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@Stephen Molohosky Sure. Because climatologists and ecologists are famously the richest of all scientists, and all the droughts, floods, hurricanes, hail storms, permafrost/glaciers melting, disappearing islands, unusual pests and diseases happening all over the world are excellent for the country's economy and have no bearing at all in migration.
Climate Change is a Scsm.
Gasoline make people crazy 😱😱😱
Absolutely hilarious that you guys think your not religious. Sure are putting allot of faith into your processes. By the by, a rock is a rock and was made from the voice of God. It's not a clock. And nothing you do to it will tell you it's age.
@legendarella I highly recommend you to watch videos about how planting trees works nowadays. For starters, people who are in power and don't understand how climate has changed, authorize logging and deforestation: Bolsonaro in Brazil has made disappear more of the Amazon than anyone, Trump reduced the size of National Parks and wanted to change Alaska's forests into oil fields. Have you planted anything? And, small detail, trees need more than carbon to thrive. They need water and a climate adequate to their needs, not droughts or floods or hurricanes or snowfalls; crops too. Simply planting trees against climate change not cutting the emissions of greenhouse gases (which are more than just carbon) is like fighting a flood with kitchen towels. Please make your research (make any research) with "why climate change is real" and "trees climate change," educate yourself. At least, watch the weather news and realize that heat waves in Siberia and Antarctica aren't "weather as usual."
Imagine being the person responsible for making an entire generation dumber on average. That’s a sad legacy to leave behind.
@Nameless lol I hope this is intended to be the comedy gold I read it to be! If this was a joke, well played! If this was serious... well, there's still a joke, it's just that it's not the letters typed but the rather it's sitting at the keyboard.
Looking at Apps like TikTok et al, he's good now.
Now you know how Mark Zuckerberg feels
@marcux83 if that's the case, then why do more people die unnaturally under Communism than under Capitalism
Rupert Murdoch is doing it currently
His death was kind of a reflection of his life. He tried to engineer solutions to problems only for them to backfire to create an even bigger one. Rather poetic.
is this real?? or a n attempt to shift focus from off the other evil men we think of..;; " Shitler AKA Hitler Stalins and what ever that Gengivits Kahns...
who else can claim to have created more than just one environmental disaster in a single lifetime
Don't go chasing waterfalls stay with the rivers and lakes you know.
I'm just sad the bed was only able to strangle him to death once for what he did. Somehow he is far more evil than ppl who killed because they believe they did the right thing. This guy was not mentally ill, he know 100% what he did, he caused huge damage and all of it because he just wanted to get rich. That's so mundane and pathetic.
Mankind in general really ,well industrial countries anyways
I am a mechanical engineer and graduated in 1980. One of our projects, my senior year, was looking at ethanol as a fuel. The study we ran showed awesome results. It was ignored. I then worked for a large corporation as an environmental engineer and was tasked to look at the 2005 Energy Bill. In the 2005 energy bill MTBE was banned as a fuel additive. MTBE was used as an oxygenated fuel that lowered NOX in air pollution. Ethanol was also used as an oxygenated fuel in Midwest states to help raise the price of corn. Corn prices were low so the tax payers were subsidizing the farmers. With higher prices lower subsidies win win for everyone except the oil companies who were creating scarcity in their fuel supply to the consumer by cutting back on production. Anytime there is a fire at an oil refinery they made huge profits as creating scarcity generates massive profits on a product the consumer has no substitute good. The 2005 Energy bill stated that MTBE, a by product of oil refinery, can no longer be used as MTBE is a known carcinogen and has entered into our water supply in areas such as California and Texas. The 2005 Energy bill required ethanol to be used as an oxygenated fuel countrywide and US corn farmers entered into the fuel sector. The oil companies then spent millions attacking ethanol and corn farmers as ethanol stopped their control of oil production and creating Scarcity they controlled. It was a massive propaganda campaign with most Americans thinking ethanol is a bad actor while MTBE was good!
Wow! Thanks for the info!
@Christopher Carlson Currently we have 27% ethanol mixed with gasoline here in Brazil, and we did ponder about using up to 40%, a bill that did not pass. Almost all of our produced cars are "flex", which comes from flexible regarding the fuel, our cars accept any mixture of ethanol and gasoline with no problems, a tide that began in the early 00's. When it comes to hybridization and electrification of the fleet, most if not all our hybrids run on ethanol as well as gas, making them already carbon neutral. Ethanol industry also makes up a lot of revenue from planting sugar cane, which is the crop used to make sugar and ethanol, sice it is adequate to our climate and also is much more efficient than corn or beet sugar. We expect to develop a lot of new tech in the following years, an example would be fuel-cell engines using ethanol instead of hydrogen. Ethanol's wide acceptance (to the public and also to the industry) means we will have an alternative of 'pump fuel' in the years to come, bnringing less disruption of the business model of gas stations and distribution centers (as opposed to inlet charge of cars) and since it is carbon neutral we are already somewhat green, and we didn't even really tried! As a Brazilian, I see lobby as the problem with the energy industry in the USA, and as always you seek disruption of a sector as the solution (ditch all combustion engines, for an example). Luckily, we are not the same.
@Jason Brooks interesting. I've been running only premium in my F150 ecoboost with great results in increased MPG. I read that the engine was actualy designed for high octane fuel, but low octane fuel can be used due to the direct injection system. Lower octane fuel having a negative effect of reduced power and efficiency. Anyways I know you weren't talking about octane but I wonder if I've been getting some pure gas from the premium pumps by chance. It could be a secondary reason for my increase in mileage. I used to get 16.5-19 and now I'm getting 20-24 depending on wind drag/speed. Pretty impressive for a 4x4 with 400 ft-lbs of torque. Either that or I've just learned to stay out of the boost. It's kind of impossible to do that when you're driving 80 though, so it's got to be fuel at that point.
