Watching the End of the World

  • Published on: 01 May 2020
  • What would we see if we could journey through time, from Earth’s birth up to its death? Join us today on a voyage through time, from planetary creation to the blossoming of life, from the first civilizations to the planet’s ultimate demise.

    An educational video written & presented by Prof David Kipping

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    ► Fun fact! We used clips from 21 different films to make this video, trying watching through a second time and playing a quiz to see if you can get them all (answers below!).
    ► Disclaimer: Of course this is not exhaustive, many details/events are omitted in the interest of time. Predictions are based on current best estimates from the scientific literature and thus may be subject to change as our projections improve.

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    ::Predictions are based on these peer-reviewed articles & refs therein::
    ► O'Malley et al. (2012), "Swansong Biospheres: Refuges for life and novel microbial biospheres on terrestrial planets near the end of their habitable lifetimes", IJA 12, 99:
    ► Caldeira & Kasting (1992), "The life span of the biosphere revisited", Nature 360, 721:
    ► Schröder & Connon Smith (2008), "Distant future of the Sun and Earth revisited", MNRAS 386, 155:
    ► Lovelock & Whitfield (1982), "Life span of the biosphere", Nature 296, 561:

    ::Films clips used::
    ► Noah (2014) Paramount Pictures
    ► Lucy (2014) Universal Pictures
    ► Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► The Big Short (2015) Paramount Pictures
    ► Contact (1997) Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► The Time Machine (2002) DreamWorks Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► First Man (2018) Universal Pictures
    ► Interstellar (2014) Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► Clockstoppers (2002) Paramount Pictures
    ► Prometheus (2012) 20th Century Fox
    ► Arrival (2016) Paramount Pictures
    ► Avengers: Endgame (2019) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    ► Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Warner Bros. Pictures/Sony Pictures
    ► The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Universal Pictures
    ► Jurassic Park (1993) Universal Pictures
    ► Terminator Salvation (2009) Warner Bros. Pictures/Sony Pictures
    ► I Am Legend (2007) Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Warner Bros. Pictures
    ► Sunshine (2007) Fox Searchlight Pictures
    ► The Martian (2015) 20th Century Fox
    ► Ad Astra (2019) 20th Century Fox

    ::TV clips used::
    ► Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) Fox/National Geographic
    ► Earth: A History (2012) National Geographic
    ► The Planets (2019) BBC
    ► Do We Really Need the Moon? (2014) BBC
    ► Inside the Earth (2017) National Geographic
    ► How the Universe Works (2015) Science Channel
    ► Origin of Life - How Life Started on Earth (2016) Nova
    ► Star Trek The Next Generation (1994) Paramount
    ► LIFE (2009) BBC
    ► Earth: Making of a Planet (2011) National Geographic
    ► Clash of the Dinosaurs (2009) Discovery
    ► Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink (2014) Smithsonian Channel
    ► Wild Alaska (2015) BBC
    ► Out of the Cradle (2019) NHK
    ► Mankind The Story of All of Us (2013) History Channel
    ► Human Universe (2014) BBC
    ► The Big Dry (2018) Smithsonian Channel
    ► Africa (2013) BBC
    ► Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets (2004) BBC

    ::Other clips used::

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  • Runtime : 35:10
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  • Cool Worlds
    Cool Worlds   1 years ago

    So which day was your favourite? Thank-you so much for watching everyone, this was a big one to put together so I hope you enjoyed! We're trying a new thing out where those of you who want lots of repeat value (but without the ads) can now just grab the audio track online in the Soundwise store (link below). Let us know how you get on with the platform/any problems. If popular, we'll do this more often and re-master the audio from previous popular episodes and put them up there too. Link:

  • 1WhoConquers
    1WhoConquers   2 minuts ago

    But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 2 Peter 3:7‭, ‬10‭-‬12

  • Musikolia
    Musikolia   3 hours ago

    La fin de la 3eme guerre mondiale contre ses modératrices de contenus destructeurs de monopoles d'enfermer mes gens dans des cages qui setouffent eux mêmes et les machines Apple ne pourront jamais les sauver [...] 99%©ππ 💪🫂👃🏖️🌀❄️🌵🌊☔🌘🦁🌒🦄🥝🚤🚟⛵🚀🎢🛕🚢🔏🔍

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith   8 hours ago

    I have pondered about this for as long as I can remember even being able to remember 😱

  • Jeff
    Jeff   17 hours ago

    How, will I ever, get passed the first minute, how, just HOW lol

  • Richard Herdman
    Richard Herdman   1 days ago

    But you didn't answer a very important question: By the end, what number is Scarlett J on in terms of husbands? It's gotta be in the millions by then. Is it possible to even calculate that figure? Any insight on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Simon F
    Simon F   1 days ago

    The part called the future is naturally pure speculation. While we can comb the earth for the history of the past, there is no such ability to predict the future.

  • Raycurt aka FIDDLA
    Raycurt aka FIDDLA   1 days ago

    Why the albino female as the representation of the Hueman species in the future. ???

  • Robin Alford
    Robin Alford   1 days ago

    Maybe you can do something about what would happen to the outer planets when the sun begins to enlarge. I do believe Enceladus is covered by a frozen ocean. What would become of it when the sun enlarges? Ice melt?

  • Freethinker
    Freethinker   1 days ago

    is this the reason we are searching for new planets?

  • This is The way
    This is The way   1 days ago

    Question : so all this focus and war on carbon is isnt that bad for the trees

  • Neil Turnbull
    Neil Turnbull   2 days ago

    Easily one of the best and most profound videos on youtube .

