The Plan to Revive the Mammoth Steppe to Fight Climate Change

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Deep in the frozen north of Russia's Sakha Republic lies a place where time is being reversed and a once extinct environment is being brought back to life. How is something like this possible and what impact could it have on our world?
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pleistocenepark.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Mammoth-steppe-a-high-productivity-phenomenon.pdf
royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2019.0122
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaternary_extinction#/media/File:Extinctions_Africa_Austrailia_NAmerica_Madagascar.gif
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskox#/media/File:Muskox_distribution_combined.png
www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08636-w
www.researchgate.net/publication/260307284_Naivete_in_novel_ecological_interactions_Lessons_from_theory_and_experimental_evidence
climatechange.ucdavis.edu/news/grasslands-more-reliable-carbon-sink-than-trees/
www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/grassland-soil
naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/IND43894978/PDF
www.grant-slater.com/mammoth
belmont.bme.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/377/2018/02/4-The-Ethics-of-Reviving-Long-Extinct-Species.pdf
www.researchgate.net/profile/Shlomo-Cohen-4/publication/274024025_The_Ethics_of_De-Extinction/links/56ea833008aec8bc078291cf/The-Ethics-of-De-Extinction.pdf

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  1. sor3999
    sor3999
    2 orë më parë

    Why not just introduce elephants with sweaters to do the tree knocking?

  2. ThaStrum
    ThaStrum
    7 orë më parë

    ok cool if you actually get it to work but trust me the other humans will just fucking ruin it like they have allways done.

  3. Archer Illustrations
    Archer Illustrations
    11 orë më parë

    I'm gonna be honest, I thought that I read "plan to revive the mammoth" and I was like YESSSSSSSS!!! but this is a super interesting and important video despite the lack of mammoths c: Edit: I wrote this comment literally seconds before you talk about mammoths lmao

  4. jahgray
    jahgray
    Ditë më parë

    solar storms, the earth moving on its axis, disposition of the moon bring higher and lower tides... Neolithic sites were constructed towards other constellations that do not face them today, the sphinx for example faced the constellation Leo, the great year which spans over 24000 years shows this. the last thing that isn't taxed is the air you breath. climate change regarding co2 is a political agenda, there is much more factors involved and ice core samples and geoligical records shows how much of a stable time we live in compared to the past. Mammoths were definetly not over hunted. Look at every hunter gatherer society, they are conscious of their environment and are one with it. Why was there mass graves of mammoths found in siberia? thousands of them in the same place preserved and bloated, they were drowned due to a collision on the northern american ice plate in younger dryus period, so many species went extinct at the same time like the sabretooths... but the narrative of the land bridge theory remains and cements this bullshit. We are told humans travelled to america 10000 years ago yet there has been discoveries made of homosapian in California dating back 135000 years, genome records also back this up as there is a huge missing link that does not correlate with Asia or Polynesia. check the london tusk markets from the 1800's, a mammoth could feed a whole village so thousands would certainly not be slaughtered at the same time, climate change is part of the cycles of the planet and we have very little power over it. I do however disagree with big oil and all the plastic waste we produce. That is much more of a threat than co2.

  5. Jigger Jones
    Jigger Jones
    Ditë më parë

    1:47 elephants did exist at that time though, look up asian straight-tusked elephant; which was the largest elephant known to exist (larger than all mammoth species)

  6. Sombre
    Sombre
    Ditë më parë

    We should try to save species who are about to go extinct before trying to Revive Mammoth. I'm sorry but there is only 20 vaquita lefts. There is some frog who are extinct. And the North White Rhino is mostly extinct (only 2 left). Those species are going extinct by OUR Fault. They were kill by people. (Bycatch or poachers)

  7. Elina
    Elina
    Ditë më parë

    I agree on everything except that you said that boreal forest doesnt have any funktion. It is home for many animals that are not megafauna and it has a positive climate effect and produce well needed rain. So we need both tundra and boreal forest.

  8. Victor Mazzari
    Victor Mazzari
    2 ditë më parë

    I think they are doing a good job with bringing in these new animals to the park

  9. 6th Stanza
    6th Stanza
    3 ditë më parë

    Is there a positive feedback loop with the oceans and over fishing? Much like what you've shown here?

  10. DaMarion The Scientist
    DaMarion The Scientist
    4 ditë më parë

    I wonder what the Earth would be like if it had the sea levels of the last ice age but without the ice there would but a lot more land probaly not that exciting but it would be cool to think about and visualize

  11. Ivan the Terrible
    Ivan the Terrible
    5 ditë më parë

    Now that they've established herbivores in the park, they better start thinking about introducing predators into the landscape. They could start off with bears and wolves.

