The Final Years of Majuro [Documentary]

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  1. Wendover Productions

    Wendover Productions10 oy oldin

    Big thanks to all the Nebula subscribers who make projects like this possible! Just know that your subscription is still well worth it as this is one of the last cases of a Nebula original going to UZnick. This is just a legacy of how the contract was when we agreed to do this original, but that's no longer the policy.

  2. Ng Zhi Wei

    Ng Zhi WeiOy oldin

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  3. softengine

    softengine2 oy oldin

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    YouҬube2 oy oldin

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    Brohify3 oy oldin

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  7. Ethan O. McBride

    Ethan O. McBride22 soat oldin

    I would be thrilled if the Marshallese relocated to Galveston Texas. I would vote for anyone promising to give each Marshallese citizen $100,000 and official citizenship in the US.

  8. Matt Bosley

    Matt BosleyKun oldin

    Humans always seem to forget that they can't control nature, and that the earth is constantly changing. Lakes and seas appear and disappear. Islands rise and fall. Mountains rise and wear away.. Continents move and change.

  9. Drone Strike

    Drone Strike2 kun oldin

    The planet has always warmed and cooled. We're not God, we can't control the weather. Climate change is a revolving door and it's proven to have happened time and time again, even before humans. Even NASA called it a theory. Anyway, there should be an organization to help fund them to move here to America. Waste pollution, super trawler, particles matter, and water pollution is more of an issue than climate change. The guy blaming the US was a little of topic for some of the stuff he said. If they want to blame a nation for that, China is the #1 contributor to oceanic plastic, 18 million tons annually. #1 super trawling that's destroying the corrals and depleting the fishes. There's actually very little sea life around Chinese coastal waters because of super trawling causing nets scrap the floor bed, destroying all the corals and surrounding ecosystem. They're at the protected island of the Galapagos of the coast of Chile, illegally fishing. They over fished the entire China Sea and now is at Somalia over fishing. #1 at burning coal for energy and burning trash without using proper filtration. Without proper filter, particles matter (PM) goes into the air and people breathe these little microscopic dust. And in China, who ever burns the trash the cheapest, gets the government contract. And those cheaper facilities are not using the heat for energy or have filters. They burn 50.5% of the world's total. US sits 3rd place at 8.5%. #1 at ground water and fresh water pollution and using hydro dams that cuts off water to South East Asia, which so many rely on the rivers for food and crops. The dams are also changing the land scape. Killing endangered species, such as the Baiji dolphin. A fresh water dolphin that swims in the Yangtze River. Some have believe they are now extinct. They're heading into a water crisis in 2030 due to over population and contamination. Weird for a nation that seems to always flood. Can't drink the aquafer water if you're dumping chemicals into the ground.

  10. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson8 kun oldin

    I love Wendover, but this video just pops up over and over, even though I’ve already watched it. Yes UZnick, I’m aware of your desire to shove ‘climate change’ down my throat.

  11. Drew Kane

    Drew Kane12 kun oldin

    52:26 - The Good Ol' Days

  12. Jesus D

    Jesus D15 kun oldin

    Man, these people sure have lived in an island, cuz they are all salty XD The humour

  13. Hayden Adams

    Hayden Adams15 kun oldin

    I cant keep watching. If what I think will happen, happens- and American University students protest against the Marshall Island Wall- it will break my heart.

  14. David Nelson

    David Nelson17 kun oldin

    It is really sad to see the changes since I lived on Majuro. I moved there in 1968, at the age of 3, with my parents and older brother. Majuro was my home. I cried when we left 6 years later. I had a short visit in 1982 and haven't been able to go back. Watching this documentary my heart ached for the challenges being faced.

  15. troman5000

    troman500017 kun oldin

    People living in the middle of the ocean, minding their own business...Soon assholes from all over the world come and fuck with them. Eventually the biggest asshole of them all, comes and nukes paradise!!! That's it.

  16. Tony B. online

    Tony B. online17 kun oldin

    The Marshallese battle to keep the islands from being flooded is truly a David versus Goliath good luck

  17. SnapCracklePapa

    SnapCracklePapa18 kun oldin

    Global warming and rising sea level catastrophe projections have never been anything but wrong. Global temperatures and sea level have always fluctuated on earth. Sea level has only risen 7 inches in the past 100 years. This is not anything to panic over.

  18. Bernardo Puppin

    Bernardo Puppin18 kun oldin

    It's funny how it's considered cool to berate European Colonianism and deem Caucasians as a a morally evil sort but genocide caused by African people's among each other, the Japanese in the East, the Chinese, Russia and thousands of other examples in History is OK. WTF

  19. Collin Hackenberg

    Collin Hackenberg20 kun oldin

    Why does this have so many dislikes?

  20. Ge Pe

    Ge Pe17 kun oldin

    Because it's a badly researched video trying to play on your emotions and not discussing some obvious solutions to the problem, like building an artificial island in the same area or asking a nearby country to share a piece of land for these people to move to, etc..

  21. GWS

    GWS20 kun oldin

    Maybe you should have stuck to likes rather than using children who are clueless about science as political pawns. Unsubbed. Challenge for anyone to publicly debate against me on climate change is issued to anyone who has a problem with this comment. I will send you a Discord link to the Politics server.

  22. Witek Żak

    Witek Żak20 kun oldin

    7:22 isn't that the treaty with Micronesia, not with the Marshall Islands?