  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash   2 days ago

    This video makes self-absorbed people feel more self-absorbed.

  • lonelycubicle
    lonelycubicle   2 days ago

    Excellent, looking forward to the heat death of the universe video.

  • Dan
    Dan   2 days ago

    Great narration to go with this video

  • Cd Cd
    Cd Cd   2 days ago

    Humans should end not the earth

  • Justin Casar
    Justin Casar   2 days ago

    I feel like Earth is like that nerdy virgin that never got any but then humans evolved on Earth and and for just a few months of that nerds life he got to expericne fun and sex, then the rest of his life became dismal and alone.

  • Todd Martin
    Todd Martin   2 days ago

    IT is not billions!! that is a lie from satan!!

  • Tabar Spence
    Tabar Spence   3 days ago

    All of you history lovers are full of nations by all of you are racist you all tell of a world with no people of color

  • Cherie Wilson
    Cherie Wilson   3 days ago

    I wish they would have included the role of sulfur which has a big part in the biogeochemistry of this story.

  • B sharp
    B sharp   4 days ago

    Is funny no mention of God Even though he is the beginning and the end A lot of people forget that

  • InHisCare Always
    InHisCare Always   4 days ago

    The earth as we know it! Has only been here almost 6,000 years!!!‼

  • InHisCare Always
    InHisCare Always   4 days ago

    🌿All we who are truly "born again! 🌿Need to work till Jesus calls us home! They are lost souls out there! In need of the Saviour Jesus!God's word says! The Harvest is plenty but the laborers are few! He says to Pray that our Lord will send "faithful" harvesters out there to reach the lost. To bring the Harvest into the arch of safty of their eternal souls in the "finished work of Jesus Christ the Lord" at Calvary where He willingly layed down His life being the perfect sacrifice to atone for the debt of sin! Being as we could not pay the debt ourselves being born in sin! But in Christ all must come to God our Father in Heaven in true repentance of our sins of willful decisions to live in sin, evil and worldly pleasures.To become washed in His precious blood shed on the cross! Jesus taking our place in guilt & shame! Who knew no sin. Him being The VIRGIN BORN SON of GOD ALMIGHTY! We must know that old satan the loser and the enemy of our souls is on a leash and is owned by God! And God our Father in Heaven says!"this far and no further old lucifer! Amen! to our Father's Glory on HIGH!✨👑✨🌿🙏🏻🌿🙋🏼‍♀️ By His Grace I will Praise Him Forever! For He hath made me whole! And I have life eternal! Because JESUS LIVES! I am able to face today & all my tomorrows! For I serve a victorious RISEN LORD over death, hell, the grave, old satan lucifer the devil & the evil satanic influence of this fallen world! THAT I AM ABLE TO STAND & KEEP STANDING!BY THE SPIRIT AND POWER OF GOD IN THE HOLY GHOST! For without HIM i am "nothing!" Amen! 🌿🙏🏻🌿👑We are commanded to "Go" into all the world and preach the Gospel! The Good news! That Christ is come & is RISEN from the dead! AND HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIFE ETERNAL. That Is what we as the born again deciples of Christ Jesus are commanded to do! Yes! & Amen! 🙋🏼‍♀️✨🌿📖🌿✨🌿🙏🏻🌿👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️👴👵👨‍🏫👩‍🏫👨‍⚖👩‍⚖👩‍💻👩‍🏭👮‍♂️👮‍♀️👨‍🚒👩‍🚒👳‍♂️👳‍♀️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️👫👪👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧🏡🏢🏣🏤🏥🏦

  • InHisCare Always
    InHisCare Always   4 days ago

    I want to say something about the spirituality debate. You don't believe in God? Fine. Why is it so important for many of you to mock those of us that do? If we're wrong, what have we lost when we die? Nothing! How does our believing in Jesus bring you any harm? You think it makes me stupid? Gullible? Fine. How does that affect you? If you're wrong your consequence is far worse. I would rather live my life believing in God and serving Him, and find out I was right, than not believe in Him and not serve Him, and find out I was wrong. Then it's too late. There's no shame in my game! I believe in Jesus Christ. He said deny me in front of your friends & I will deny you in front of my Father. HE'S COMING BACK...Greatest man in history, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today. His name is Jesus. If you're not ashamed of Him, you can share this.

  • InHisCare Always
    InHisCare Always   4 days ago

    Get the shot if you so desire. Leave those alone that choose not to have untested unapproved poison put in their bodies. That don't protect you or prevent you from getting these so called viruses or from spreading them. And all of us have a 98% chance of recovery if you do get it! Talk about sick insanity. There's no other name for it.

  • Relic Hunter
    Relic Hunter   4 days ago

    Wow! And some people say the bible is a fairytale! There is absolutely no room for God in this man made story of earth is there? And I suppose we humans crawled out of a puddle somewhere along the way? And still there is no room for God in your life. You poor soul, I hope you find God before you die.

  • Relic Hunter
    Relic Hunter   4 days ago

    The words “Something and Nothing” both end with a G so please get a grip on your grammar and drop the K from them! Somethink and Nothink?? Whatever is next? Maybe Anythink!??? Good grief!

  • Me OB
    Me OB   4 days ago

    This… This was beautiful. Thank you for this.

  • salano2
    salano2   4 days ago

    This is the video that makes you realize that we are nothing.

  • Donovan Bryan
    Donovan Bryan   4 days ago

    But now science says the moon is older than earth. It is not part of earth

  • Deneen Rivas
    Deneen Rivas   4 days ago

    Humans have each day they are alive, live, just live each day and breathe in that moment! You have moments, so enjoy living in them now.