@Jason Brooks Yup, adding ethanol was shortsighted. Looking at the whole picture, adding ethanol was a negative
@Mary Ebert lol you believe info from brazil and tell someone to check integrity of their info? ahahahahaha bwahahahaha oh the irony.
“ you will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known and exist before it is generally received and practiced on” will now be my favorite quote. It’s sad how often ppl prove Benjamin Franklins words true, he would probably be very disappointed with the ignorance and misinformation we’re surrounded by
So, back in the early 1980's my dad brought home a 55 gallon drum of lead pipes and ingots. I played with the stuff. My hands were grey as can be from it too. Anyhow, my sister has had MS and is completely paralyzed, can't speak no more and is tube fed since I was 1. She is 16 years older. My brother who is 14 years older came down with MS about 15 years ago now. He too is 100% paralyzed, talks with a faint wiper, tube fed. You mentioned lead destroys the Mylan Sheath. MS is known for that. Also, Epsilon toxin is produced by a specific strain of bacteria (Clostridium Perfringens). That is also a thought of what may trigger MS. I wonder if exposure of Lead and this toxin are correlated to create MS. IDK, but I forget a lot, have many of these lead side effect. I probably owe it to my dad for being getting the dumb father award for bringing such a thing home and letting me play with it for years. Sigh. I didn't really wash my hands when I ate too. Anyhow, thank you for making this video. :)
@MrHarry ForFun Well he knew it wasn't a toy, either.
@Anthony Pawlowski in further reading about the polio double up etc further down in your comments. You had stupid parents. Point blank. And all that bad stuff that happened. Their fault. It's certainly not the kids who didn't know. If the parents were weak willed and ignorant like that they should have never had kids. And neither should any other adults if you don't know how to properly protect your children.
@Anthony Pawlowski anger is not a negative emotion. Don't be brainwashed. There's all kinds of anger and most of it is positive while only a little is directly negative, but it depends on the wielder of the anger and what they do with it.
@David Eason Yes?
If it's a story about chemistry hurting people, you can bet DuPont is going to be mentioned at least once.
@Cameron Borgersen yeah and I'm sure they're apart of the group of people that still runs the world today.. you know, just in the back ground. Men behind the curtain if you will
@Matt B I might be a few months late, I just watched this video. But to add to your point, Bayer also supported and was an active supporter of the Nazi Party. They may have also used Jewish Slaves for experiments, as well as for slave labor.
24 minutes of long and boring story. Everything could be fit in 2 minutes.
Monsanto is Bayer now, also I didn't see anyone mention DOW Chemical, they're evil too.
@- Flanders - Not graphite but graphene.
Was not expecting to finnaly understand what was the difference between regular gas and high octane gas. So simply explained as well. I'm always very impressed by this channel's content.
Its incredible how one man can have the most catastrophic effect on mankind, and using his self as a test dummy in the process, having first hand experience and to still go through with the project, but what's most remarkable is the ozone issue and the lead correlation to a rise in crime in a certain time period in history
Absolutely incredible set of "connections". Very well done and thank you for your time and the time of the people around you. I'm a lot pissed about all this, especially since the first 3 decades of my life were all in the "age of lead".
That part at the end where you said something like "You'd be surprised how long it takes a country and even people, to change their ways despite knowing what they're doing is extremely harmful." What I have perceived about the world is that spilled blood can always be soaked up with more money.
Clair Patterson was a big part of getting lead out of gasoline. He didn't just do the research, he testified to lawmakers as well. He's one of those true heroes that we shamefully never get told about in school.
@Comic Sans Wonder if it affects the next generation? Many gen Xers are dealing with autism and a multitude of allergies in their children.
@COMALite J looking at crime analysis over time, I'm going to dispute your conclusion of 'too late.' Despite the societal stressors of 'too many bodies,' violent crime rates associated geographically and temporally with lead exposure have been trending steadily downwards. Now, geographical concentrations (cities, mostly) remain higher than other areas, but even they are trending downward. If you adjust for changes in population and population density, the trend becomes even more starkly obvious. Violent crime rates are a functional proxy for lead exposure.
The sad thing is, Patteron’s finally cutting through the petroleum industry’s delays and convincing Congress to ban tetraethylead may have been too late. The petroleum industry’s delays kept things going long enough for lead levels to build up in the population. Once the lead is in the body, there’s no real way to get rid of it. Even though the younger generations aren’t being poisoned as much by it, look at the age groups of the people currently engaged in right-wing extremism such as the January 6 attempted insurrection. The people who fall for the most extreme anti-civilization rhetoric. These people are coming terrifyingly close to tearing down America and maybe all of Western Civilization. I dare say that this was likely a contributing factor in Brexit. Who knows? It may well have affected Putin and led to the current conflict that may at any time trigger WWIII with nuclear exchange. Lead doesn’t just impair the _intellect._ It impairs the _morals,_ too. Judgment, empathy, and so on. It doesn’t just make people _stupid,_ it makes what would’ve been decent, intelligent people into frankly evil monsters. Lead poisoning helped bring down the Roman Empire. Their greatest technological achievement — the aqueducts (plumbing! Running water!) were made of lead, as were the pewter vessels wine was stored in, and lead-based preservative powder was used on meats in those days before refrigeration. Is it any wonder that the upper classes, who got the most of this, became witless, insane, and evil? Even the emperors such as Caligula and Nero. What might those emperors and the noble classes have been had their minds not been unwittingly poisoned all their lives? Look also at modern Africa which Western Civilization has for years used as a dumping ground. Kids play in smoking heaps of discarded electronics, much of which has lead in the solder. Then we wonder why evil warlords arise such as Joseph Kony in Uganda, or groups such as Boko Haram. What might Kony have been had his brain not been poisoned by lead in his childhood? I’m terrified for the people of Flint, Michigan, and other places that experienced high lead content in water. Expect crime rates to skyrocket as those children reach their teens and adulthoods.
