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The New Economy of the Warming Arctic

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Wendover Productions (2 months ago)
This video is on a topic that strangely results in skepticism so I'd encourage you, if you don't believe anything said, to look at the number on the bottom left of the video when something is said, find the corresponding number in the description, and read the source of the info. Every assertive fact in this video was researched and published by someone with far more qualifications than myself so those references are the ones to read to learn more.
Hellbow (1 month ago)
Conspiracy: world powers are intentionally warming and cooling the planet in order to access untapped oil in the future when reserves run dry. It's sounds so selfish and completely not in the interests of humanity so I can only assume they have atleast considered and tried to work out how to make it feasible and profitable.
Gmail X (1 month ago)
"and read the source of the info." So sources that support your existing view and sources that do not allow dissent. Global warming hysteria is driven by political activists, not environmentalists or science.
_BearHawk (1 month ago)
+Van Ivanov Wow you're a nutcase. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/ https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ There is the evidence.
Van Ivanov (1 month ago)
Polar ice caps reached new records, in recent years. Recently, people have been saying that it getting colder is a sign it is getting hotter. To top it off, global temperature measurements from around the world if anything are going down lately, not up. I really do wish it was warming, as all the most prosperous times in history were during warm periods, several degrees hotter than today, back when they had vineyards in Scotland and didn't see snow. Back when Greenland was Green. Unfortunately, "facts" today means computer models and statistical manipulation. Not observation, not history, not reality... but what you can pen to paper or shop in a computer alone, which must not be met with any skepticism lest it reveal how paper-thin it is.
mathphysicsnerd (2 months ago)
Have you considered that people might be expressing skepticism at your chosen presentation of the facts more so than the facts themselves? A fact dressed up in rhetoric is very often responsible for just as much misinformation as a lie-much of language's meaning is contextual, after all.
Qhawe Ngubane (21 hours ago)
Aruba isn’t a country it’s an overseas territory. 🙈
DutchChinese Mapping (2 days ago)
im gay
YT Talon (4 days ago)
Half as Interesting
NoaH (5 days ago)
Well , Arctic warming is good for everyone 😍😍 BURN DAT FOSSIL FUEL BAEBY 👌❤️👌
Marius Trisinscius (5 days ago)
Mercator in a video about the arctic. Shame! SHAME!!
Emoglobin (5 days ago)
Humans: *burn a fuckton of oil* Climate: *gets warmer, causing Arctic ice to fall apart* Humans: *get excited that they can now go to the Arctic and get more oil* Climate: GODDAMMIT HUMANS STOP
Carrie A. Moreno (11 days ago)
there's always a silver lining
Olavi Pokka (14 days ago)
Lordin aukiolla tavataan!
HuskyWarrior 0029 (18 days ago)
90 billion barrels of oil? *freedom has joined the chat.*
SIR Lord Henry mortimer (22 days ago)
Hey, Russia is also part of artic and has the biggest city of the Arctic and also has the largest arctic coast line
secret pieperson (22 days ago)
I really hope tourism in Greenland increases, it would make plague Inc so much easier
deere3321 (25 days ago)
I remember 15 years ago that the prediction by now is that we would all be standing in water because of the ice melting. Hmmm...I wonder what happened? Could it be that this 'warming' is a natural occurrence and that scientists don't really know what a small temperature rise will cause??
Joseph O'Connor (20 days ago)
deere3321 shut the fuck up.
Michael Stein (1 month ago)
i planted a tree
Acauan Matias (1 month ago)
@10:18.... 4 million???? it looks like 40 million
Cameron Jardine (1 month ago)
3:02 Tokyo drift
Agsu joksu (1 month ago)
"it's not worth it to drill oil from the Arctic" Cries in America
Agsu joksu (1 month ago)
I as a finish lad can tell you wendover that you pronounced every finish word wrong
TrixieKat (1 month ago)
11:19 I cried
Jaiiy Ouhz (1 month ago)
Who says global warming is all bad? A warmer Earth has more inhabitable lands.
Silent Golden (1 month ago)
Double digit growth woooow a whole extra 50 people..... Look out!!
SevenDeMagnus (1 month ago)
Yup, hotter regions are poorer and will be poorer coz' the heat would mean: more limited work coz' it's easy to get tired, costlier electricity coz' of aircon and fans at higher speeds. God bless, Proverbs 31
Leon Heess (1 month ago)
10:17 4 million has one 0 less
Jorge Gulias Merelles (1 month ago)
Hey, you wrote 4 million as 4,0000,000 with an extra 0.
David Geldberg (1 month ago)
Imagine being in one of the most isolated place in the world and some leftist worries about cruise ship smog. Lol
Obi Wan (1 month ago)
4:10 so you are trying to tell me that greenland has an airport? I am so disappointed. What if a deadly pandemic starts? Greenland has an airport and bye bye humanity.
