How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)

How To Terraform Venus (Quickly)

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Leaving earth to find new homes in space is an old dream of humanity and will sooner or later be necessary for our survival. The planet that gets the most attention is Mars, a small, toxic and energy poor planet that just about seems good enough for a colony of depressed humans huddled in underground cities.

But what if we think bigger? What if we take Venus, one of the most hostile and deadly places in the solar system and turn it into a colony? Not by building lofty cloud cities, but by creating a proper second earth? It might be easier than you think.

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47 Responses

  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare:
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  2. ShortHax says:

    Bruh, if we can turn any planet into Earth, than why can’t we turn Earth back into Earth?

  3. Burtocu says:

    that co2 moon will probably be used to make coke and other drinks

  4. Jason Chiu says:

    Rip birb who sacrificed himself to show us how hostile venus’s surface is.

  5. SuicideBunny6 says:

    Kurzgesagt: “How to terraform Venus (quickly)”

    Also Kurzgesagt: “It would take several thousand years to make the athmosphere breathable.”

    • TRADEX Music ♪ says:

      @TrangleC yes i see you commenting in other section and everybody is getting triggered

      Idiots dont like correction

    • DwarfyDoodad says:

      *Freely* Breathable. It would still take a couple hundred to get it to the point where you wouldn’t need a suit, just an air tank. But you wouldn’t stop at that point because that can’t support life freely.

    • DEMON XD says:

      The averange terraforming shenanigans can even last millions of years so…

    • Daniel J. D'Arby says:


    • Randall Petersen says:

      I’d already decided to just save it under ‘How to Terraform Venus”.

  6. Joannick Gardize says:

    Actually, we are rushing the exact opposite process: terraforming Earth into a second Venus.

    • No Name says:

      @AncapFTW You don’t know how evolution works, I’m guessing… There would be no issue with climate change if species (and the entire ecosystems they are a part of) could just magically adapt to new environments over the course of a few decades or even centuries. In reality, that’s too fast. It normally takes hundreds of thousands, to even millions, of years for a species to adjust to changes in their environments. That’s usually fine, because the natural rate of climate change is extremely slow. Going back to what the Earth was like 3.5 billion years ago by releasing all carbon into the atmosphere would decimate life on Earth. Nothing is fit to survive in that world.

    • AncapFTW says:

      @No Name because of reality.

    • No Name says:

      @AncapFTW Nope. Not even remotely because of reality. Because of delusion like yours.

    • Yun Jiang says:

      @Eduardo Resende /woosh

    • Diji says:

      @Junko Enoshima I think as planets get closer to the sun, it’s inevitable that liquids will turn to gasses. It is not caused by the release of the gas it is the cause of the release of gas. If you want to understand climate change, try to understand why co2 levels were much higher a very long time ago.
      It’s actually pretty simple. Co2=food for plants more co2=more food for plants= more oxygen to add to the atmosphere since the co2 is converted into oxygen by plants. There’s fossils and data that show us much higher co2 and oxygen levels make for more robust and healthy life within that atmosphere. There was an extinction level event which created unfathomable amounts of carbon instantly. Where is this carbon today and why aren’t we Venus?

  7. Teddy Queen says:

    “Small, toxic, and energy poor…” same Mars same

  8. Ryan link says:

    “We just need to dump a giant ice cube in the ocean every couple years”

  9. Capp00 says:

    So essentially what you’re saying is, we could fix Venus by just slightly less work/time/money than just building a brand new planet from scratch. lol

  10. Caz says:

    People saying “why we don’t fix the planet then”, first, this video is talking about something in the far future, not that we are capable of doing it right now, second, this video isn’t saying we can’t fix earth with the same technology.

    • Will Rehmus says:

      The primary problem is that this literally requires freezing the planet to -80°C so we’d all be dead before it works

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