@gioyu comi Greed. Capitalism at its very best.
@Laird Cummings 👍 was jus asking, thanks for the response
As a new subscriber I'm really liking this channel, now to my comment, I don't understand why one of the major car companies hasn't come out with a vehicle that can get 70-80mpg even if it needed a special fuel mix, it would still be more feasible than putting up all these charging stations required for electric cars, and more environment friendly
This video made me better aware of the severity of how Montreal's water lines still have lead in the pipes. Also makes me think more about electronic waste.. that one's gonna catch up with us.
I never realized just how destructive leaded fuel was. I remember when it was phased out, but I never understood how bad it was. Side note. As a child, I once asked to fill the tank on my dads car. Just to be sure I confirmed (I thought) which one to pump. At the time regular leaded gas was still available, so as I'm getting out to pump the gas, I said "regular right?". Now at the time, your choices were regular (leaded), regular unleaded, mid grade unleaded, and premium unleaded. I, being the ignorant young child I was, pumped a full tank of regular (leaded) gas. This had an extremely bad effect. The car ran terribly, and eventually it destroyed the catalytic converter. Needless to say, I never made that mistake again. 😂
Extremely well made and educational video. Great job!
The moment that Midgley pretended that Ethyl wasn't dangerous (especially after HE, HIMSELF, had just recovered from lead poisoning) was the moment that it was no longer an "ACCIDENT" that he poisoned the world.
Early 20th century Trump supporter
@Gaia's Guardian Not jet fuel. It's only on piston engines. Jets use a different type of fuel than gasoline
@John Morris not much has changed then there all weird round that way
@blutey not all radiation is bad
Those affected by lead poisoning can't be blamed for their poor judgement. Case in point: USA is this lead-poisoned, but still call their sons heroes for spreading the American imperialism everywhere from iraq to Afghanistan. And then the effects wouldn't be contained to mere 330 million, truly the .5%, posing as "we are the 99%" when THEIR money is held hostage by wall street. That's your values.
So many details elaborated simply and beautifully. Thank you so much for your efforts
Your descriptions of the persisting harmful effects are the most vividly and impressive. Thanks a lot
Hands down one of the best data driven YouTube vids I've seen in a long time. Well done. Excellent. A must watch, I just shared it with my peeps!!! SUBSCRIBE!
Just to expand on this. Keep in mind LEAD was used in ALL paints because it helped it dry faster. This was banned in the USA in 1978. There also was Red Lead and White Lead base paints used on ships and other large commercial vehicles. Remember the movie "Operation Petticoat" Tony Curtis and Cary Grant. The submarine got painted PINK because they had to mix Red Lead and White Lead. To this day people worry a lot about asbestos exposure when tearing down a building. There is also a lot of Lead based Paints in those buildings too, especially with steel structures. Now for the kicker. Lead based paint is still used in China, India, and many other countries to this day.
Just as a point of order: he didn't 'accidentally' harm or kill millions of people. He (and others) knew the consequences of their actions but was prepared for others to py the (ultimate) price for his pieces of silver. Greed is, and will continue to be, the downfall of mankind.
Could not agree more.
@A Page I bet you charge him to give it back, with your greed
Hey I found your foil hat call me
@lordjaraxxus 66 You have lead poisoning.
Absolutely excellent video! So glad it got plenty of views, both for you and the world.
Is it truly accurate to say it was "accidental" when the risk was known, felt first-hand, attempted to be covered-up, and still ultimately ignored?
This is very eye opening. And thank you for putting the reference in the description so we can read and find out for ourselves. This is much needed!
One of th most stunning parts of that disaster is that there are dozens of other antidetonators in the world. They are hardly as effective as tetraethyllead, but they are incomparable safer.
This isn't mentioned in the video, but Clair Patterson was blacklisted for speaking out against lead in gasoline. When the government finally formed a National Research Council panel to investigate it eight years after Patterson raised the alarm, he was excluded despite being the world's leading expert on the subject. Before publishing his paper in 1963, his work was largely funded by oil companies to the tune of around $20k per year. That funding was immediately rescinded, and he also lost a contract with the Public Health Service. The oil industry asked the Atomic Energy Commission to stop funding his work, and members of the board at Caltech tried to have him silenced. He spent most of his life in relative obscurity because of the efforts to blacklist him. Some of that has changed in the past decade or so, and these days, a lot of people know who he is.
Yer name haha.
@True Arif Making up stuff-is what many call an imagination. And recognizing patterns in hard data is a gift of our intellectual abilities.
@Slats Grobneck Hard data and pattern recognition has never in any course of history been the same thing. Hard data is real information. Pattern recognition is your brain making up stuff based on what it thinks it knows. You are misunderstanding something here clearly.