Blizzard HQ (1 month ago)
Suomi paska perkele
George Bush (1 month ago)
7:43 I heard there might be WMDs up there, so... I'm gonna take a look see this summer with my friend Donald to see if that's true
RYRY1002 (1 month ago)
what ad will sam plug today?
Van Ivanov (1 month ago)
One thing I don't get about Greens. You often talk about the animals you care about, and how we must follow green practices to help these animals. And yet, recently, you've talked about how cows and hens and etc., the animals you ostensibly try to protect, are causing as much CO2 pollution as all the trucks and planes. In which case, you're recommending the extermination of life, so as to protect life? Kill things which breathe? That has been done before... killing large number of wild animals, such as camels, for the sake of Global Warming, mass killing for Global Warming. Another example, is when a cure was being discussed for Malaria. And the comments were filled with Greens, saying we should not cure malaria, because it is killing Africans, and thus lowering the population surplus, much the way of the fictional Ebeneezer Scrooge's concern for the surplus population. Of course, the most prominent example was the UN's official desire to reduce the human population to 10% of what it is today, the only means by which this would be possible being mass genocide. And the public adoration of Genghis Khan, who murdered millions of Chinese, to the extent it is believed it reduced Global Warming. Ironic... since he killed most of those people with huge, CO2 producing fires. This leads me to wonder if the point isn't the production of CO2, but the existence of CO2 producing lifeforms, that is offensive to Greens, which would make their organization a sort of religious human sacrificial cult. This would match well with all their policies, that talk about putting Gaia first, and humankind second.
Van Ivanov (1 month ago)
Additionally.. shouldn't we all be cheering? Your green persons claimed there would be NO ice caps, that they'd ALL BE GONE, about a decade ago. Instead, they reached new record extents of ice, a few years ago. The ozone layer was meant to be gone by now... shouldn't you be happy? Nothing you say comes to pass... isn't that great since you always predict doom and gloom?
greeny111 (1 month ago)
currently outside its was -30f and i live in the us
Martin Olstad (10 days ago)
greeny111 and?
Karl Slicher (1 month ago)
My friend in a wheelchair says no snow = better and it's very hard to argue with a disabled guy just trying to get on with life.
Patrik Sohlman (1 month ago)
SUOMI MAINITTU TORIL TAVATAA PERKULE!!!!!!!
ni ko (1 month ago)
How would you reverse warming?!
Max Matthews (1 month ago)
The coldest part of the empirical curve is highest in progression..... WOOOOSH
bennyb4612 (1 month ago)
Aruba is not a country
Shankar Sivarajan (1 month ago)
So I can see the Northern Lights without being as cold? Count me in.
ChestyMD (1 month ago)
who cares, the world is gonna end in 12 years anyways. #AOC #woke
Britbong (1 month ago)
It's Tui (twoE) not T.U.I
G Gregory (2 months ago)
You seem to do videos that have northern locations including Alaska.... very cool...are you from the north? I grew up in Fairbanks Alaska and I see several Alaskan reffferences in your content.....keep up the good works!
PartiZAn18 (2 months ago)
I have no clue what you do but I get the distinct impression that you studied logistics/supply chain management.
Daddy Weinstein (2 months ago)
Bendover Productions
Danx Tgcad (2 months ago)
Global warming and climate change is not real so...
SiggeN (2 months ago)
I like your vids half as interesting
Bunzy 2226 (2 months ago)
Oh yeah yeah
Drayton Bird (2 months ago)
Can you do a video on how airlines rebook all their flights after a storm like the one in the northeast right now?
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Prateek (2 months ago)
Dude can you make a video on the following -why airplane models are numbered the way they are, the basic classes of airplanes in use today -route economics (when do airlines add a new route, what defines a new route, why do routes even exist), -how the hub and spoke model really works, what are airplane hubs and why do airlines have them, why do some airlines prefer point to point connections and others prefer hub and spoke models. -Which planes are suitable for which operating models. Twin Engine, Vs triple Engine, vs Four engines , when and why are some layouts more preferable to others. -anything about cargo planes. It might be obvious or intuitive to many but it really doesnt make sense to me at all, but this is all useful info.
Crenam (2 months ago)
I want to see "the logistics of Coachella"
javier mandujano (2 months ago)
Why there isn't a treaty or something like in the apurh pole ??
Branflakes Does Stuff (2 months ago)
10:15 now that bothers me
Marco (2 months ago)
565646
Dan Groves (2 months ago)
TUI is pronounced 2-ee
Technicality (2 months ago)
1:37 So you could say Nunavut makes up just about none of it?
tommi hanhikoski (2 months ago)
Someone said finland? Meet me in the club!!
Titanic Big boat (2 months ago)
X yay he’s talking about Canada more
Kobe (2 months ago)
Why do you sound exactly like half as interesting?
HaberDan (2 months ago)
Welp, Time to make a new country in the Arctic!
John Daly (2 months ago)
There are more snow in siberia than in Lapland. Russia should really open up for tourism.
