water from rural areas to keep the city running smoothly (please don't laugh at the idea of a Californian city running smoothly, it's only marginally funny...like the land cows graze on).

Vor 12 Tage
Neorej G
Neorej G

Not gonna happen in the next 10 Years... as-long as there is money to be made , They just gonna rape earth more atm the production of those cars is just as or more polluting as me driving a old diesel 30+ years .. also all that plastic used in those cars all made off oil, everyone deluted that oil only be used for fuel while it makes up for about everything we use daily is made with or has oil in it ..

Vor 23 Tage
Ha Su
Ha Su

@Vlad and how the industry is supporting this for profit and making devices hard to repair on purpose.

Vor 27 Tage
Vlad
Vlad

Or one about consumerism and people unnecessarily changing their cars, clothes, devices because they just have to have the newest shiny object with a bunch of new features they will never need or use.

Vor 28 Tage
Ha Su
Ha Su

@Sharpcastle33 Thanks for the explenation. I knew there was a catch but wasn't sure anymore what it was. I think the biggest advantage point was, that if we find a way to generate hydrogen efficiently, the car's by product would be just water.

Vor 29 Tage
Luiz Eduardo Alves de Souza Brito
Luiz Eduardo Alves de Souza Brito

Painful to see Brazil being portrayed in such a bad way. Not a lie though, our government gives 0 sh*t about the enviroment and our situation is horrible

Vor Monat
SamZedd
SamZedd

Who cares bro.... have more Beef, It will do your sex life extra good.

Vor 4 Tage
BojaBoom
BojaBoom

Long name there buddy

Vor 20 Tage
João Carlos Guimarães Iacobucci
João Carlos Guimarães Iacobucci

Be aware of the information you recieve and how you interpret it. Brazil is definately living an environmental crisis, however, its local cattle stock production is evolving a lot during the last years in terms of productivity. So, we are slowly producing beef with a smaller footprint.

Vor 20 Tage
Rafael Wen
Rafael Wen

defecou pela boca.

Vor 23 Tage
andreqf
andreqf

can you please name one gov that actually gives a shit?

Vor 25 Tage
L
L

“The reality… well… it’s complicated” Even out of context, this is true

Vor 20 Tage
L
L

Wtf is this reply section

Vor 8 Tage
geting new
geting new

@VolTer maybe for you..

Vor 15 Tage
VolTer
VolTer

@geting new This does nothing to discredit the video.

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

@VolTer 't was easier for me to fiind it out.. that about bill, cause i am german.. there are online article about Philipp Dettmer and kurzgesagt , Philipp Dettmer is the CEO of Kurzgesagt, that's how I came across the stipendiate from Bill's Foundation.. and so on..

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

@VolTer look here, a handful of arguments.. we have to offset the following. Cows, animals, humans or the metabolism of all of us is carbon neutral..ok a new term, carbon neutral, but true... And we, humans, cannot utilize plants. We send them, for example, undigested to the sewage treatment plant and methanogenesis begins on the way. Ruminants are just awesome, they can upcycle weed for us. So look at the packaging and buy more upcycled weed. Allan Savory, killed 40.000 elefants, once.. to save africa from methane and from desertification.. now he made up a better theorie. you can listen to him, on TEDtalk. allan is still working on.

Vor 15 Tage
FyberOptic
FyberOptic

Well hold on a minute, transportation of the avocados doesn't end when they reach the dock. They have to be shipped throughout the country by truck, no different than meat.

Vor 3 Tage
kass malz
kass malz

bias indeed

Vor 2 Tage
James Gurney
James Gurney

I noticed you changed your thumbnail image from “Meat Love” to “Meat Hate.” What was reason for the change and what did your analytics tell you about the difference in response between the two approaches?

Vor Monat
frazebean
frazebean

@jxq12 they definitely are closer to corporate with the fact that they have a team and make profit. There's nothing wrong with it.

Vor 26 Tage
Duncan Thorpe
Duncan Thorpe

@netunof They got you, didn't they?

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Duncan Thorpe
Duncan Thorpe

@St Louis IX How is this 'leftist'?

Vor Monat
Duncan Thorpe
Duncan Thorpe

@Rumo Notna Which aspects are "progressive globalist" and what do you mean by that?

Vor Monat
wenweru1
wenweru1

Love ur videos bro (Unrelated, I know).

Vor Monat
mwilsonUT
mwilsonUT

A video on water usage in farming and agriculture would be great, too.

Vor Monat
D R E A M I N G
D R E A M I N G

@FrostiesV2 what I've learned is debunked. Watch the Earthling Ed response to what I've learned.

Vor 4 Stunden
FrostiesV2
FrostiesV2

Go watch what I've learnt he does epic videos with the info you're looking for..

Vor 4 Stunden
D R E A M I N G
D R E A M I N G

@the purple cheescake zebra I put myself through school working 2 jobs simultaneously, barely afford rent. I would buy soup, rice, and beans and make big batches for larger meals that would last longer. I didn't buy a car to save money at the time, I didn't travel, I barely bought clothes. Hun.

Vor 12 Tage
D R E A M I N G
D R E A M I N G

@Dizzle_Dog haha homie I'm 27. I finished school like 5 years ago. I'm a full Stack dev and I develop web apps with NLP backend. Factory farming is subsidized, its an expensive process in energy, veterinary, antibiotics, equipment, land use. Factory Farms are the leading cause of rainforest deforestation, run-off is one of the leading causes of water pollution, ocean dead zones, soil degradation. *edit. Bro u drank the Kool aid. Plant based diet uses so much less water so much less land. Can be carbon negative, and many plant based proteins are cheaper like lentils, beans, chickpeas. The condescending tone you got is pretty toxic dawgie.

Vor 12 Tage
the purple cheescake zebra
the purple cheescake zebra

in the uk water comes from the rain. also the same amount of water would be used to create the same amount of food that would be needed to eat on a vegan diet. yes 1000 liters to a kilo (or whatever the stat is) but comparing that to the per kilo of rice or other crops is irrelevant when 1 kilo of beef has more nutrients and calories than rice. im not saying it discredits it but when you misrepresent statistics it makes your argument seem just as invalid as if you didn't make it. listen to the farmers they know best. also there is no 1 size fits all for the environment. land has different uses in different countries. most plant based products cannot be grown in allot of climates so we rely on abusing human farmers and exploiting 3rd world countries. plus the majority of the emmissions and waste from beef farming comes from under develloped parts of the world where they don't have the efficiency that uk farmers have in making as little of the product go to waste as possible. the crops we grow for cattle are the parts of the plant we cant eat. they take the heigh we get the grain. they take the rotten veg and stems we get the good part and same with fruit. its symbiotic and both plant and meat industries rely on eachother. plus the methane from cows comes from the grass which goes half back into it as poop and half into the atmosphere that is then reabsorbed by the grass (no animal is producing more co2 than it can restore to the earth in what it eats aside humans). without the cow we would have a building there or crops that cant absorb methane and all the methane would be released from the grass into the atmosphere when we cull all the cows to make way for the tofu factory. our biggest impact is food waste and that is mostly plant based foods. and we can reduce plant based food waste by feeding it to animals.

Vor 12 Tage
Emma
Emma

Thank you for always presenting information so objectively! (Subconscious) insecurity around meat eating leads to a lot of conflict so it's great to see the pure facts without pride getting in the way.

Vor Monat
geting new
geting new

@Alien Dog billgates

Vor 5 Tage
Alien Dog
Alien Dog

@geting new who tf is bill

Vor 6 Tage
geting new
geting new

and this is a simple counter argument.. maybe to simple to believe in. metabolism is carbon neutral.

Vor 13 Tage
geting new
geting new

but bill donated to kurzgesagt.

Vor 14 Tage
Matt
Matt

God I’m dying to know what the dislike bar would’ve looked like on this one.

Vor Monat
VolTer
VolTer

@Moh Khoshahang btw they... fixed that? I thought it was impossible to edit youtube videos but they did it. Besides, I think you're being extremely dramatic. It's definitely well-researched, rigorous, and unbiased, and it fits into Kurzgesagt's proud works. I don't think any of your other points make sense. (I'd even add that the yearly representation you wanted is less useful because wild lands take a while to set up, and we're aiming to reduce emissions in the next few decades)

Vor 17 Tage
Moh Khoshahang
Moh Khoshahang

@Wopple I thought the same, but here it is. I remember this video by using two different scales for co2 comparison (a lot of people in the comments had the same objection) and it is different now! Or maybe I mistook two different sections of the video.