@WeightedNormal Thanks for that. I was shocked at people like your friends that were openly hoping other humans would die, or be shunned if they lived, over their refusal to take the vaccine.
@True Arif So this video shows a correlation between lead exposure and crime. But no pattern there according to you? Or rather, your point is null.
It’s amazing we are still tied to technology this old.
Please keep making these historical science gems!
Wow ! Thanks again . As usual . The videos are informative to a level that strikes a cord that sheds luminous light on, sometimes amusing, some extremely important subjects .
A great and useful video, I learned a lot from it. Thanks! And the closing reiteration of the Benjamin Franklin quote is so chilling.
Telling Patterson's story in parallel with Midgley's is such a good choice, really shows that the side effects of leaded gasoline were not something unknown to the generation that implemented it. they just valued easy profit over human life. Though one thing that irks me about the way that science history (and most history for that matter) is presented by stories like these is showing Patterson alone on a boat or in the arctic gathering samples. Scientists work in teams and the research credited to Midgley or Patterson is not the work of one man but a whole bunch and the people who support them.
big pharma now $$$ over life
@Steven Verrall True!
@Steven Verrall I'm not sure what you mean by "anything else".
@Blair Sadewitz Many scientists, including myself, care about the details of their current project but are primarily motivated by the big picture of how their work fits in with the needs of humanity. When part of a small research team, you need to imagine the big picture in order to sell your proposal to win funding. Importantly, you need to be very well aware of the limitations and likely fundamental flaws of competing projects. So it helps to be extremely skeptical when working with a small research team. My most valuable student research assistants aren't those with the highest GPAs. They are those who push back the hardest and ask the most probing fundamental questions. Such students typically have mediocre GPAs.
@Blair Sadewitz Over specialization is how the entire system can be corrupted by a few elites who can see the entire forest rather than individual trees. It is easy to lead a herd of animals off a cliff...
I wonder how much environmental lead has contributed to the epidemics of heart disease, osteoporosis, and memory disorders that we see today. We recently had to put my 80 year old mom into a memory care facility and my uncle had been suffering from Alzheimer's for over a decade. :'(
I love how this video shows the importance of public health research is.
Wow this guy really knows his stuff. I'm impressed
Interesting video. I have just been diagnosed with 'calcified coronary arteries' I'm 60+ and lived up until the 80s surrounded by leaded fuel emissions. I lived on a main road with heavy traffic for years. I'm wondering if that was the cause for my diagnosis.
Probably not *the* cause, but definitely *a* cause.
I think "accidental" is more than a little generous. They knew it was poison. They just chose to ignore it because of the opportunity for profit.
@B W DM you won
the ethanol they replaced it with is also poisonous, if you drink it or directly inhale the fumes. Many do willingly on a regular basis and it causes many fetal defects and lowers IQ if exposure occurs during pregnancy or childhood or long term. The government also claims there's no safe exposure level of it. The video's creator wants you to hate Midgely for solving a problem the government created, they banned ethanol in 1920. It's not expensive at all. You're perfectly willing to be lied to by someone as long as they rage at capitalism when government was the problem .
@Royal gilpin There's many ways in which to judge life but many are complicated. The one that is most convenient is that people will reproduce infinitely while the dirt they walk on is finite. 💁 So first of all, supply and demand says that human life is cheaper than dirt. (with out wealth to give it worth and meaning). Which brings me to the next point... I do not want the government stealing more money from me to remove the lead pipes we already have! Tax is theft. (period) And I'd assume they're cheap if we need more. Third of all, the only reason you think lead is poisonous is the government told you that! 🤷 And finally states should be free to use them if they wish. ☝️ Government says lead makes you dumb... but I know for a fact the government's cosmological constant in the universe, is to make you look stupid and weak. 😡 Roman royalty drank wine from lead and Rome was strong! And rich! Rome used lead. Bhe strong like a Roman! 💪 Don't be a wimp whiney snow flake. Pluto can be a planet again... And Jupiter: A GOD! The money well save on all the cheap labor will make us all rich! (have lots and lots of babies who have lots and lots of babies. 🤑 We can invade Canada!)
I I love my son more than life itself and he gives me a purpose. At the same time I feel so horrible for bringing a child into this world that wants him to be nothing but dumb labor
@Squange Flagion I'm all for markets being as free as possible but if you're selling poison and saying it's a miracle g cure for every ailment that should probably be illegal. Especially if it poisons not only the people buying it but every living thing around them
this video made me realize that i may have made myself stupid by accident. i used to have lots of those plastic beans with lead balls inside which you knock around and they roll in unexpected ways. now i had found an old "vintage" one in a box that my parents used to have as children. i dropped that ball and i guess due to its age the plastic broke off fairly easily, exposing a heavy (maybe lead ball) now i had a problem back then where i put stuff in my mouth and yeah i put that ball in my mouth and rolled it around (did it because it felt weird due to its weight and stuff) Note that back then i was much more obedient and used to be straight up bored even in classes where others suffered but now looking back right around the time i knocked that ball around in my mouth is right when i had started getting "stupider" in classes? this very well may be a case of the mandela effect but it could be true and i may have just straight up ruined my future lol
I don't know if this was said before but I think it's cosmically ironic that one of his inventions finally killed him after so many of his other ones killed millions of people and still do today.
I'd love to know what caused IQ to drop more, lead or social media.