  12. Mmaster 1
    Mmaster 1
    7 ditë më parë

    Yo, the video is on the Pleistocene Park website now: pleistocenepark.de/en/

  13. J H
    J H
    8 ditë më parë

    Pleistocene is so much better than play-doh because it doesn’t dry out.

  14. Dean Kinzie
    Dean Kinzie
    8 ditë më parë

    I can totally relate to how boreal forests create an ecological impact. In California near the Sequoia national parks, (Im not sure if they are considered boreal forest) the pine trees blanket the soil with dead needles that don't effectively decompose. Fortunately, the fires that have gone through the park have helped burn the needles and shrubs revealing the untouched soil, allowing new life (like grass) to spring up and provide food to the deers and other native species.

  15. Callum Stormm
    Callum Stormm
    9 ditë më parë

    1:47 what about giraffes?

  16. Lee
    Lee
    9 ditë më parë

    would be amazing they will never bring them back tho! the other option would be we just pull the tree's down

  17. David C.
    David C.
    9 ditë më parë

    Aliens took the megafauna.

  18. joe dipietro
    joe dipietro
    9 ditë më parë

    great video, i thought bringing back that beast was all about how cool it would be, so i was against it. but now i know exactly why they are thinking about bringing the mammoth back and it makes sense.

  19. wowJhil
    wowJhil
    9 ditë më parë

    Pretty sure you missed one important thing, the fungus. Fungus, mushroom underground network, is huge. So environment that enables it to thrive is probably very important for the environment. Mentioning this about grass is somewhat limiting what it's all about.

  20. RonnieDobbz1978
    RonnieDobbz1978
    9 ditë më parë

    great made video, though I have to disagree.

  21. Japotish videos
    Japotish videos
    10 ditë më parë

    Great video! I just made my own factual-type video about maps

  22. Droo Orelem
    Droo Orelem
    11 ditë më parë

    we can't even prevent the extinction of animals alive and now we want to bring back extinct animals WTH!!!!!!!!

  23. Frankie Gaming
    Frankie Gaming
    12 ditë më parë

    So how do we know global warming isn't a natural occurrence?

  24. BISHWARANJAN
    BISHWARANJAN
    12 ditë më parë

    "Siclicle "

  25. Sharon Kaczorowski
    Sharon Kaczorowski
    13 ditë më parë

    Has it occured to scientists that as with today climate change and human behavior were both responsible?

  26. Sharon Kaczorowski
    Sharon Kaczorowski
    13 ditë më parë

    Furry rhinoceros...adorable!

  27. _6EQUJ5_
    _6EQUJ5_
    14 ditë më parë

    Let's bring the mammoth back from extinction.

  28. Therodinn
    Therodinn
    16 ditë më parë

    hsvdnt even easier tched thid bideo yer but I know its gonna be epid bring back the mammothd fuck da primayes yoyoyo epric time pleistocwinw ngroes where u ar I'm also on mth

  29. Brandon
    Brandon
    16 ditë më parë

    Unfortunately 90% of our O2 comes from the ocean. Unless we stop met fishing and eating fish we only have 20 years or so until oceans die. Once oceans die we are all soon. Don't believe me? Check out Seaspiracy and then fact check it for yourself.

  30. LucasPoudolski
    LucasPoudolski
    16 ditë më parë

    Man moths?

  31. Cole Bishoff
    Cole Bishoff
    16 ditë më parë

    screw the mammoth, genetically modify an african elephant to grow fur ^^

  32. Iron Trooper
    Iron Trooper
    17 ditë më parë

    Don't pretend we're bringing back the mammoth for any other reason then to see if we can.

  33. Ian M
    Ian M
    17 ditë më parë

    Avery interesting video, but dude, Breath! I was getting out of breath just listening. So to all the tree huggers, Watch this and defend your theories.

  34. Colin Frederick
    Colin Frederick
    17 ditë më parë

    The argument for more beef and less trees (as long as it’s in the Tundra) is a fun new angle to saving our climate.

  35. Isaiah The Gamer
    Isaiah The Gamer
    17 ditë më parë

    Bring back the MAMMOTH 🦣

  36. Grant Winfrey
    Grant Winfrey
    17 ditë më parë

    Over hunting? Psh posh booiii ya need some Graham Hancock in your life

  37. King Ace
    King Ace
    18 ditë më parë

    Goooo Pelistocene Park!!