Vor 20 Tage
Wopple
Wopple

@Moh Khoshahang you cannot update the contents of a YouTube video (to my knowledge)

Vor 20 Tage
Moh Khoshahang
Moh Khoshahang

@Wopple I didn't know that you could update the video content on youtube, because of you are comment I double checked the video and they significantly improved some section especially the soy production part (the data for specifically animal/human soy consumption and a few other data were missing. the scale for the comparison of co2 was different, in the first version they peresnted the first one in one hundered year scale and the second one in one year (800 vs 50), now it is similar (8 s 50)). I didn't check the other parts, they are probabely improved. That means they read feedbacks and applied them as much as they can and that is great. It changed my dislike to a like. (The biassed selection of the facts or having a specific perspectives are unavoidable. I look at this topic from a different prespective yet but they improved what they could.)

Vor 20 Tage
Wopple
Wopple

@Moh Khoshahang No it is actually just true stuff. They used percentages where it makes sense, as they have in all videos. Soy is not an argument against a vegan diet since the vast majority of soy is for animal feed - how is that misleading?

Vor 21 Tag
Finn Miller-New
Finn Miller-New

I would love to see Kurzgesagt and What I've Learned have a discussion on this topic. I feel like they're coming at the topic from different places but are tackling broadly the same issues. It would be a very interesting discussion

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geting new
geting new

@CarboRaider High-Carb Rush yes, bill is exactly like this.

Vor 13 Stunden
CarboRaider High-Carb Rush
CarboRaider High-Carb Rush

"I would love to see Kurzgesagt and What I've Learned have a discussion" Well that's not gonna happen. WIL hides from his opponents. He has to. He's wrong. So he never does debates.

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CarboRaider High-Carb Rush
CarboRaider High-Carb Rush

@VolTer "I can spend an hour explaining everything wrong with it, but it's too much for a youtube reply a dozen people will see." I know what you mean. I spent 5 hours making my video responses to WIL's climate & protein videos. I only have a couple 100 views so far. And I know most my videos get low views, but I do them because I'm so passionate about these truths. WIL is passionate about all the money he makes.

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geting new
geting new

@Ryu Martínez did you heard about Allan Savory. take a look at him and his theorie. 👍 (am german, maybe some errors)

Vor 6 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Ryu Martínez ok but you forgot the human methane, in the sewage, humans are carbon neutral, too. methanogenesis starts, because of endless undigested plants that didn't even give us energy, wasteless. There is almost no carbon left in meat (there is carbon in the fat). But plants are dry matter, 50% carbon. On meadows, the cows are upcycling the soil. but artificial fertilizers exhaust the humus.. Bad soil = Plants lack micronutrients, as do animals and humans as a result. Poor soil does not produce healthy plants, they then need more chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides. People who eat these plants get sick faster. It is a circle. We have to use more animal dung and compost, instead of artificial fertilizers. So grassfinished meat is the best. Good for humans, good for soil, good for insects, birds, mice, foxes.. 👍🙂 circle closed

Vor 6 Tage
fudgesauce
fudgesauce

One thing to keep in mind: you don't have to go 100% vegan or vegetarian ... it isn't all or nothing. If you replace beef with pork or chicken, great. If you eat meat less often or have smaller portions, great. That all helps. I have changed to a mostly vegetarian diet but when I get Thai food (a couple times a month) I opt for chicken. If I'm eating with others and we are sharing food, I'll have what they're having, no fuss about insisting on vegetarian options.

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Daniel Reynolds
Daniel Reynolds

@J I don't understand.... You are being a hypocrite right? Do you understand what a hypocrite is? I don't understand what gets I to people heads about them abusing animals that makes them think that "it's just a little bit of murder" is okay.. I'm just going to have to assume you is trollin'

Vor 27 Tage
Angela Burress
Angela Burress

Y’all do know that the earth replenishes it’s self right🤔🤔🤔🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️?????

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Phogged
Phogged

@Althea Osborn it’s only morally wrong if you personify animals. No, they don’t know what you’re saying, they just learn cause and effect in their behavior for survival. It’s weird how vegans think we should cater to animal instincts but surprises our own. Most animals were created to be eaten, no other purpose. A dairy cow can’t even survive in the wild.

Vor Monat
Epico Chafausen
Epico Chafausen

@Arthas Menethil because they were poor. Nobles and kings ate meat all day

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RNFY Reaper
RNFY Reaper

Facts right there.

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Annietje01
Annietje01

This is such an amazing objective neutral learning channel! Amazing how you present so well the facts about subjects! Keep up the great work!

Vor 17 Tage
Björn Amala
Björn Amala

I am not disagreeing with the video, as I don't have enough information to do so. But on such topics there are no neutral or objective information. Such things are always seen from a certain political view. If people learned about how science works, they d know

Vor 9 Tage
geting new
geting new

@VolTer just speak english with me, then ill answer, tons of words.. 😁

Vor 15 Tage
VolTer
VolTer

@geting new stop spamming this on every comment, people care about the facts and you're doing nothing to argue them.

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

bill donated to kurzgesagt

Vor 16 Tage
Kerma
Kerma

A lot of people hear information like this and think "oh man I don't think I can go vegetarian/vegan that sounds expensive/difficult/etc." But people don't have to go completely vegetarian/vegan to make an impact! Imagine if more people just cut out meat for one day of the week. Or even just occasionally picking a vegetarian option at a restaurant. Small decisions like that could make a big difference.

Vor Monat
D R E A M I N G
D R E A M I N G

​@Zombiestew man really picks the worst replacements and quotes carcinogens "slowly killing you". Sorry what was classified as group 1 carcinogen? Oh yeah cooked meat. Eat some lentils and rice, maybe chickpeas? How about lightly roasted nuts and seeds. Soy protein is also the same in bio availability. Animal protein is inflammatory, good luck with CAD. What was the only diet proven to reverse heart disease? Oh yah whole food plant based diet. Let's not even get into hormone regulation and low carb diets. sit down fool.

Vor 5 Stunden
Proud To be White
Proud To be White

Why the fuck would I care or want to become a vegan?

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Zombiestew
Zombiestew

@D R E A M I N G Pseudoscience jumbo. Fiber is actually shown to not help digestion but put more mass in the intestines and increase hemmeroids. Your information is outdated

Vor Tag
Zombiestew
Zombiestew

@D R E A M I N G fiber protein is nowhere near as bioavailable as meat protein, your body hardly uses any of it. Plant based imitation meats are pumped full of palm oil and pea proteins with carcinogens which is slowly killing you

Vor Tag
Chan Yan Mong
Chan Yan Mong

@vk This boils down to one question: under what conditions is the killing of living things justified? Their intelligence? Whether or not they feel pain? The necessity? if it's the first two that matters, then insects as food source would be just as good (if not better) than eating vegetables; If you condemn all unnecessary killing, then think twice next time you tries to slap a mosquito/fly, or make up a reason to justify your actions.

Vor Tag
Jeppe Toftdahl
Jeppe Toftdahl

Would be nice with some focus on how much greater output we could get from ''building'' farm land in storages(waterponics i think its called) and in addition how much space we could save up for those forest and wildlands your are mentioning. I think the numbers would favor going plantbased or veggie even more :)

Vor Monat
Victor Carneiro
Victor Carneiro

Whenever you make a new video on this topic, would you consider the quality of the protein? Because even 50g of protein doesn't mean the same, in face of absorption and amino acid composition.

Vor Monat
NoobMister
NoobMister

I'd personally be interested in hearing more about this new grown meat scientists have come up with. Not so much how it's done, but if it's actually better overall

Vor Monat
Eksa Stelmere
Eksa Stelmere

Wall meat, let's go. Just slap it on the wall, then boom. Meat.

Vor 12 Tage
the purple cheescake zebra
the purple cheescake zebra

pave over the methane absorbing grass and put up a fake cow factory.

Vor 12 Tage
Dashonte Lamarcus
Dashonte Lamarcus

@tim lee you are right

Vor 18 Tage
Yonadav Kenyon
Yonadav Kenyon

Guessing that the prospect of lab grown meat will lose its appeal to most enthusiasts once the disconnect between their abhorrence for use of hormones in care and feeding of livestock and their enthusiasm for hormone stew that lab meat is grown in becomes apparent.

Vor 23 Tage
Jess Rogue
Jess Rogue

@tim lee I never said I was baptized at a "satantic church". Why assume bad faith (literally here)? And while I'm not the most religious person, yes, I'm saying precisely that. You are pretty far gone my man.

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Zach Rabun
Zach Rabun

Great video, but I do have a question about the crops that are grown to feed livestock. My understanding is that much of the plant that we can't eat, such as stalks and husks, are edible by livestock; meaning they can turn the parts of plants that we can't consume into highly energy dense food. How much of the crops used to feed livestock is also edible by humans, and how much of it is parts of the crop we couldn't consume anyway?

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AdanHendrix Video
AdanHendrix Video

they actually said it in the video

Vor 19 Tage
RT Bear
RT Bear

@Amey PT though probably the animals been eating the beans, which you probably won't pick up in the supermarket, because it doesn't look as nice as the other beans beside it. What they eat probably look even far worse than the worst thing you can ever find in the supermarket. The one that restaurant probably got sued for serving those to you.

