What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

About 65 million years ago, a mass extinction event occurred, wiping out more than 75% of all species on Earth. There have only been 5 mass extinctions in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history. But the next one has already started. By the end of this century, one in six species on Earth could be gone. Will humans go with them?

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50 Comments

  1. LoneDwag! on August 22, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    grow trees in every hours



  2. Iron Cynic on August 22, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    We need to set aside 90% of the planet for nature. Considering that humans only occupy only 10% of the planets still habitable surface i think that nature should be given near total supremacy again.



  3. LillyDaSilva on August 22, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Unfortunately, we humans always seem to need to loose it all first, before we learn to appreciate what we had… maybe we need a new mass extinction 🙁🤷‍♀



  4. nicholist.arcade@soundcloud on August 22, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Bad seeds?



  5. Amber Animations on August 22, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I think this is a good idea even tho half of our buildings from all around wil be abandon



  6. BurnestThe4th on August 22, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The 99%: we’re all in this together
    Billionaires: yep we definitely built these rockets for everyone to survive



  7. Hikaru Asashi on August 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    When he said bc every time a species goes extinct it brings humans closer to our own extinction

    I got mad chill’s



  8. Terry Quick on August 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Modern feminism and trans policies are what’s going to we d us into extinction



  9. BJ Young Youtube on August 22, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    THIS IS DEFINITELY FEASIBLE AUSTRALIA SND THE WEST COAST OF AMERICA ARE EMPTY SO IS SIBERIA AND THE AMAZON RAIN FOREST

    I DONT GET EHAT YOUR SAYING?



  10. J Money on August 22, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    The no human side would eventually have humans due to the low cost of living from camping full time and the amount of natural resources that would be available to survive.



  11. Esme'ThiccAss on August 22, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    Everyday i grow respect for thanos more and more



  12. Euclid IsMyBro on August 22, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    "I mean yeah displacing literally billions of people and causing mass starvation and dehydration is bad but think of the animals 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺"



  13. Psychocat☆ on August 22, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Cool idea, except biomes and ecosystem are a thing



  14. ice on August 22, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    1:16 The only thing I want is to see the day when humanity go excint



  15. Todd Boyce on August 22, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    How about we set aside the eastern hemisphere? The western hemisphere has all those rich countries, so we could help the people that live in developing countries. Although than again, if we set aside the western hemisphere, we could save the amazon rainforest…



  16. erniemajor on August 22, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Ha ha so long as most humans are addicted to eating what they call ‘meat’ this would just make poaching easier!



  17. Rated Arr on August 22, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    A nuclear war can be the next mass extinction. The radiation can kill billions of people



  18. RalphDoes... on August 22, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    Mother Nature: Am i a joke to you?



  19. Raven on August 22, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Hmm, Guys i am the only one who wanna this happend and wanna live in the natural zone? Byee humans now i am freé >:D



  20. King the cat! on August 22, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Who else read the mercy I heard what if merchandise



  21. Zoe and Zeth's Fun Channel on August 22, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I have an amazing what if you could maybe do! What If Earth was the 1st planet to the sun?



  22. Rohini Guiland on August 22, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    The question is which half and for how long will we allow them this peace. Another question is are we prepared to deal with evolved animals.



  23. Cody The Brain Damaged on August 22, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    25 Percent for Wildlife
    50 Percent for Human Population
    10 Percent for Companys and Factorys
    10 Percent on Plant Crop growth
    5 percent on Cattle



  24. Way Forward on August 22, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Let’s not bother, as 65 million years ago, planet was doomed, it wasn’t over population or any environmental problem. Fear Allah that’s it



  25. illegal Use on August 22, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    We do One things So Every Country make their forest area in their center of the country it’s possible I think



  26. Kyle Gamble on August 22, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    I’m sorry but this is just fear mongering, misinformation and bad faith.
    Half-Earth is an idea from Edward O Wilson who, while mentioned in this video, isn’t credited as it’s creator. I strongly recommend everybody to read his book if you do care for the environment and want the actual information on Half-Earth.

    First of all, it wouldn’t involve displacing people or rampant famines and no farming due to water and land loss, where the hell did that come from? Again, this video fails to cite that. There’s no reason it should be the care – I’m assuming the video-makers think it’s about slicing the world in half and dedication that one half to the biosphere, and the other to human populations. However, it’s not that at all. It’s literally about protecting the bits of nature which we do have and restoring that which we’ve lost. Each country could do their part by dedicating half of their land to nature. This would mean, for example in the USA, each state could mark areas with no towns or cities as conservation zones. At WORST this would mean reclaiming land owned by some small handful of rich people who use it for no reason at all and dedicating it to conservationism. At WORSE it would mean that people cannot just so easily ‘buy’ land for factories.

    It’s not as drastic as this video really makes it out to be, and it is achievable and logical. Edward O Wilson spent his entire life study Biology and wrote books from the 70s up to his dead in Late 2021/2022.. This does a disservice to Edward O Wilson and his entire lifetime of study and writing, and doesn’t even cite its arguments. To sensationalise it as some distant fantasy, is bad faith and doesn’t even consider the possibility of this, which we NEED as a means to save the planet.

    PLEASE read Half-Earth by Edward O Wilson. It’s a relatively short book (260-300 pages or so) and his writing is captivating and written so that people who have never once studied Biology or Ecology could understand and learn a lot from it.



  27. Hunua on August 22, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭



  28. Gynx on August 22, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Sir suggested what if you coated your body with shoe glue?



  29. Fada Legend on August 22, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    I’d leave the human side and go hide in the jungle alone with the animals



  30. Animals_Matter2 on August 22, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Population matters. I’m not having kids because the environment needs to thrive. Stop killing animals!!!! Stop hunting.



  31. adnan aadi on August 22, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    the whole world can live without money peacefully because there are no humans who want money for outerspace but we cant live without forests and wildlife



  32. Marjan Urme on August 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Wow my country trian



  33. Vincent Causse on August 22, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    this is exactly what i think and believe but humans won’t change, the worse will have to happen first and then 3/4 of the planet and more will be free



  34. Martin Ljunggren-Abbasi on August 22, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    Half the planet is not enough!



  35. Liam Lucas on August 22, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    proud to be a indian



  36. start this from the bottom Let get it together on August 22, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    It will get rid of pollution



  37. Kidale Smith on August 22, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Rezourzez



  38. Cris Garcia 6 on August 22, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Without wildlife, it would negatively affect our air quality



  39. James on August 22, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    I don’t mean any offense but we take up 50-70 percent of the earth as it is. So really if we sanctioned off half the earth we’d most likely be okay



  40. Jisoo Kim on August 22, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    The question is what side of earth needs to be conserved for this concept 🤔



  41. twilight sparkle on August 22, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    that bad idea



  42. BB North Canton on August 22, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    We need wildlife



  43. Darlene magee on August 22, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    No bugs no US



  44. Epic Games And Animations And Object Shows! on August 22, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Actually it was 66 billion years ago not 3.5 billion years ago mr.what if



  45. Hyperion_Placed on August 22, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Sigh not changed earth again



  46. Katrell Davis on August 22, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    This would actually mean there won’t be much pollution than before.



  47. Darlene magee on August 22, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    💕💕🤗🤗👍🏻👍🏻



  48. Knowledge Is Key on August 22, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Earth hates us humans but likes animals.



  49. gamerboy on August 22, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    More than 70% of land is unused by humans. So technically this would be a downgrade.



  50. PackerManForLife on August 22, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Everybody who has 3+ kids is contributing to the slow death of this world. The best thing that can happen to this planet is the human population quits expanding