  38. Bryan Johnson
    Bryan Johnson
    18 ditë më parë

    Ok, so we have always been destroying the planet... go figure

  39. Johannes Kibreab
    Johannes Kibreab
    18 ditë më parë

    Why didn't Africans ever ride Zebras since their just stripped horses?

  40. Samantha Rogers
    Samantha Rogers
    19 ditë më parë

    Do you think we would get the old animals back to? Like mammoths 🦣

  41. ollie b
    ollie b
    19 ditë më parë

    I don’t get what you mean by’ productivity’

  42. Français Monarchiste
    Français Monarchiste
    20 ditë më parë

    Wow how great too know that Climate Change is going too be the 2end Mass Extinction event created by Humans i think i know why any aliens would want to exterminate us if they exist and come on earth.

  43. Skin Is delicious
    Skin Is delicious
    20 ditë më parë

    Ethics in of themselves are ethically flawed. If bringing back the mammoths would help ALL life on earth then yeah bring them back. Whomever says no is a tree hugger and if ive learned anything from this video is that trees are evil and anyone that loves evil must too be evil.

  44. Skin Is delicious
    Skin Is delicious
    20 ditë më parë

    Ahhhh humanity. Fucking everything up since the dawn of our existence

  45. SugarYT
    SugarYT
    20 ditë më parë

    It sucks that I & most of us here probably won't be alive when or if the scientists bring back the mammoth

  46. Chanh Souxay Channel
    Chanh Souxay Channel
    20 ditë më parë

    Fc วีดีโอนี้สุดยอดเลยครับ

  47. Super Italy
    Super Italy
    21 ditë më parë

    “I found it not fair to revive Mammoth, if it went extinct there's actually a reason to.” Well that's true but there's solution for everything.

  48. Bernard Taylor
    Bernard Taylor
    21 ditë më parë

    Eventually new predators will have to be introduced or new parks opened to stop over population

  49. Uncle Sam
    Uncle Sam
    22 ditë më parë

    There is nothing humans can do to change earth’s weather patterns. Just a fact.

  50. SeedsCanada
    SeedsCanada
    22 ditë më parë

    Cause of extinction: Clovis comet (was the straw that broke the camel's back)

  51. Mr Guy
    Mr Guy
    22 ditë më parë

    At least keep some taiga in North America because I think it’s an important carbon sink (especially the peat lands) and a very beautiful forest.

  52. michael graalum
    michael graalum
    22 ditë më parë

    the overkill hypothesis has been thoroughly debunked. Human were in siberia for tens of millenia before the extinction, and we now know that humans were in the americans far far before the extinction. We also have overwhelming evidence that there were a set of impacts at the onset of the younger dryas with a huge increase in sea levels, and the deposition of collosal volumes of erosion sediment in the gulf of Mexico.

    1. michael graalum
      michael graalum
      22 ditë më parë

      where are the remains of the humans who did all this killing? there must have been tens of millions, not wandering bands

  53. Bernard Edwards
    Bernard Edwards
    23 ditë më parë

    Aggression toward humans didn't pay off, except for the fact it gave the big cats, for example, an innate fear of humans. The big cats will rarely attack a man who stands his ground. I saw a video of three Masai tribesmen armed only with spears stroll nonchalantly up to a pride of about 8 lions who were devouring a zebra they had killed. The eight lions slunk away when the Masai were still a hundred yards off. The men helped themselves to the choicest cuts of zebra and left the rubbish for the lions. Prehistoric lions which left humans alone tended to prosper more than those foolish enough to attack. In modern times, carnivores which attacked humans were signing their own death warrants.

  54. Jackson pascoe
    Jackson pascoe
    24 ditë më parë

    Anyone know where the cottage from 16:10 is taken at, that’s a really pretty place

  55. Threetails
    Threetails
    24 ditë më parë

    This is cool and all but we still gotta dial back the whole fossil fuel thing.

  56. John Doe
    John Doe
    24 ditë më parë

    Could you do another 7 realms?

  57. John Doe
    John Doe
    24 ditë më parë

    I seen some of your older videos... Cringy.... I still like you no matter what they say! Fun fun

  58. Christian Duncan
    Christian Duncan
    24 ditë më parë

    The idea that over hunting brought about the extinction for dozens of species by humans doesn’t address how some megafauna survived in Europe, Asian and North America into modern times. And it does not address why other hominids that already lived in Europe and Asia alongside megafauna did not over hunt the species into extinction. Bringing back extinct species may make you feel better about the actions of our ancestors but humans are not the first predator species to drive other species into extinction. This idea that our presence on this planet is somehow unnatural does not make sense. We have to be conscious about our impact but applies equally to ideas like “use less plastic” as they do to literally “terraforming our own planet”

  59. Timberwolfe
    Timberwolfe
    25 ditë më parë

    B.C. It's B.C. Get it RIGHT!!!!