Vor 25 Tage
SomeGuyOnTheNet
SomeGuyOnTheNet

I feel like a lot of people (not you necessarily) who go along this trail of thought have a bit of a warped view on how nutrient cycling works in nature. Many seem to think that the only option for non-digestible (for humans at least) plant matter is to feed it to animals, which is a very recent human construct. On a global scale, the biomass of plants dwarfs that of animals by over 1000:1, as does the biomass of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protists. In truth there simply aren’t enough animals on earth to regulate nutrient cycling in plants whatsoever. That’s why I’m real world terms the bulk of cellulose digestion on earth is carried out by bacteria and fungi, and most of the animal-derived breakdown performed by invertebrates such as worms, beetle larvae and Isopoda. This isn’t at all absent in agriculture either - it’s how we have produced compost ever since agriculture has existed, and the only thing stopping us from doing it more is infrastructure. We’ve set up a system where we process plant matter quickly and inefficiently in pure nutrient terms, via animal digestion - as opposed to the slow breakdown that has characterised earths ecology for hundreds of millions of years.

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Kitnal
Kitnal

The issue of the stuff we don't use in the crops we grow don't actually have much energy attached to them anyway- in plants most of the energy is stored in the fruit or main body. This is also the edible stuff we use. For example, if you eat a strawberry the calories and energy will be in the berry itself, the rest of the plant can be fed to livestock, sure, but it won't actually provide them with much nutrition. It is the reason why Soy production is such a hot topic right now, it is the vegetable that as far as we know gives the highest amount of energy for the smallest amount of space used, this is why it is used for vegetarian options but also for livestock. As the video explained, however, this still means the land used for soy production can't be used for human farming- and it is a large percentage.

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Amey PT
Amey PT

according to the video, animals eat soy cake which is made from the bean, which we can eat

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Robbie cope
Robbie cope

food waste is a massive issue too in creating CO2 emissions. why isn't this being talked about? its something which can be worked on on top of this to reduce the burden of global warming.

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Edam L
Edam L

@Mark O'Brien If we used every last bit of food we produced we could dramatically scale back food production, since currently we produce enough to feed about 11 billion people.

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Dylan
Dylan

Because the are bigger contributors than food, such as producing useless plastic shit and shipping it all over the world. Produce locally and this is no issue.

Vor 29 Tage
Mark O'Brien
Mark O'Brien

30-40% of food is wasted in the United States. Everyone’s talking about reducing meat consumption for co2 which is great, but imagine if we used every last bit of food we produced. It would be just as impactful in reducing emissions

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vang-tou Lee
vang-tou Lee

we make enough food to cure world hunger. but that will never happen.

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Sera Proto
Sera Proto

It's pretty hard to find this information on your own, both sides have obvious biases and both are guilty of supressing information for their own reasons. So it's good to have the facts but I already cut beef out of my diet long ago (except for special occassions or if it's about to be thrown out by the store, better that I eat it than the trashcan).

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SaltyPpancakes
SaltyPpancakes

This vid is so informative and condensed, I'm so glad it exists🔥🔥

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Diego F.
Diego F.

I want to see a part two of this with more information about food that comes from the ocean, rivers and lakes.

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Kenos
Kenos

doomer moment @082 Jeev Narayan Prasad

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Karma Kuro
Karma Kuro

60 percent of our ocean life is dead. Overfishing is destroying our oceans and polluting it with plastic as a good portion of the plastic in the oceans are fishing equipment like nets, buoys etc.

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082 Jeev Narayan Prasad
082 Jeev Narayan Prasad

Yeah mate we've overfished entire ecosystems to extinction.

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Azkiin
Azkiin

@Nukepositive The thing with labgrown meat is you will still need fetal bovin albumin as a medium to grow the cells on. This resource has not yet been replaced and is essential. Currently fetal cows are harvested on quite a big scale to be able to supply this demand in medical research.

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Trevor H
Trevor H

@Diego F. Care to open your mind? Firstly, climate is caused by the sun and its electrical/magnetic connection with the earth. There is no climate problem in the first place. Secondly, with a personal farmstead you can control your own inputs and outputs, to reduce waste, and consumption. Thirdly, you can go low tech, utilizing animal labor to do the majority of your growing chores, and home crafts for the majority of your growing needs, which reduces your reliance of fossil fuels and factory manufacturing. Fourth, you can establish a perennial food forest instead of relying on annual monocultures, which builds carbon and soil health instead of stripping it away, all while reducing overall the input costs of long term food production. Fifth, you have the freedom to choose what you use and don't, what you will eat and not, and are no longer dependant upon a fragile supply chain filled with waste and pollution in order to exist and live on this beautiful world. Sixth, you have full freedom to be as artistic and efficient as possible, thereby being able to live in a beautiful environment free from pollution, trash, waste, and toxic social problems. Seventh, your example will drive others towards the same solution, effecting society wide changes with more genuine integrity and effectiveness than virtue signaling on social media.

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merk Galifinakis
merk Galifinakis

Is it disingenuous to compare removing 800 Billion tonnes of Co2/ 100 years With the human production of ~50 Billion tonnes/ year? Why not compare year-to-year or 100yrs/100yrs ?

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Jack Glynn
Jack Glynn

Great Channel, awesome videos as always, education making it fun compact and simple to understand with a balanced view 👍

Vor Monat
Adam Heisig
Adam Heisig

Great video with plenty of balanced perspectives and real data! Love this

Vor 23 Tage
geting new
geting new

@VolTer truth is never spam, and yours?

Vor 15 Tage
VolTer
VolTer

@geting new stop spamming this on every comment, people care about the facts and you're doing nothing to argue them.

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

is made with bills support.. really kind.

Vor 23 Tage
Øyvind Marvik
Øyvind Marvik

Theres different ways of converting methane to co2 equivalents. The old one was way worse than the one science now recommends. Not sure which one is used for this video. A constant number of cattle in the world will have a constant methane concentration in the atmosphere. A change in population of cattle will have a rather large impact in the short term.

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Alaric Guy
Alaric Guy

Video suggestion: Can you guys show us the current status of lab grown meat and vertical farming technology? Love your work!

Vor Monat
MIKE HAWK
MIKE HAWK

@Daniken you are going to make me puke. did you know you can convert yourself into liquid compost in 3 US states?

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Will Parry
Will Parry

@Daniken Not sure why you threw this wall of text at me. Ow, that hurts, too much weight, I'm not a superhero! XD

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Daniken
Daniken

@Nate Over You couldn't be more wrong, lab grown meat (Cultured Beef) is created by painlessly harvesting muscle cells from a living cow. Scientists then feed and nurture the cells so they multiply to create muscle tissue, which is the main component of the meat we eat. 20,000 of these small strands of meat are then combined to create one normal sized hamburger.

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Daniken
Daniken

@Will Parry To increase the amount of vitamin B12 in your diet, eat more of foods that contain it, such as: Beef, liver, and chicken. Fish and shellfish such as trout, salmon, tuna fish, and clams. Fortified breakfast cereal. Low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese. Eggs. Symptoms of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency extreme tiredness. a lack of energy. pins and needles (paraesthesia) a sore and red tongue. mouth ulcers. muscle weakness. disturbed vision. psychological problems, which may include depression and confusion.

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Daniken
Daniken

@MIKE HAWK "What Is It Made Of? Lab-grown meat is made from the cell lines of their original animals - lab-grown beef comes from a line of cow cells, lab-grown chicken comes from a line of chicken cells, etc - all without the slaughter."

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Joaquín Sardá
Joaquín Sardá

There's something pretty interesting and important to mention: new tecnologies are emerging to reduce the total of methane emitted by cows. For example: food supplements, vaccines agains the archaeas that produces methane, better diets, etc. Not to mention the incredible investments in research for meat made in labs. Science neat!

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Marc rchz
Marc rchz

Science meat would be more of a "future", manipulating animals would not...

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Relo
Relo

@?? Depends on what subject discussed here. But if it's aimed at the OP, it's rather simple. New tech and ways of farming make the farming of animals expel less NOx and Methane.

Vor Monat
??
??

Can somebody explain this argument to me; what is everybody even trying to communicate? If so I'd like to give my two cents...

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Relo
Relo

@Andi That is the green lobby. Without them those laws wouldn't have been passed to begin with nor would all the marbles be bet on underdeveloped tech that in the long run creates even more waste, but that is in line with the existing green lobby political ideals so they get pushed.(nuclear and hydrogen vs wind, solar and batteries) Or keep insisting on using very limited data sets while more complete sets are out there. (the whole meat eating debate) I agree climate change need to be tackled be at this point we have at least 20 years of failed green lobby idea's that are either more harmful than their fossil counterparts, hasn't even remotely effective while blocking known effective solutions and/or otherwise ignore modern data. And on top of that the constant doom and gloom screaming (while proposing failing "solutions") has only created more and more sceptics to boot. To proclaim them as "common sense" is a failure of intelligence or blind dogma. It's akin to proclaiming that hammering a nail in with your fist is common sense as opposed to a hammer, it's pure idiocy.