Wow! This is interesting and causes so many questions. I may be too dumb to understand some of it (all credits of this joke may be copywrited by lead lol). I have one quesiton here. When I was a kid and went fishing, I know one hack from my dad. He always did this, and said that I should not do it, since it is probably not so good fot the teeth. Now I think it may have been bad for the head as well. When adding weight on the line (wich is obviously lead) you usually pinch it with pliers. If you forget them or its already in use, you use your teeth, and the jaw acts as pliers. That I'm sure leads to some consumption of lead. Does that mean that to some extent fishing may also cause some loss of intelectual abilities? And also fishing in some way increases the reate of crimes?
you can claim that the damage he caused with CFCs was a accident but leaded gasoline was actually something he knew from the getgo was bad. it wasnt even the best solution to the problem he wanted to solve.
@Knoz Correct, all these professional victims see is the negatives that have been overblown and exploited for the promotion of someone else's "solution". Had these products not been developed like DDT, millions, if not billions, would have suffered more, or never existed in the first place. Vaccines had mercury. "Oh, no. The inventor of the vaccine is responsible for the deaths of millions." As DuPont found out, it is more profitable to outlaw and demonize refrigerants, for which the patent has expired, and to lobby the government to replace them with new refrigerants for which the patents are still in effect. Same with the ethanol lobby. Gotta boost those percentages in gasoline. Lest we forget Al Gore's carbon credits and the renewables climate fiasco. It is much more profitable to provide the solution to the sky that is continuously falling.
@MMMHOTCHEEZE bullets are supposed to be lethal why not use lead?
simply the earth cannot be a sphere, sundial should not work on a sphere that rotates to the sun, the fixed point of light that enters from east to west, it should only mark those hours, and yet it marks all. That's because the sun moves above us and it's the hand of a clock. Flat earth definitely. The sundial shatters the globe and lies.m
@Seeking The Love That God Means actually it was chlorides from winter road and parking lots upstream which leached lead from pipes and fittings . Flint quit using lake water and started using the flint river which contains chlorides from road salting . Road salting of highways and roads and side walks damages the eco system of ground water and rivers and streams lakes by dissolving metals and releasing them in water lakes ground water rivers streams it dissolves lead and other metals
@M M Longer but stupider lives?
In response to a recent post I made about potential of household lead contaminants of the era covered in this video, in particular the Lead Pencil. Some people had questions about the lead content of pencils. I mentioned lead content, whereas the core of the pencil had no lead content but the exterior coating of the pencils of that era were coated with lead based paint, as were most of the toys. Someone also mentioned that the lead paint was not a problem unless it was sanded, yes to a degree but not if it was chewed on by children cribbing in their cribs. The biggest potential problem I see that has not been considered is how many children that sat in classrooms were chronic pencil chewers? I myself am guilty of destroying many pencils in class and at home. This factor alone has not been taken into account and could be a significant contributor to the poisonings posed by this video. I started school in 1954 and have participated in many years of chewing on pencils coated with lead based paints. Personally I have not had any tests done and have no idea of the levels of lead in my body.
Lead acid batteries are still found in almost cars. Where do the large amounts of lead end up? In many developing countries they are recovered by poor people who cook the electrodes for the lead. A lot of education is still needed. This video should be presented to the World Health Organisation and have guidelines for all countries on the risks associated with lead and clear policies to protect people and the environment. Thanks to the presenter for an excellent work. I will be interested to see similar evaluation for artificial sweeteners developed by the drug companies.
Never heard of this guy before... Thanks for the info.
Not every scientific discovery is a good one. Sometimes doing the right thing, isn't doing the right thing
Being able to correlate historical events related to human civilization like the rise and fall of empires and the Black Death by observing lead levels in the ice cores in Greenland is so crazy.
If anyone knows, do phone screen contain lead? I broke the glass of my screen, and some part of it went in finger. The glass was extremely dark in colour and it crumbled like salt
@floridahacker how is it amazing
Imagine someone correlating the rise of heart attacks and other illness in people recently exposed to a new "medical" invention for the good of mankind. In 50 years they will make a video of another "accidental" mistake in the 2020s :)
Yes...crazy is an excellent word to describe it and anyone who puts any faith in such a correlation.
@InertIA What does that mean?
I unfortunately exposed myself to a fair amount of lead levels when I was 10-13 years old. I used to have a pellet gun I would shoot around the yard, and always carried the lead pellets in my mouth. Didn’t find out til years after that they were lead, and you’re not even supposed to handle them with gloves or hand washing
Very interesting, thank you so much for this educational content!!!
This is a video or subject everybody should see in school, its to this day still shamefully unknown the elaborate devastation lead and freon gas causes...
"We do not feel justified in giving up what has come to the industry like a gift from heaven on the possibility that a hazard may be involved in it"
This guy is basically Dr. Catastrophe. Absolutely everything he did went wrong, remarkable.
@Kaynan Pompeu simply the earth cannot be a sphere, sundial should not work on a sphere that rotates to the sun, the fixed point of light that enters from east to west, it should only mark those hours, and yet it marks all. That's because the sun moves above us and it's the hand of a clock. Flat earth definitely. The sundial shatters the globe and lies.
@GLAD!! I hope this is a joke, but If It is not, then please man, read your own words again and spot why you are so wrong.
simply the earth cannot be a sphere, sundial should not work on a sphere that rotates to the sun, the fixed point of light that enters from east to west, it should only mark those hours, and yet it marks all. That's because the sun moves above us and it's the hand of a clock. Flat earth definitely. The sundial shatters the globe and lies.q
@Bill A Google why we don't shoot radioactive waste barrels out into space, you might be awe-struck at what a stupid idea it is.