  60. Mohit Sahu
    Mohit Sahu
    25 ditë më parë

    Hopefully Putin didn't see this Otherwise he will start this

  61. Farina de Waard
    Farina de Waard
    25 ditë më parë

    Interesting thoughts and presentation! I agree with most of it, but what about peatlands? In the boreal and arctic, they exist next to and even under forests and tundra, the further north the more in combination with permafrost. They are actually the densest biological carbon store (excluding coal, oil and such) and are also a form of soil. Could you consider that in your next videos about northern biomes? They are massively underrated ecosystems that store immens carbon stocks =)

  62. George Streicher
    George Streicher
    25 ditë më parë

    Don't believe in the carbon/global warming myth. We are going into a new mini ice age due to reduced solar activity. Thorium nuclear reactor will decrease carbon emissions greatly so no need for all this gloom and doom environmental had ringing. Still, I think it would be cool to bring back the mammoths.

  63. Beefy Beings
    Beefy Beings
    26 ditë më parë

    11:35 Is the earth really warming like never before? Wasn't there a time in earths history with even greater warming?

  64. Chiken suup
    Chiken suup
    26 ditë më parë

    Well, seeing as you're well on your way to 1 million subs, I just wanna say it was here since around 500k

  65. Watcher
    Watcher
    26 ditë më parë

    3:00 Or maybe. Just maybe. They died of an unknown virus. The last thing we need is a prehistorical Covid-19.

  66. Nmethyltransferase
    Nmethyltransferase
    26 ditë më parë

    Reject Tree, Embrace Grass

  67. Duncan Disorderly
    Duncan Disorderly
    26 ditë më parë

    What a truly amazing world we live in.

  68. Tim Kirkpatrick
    Tim Kirkpatrick
    26 ditë më parë

    Do the math! It works.

  69. Daniel
    Daniel
    27 ditë më parë

    Instead of reviving mammoths, how about saving the species that currently are endangerd and almost extinct!? How about supporting the protection of animals that currently live and lose their living space, because of greedy humans who burn down the rainforests and destroy the environment. How about stopping the ivory thieves? I don't need Mammoths, while elephants, rhinos, tigers, etc. are slowly going extinct because humanity is too stupid to respect nature.

  70. Noah
    Noah
    27 ditë më parë

    What are you doing steppe biome?!

  71. neveshsitîrneb nerhtrêëd
    neveshsitîrneb nerhtrêëd
    27 ditë më parë

    Null

  72. Kraig Thorne
    Kraig Thorne
    27 ditë më parë

    5:23 This is NOT a hypothesis, because it can be easily proven wrong by the fact that Neanderthals were living with and hunting the megafauna tens of thousands of years before humans left Africa.

  73. Kraig Thorne
    Kraig Thorne
    27 ditë më parë

    4:29 The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis or Clovis comet hypothesis posits that fragments of a large (more than 4 kilometers in diameter), disintegrating asteroid or comet struck North America, South America, Europe, and western Asia sometime between 12,800 to 11,700 years ago. Multiple airbursts/impacts produced the Younger Dryas (YD) boundary layer (YDB), depositing peak concentrations of platinum, high-temperature spherules, meltglass, and nanodiamonds, forming an isochronous datum at more than 50 sites across about 50 million km2 of Earth’s surface. Some scientists have proposed that this event triggered extensive biomass burning, a brief impact winter and the Younger Dryas abrupt climate change, contributed to extinctions of late Pleistocene megafauna, and resulted in the end of the Clovis culture.

  74. anion chloriou
    anion chloriou
    27 ditë më parë

    Woolly savannah!

  75. Gustav
    Gustav
    27 ditë më parë

    Very good video, this is an essential understanding that decision makers needs to be aware of. Thank you!

  76. L_CGamer
    L_CGamer
    28 ditë më parë

    So, when humans were still primitive we killed animals en masse and destroyed habitats. Now that we are more advanced we are doing the same thing, except with more advanced tech. I only wonder when the vicious cycle ends.

  77. logan
    logan
    28 ditë më parë

    how can a mammoth possibly fight climate change

  78. Stormcrow41
    Stormcrow41
    28 ditë më parë

    You should look up the American Prairie Reserve. They're doing something similar but at a comparatively smaller scale and focusing on a different biome.