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Andi
Andi

@Relo It's not the "green lobby" that pushes that agenda but common sense. Climate change needs to be tackled and therefore those laws were passed.

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Yoan Bourgoin
Yoan Bourgoin

Overall, the video presents the real facts about the environment and climate. It is clear that the production and consumption of meat is extremely harmful for the environment and the climate. It is also very important to talk about animal welfare, as this topic must be at the forefront of our food decisions in the 21st century. In short, to reduce our ecological footprint and to stop participating in the current animal genocide, we must abandon animal products and adopt a diet that is much richer in plants.

Vor 21 Tag
Janie Swanson
Janie Swanson

@james byrne Why do you use animal products cut from the same dead animals everyone else uses for entertainment while pretending to be against it? I know you won't answer this question directly and truthfully, I just want anyone reading to see your moral hypocrisy. I predict you will ignore the question, go into denial, ask me which animal products proving you don't do your own research, and/or use a doctrine as justification for using animal products needlessly for entertainment.

Vor 18 Tage
m square
m square

Fits that stereotype to a T. Or rather a V.

Vor 19 Tage
m square
m square

How do you know someone's vegan? Trick question, they'll tell you soon enough lol

Vor 19 Tage
geting new
geting new

and you should know, that bill support this channel, they walk togehter in mind

Vor 21 Tag
geting new
geting new

i think you should listen to King, he show you the vegan way to.. hell. and I could suggest further steps.. on this path, for lemmings.

Vor 21 Tag
Juggy 22
Juggy 22

I found most of this information myself a while back, while thinking about global water usage. It's surprising how much water is used for meat production. The plants they eat use water. And they need water. And in many of the processing steps, water is used.

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Paddy Farrell
Paddy Farrell

@Rebeca Donadon most of the water consumed is green water, and it’s returned into the water cycle relatively quickly

Vor 28 Tage
Juggy 22
Juggy 22

Also, I am not really trying to start a debate here. This isnt Facebook.. if you want to find out more. Just research things yourselves people. It's stupid easy to do now a days. This was meant to be a message to the creator of the content. Talking about how I found this information. In a weird way of saying I like what you did here. Because all the things this video says, check out. And all I said was, it's surprising at the amount of water we use. Water and food are closely related.

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Juggy 22
Juggy 22

Plus people own rights to most of the land now adays. And are either asking too much for it, or aren't interested in selling it. People, and the governments. So that complicates "moving" even more.

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Juggy 22
Juggy 22

@Zeriel this is partially a good point too. Yeah, the closer to water you are, the easier it is to access of course. But we have towns in first world countries that don't have access. Towns older then the current generation that is living in them. Not everyone can just uproot and move to a "better" location. If 8 billion people move to fresh water locations, we'd have to build up, instead of out. There's more to it than "just move." I dont live in a 3rd world country, so I can't speak on that from experience. But I can only imagine thier challenges ..

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Juggy 22
Juggy 22

@Rebeca Donadon although I wouldn't be so.. condescending.. I agree with you. And so do the dams that are half full across countries. And so do the ever emptying rivers. Not to mention the polluting (not only from animal manure run off, and plant agriculture run off. but also mining operations using mercury to get gold out of soil, to all the things we do for oil, and the waste humans produce, from poop to plastics) that humans do. Our earth may be bountiful in water. But its not bountiful in fresh water. And with an ever growing population the need will grow. Time will tell though. The earth may be an amazing self water recycling unit. But it can only meet a certain amount of demand. Scientist are predicting major water crisis in certain parts of the earth as close as 20 years(but who knows how accurate that really is).. I just think it's smart to think about it now. Instead of after it happens. Not trying to point fingers or anything.

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Mauro Bergalli
Mauro Bergalli

This videos are great, the animations really puts you on the place.

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geting new
geting new

yes, bill loves you too.

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Malkav 0
Malkav 0

It's a shame to have omitted 2 points: -what meat brings into diet and can hardly be found elsewhere ; this would give an interesting estimate of the proportion of consommation that is a need and what is a luxury -quantification of agricultural byproducts/waste that can be consumed by cattle and of no use to humans ; this would slightly modify the carbon (and water) cost estimate

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Malkav 0
Malkav 0

@james byrne no. Thank you for trying.

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james byrne
james byrne

@Malkav 0 Because you don't have the wherewithal to check if what you're asking about is relevant or not? What you're bringing up has been put to bed a long time ago, the conversation has moved on. Keep up.

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Malkav 0
Malkav 0

@james byrne why do you think I mention it ? Seriously...

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james byrne
james byrne

Or they checked to see if those were factors and found that they were not. Perhaps you should check.

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Bloodwar 500
Bloodwar 500

This....THIS, is a well made video! And the first one I've stumbled upon from this channel. I know the topic of carbon emissions is a big argument for the vegan side, but this video accurately presents not only the cons, but also the pros to eating meat, how cows are raised, and how food is brought to the market, and compares it to the other foods that have carbon emissions as well as how much carbon emissions is produced overall. It never sounds forced, it never sounds biased, and the end of the video sums it up perfectly: it's up to YOU what to do with this information. Great video, you've earned my subscription.

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barkingnoise
barkingnoise

@Aaron Whitter No, "we" dont "already do that". You're talking about separation. There's a whole process going from separation to making the byproducts into actual products. A lot of the time, you dont do the whole process.

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Aaron Whitter
Aaron Whitter

@barkingnoise (We already do that) You're missing the point. We already do it, so it should have been factored in.

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barkingnoise
barkingnoise

@Aaron Whitter You're missing half the point - you still have to gather it up and package it into a "separate product".

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Aaron Whitter
Aaron Whitter

@NaJk93 I should rephrase it simpler: We already do it.

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Aaron Whitter
Aaron Whitter

@NaJk93 You separate wheat from stalks and chaff by default processing it... Your factory argument doesn't hold up because these by products are already sold and used.

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Nathaniel Merrifield
Nathaniel Merrifield

Watching this while fried is like watching a documentary on life and real problems everything this guy says is real I can tell easily

Vor 23 Tage
Xapheus
Xapheus

I continue to be impressed with how clearly and relatively objectively your channel communicates even contentious issues. We're learning good ideas from you for any similar work: Like systematically going through points, figures putting various factors in context, opinions of all sides, impact to us in the short and long term, giving a summary at the end. Your clear presentation style will continue to be helpful to other communicators (e.g., educators, news, writers).

Vor 14 Tage
geting new
geting new

ok.. thats your opinion.. mine is different billgates donated to this channel. is this ok, or not? is it bills agenda here? take a look at his new book, or a look to his channel called gates - notes, or something like this.

Vor 13 Tage
Lightning Hashira
Lightning Hashira

"Food is arguably the best thing about being alive." Love him or hate him, he is spittin facts to us.

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Yaki
Yaki

@RozayMalikOG you must be fun at parties

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Kishan R
Kishan R

@YourMajesty143 I hope you realise our past as humans survived hunting animals. That explains why we still have a hint of canine teeth left. We have gradually become omnivorous.

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Shlwop
Shlwop

@YourMajesty143 because that sh*t is good

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YourMajesty143
YourMajesty143

@Ken Reynolds - I'm not vegan though. And I never said we weren't omnivores, but that we're biologically more aligned to herbivores than carnivores. Secondly, we aren't "designed" to do anything, we are evolved as we are. This classification system is something we've only recently begun to challenge in small scientific circles, because the classifications for herbivores and carnivores are mostly based on taxonomy, whereas omnivores are mostly based in opportunistic behavior. So I have no issue agreeing that behaviorally we are in fact omnivores, but biologically we haven't evolved to properly assimilate meat as readily as other omnivores. In fact, like herbivores who eat meat in the wild, we too develop heart disease and cancer in response. Carnivores and animal omnivores do not get diseases from eating this way. In any case, science is ever-changing and itself is not absolute, so should evidence arise that places its current phylogeny or cladistics into question, then it's best to re-evaluate the way we're classifying things. Now while animals don't eat the feather or the fur either, they most certainly don't go through the same degrees of preparation that we do. They will typically eat their prey raw immediately after a hunt. They certainly don't drain the blood or tenderize their kill's meat before eating, let alone season and cook them. And that's just one of many reasons why our classification as omnivores comes into question. There's nothing wrong with challenging that idea, especially when my skepticism of it stemmed from conversations with a few of my medical colleagues many years back. I had to chuckle at your assumption about me. It's fine. If vegans wanna try to take credit for this oppositional stance that is already brewing in certain scientific & anthropological circles, more power to them, but that has nothing to do with me. I still enjoy animal by-products and eat the occasional raw seafood, not that it's any of your business. One thing we can agree on is that yes, meat should be reduced. For me, it's bc I personally believe we haven't yet fully evolved to really eat meat as we'd like to think and bc I'm averse to dead flesh as a food. We can blame my hours working on cadavers in a lab.