Daniel Pinto (2 months ago)
I am Canadian and I don’t want anyone touching the arctic or Antarctica , I am ashamed of the fact that this youtuber went there to visit , thanks for polluting my arctic , you know that canada has other cool places right ? Let only the fewest scientists go there.
Corinn Heathers (2 months ago)
capitalism can't kill the arctic if you kill capitalism first :)
Job van Aaken (2 months ago)
Do you think about starting a podcast series? I would realtime like to listen to a podcast of yours.
rational _ (2 months ago)
i mean this whole climate change thing was already advertised even when i was a lil ass kid back in the early 2000s, like i precisely remember watching some random news about it etc. so..... why weren't all you 30 / 40 years old responsible enough goddamn, y'all fucked it up for us like the older gen always does... congrats.
jordana309 (2 months ago)
This may sound weird, but I've had a bucket-list destination of Lapland, Finland for over a decade, aiming for a spring/summer time, rather than winter. The mountain lakes and forest I saw in some image years ago was positively breathtaking!
Alex Reitan (2 months ago)
I like how he listed that warming affects caribou and reindeer though they are the same species.
henri knutsson (2 months ago)
4:01 you don't say.... friggin plague inc...
Nugzar Mikeladze (2 months ago)
Please use the globe. I hate distorted shapes on your world map.
Thoussaint Evens (2 months ago)
https://twitter.com/Civilizedpossum
Sen pai (2 months ago)
TRUMP supporters be like : That s%#! is a lie made by chineses
Adam Peterson (2 months ago)
I'm curious about the resources in the Antarctic
Max Hägglund (2 months ago)
Suomi mainittu!
Remy Masson (2 months ago)
Talk about the gov shutdown, I don’t get it and I need help plz
Alfie Rayner (2 months ago)
10:18 sorry to be a pedant but you wrote 40000000 instead of 4000000
Kung Fu Kenny (2 months ago)
I really loved your strong ending, but you totally ruined it with the sponsorship at the end where you ironically suggest us to feed the problem by going to the Artic...
SwordQuake2 (2 months ago)
>Talks about and shows primarily arctic regions >Uses a Merkator map genious
Dat Hong (2 months ago)
You sure you shouldn’t bring a jacket?
Matt Brown (2 months ago)
I hope you see the irony of saying the arctic will be destroyed by tourism while caring about it because you were a tourist. Also it just made me want to go see it more before it’s gone. Oh well. Thanks for the videos.
Caden Young (2 months ago)
Oh no. As the Arctic thaws and it becomes more ecologically diverse, we will have to rake even more forests
Brian Mo (2 months ago)
Antarctica
Flimsy Fox (2 months ago)
Call this the "calm before the storm."
Comrade Haatalat (2 months ago)
SUOMI MAINITTU TORILLA TAVATAAAN
Musicjax (2 months ago)
rip polar bears
TheDecimator5 !!!!! (2 months ago)
Make more country geography issue videos!
Jo Jo the Hobo (2 months ago)
No this is fake the globe is not warming you are wrong.
Noora Black (2 months ago)
Even if we did access arctic oil, what would we do with it?
q9r8s7t6u5v4w3x2y1z0 (2 months ago)
come on, who is not using the Celsius scale yet ?
Pillarship Empire Employee #0 (2 months ago)
'MERICA!
David Shipp (2 months ago)
I went to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut it was pretty cool
YusefDeeb69 (2 months ago)
there's no doubt that the climate is changing, but it has always changed.... check out Greg Wrightstone's book "Inconvenient Facts." It is a science book written for non-scientists https://inconvenientfacts.xyz/
rk9atx (2 months ago)
its nice that mother nature is allowing some warming to visit the arctic
William Baynes (2 months ago)
Boring!
Žiga Auer (2 months ago)
11:16 "Yes the planet got destroyed, but for one beautiful moment in time, we created a lot of value for shareholders"
Piotr Zawisza (2 months ago)
Maybe Israel's geography problems, or Poland's geography problems?
VMA (2 months ago)
You say Greenland has an airport? Plague Inc, pls fix
Rayden Richter (2 months ago)
tHe aRtiC iS wArMiNg Right... next you’re going to tell me the Earth isn’t flat🙄😂
Martin Olstad (10 days ago)
Rayden Richter i really hope this is sarcasm
Ben J (2 months ago)
10:18 4,0000,000
Chickens for the Chicken god (2 months ago)
* arctic melts * Russia: *it’s free real estate*
Noire (2 months ago)
Pretty much
Odious Fox (2 months ago)
Level 4,000,000 million Level 4,0000,000 boss million 10:16
joseph gilliand (2 months ago)
Tourism is an ironic industry. One thing tourists hate is a bunch of other tourists in their way.:)
VidChan YTM (2 months ago)
Do a video on why there are so many mattress stores everywhere. Mattress commercials, stores, mattress start-ups. The economics of them.
Kaiden Rogers (2 months ago)
This is what I've being saying *GET TO THE NORTH CANADA, BEFORE YOU LOSE IT!*