  79. Brent Eason Farms
    Brent Eason Farms
    28 ditë më parë

    A lot of potential issues with the concept. The biggest issue is I think we're missing too many important details to safely try to make such a widespread change. Ignorant humans making stupid decisions and doing more harm than good has not changed.

  80. tamarin
    tamarin
    28 ditë më parë

    i guess humans are one of the causes but i want to add meteorites too

  81. xKeita
    xKeita
    29 ditë më parë

    it baffles me that overhunting was so prominent

  82. Lost Melody
    Lost Melody
    29 ditë më parë

    wow. The channel intro isn't until over two minutes into the video. That's odd.

  83. Si Qian Ma
    Si Qian Ma
    29 ditë më parë

    Neanderthals also hunted in Eurasia at the time so they should be wise to two legged hunters.

  84. Travis Johnson
    Travis Johnson
    Muaj më parë

    Canada. This is America. Why aren't you doing this? We can't let the Russians outstyle our hat. Do you need some cash for it?

  85. Gods of Old
    Gods of Old
    Muaj më parë

    the ice is going to melt one way or another and we just cant stop it. we are just at the end of an iceage

  86. Pedro Ferraz
    Pedro Ferraz
    Muaj më parë

    Probably the best way that could be done to integrate a mammoth tier organism in the ecosystem, is the integration of the Elephant itself. Elephants are an endangered species, and we know they are not suited for freezing temperatures, though with human hand we could stimulate their evolution to support cold temperatures. Maybe a bit of genetic tinkering, or selective breeding would be required at first, but eventually we would have to let them go and thrive on their own. The concept would be similar to raising a child, you take care of them but eventually you need to let them go. Believe it would be beneficial to all organisms involved humans would be able to save an essential species of extinction, preserving nature. Elephants would give birth to a new life form, be part of a new cycle of life and well survive. If it's right or wrong.. Well it is neither, it would be mankind taking responsability to fix what we broke for a starters.

  87. contrarian duude
    contrarian duude
    Muaj më parë

    I'm guessing all the Russian poachers are in on the project. They probably see this as job security.

  88. DonnierDarko223
    DonnierDarko223
    Muaj më parë

    So basically all we need to do is kill all non farm animals in locations around the globe where snow falls so that greedy companies and unindustriliased mega nations such as C and I can continue to use coal works and other awful stuff to pollute the planet with. Gotcha.

  89. TheDukeOfDishSoap
    TheDukeOfDishSoap
    Muaj më parë

    And to this day Alaska is still in an ice age

  90. Conny and Marvin Bentley
    Conny and Marvin Bentley
    Muaj më parë

    sooo...why not get the loggers that are ripping down our rain forests to go and level our frozen north? They could sell the pulpwood and when an area is fully cleared, the loggers ' responsibility would be to repopulate with appropriate animals.

  91. Viennery
    Viennery
    Muaj më parë

    I call dibs on the first mammoth steak! I bet they’re delicious!

  92. Casual Pain
    Casual Pain
    Muaj më parë

    Want to fight climate change?? Go grass fed beef as regenerative agriculture are the key and abolish monocrop agriculture. Eat less carbs more meat, fat and egg.

  93. mv03dl100
    mv03dl100
    Muaj më parë

    Next step is to selectively breed elephants to maximise hair growth, reviving the mammoths

  94. Desal
    Desal
    Muaj më parë

    yeah. put the money into something else.

  95. ballarfjandi
    ballarfjandi
    Muaj më parë

    It's absurd to think that hunter/gatherers wiped most of the mega fauna out. We weren't that many at the time, all hunter/gatherer groups that live today, like in the amazon for example, live in perfect harmony with the environment, native americans before america was settled and so on. The extinction was too sudden. A large impact event is most likely the cause.

  96. agustin venegas
    agustin venegas
    Muaj më parë

    do y'all think humans could have evolved on the mammoth steppe if we hadn't evolved in africa?

  97. Thomas Gideon
    Thomas Gideon
    Muaj më parë

    As if you could actually stop climate change.

  98. motku
    motku
    Muaj më parë

    I like the animations and info. But your PACING and unduLATIONs of... speech ... makes. this. HARD. to watch.

  99. dstyd
    dstyd
    Muaj më parë

    So Introducing Methane producing animals to fight methane from escaping the ground is the best choice to fight Climate change. Smart. They will also add more Methane into the ground as well.

  100. Ruaceiro Felipe
    Ruaceiro Felipe
    Muaj më parë

    Video mais interessante que vi este ano, ja pode clonar o mamute, estou no aguardo