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kuldeep singh naruka
kuldeep singh naruka

@ROYALdoes human worth more than animals

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Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar

Just in case you are wondering, as of 18-Dec-2021, this video has 331k likes and 13k dislikes (dislikes retrieved using return youtube dislikes add-on in chrome).

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Ben B
Ben B

Didnt want to hear this, but I'm so glad I did. Thank you for making a positive change in me. This is what I've been waiting to hear.

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arr sea
arr sea

vegan trump supporter dies of hate vs vegan biden

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Eduardo
Eduardo

👍😀

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ThonccBoi
ThonccBoi

Now remembering why I love this channel so much.

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Vaibhav Maurya
Vaibhav Maurya

I started watching this channel back in 2017. Now it has grown a lot 🔥

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Inferno Gear 5
Inferno Gear 5

"The reality is,well,its complicated. " Kurzgesagt explained life in a nutshell.

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Ayush Sharma
Ayush Sharma

@Ata fakheri that's a very backwards view. Just because other people are bad doesn't mean you should not be good.

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Steven Collier
Steven Collier

@Some Guy We aren't in an environmental crisis. They just manipulate people who want to do good with it. It's a political power scheme. I support government regulations to preserve the environment. Not to the extent the evil authoritarians want though. People need to vote for rational moderates again instead of the crazy fridge crazies.

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Cerridian Empire
Cerridian Empire

@White Thumb fr, that would change so much

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ddandymann
ddandymann

@anonymous Kumar What on Earth are you talking about? over 30% of the population of India is vegetarian and the proportion of India's population that can be considered wealthy by global standards is far less than that.

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Some Guy
Some Guy

@Steven Collier The free enterprise system got us to this environmental crisis. Government needs to regulate it to avoid even worse effects. Currently, the US government is subsidizing and promoting animal agriculture.

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Uros Durdevic
Uros Durdevic

Thank you so much for going through the numbers like this. The amount of effort and time is insane. Also, thank you for even being a voice of reason for the people with doubts and trying to explain in a "human" way. Shortly said, you represent a true human in todays society. You should be really proud of that. Thanks for existing ✨

Vor 27 Tage
geting new
geting new

oh no, it is just bill, they are close friends. he donated to kurzgesagt in 2015, ask google.

Vor 27 Tage
Patrick Gilles
Patrick Gilles

I understand that this video was focused on CO2, but personally I don’t see chicken as a better option than beef since chickens have the worst living conditions of any meat animal.

Vor Monat
Xoniye
Xoniye

@?? So u said ur vegetarion but u know how chicken tastes like? sounds something ironic to me u might not be vegetarian

Vor 20 Tage
DragonEd
DragonEd

@mr black ¿¿?? Yes, you’re not speaking for anybody but yourself. Altruism and empathy are the most important traits a person can have when it comes to improving society. It is sad to see you are missing them.

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Psychedelic Skeptic
Psychedelic Skeptic

@mr black ¿¿?? We get it, you don't care. Clearly other people like us do. You're not a badass for not caring.

Vor Monat
??
??

I agree, being vegetarian. I eat chicken-free nuggets and they taste just like chicken. I find it unfortunate that us humans have not evolved empathy for animals unless exposed to specific conditions which drive us to care. Genetic manipulation is the only thing that could save us from this cycle of natural selection, combined with excellent, free education (*cough* *cough* *the internet* *cough* *cough*)

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??
??

@mr black ¿¿?? Ah yes, the irony of natural selection.

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dcoog anml
dcoog anml

I'd personally be interested in hearing more about this new grown meat scientists have come up with. Not so much how it's done, but if it's actually better overall

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Gregory Everson
Gregory Everson

lab grown meat will cost MORE money to make

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S King
S King

Crisco is best ... or at least that’s what they said back in 1911! : “Proctor and Gamble's brilliant marketing campaign for the original Crisco, an alternative to lard that went on sale in 1911. "It's all vegetable! It's digestible!," it proclaimed.” “Crisco, you may recall, was made from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, a process that turned cottonseed oil (and later, soybean oil) from a liquid into a solid, like lard, that was perfect for baking and frying. Unfortunately, these wonderful qualities depended on "trans fats" that have since been implicated in heart disease.” Moral of the story? Don’t trust this fake crap !

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AngusLowrieSkates
AngusLowrieSkates

I was under the impression that co2 was a driving factor in creating o3 (ozone) can someone please clarify this for me?

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420 Steps From Hell
420 Steps From Hell

Not that I know of (I did a UK A-level in Chemistry so there's my qualifications). UV light from the sun collides with oxygen in the upper atmosphere, which imparts enough energy to split the molecule into two singular oxygen atoms. These 'free radicals' then collide with other O2 molecules and react to make ozone.

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ICEcold A-Grader
ICEcold A-Grader

Kurzgesagt never disappoints with the quality of the animation and the importance of the topics they choose!

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倪娜琦
倪娜琦

@Aniket Sontakke i mean yea lol. What i'm saying is that in any field of academic study is that you will have credible research papers which are produced which sometimes support a certain hypothesis and others which will refute it. Considering that this topic is exactly the same and that there is a wealth of studies and a complexity to the topic given that meat consumption is not the same everywhere ... their research paints a single picture which greatly oversimplifies the topic and at times creates a false dichotomy for the viewers

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Aniket Sontakke
Aniket Sontakke

@倪娜琦 Nah I watch them just for entertainment. To get full knowledge about any topic you just can't watch any pop science video and assume you suddenly become proficient in it. Hence Academic studies are there.

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倪娜琦
倪娜琦

@Aniket Sontakke You rely on this channel as well as other science-themed entertainment channels like scishow to drip feed you all of your knowledge about a given topic, don't you?

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Chepperz
Chepperz

@VariantAEC the question of venus and mars is more complex than you think and has to do with origin of life research, as for whether you have actually read the scientific literature or not i highly doubt it.

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Chepperz
Chepperz

@VariantAEC this is actual backyard science kekw, yes, carbon levels have naturally risen and fallen over time in the atmosphere but this doesn't mean that we haven't contributed to that or that what we have done since industry took off has had no effect on the climate. A quick surface level glance at a couple studies is enough to prove that but there is mountains of research already done and being done on this very issue. I'm surprised that for someone who already knows in a fair amouny of detail for a layman how the atmosphere has changed over time and of carbon based life forms, you haven't been able to independently look into any of the research at all.

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pranjal Pandya
pranjal Pandya

After watching this video I felt very proud of being vegetarian.

Vor 9 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Juan Tamad ok?

Vor 5 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Juan Tamad 😅 dairy cows give no methane? + CO2? they need more nutrients than beef cattle, dairy products are worse. better you don't eat anything at all, then you can be proud. cows are carbon neutral, dont you know? dairy cows too, but they eat really our food. and this vid? just bill, spreading his agenda. 🤷🏼

Vor 6 Tage
Juan Tamad
Juan Tamad

@geting new lower emissions

Vor 6 Tage
geting new
geting new

why?

Vor 7 Tage
Patrick Gilles
Patrick Gilles

I think one of the problems with the land-freeing-up argument is that it seems to me very unlikely that land will ever be “freed up” - if we really see less demand for farmlands they will just be bought up to build whatever things rich people and businesses want to build, unless the government takes a big step in buying the land and converting it to parks

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??
??

No new cows will be bred in farms/factories, so after the remaining cows are slaughtered the land can be transitioned back to nature. And perhaps the facilities can be repurposed, as I know a lot of them are placed in lower class communities to take advantage of cheap labor; new businesses with better paying and less-suicide-inducing jobs could help these people "rise up".

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Donner
Donner

@ن٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥ﺎ ٱ If there were a change where all of humanity goes vegan, it would probably happen gradually and not all at once. Which means the demand would lessen over time, which means less cows would be bred. Just a guess though. edit: why does my comment get all messed up replying to you? 😐

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ن٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥ﺎ ٱ
ن٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥ﺎ ٱ

Another thing is even if we stopped eating meat all together, what are we going to do with all the cows? They're still producing methane!

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Spektrik
Spektrik

Reduces burning and cutting down of current forest though, land already used can be repurposed or turned back into nature

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Pedro Thomas
Pedro Thomas

being informed before making a desicion is a good thing, reducing our own carbon footprint is great for the planet, but as long as 1 country is there being the biggest polluter of the world there is really little one can do.

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Jak
Jak

Yeah. Good thing all those jobs got shipped to China. Otherwise all that smog would be here in the midwest.

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sheuphorica
sheuphorica

This is such a great video, thank you!