@William Hall Different processes and choices have different outcomes, short and long term. There have been many paths not taken, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Some would definitely have been worse than our history, some would have been better. In hindsight fossil fuel technologies could at best be seen as tide-me-over, at worst a dead end. We could have gone further towards the worst (there was a major course correction about 50 years ago), but also gone further towards the best, particularly about 100-120 years ago.
Derek, great great video. Especially loved Ben's quote, and how you ended with it (although it is misspelled when you first displayed it, i before e except after c) - I wonder if there is a lobby to change airplane fuel?
Aviation fuel has to pass flammability standards so that it’s less likely to ignite when it shouldn’t. And ethanol, which is what unleaded gasoline for cars uses to prevent knocking, is more flammable than TEL.
...it wasn't "accidentally" though. He released his research knowing very well what would happen
This explains the outbreak of ADHD, dyslexia and other nervous disorders especially in modern America, compared to anywhere else in the world.
Absolutely fantastic informative video, but as knowledgeable and intelligent as the narrator seems to be, I'm surprised that he doesn't know how to pronounce the word "solder", a word which is so common that layman both male and female have heard it and are familiar with it and...can pronounce it.
@G Zy Well, this is the United States and I don't hear a British accent from him...speak to your audience or don't speak at all...it sounds dumb.
FYI, the British say sole-der. Americans say sod-der. There are two ways to pronounce the word.
It's interesting that the person who caused the harm in this case did so much of it and did it with a huge amount of support. Meanwhile, the person who tried to undo it had to go to great lengths to prove there was a problem and was still seen as extreme at the time.
Because of money. It’s why we’re screwed as a species. Very, very few of us think like scientists, and the ones that do are ignored when discoveries conflict with profit or other people’s favorite and stupid ideas.
@zmoney412 tru, tho I think what is interesting is Patterson was disgusted by the Manhattan Project. Perhaps the valuable skill here is that ability to recognize that something you participate in is bad.
And the person who tried to undo it, Patterson, was involved in the Manhattan project. Also responsible for millions of deaths
@ambitionbird Damn thing is, I've fooled myself for years and took me a long time to convince myself of that. "Fool me once, shame on you. Teach me to fool myself, shame on me for the rest of my life."
As a pilot, I was waiting to hear something about Aviation Fuel(100 low lead). I was not disappointed. Fortunately a replacement has just been approved. Now the trick is distribution and cost.
very good presentation. learned a lot. Thank you for this video.
Very good video. Congratulations. In honor of justice, a video should be made of those who have saved the most lives in history. I nominate Fritz Haber. Greetings from Colombia 🇨🇴.
This is why you use caution when you hear the words “trust the science”. Money trumps everything, including your health and safety.
These sets are absolutely incredible! It’s insane how far veritasium has come!
@Topdog525 God does exists.
It is all in Wikipedia, he just read the article and made a video
@Kelly Dalstok The Bible is the most verified document in the history of mankind. Ill offer you a few bullet points on that topic if you care to see them. But... Here's the real short version. God provided you a gigantic Planet crammed full of amazing creatures to demonstrate his skill and eternal power. God provided you a conscience in your mind that knows right from wrong. You know it's wrong to lie. You know it's wrong to steal. You know it's wrong to commit various forms of sexual immorality. You know it's wrong to use someone's name as a curse word, much less the name of the Holy God that gave you life. God is not going to provide you more evidence than the planet on which he placed you to spend your short life span. God knows, that you know, that He knows, that you know that it's wrong to, lie etc... So at the end of your short life span when you stand before your creator. You will have no excuse for pretending that his creation was an accident and that you broke his laws unknowingly. In short you know there's a God and you know it's wrong to break his laws. You know that his laws are just and fair. You know that his laws boil down to Love your neighbor. Forgive your enemy. Lying or stealing or cursing to/with/from your neighbor is not loving them. So you will stand before the judgement seat of a Holy God without excuse. The only escape from your just judgment will be to plead for Mercy from his Son. His Son that took your place and took your punishment on the Cross about 2,022 years ago. That offer of Mercy expires at the moment your short lifespan terminates. The Earth is absolute proof of God. And you know it's wrong to lie.
Man, that Midgley has created some serious karma. I love how the host tries to act sad when he tells the story of how he died by strangulation with his own contraption.
Great video, I was shocked by the impact of the leaded gas in the whole earth, and the correlation with the crime rate. The only low is that the video ended with a sponsor that measures our "carbon footprint"...
I highly doubt he accidentally killed himself, sounds to me like the finger was pointed entirely at him and he had to be silenced. A textbook cover-up for something so big it had to be shut down. People knew what was going on.
Knowing you are harming people and doing it anyway solely for money makes you an exceptionally horrible person.
Considering he spent a year recovering from lead toxicity, claiming he "accidentally" killed the most people in history seems a bit generous.
Zedong was still warned countless times by environmental and government officials. He ignored them all.
The patent was indeed owned by GM, but Kettering the man in charge of the research division and Midgley as the inventor were guaranteed profit shares in it, and GM put the two of them in charge of a whole new subsidiary, whose main purpose was to figure out how to monetize and market tetraethyl lead. The company made the same arrangement with the two of them a second time when Midgely later invented CFCs after GM asked them for a refrigerant that would work in cars. Corporate might have been evil, but they were fair to their researchers.
@Honourable Doctor Edwin Moriarty Well, if he invented it while working for the company, it’s highly possible that that invention doesn’t belong to him. It would be filed as a company patent. Inventors not getting proper compensation happens all the time unfortunately.