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CM
CM

The fact that free content that is as gorgeous and jaw dropping as this exists makes me hardly doubt the amount of effort and passion that goes into these videos. Truly inspiring and incredible.

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George Washington
George Washington

how much are you paid to write this

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Farm Time
Farm Time

Yea, don't forget the amount of lies they spread freely..

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Innercynic
Innercynic

@Pancake In which way do my comments suggest that even slightly? Was simply pointing out the ignorance of the original comment.

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Pancake
Pancake

@Innercynic you're making ad revenue sound like the demon lmaoo

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Innercynic
Innercynic

@Phil Surtees What's more, if you are using an ad blocker, one could argue that you are, in fact, stealing your viewing of this video. Stealing something free seems like a bit of an oxy moron to me 😉

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Gibran Romero Mujalli
Gibran Romero Mujalli

The only interesting part of the video was the one where you said "it is complicated...". It is complicated, yes. Many of the calculations have high uncertainty, this is never included because we do not understand EVERYTHING.

Vor 3 Tage
Gibran Romero Mujalli
Gibran Romero Mujalli

Also, people count only CO2 or methane, but there are many other processes and factors to consider. It is not easy

Vor 3 Tage
Blake22022
Blake22022

I clicked on this video thinking it would talk about the health implications. You should make one! Nutrition is difficult

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Isulf
Isulf

I've been working in a fastfood for a month some years ago the ratio of thrown away meat to the selling one is roughly 60:1

Vor 24 Tage
geting new
geting new

@Oderic N. you can't stand it to watch it

Vor 20 Tage
Oderic N.
Oderic N.

Used to work in fastfood as well, we probably ended up throwing out around 40-70% of our meat, depending on how many customers there were that day

Vor 20 Tage
geting new
geting new

😳 Your estimate?

Vor 24 Tage
Tyler L. Davis
Tyler L. Davis

Seems like we just need to science some stuff out, honestly. But that's probably with everything.

Vor 9 Tage
APG19912009
APG19912009

“Well…it’s complicated.” That should be Kurzgesagt’s motto lol 😆

Vor Monat
APG19912009
APG19912009

@Oddness indeed, i wish we lived in a world where every situation was black and white. Would be so much simpler

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Oddness
Oddness

That's because it *is* complicated. Things are usually only "obvious" to morons. You'd think that it would be the other way around...

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Kenos
Kenos

they said my city would be flooded in 2025 @Outer Fun There are some floods since there always have been, but Im not underwater yet so yeah It seems like people always take the worst case scenario as the most accurate one honestly. I’m not denying it, it’s a serious issue, just that mainstream media does not do good at covering it

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Zedrick Jaramillo (Zed Corps)
Zedrick Jaramillo (Zed Corps)

@Swole Pepe you're mistaken, tall people wouldn't be the cattle, it would the shorter, tall people have way more intellect on average compared to average height and short person; have you even listen the speech and thought pattern of the average and shorter height compared to much taller people, I find shorter people far more irritating and unintelligent compared to taller people like myself I interact with. How did you come to that conclusion for this possible future? It will be the one's who don't and can't think for themselves nor can defend themselves, i.e. the average height person and shorter.

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Brandon Schreiber
Brandon Schreiber

It's a prerequisite for life in general.

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ちげのイラスト倉庫
ちげのイラスト倉庫

I’m actually interested for marine farming as well!!!

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Fix a Fix
Fix a Fix

Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes please stop eating it

Vor 14 Tage
geting new
geting new

but metabolism is carbon neutral.. short answer. 👍😉

Vor 13 Tage
2ninety3
2ninety3

The fact that they changed the thumbnail from meat love to meat hate just ties this whole video together.

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Oddness
Oddness

I didn't even notice (This is my second time watching, since it happened to pop up). I bet they were inundated with triggered vegans. Their next video is 'We Lie', explaining how they simplify the material in their videos for easier consumption. Just a guess that they made that to appease the aforementioned haters.

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Selim Yıldız
Selim Yıldız

So whats your point

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Davi Ghidetti
Davi Ghidetti

It's actually funny to watch this in the pandemic with ridiculous inflation and meat prices sky-rocketing every week. People are not even buying beef in my country.

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C J
C J

I know this is far from their point, but man, what I would give to play an RTS or strategy game with the art style of Kurzgesagt. Been watching these videos for years now and the graphics always look clean, fresh, and new. One of the best art teams on the planet, hands down.

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Doop da Coop
Doop da Coop

@Elias Reinhard it must be great then, I’ll do more research on the game and consider getting it

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Leon 430
Leon 430

@Ivan Kuzmin I said the characteristics of one tipe of RTS and other tipe, a RTS of soldiers and a colony RTS

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Elias Reinhard
Elias Reinhard

@Doop da Coop After mentioning that I ended up just finishing up a 5 hour session of that game. Been a few months since I played and it totally sucks me in every time

Vor Monat
dIsGusTeD
dIsGusTeD

They made a video game-esque styled video once and I really hope it could become an actual game.

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Lumina Spargo
Lumina Spargo

They could do an NFT game to back up science... So much money... I would pay to play.

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Tom Küffer
Tom Küffer

Again, an absolutely great video, thank you very much!

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VolTer
VolTer

@geting new stop spamming this on every comment, people care about the facts and you're doing nothing to argue them.

Vor 15 Tage
geting new
geting new

so follow bill. he loves you, too.

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James
James

i dont think "what i've learned"'s main point was that meat wasn't bad for the environment; he states many times that meat has a negative environmental effect. **rather, his video was a response to the growing narrative that meat was absolutely the worst thing for the environment and that we could save the planet and solve our problems simply by cutting meat out of our diet.** he objected to this narrative because it was beginning to distract from the massive harm that fossil fuels had on the environment--his implication is that cutting meat out of our diet will be next to useless unless we do something about fossil fuels, which are exponentially more harmful. there are two discourses around meat-eating: ethical and environmental. "what i've learned" is not concerned with ethics of meat-eating, but with saving the environment. there are people who are largely concerned with the ethics of meat consumption, and they seem less concerned with the environment than they are with stopping meat-eating. they will overblow the environmental effects of meat-eating in order to artificially bolster their ethical argument. (i doubt they're aware they are doing this, i dont think they would intentionally push arguments that would harm the environment). "what i've learned"s main mission is to undo these misconceptions. people are misinterpreting his video as an (ethical) defense of meat-eating. his video is not a defense of meat-eating, it's a defense of the environment. what i've said is not a comment on the facts of the matter. i don't pretend to know, and it's a complicated subject: for instance, "what i've learned" states that cows dont add more methane to the system, while fossil fuels do add extra carbon dioxide that otherwise would have been trapped underground--this is true. kurzgesagt says that methane, while existing in smaller quantites than carbon dioxide, is quantitatively more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide--this is also probably true. neither of these facts refute the other, they're both relevant. i don't know if fossils fuels are really way worse than meat for the environment, or vice versa, or if it's about even, or whatever. what IS important is to clarify the intentions and biases of both sides of this discussion. humans dont judge arguments purely by their logic, they also judge by assuming intentions of the people presenting the argument. many people are ethically biased against meat-eating, and this is likely to skew their logic. "what i've learned"s channel also seems to be biased towards meat consumption, so he's not exactly bias-free either. as for kurzgesagt i can't tell; they present their arguments in a cold and neutral way, but an ostensibly neutral presentation can still mask deep biases. but kurzgesagt's video APPEARS to refute "what i've learned"s video WITHOUT actually engaging with his actual argument, and this is a dangerous (and probably unintentional) misdirection. i will say that different people have differing levels of susceptibility to their biases; some people are less likely to warp their logic according to their biases. according to my own judgement, "what i've learned" seems to be relatively (emphasis on relatively) impervious to bias-distortion. but this is a purely subjective judgement on my part. a quote from Anna Karenina: "Levin had often noticed in discussions between the most intelligent people that after enormous efforts, and an enormous expenditure of logical subtleties and words, the disputants finally arrived at being aware that what they had so long been struggling to prove to one another had long ago, from the beginning of the argument, been known to both, but that they liked different things, and would not define what they liked for fear of its being attacked. He had often had the experience of suddenly in a discussion grasping what it was his opponent liked and at once liking it too, and immediately he found himself agreeing, and then all arguments fell away as useless." and an interesting tidbit that i learned from vsauce: evolutionarily speaking, people don't use logic to arrive at conclusions. they use conclusions to arrive at logic. logic is a social behavior used to convince others of their conclusions. so one must ask: if it wasn't logic, how did they arrive at their conclusions?

Vor 2 Tage
geting new
geting new

very good and your considerations of conclusions, too, from vsauce..? and metabolism is carbon neutral. crued oil is carbon neutral too. 😉 but crude oil is a real treasure, long time treasure.