@Aidan S As the inventor, he did cut a deal with Charles Kettering and GM, giving himself a portion of the profits. It wasn't just salary and a job that he was keeping.
@Jorge Almeida hahaahahahhaha
I have some serious concerns about how Wren calculates my carbon footprint. I have solar panels with battery backup in my house and I drive an electric car. It didn't seem to change their carbon estimate. I'm disappointed their results don't reflect this accurately.
Maybe it takes into account the carbon footprint of the materials aquisition and manufacturing involved in producing the solar panels and the batteries in your powerwall and electric car. It will take several years or even a decade (depending on what you have, where you live, how many miles you drive, etc) for your green energy investments to overcome the initial carbon footprint required to produce them vs soley being on grid power and driving a comparable ice vehicle. Maybe they include this in their estimate for you and it improves over time?
As a car guy I have to point out that lead is still used in many high octane race fuel blends, they’re intended to be used with cars on track that no longer have emissions systems because I guess lead and catalytic converters don’t mix. Once you’re getting to octane levels of 100 or higher it’s pretty much standard to find TEL still in use, some drag strips and gas pumps near racetracks will even have it on the pumps as an option
Thank you for making such an informative video. You're ❤
Lead having correlations between an increase in Violent Crimes, Lower IQ, and aggression is absolutely mind-blowing especially if it's as substantial as it looks. It really makes you wonder if a lot of division between people and the unthinkable and crazy stuff that happens in the world today is a result of or at least substantially influenced by lead, lower IQ, and Aggression and how different the world could be today if it wasn't for Lead.
I feel like "accidentally" only applies to the second time that man caused a global environmental catastrophe, the one with the lead seemed like willful ignorance. It's honestly crazy how much damage to the earth a single man was able to do in his pursuit of short-term gain.
Exactly. The name of their fuel Ethyl shows that they tried to avoid public concerns on the use of lead in fuel. Irresponsible, if they were not criminal.
It's the same song as always, harming people because it's profitable. Welcome to Capitalism. Earth can be destroyed if it helps some billionaires get a few new yachts and buy a few more corporations
@Péter Kiss lmao whats your problem
He would not have been alone in doing so, sure he came up with its use, but other people with wealth and power knowingly contributed.
@Péter Kiss Why are you white knighting for this guy
That definitely explains the preponderance of insanity that we are experiencing in the big cities
I really like the molecule model you use in your videos. Mind sharing where you got it?
Radiolab did an interesting podcast on Patterson and the lead in the atmosphere. What was interesting was that after Ronald Reagan was elected various industry interests (lead and gasoline industry) wanted to reduce regulation so a study was commissioned. The irony is that the scientist was able to show the level of lead exposure to children affected everyone not just those that were growing up in economically disadvantaged conditions and maybe more likely to be exposed to lead. So he collected milk teeth from parents of affluent children and was able to definitively show the elevated levels of lead. And so instead of repealing lead regulations ironically the study showed evidence of high evidence of lead exposure and the need to regulate it.
Pretty insane if you keep in mind that a very similar problem nowadays has come up with plastic. And people don’t want to get rid of it due to the same reasons - cost effective, practical, flexible in use.
Yes but you don't get poisoned to death when touching/licking plastic, unlike lead.
Gives an entire generation lead poisoning. Rips a hole in the ozone. Refuses to elaborate, gets strangled by his own invention.
@a3 degiorgio what twisted but true find in on here
Keep drinking tha the juice
@Devin McLaughlin More than that. Greed feeds on envy, and where envy reigns greed is never far away. Wherever a human appears in the universe that part of the universe WILL be tempted. There is no god humans believe in a god or practice polytheism to blame an invented being when man can't find another to blame. Therefore, a godly people is even more dangerous than the most dangerous elements on the periodic table. Instead of blaming theyself...
The hole in the ozone layer is a cycle
"Scientists funded by the Ethyl corporation claimed that lead was a natural part of our environment"... Scientists agree with whoever is signing their paychecks. Color me surprised. It happened back then and it still happens to this day.
@NewscasterNews4 Oh... Well it was midnight when I commented this so my sleep deprived brain could easily have misundertanded you
@Delta 🇺🇦 that’s my point 💀 I was mocking those who have done that the past couple years
@NewscasterNews4 I'm sorry to ruin it to you but blindly believing science is literally against science
“Just trust the science guys…..”
Since the Bronze Age, they were right, but not as much lead as that. Not nearly that much.
The more I know each day, the more disappointed and agonized I get at humanity. People like Clair Patterson are guilty till proven innocent and Midgley are innocent till proven guilty
How can someone be smacked by a motor crank? Aren't they coupled to the motor by a freewheel, like in bicycles? You would never get off the crank if the motor has started, as the crank would turn fullspeed with the motor.
"Accidentally killed..."?! What a hypocrisy! Every deed brings along a certain degree of responsibility. Hell is paved with good intentions.
I love how whenever some horrible chemical is introduced that screws with humanity, dupont always has a hand in it.
@GLAD!! it is a cylinder, friend. Well the universe is. And what surrounds a cylinder? A double helix. What are we? A cell. Helium becomes concave when it freezes. Pangea was mitosis and the moon cell division… cell division isn’t equal. The ancient irish and other cultures spoke of the moon tearing from the earth. Continents are fractals. As above so below. Where are the hottest countries currently? Map it on a globe… it’s a strip through the middle of the planet… Mayan calendar 5,000 yr reset. It isn’t global warming it’s global change. Something is coming. Prepare yourself.