Vor Tag
bubbleboy
bubbleboy

9:23 here you compare the carbon cleaning capabilities of 3 billion hectares of land over 100 years compared to the amount of CO2 produced in one year. Not an equal comparison, this is lying with statistics. If we annualized both, the 3 billion hectares would only clean 8 billion tons of CO2 a year, about 16% of the CO2 produced in a year. So if everyone in the world went vegan and if we used the 3 billion hectacres solely for carbon cleaning, we'd still barely make a dent. We need to focus on taxing carbon emissions instead of pressuring individuals to change their eating habits. The majority of carbon emissions are from big corporations, let's fix that first since it will have the most impact. They're the reason, they are the problem, going after them is the solution.

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Juan VP
Juan VP

This.

Vor 13 Tage
??
??

16% is very significant. That is around 1/6th of the entire world's CO2 emissions. At that point, it is more of a rupture than a dent. I do agree that we need to hold our governments accountable. Especially in America. For instance, 80% of US dollars were printed in the last year. THIS MEANS THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS EFFECTIVELY STOLEN 80% OF YOUR MONEY (because your money only has 20% of its original purchasing power). And your life has not noticeably improved. This is why since 1971, when the USD was no longer linked to gold, the middle and lower classes have been increasingly oppressed. I got this information from a video by "Jake Tran" - he made a good video definitely check it out and consider converting your USD for something more stable if you are able. Unfortunately, our species is currently approaching carrying capacity (about 11 billion??). This is VERY BAD - it is the point where the living conditions of the average human are such that they are INCAPABLE OF THRIVING AND THUS MULTIPLYING. Basically, this is the point where life is just good enough to keep you from dying before having an equivalent amount of children. Not a world you want to live in, trust me... In order to escape this fate, we must reduce and maintain a lower population so that each human can live comfortably (unless you want to go full "the weak will fear the strong"). AAAAAND this is unlikely to occur as we are hardwired to breed as often as possible. So, at least until we can collectively evolve to crab, we need to do things (like not eating meat) to increase the planet's carrying capacity, effectively delaying the inevitable and giving us manageable quality of life. Our children will despise us but hey, I don't have the ability to change human nature. Wow that was really doom and gloom. Sorry... If it makes you feel any better, genetic manipulation and effective affordable education may allow us to escape the process of natural selection(?) Have hope that we will soon be able to upgrade our brains to avoid the circle of life. If we all advocate for it enough, hey, it might happen! And if you become a neurobiological engineer you could help! A LOT! Never too late!

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Arvid Norinder
Arvid Norinder

Okay so, 1. If we regrow that land the emissions from livestock dissapears. Thats a large dent. 2. If we regrow that land we capture as you say circus 16 % of emissions today. Conclusion, thats a big dent

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andrew drewdrew
andrew drewdrew

As an orthodox Christian, we have fasting days every week (wednesday and friday) and 4 larger fasting periods (before Christmas, easter etc). I just realised a few months ago that by doing this, I'm basically vegan for more than half of the year. Guess Christians kinda had it right this time

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 ShortHax
 ShortHax

This is all too complicated, I’ll just stop eating

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Rhysman30
Rhysman30

That would actually really help the environment, sadly.

Vor 10 Tage
B
B

Photosynthesis time

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Mira ❩
Mira ❩

@SVURulez "i know what i have to do, but i dont know if i have the strength to do it"

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ISucc Newton
ISucc Newton

no humans = no human made climate change *loads shotgun with righteous intent*

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Toby Webb
Toby Webb

Haha 😂

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MrHAR1B0
MrHAR1B0

1 kilo beef = 71 kilos of CO2?! Wow, thats crazy

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Jamie
Jamie

Factory farming hurts everyone due to how they just ignore any regulations and abuse their products and workers. Why do you think so much e.coli happens with vegetables from so many well known companies? Workers who harvest don't get to take breaks and they are taking that bathroom "break" in the field with your microgreens and vegetables you are relying on. We need sweeping reforms of farming all around. There are fears we could enter a dust bowl due to our overly aggressive farming practices. Let alone that we don't even use the "cereals" (bread, wheat, etc) we do grow in the US and much of it rots rather than being used. A great deal of food waste happens yet people are going hungry right now. Oddly enough, intolerances for these foods are growing and being diagnosed by doctors... Not by people. Doctors. Food needs a bit of a makeover. Time to take it out of the 50s and make things a bit safer for everyone. But that means new rules and regulations for EVERYONE and nobody's going to like that.

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Literally an Angry Moose
Literally an Angry Moose

No matter how well presented, accurate and engaging the data, humanity isn't changing until something terrible happens. It's an awful thing. It's a horrifying thing in it's implication, but it needs said: The most crucial element in saving ourselves is by stopping and reversing our population rise.

Vor 25 Tage
Philippe Malacher
Philippe Malacher

An important argument has been omitted, red meat increases cancer risks, this has been identified by several studies now.

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A Sad Slowpoke
A Sad Slowpoke

The money I've saved from my mostly veggie meals paid up alot of my debts, and they said veggie meals are expensive.

Vor 19 Tage
A Sad Slowpoke
A Sad Slowpoke

@- Raes - i cooked veggies with fair share of seasoning so that's not the problem, lacking in variety is.

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- Raes -
- Raes -

tasty ones are expensive...

Vor 17 Tage
Atakan Mercan
Atakan Mercan

I like that you guys actually did not hide the fact that factory meat production is actually better than locally. I'm still against harsh conditions in factory meat production but it is actually pretty nice that you actually showed us the truth

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JOJOMaster
JOJOMaster

@তোমার বড় দাদা Imagine replying to a 253 comment long thread. Go do something productive instead. And I'm not the one spreading false info.

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তোমার বড় দাদা
তোমার বড় দাদা

@JOJOMaster you're making random stuff up at this point 😂 stop spreading false information

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szpaqus
szpaqus

@Jamie Seeing that you still din't provide me details let me clarify something. 1. googling gave me no answers to what substance you meant and taking that there are hundreds of different ones on the market - can't be that one in every existing supplement. 2. very little vegan food is fortified with b12. it usually is vegan milks but not all of them. are you also avoiding baby food and cereal? they are usually fortified with vitamins. 4. to supplement you can actually get a b12 shot so you don't need supplement. so whatever you have - not an excuse. but whatever keeps you sleeping at night, right? ;)

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szpaqus
szpaqus

@Jamie which additive? Please give me the name of the substance.

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Jamie
Jamie

@szpaqus That additive used to mimic B12 in vegan food is known to cause seizures in those with neurological disorders. You can kill someone (like me) with vegan food. Hi, nice to meet you. Stop copying and pasting.

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Martín
Martín

I lost it at -70% Beef Stonks 😂

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HaLimel Lon
HaLimel Lon

Me: *watches this while eating beef* Also me: I see.

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Vishwas Yadav
Vishwas Yadav

I am also following veganism for a long time and hopefully it will go longer till the end 😉✌️🇮🇳❤️

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Vishwas Yadav
Vishwas Yadav

@Lelouch yup

Vor 24 Tage
Lelouch
Lelouch

@Vishwas Yadav yes it's common misconception that vegetarian means vegan

Vor 24 Tage
Vishwas Yadav
Vishwas Yadav

@Lelouch you won't understand what I mean bro (vegan carbon footprint is lesser than vegetarian)

Vor 24 Tage
Lelouch
Lelouch

Vegetarian is not veganism

Vor 24 Tage
GoProJoe
GoProJoe

Good luck

Vor 25 Tage
Ravi
Ravi

To think, that if an ancient and populous (even then) civilization had realized this and acted upon it before it was cool

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サンゴ礁
サンゴ礁

For all those asking why they didn't cover artificially produced meat - it's because it doesn't exist on a commercial scale yet. Nobody has managed to scale artificial meat production (as opposed to meat substitutes) to a scale where it's capable of being part of the solution. If it turns out to be possible to produce artificial meat cheaply en-masse then that would be great, but you can't rely on a technology that nobody has yet proved works (and is economically viable) on a large scale, and nobody is capable of predicting whether technology that doesn't currently exist might exist in the future. It's the same reason why nobody is going to suggest humanity will depend on nuclear fusion in a video on future energy - it'd be great if it became feasible, but nobody knows whether it ever will.

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Jake Hildebrand
Jake Hildebrand

@Huh7 Nah, I don't think I will.

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Huh7
Huh7

@Jake Hildebrand jake shut up 💀

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Jake Hildebrand
Jake Hildebrand

@Reinbeers facts

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Commander Krieg
Commander Krieg

@Aaron Long cope

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IcedCat
IcedCat

@Maximiliano Pena legumes and grains are dirt cheap. do poor argentinians eat steak every day? i really doubt that.