@Mild Misanthrope Beg your pardon, friend?
@A S COLD 😆
and no matter what the topic, Godwins Law states that the probability that Hitler will be brought up is 1.
@ACorgiWithaCrown you have not understand. keep studying.
Have you ever watched a video and said out loud "oh, that explains it" halfway through? That was my reaction while watching this.
Wow I never knew that how much problems that he caused that's so messed up in so many ways,I guess it shows what people will do and hide for money
OMG, I'm speechless. What this guy did is highly unethical.
0:51 Mass spectrometers do not separate elements. They are instruments that measure the composition of materials. Uranium isotopes are separated using centrifuges. Hint: Iran has thousands of centrifuges as part of its nuclear program.
the fact that this isnt taught in school ought to scare the hell out of everyone that watches this. i have a chemical physics degree and knew of the science, but not the industrial economic and social dimensions. awesome video.
it certainly scared the hell out of me....i just wetted my pants watching this vid..........absolutely petrifying
@Poop Smith Just because something has been done for a long time doesn't mean it's safe or that we should continue doing it. Humans have been consuming tobacco for over 12,000 years, but it was only within the last 80 that we've known it can cause cancer. Perhaps it's time that we also acknowledge that transporting potable water through lead pipes also isn't worth the risk, when we know leaching is possible and it happens.
@chunkylilpeanut perhaps i should have said pH neutral. Lead pipes sufficed for 2 millennia, they're not bad at all as long as there's sediment build up. This is like freaking out about asbestos that isn't being inhaled or making direct skin contact.
@Poop Smith Lead pipes are bad for drinking water, period. I live in a part of Canada where the water is basic (pH of around 8-9) and the lead still leaches into the water to the extent that it is causing health issues. My hometown is having to go through an extensive infrastructure project to remove all the lead pipes now because of it.
Actually I did learn this my freshman year in high school. This exact video actually
I love ur content man...fan since 7 years and still going💪...
What I learned from this video is that pop culture has been using the phrase “epic fail” entirely wrong.
I knew all about this Midgeley guy before and still enjoyed your show. I don't think you mentioned he got the nobel prize for his work and its never been rescinded
Seeing the title of this video, I thought of course of Fritz Haber. But the Haber process also saved lives (when used to make fertilizer), as well as end them (in bombs).
He did NOT "accidentally" kill the most people in history, he had PLENTY of chances to make things better at ANY point.
Like ur country
@Raymond Qiu "capitalism with want for infinite growth is the problem" I see the lowered IQ has affected this individual. I have zero doubts if this was discovered in Soviet Russia or communist China, it would have been used as well. The problem with this assessment that capitalism is the sole problem, is simply because it's completely wrong. The only deciding factor is regulation. Capitalism does not guarantee a lack of regulation, and any other system, say communism, even the idealized never before done version, would not guarantee proper regulation either. Capitalism does not cause greed. Greed comes from oneself. Capitalism incentivizes following the market and reacting appropriately to supply and demand. Capitalism does not cause politicians to be greedy, that's on them. Capitalism does not cause companies to be greedy. We saw greedy lords and nobles far before the first conception of capitalism. We've seen this greed permeate through non-capitalistic systems as well, in North Korea's centrally planned economy, they STILL use leaded gasoline. We see the problems are 10x worse in China's "mixed economy," which by the way, leaded gasoline was (officially) "banned" 4 years after the US. Continuing to blame the bogeyman "capitalism" not for its actual faults, but things completely out of its control and present with every other system in the world, well if you succeed you're going to end up changing the economic system to your ideal system thought up in your parent's basement, and you are going to run into the exact same problems because as I said, they are not inherent to capitalism. If we had picked any other economic system, we would have many of the same problems. This consistent misdiagnosis of the problem means you can't ever solve it, and with your misinformed and half-assed line of thinking, you never will.
@Raymond Qiu Greed doesn't come from capitalism. It comes from natural selection.
@Chris Langtiw “that time period” bro they still don’t care about us
like you are stealing lead balance weights off car tires and dropping them into Mount Doom to save all Earth
In the 1980's the auto industry figured out how to mass manufacture engines with hardened valve seats that could withstand the abuse (high temperatures and contact pressure) of the stem valves closing against the valve seat without requiring the protective lead coating. If your valve seats get pitted or worn, you lose compression, and your engine efficiency goes into the toilet.
I am certain toothpaste cane in lead tubes during the fifties. I remember drawing with pieces of discarded tooth paste tubes, yes everyone said fill er up ethyl . Lead plumbing , lead solder , lead wheel balance weights, fishing weights , lead acid batteries lead was everywhere.
"Accidentally" "I mean hey, if we don't know a hundred percent yet if stabbing 300.000 of hostages several times in the chest, we're innocent and just curious people right?" No, that's no accident
Congrats to all the scientists who invented something really dangerous, but told the corporations nothing.
"We'll go down in history as the first society that wouldn't save itself because it wasn't cost effective" Kurt Vonnegut
That's pure capitalism for ya! 😉
@Cyberstorm There isn't any energy source that makes interstellar travel possible. Most likely we haven't had any contact with any other planets that have been here longer than ours because of one reason: they long ago ran out of oil.
Let me know when you open your loss leader only store. I'll be your biggest customer.
society is not going to collapse anyone who thinks that is a moron
"We do not feel justified in giving up [cheap solution, because we want to make more money] on the possibility that a hazard may be involved in it." - Probably a motto of every major corporation.
Dude you are something that we aspire for
It's crazy that videos of this quality can be watched for free
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