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R. Artiles Uriarte
R. Artiles Uriarte

If we're asking the viewers to decide for themselves what to do with the provided information, for the sake of honesty and potentially even their health, we should perhaps also say that NOT ALL PROTEINS ARE CREATED EQUAL. "In general, animal proteins have higher protein digestibility and a better essential amino acid profile relative to dietary requirements. These measures of protein quality indicate that animal proteins can more readily provide the daily requirement of essential amino acids than plant protein. [...] Overall, animal-based protein food sources elicited greater anabolic responses than plant-based protein food sources. The improvement in whole-body net protein balance was due to an increase in protein synthesis with all the animal protein sources."

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R. Artiles Uriarte
R. Artiles Uriarte

@m square you'll find a link to the article in my second comment answering to Eugene.

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m square
m square

Source? K was nice enough to put their ones up, where's yours? No credibility till that happens.

Vor 19 Tage
Arnav Vaid
Arnav Vaid

One thing Ive heard is that plant protein digestibility studies were done with pigs consuming uncooked beans and legumes. Surprisingly not much research has been done with humans, and only recently have findings shown that plant protein digestibility is comparable to meat as long as its cooked. Dont take my word for it though

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Eugene's Youtube Page
Eugene's Youtube Page

"In general' that's likely true but not all plant proteins are created equal. Legumes, especially peanuts & soy, have much more essential amino acids than grasses or apples... So you should be comparing meat vs. legumes - and professional science-based organizations like the American Dietetic Association state that properly done vegan diets provide adequate protein needs. You can easily find info online on how to eat a nutritious vegan diet, check out vegan bodybuilders, etc..

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Sam Gill
Sam Gill

I love the work you guys do but I couldn't help but notice the graphic at 9:35 is a little misleading with CO2 removed showing tonnes removed in 100 years being compared to the CO2 emitted in just 1 year. I know why the amount removed has to be considered over a century as it is wildlife restoration and that CO2 emitted cannot be reasonably projected for the next century assuming this were to happen but displaying them on the same scale makes it seem like a lot more CO2 would be removed per year. Where as if they were both on a per year scale emissions would be over 6 times greater.

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geting new
geting new

in 2015 billgates donated to kurzgesagt, bill and kurzgesagt are friends. bill loves cleanmeat, ok, he is a nice guy, but he never talk about fracking, hasn't he heard about.

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geting new
geting new

is nationalgeographic a trustworthy source for US Americans? Fracking boom tied to methane spike in Earth’s atmosphere The chemical signature of methane released from fracking is found in the atmosphere, pointing to shale gas operations as the culprit.BYSTEPHEN LEAHY PUBLISHED AUGUST 15, 2019 6 MIN READ iam german.

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geting new
geting new

but cows are within the carbon cycle, the dont add carbon to the air, because they get it from the air, it is zero sum circle. adding goes just by crude oil. ok, cows made carbon to methane, but thats what plants do too, and humans do the third. crude oil is the adding. and fracking

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Griffin
Griffin

It showing CO2 removed in 1 year 🙄

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geting new
geting new

bill donated to kurzgesagt

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Producing It
Producing It

Can you guys please do a video on the education system, preferably in the U.S. if not globally?

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CarboRaider High-Carb Rush
CarboRaider High-Carb Rush

I did a calculation: Beef has 70% more calories than potatoes. But... there's complications. That 70% longer time alive wouldn't go higher due to higher protien in beef becuse the body can't use all that. Potatoes have all you need. Beef's extra protein would be converted into glucose (that conversion used up calories). So the 70% goes down lets say to 65%. THEN... you could factor in the health risks of beef.

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risk
risk

This content so good I don't know how its free

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TimeWalker
TimeWalker

They gets massive grants, billy gave them 500k.

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TimeWalker
TimeWalker

They have got massive grants from rich people, Bill gates gave them 500k.

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Ahnaful Kabir Zarif
Ahnaful Kabir Zarif

El_Patrion

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MK8 Master!
MK8 Master!

@Cintia Arjunen What's the context?

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Cintia Arjunen
Cintia Arjunen

@MK8 Master! really 😭

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Hiranmayan's Musings
Hiranmayan's Musings

The Quality Kurzgesagt's Videos is Excellent 🔥🔥👍👍

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C InfDef
C InfDef

9:35 So you're telling me that if we even just let idk 500 million hectares we'd be able to cover our entire carbon footprint minus the methane?

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zach sxizzor
zach sxizzor

no because the video compares the effect of the land over 100 years to our production over 1 year for some reason

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Jonny Roadhouse
Jonny Roadhouse

I raise a small beef herd and agree with pretty much all of this. We've left over 40% of our property as forested land and kept all the grass and forage native instead of planting invasives as an attempt to compensate. As time moves forward I want an electric skidsteer, tractor, utv, and four wheeler. We're working on powering the whole farmstead on solar panels within the next three years as well. I understand that we'll never be as carbon friendly as veggies, however if more beef operations did what we are doing vs whats going on now it would be a non-argument. It's crazy how even mentioning electric equipment will get me cussed out vs diesel engines. It's technology, it's not supposed to be political, it's supposed to be a solution. I think as genetics improve and more understanding of the rumen (adding things like seaweed to diets to reduce methane) will assist in making beef a viable good source for awhile, or at least I hope so. Great video!

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geting new
geting new

rumens are perfekt, B12 by microbes, phytase by microbes.. and meat is carbon neutral. fossils could never be carbon neutral. carboncycle is the right keyword. 🙂👍

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1Lomi
1Lomi

I wish you mentioned the percentage of meat trashed every year.

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Rayan Karakani
Rayan Karakani

Rational, not patronizing, and providing good data that can be analyzed in a useful way. That's a good way to present and debate a topic. Really did a good job with this one.

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Fredrik Christmansson
Fredrik Christmansson

@Global ist 😘

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Global ist
Global ist

@Fredrik Christmansson sure buddy

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Fredrik Christmansson
Fredrik Christmansson

@Global ist no. NOTHING of what i know now about diet, anthropology, evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology ive been taught in school. Its all acquired post school. You should try Google scholar sometime. Its great. Beats getting taught science through ideology.

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Vacnol
Vacnol

@Global ist I mean, you want a citation?

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Global ist
Global ist

@Vacnol omfg. Hilarious stuff. I always break the thermodynamics laws when I can’t find the bread aisle.

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nyarlotep
nyarlotep

Will you give this video Spanish subtitles in the near future? I would love to share it with my friends and family.

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geting new
geting new

you like bill, than share

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Brad ൠ
Brad ൠ

I can't help but wonder, what if would happen all other carnivores were eliminated but us?

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Hola Adios
Hola Adios

I´d love to see a followup video on a comparisson between all protein sources, such as beef, birds, fish, and insects.

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Father Poochie
Father Poochie

@geting new You've lost me

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geting new
geting new

@Father Poochie sag mir was du von bill hältst.. tell me what do you think about billytheking, will you follow him?

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geting new
geting new

@Father Poochie keywords billfoundation + kurzgesagt + stipendiate or something like this 😁

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Father Poochie
Father Poochie

@geting new Lame, whatever happened to the more interesting conspiracy theories?

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geting new
geting new

@Hola Adios bill loves cleanmeat, the other types of meat are basically irrelevant to him, i think.

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Alishan Khan
Alishan Khan

There are several question which needs to be answer here: 1) What will happen to green water (as this one the largest source of water which directly cannot be consume) 2) How much of fresh water will be require in plant only diet for irrigations, around the globe and how we are going to replenish it. 3) How much do food wastage count for carbon and methane emmission. 4) What is most efficient way to despose agriculture waste.

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TimeBucks
TimeBucks

I agree with your points

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Electronem
Electronem

@SoNotSorry. ya that's why I was asking

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SoNotSorry.
SoNotSorry.

@Electronem it is impossible to make carbon negative meat using living animals, what they're referring to is farms practicing holistic farming to offset the emissions. Big difference. It's good that you're not so gullible and prone to misinformation

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SoNotSorry.
SoNotSorry.

Uhh saying Google it there's info? The specific info in question is: carbon negative meat. There simply is no such thing

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Electronem
Electronem

B

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Fake Account
Fake Account

A

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Ogba O
Ogba O

Great Video as always but is it fair to discuss nutritional values without discussing quality?. I.e presence of essential amino acids

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geting new
geting new

but bill donated to kurzgesagt..

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Ol Shi
Ol Shi

I would like to see a video breaking down the nutrition values of vegan vs regular (omnivore) diet

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geting new
geting new

no vids about..ok, here my opinion, vegan is bad for humans in every way. vegetarian is ok, nobody is perfekt, little lack of iron, no problem. but vegetarians let the other eat the odd cows. no solution. omnivorus is normal..for hominids and so. did you heard about Weston Price ? Thats our way, all ancient and long-lived cultures: omnivorous

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Craig Jones
Craig Jones

Why is last mile transport of meat so much more emitting than plants. That makes no sense to me, do plants teleport into my belly?

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Argletrough ;
Argletrough ;

9:30 This graph seems a bit misleading, since according to it, we would produce 5 trillion tonnes over the same period of 100 years.

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