  23. Aqua

    Aqua21 kun oldin

    I've heard of this island before

  24. Muhammad Abdelrazik

    Muhammad Abdelrazik23 kun oldin

    Criminals , enemy of humanity and enemy of nature

  25. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom23 kun oldin

    Culture and customs: the downfall of so many societies. Am I supposed to feel bad for some unlucky people who were born unluckily on a shitty island? Just move! Where there's a will, there's a way, and $1500 isn't that much to throw on to your credit card to bring a family member over who will pay you back with $2000. Poor people, who have this insignificant issue consume such a huge part of their lives, instead of leaving and forgetting all about their past misery. Start a new life, learn some new culture and customs!

  26. Ксавие Киллэр

    Ксавие Киллэр23 kun oldin

    Blames germany for ww1 Germans: Okay there

  27. Mr3344555

    Mr334455524 kun oldin

    I watched this so many times, thumbs up because the algorithm spams it.

  28. Alex Benton

    Alex Benton25 kun oldin

    are you the HAI person?

  29. Tararidh

    Tararidh26 kun oldin

    you got a whole group of cultures and nations at the risk of being wiped out by rising sea level and we still have white rich right-winger in suit arguing that is either not real or the industrialized countries are not responsible for it while giving tax cut to oi companies. capitalism kills

  30. Alex Sinclair

    Alex Sinclair28 kun oldin

    This made me sign up to Curiosity Stream / Nebula.

  31. Adrey

    Adrey28 kun oldin

    I graduated in English today (I am Austrian) and I would like to let you know that your videos are perfect material for getting prepared for writing textes like reports or essays. The kind of vocab, the terminologies used and the structure of your content's sentences really helped me A LOT improve my English. And besides, I love the kind of topics you cover, keep going! 😉

  32. Baby Baby

    Baby BabyOy oldin

    We need to plant 2 millions mangrove trees instead building concrete walls.

  33. Petarded

    PetardedOy oldin

    What a beautiful poem with such rich and strong thought behind it. I was brought to tears, Kathy gave a voice to those who do not have the chance to speak. Wonderful

  34. nozaku

    nozakuOy oldin

    I know this is calous. But humans have to realize that nothing ever stays the same. Nature erodes and reclaims everything. River banks get eaten away, shore lines dissipate. If you removed ever car cow and person the Marshall Islands would still be reclaimed by the oceans. Sorry

  35. nozaku

    nozakuOy oldin

    “The enduring legacy of nukes is not peace or energy” I don’t know fan. We haven’t had a world war or any real large wars and energy created by nuke energy has kept prices down in a lot of places.

  36. Sickjuicy's Jam Shack

    Sickjuicy's Jam ShackOy oldin

    Soundtrack credits?

  37. Brian R.

    Brian R.Oy oldin

    Thank you for this.

  38. Tristan Möller

    Tristan MöllerOy oldin

    Ended up watching the whole thing. Damn

  39. Tristan Möller

    Tristan MöllerOy oldin

    A lot of it is probably the economic situation in Springdale. You don’t need a scapegoat if unemployment is low.

  40. Adolar

    AdolarOy oldin

    As someone who’s Marshallese, seeing this video brings me great happiness that everyone can learn the true untold history of the Marshall Islands. But also brings me great sadness that everyone is now only just learning of the Marshall Islands.

  41. Colin Kelly

    Colin KellyOy oldin

    Me: pays monthly sub to avoid ads. This video: no you don’t

  42. Killdozer667

    Killdozer667Oy oldin

    Personally, I have no contradictions with the fact that climate is changing and humans are the main cause of it. Ice caps melting = more water in the oceans + more warm water is less dense, so the volume is a bit more. Couldn't find any reliable info about levels of soil subsidence by itself. In other terms: Sea level rise = level of the rise of the ocean + soil subsidence in relation to bedrock or some other reliable point. I assume the last one might be very significant in these measures. Which is not makes the first one less of a cause, of course.

  43. Kazavop

    KazavopOy oldin


  44. Big Vision 01 As we i see it

    Big Vision 01 As we i see itOy oldin

    If your island is really bad sell it to me for a dollar $1. You all can go to the US to become a doctor, lawyer. flip burgers or process dead chickens. In the meantime, I will build Majoro, I mean Vista Island, into a tourist spot bigger than any of those China's artificial Islands, Any taker?

  45. Walter

    WalterOy oldin

    The "1.5 C to stay alive" hits me hard. Their desire is just the most basic desire, to not die. Yet that desire still needs to be told to the world, shouting it loudly, otherwise, the world would not know. It's heartwrenching that even basic human needs are so hard to maintain even in today's world.

  46. Big Vision 01 As we i see it

    Big Vision 01 As we i see itOy oldin

    I love Majuro, I have been there years ago as an engineer. It is a beautiful island, friendly people, and great weather. But it is sinking like a rock in the ocean. Ohh, too bad... booohooo. But wait! but China builds islands with a seaport, airport, and tall buildings (from a coral rock!)... and I am sure they use Chinese peasant slave labor and Muslims in rehabs. But I know you have some dumb politician that doesn't think with no brain. But I sure hope most of you are smart, I really believe you can build your own Island not just cry about it, But seriously folks, as soon as you leave the Island, Comunistist China will take over and build 4 times its size and fish your ocean. And you all will be kicking yourself in the ass. ouch!

  47. Marketplace Gold

    Marketplace GoldOy oldin

    *Let's have global communism, eco-facism depriving all of us of our basic human rights which will impoverish billions of people to maybe prevent a few percentage points of climate change to save some islands where a few tens of thousands people live.* Good plan guys.

  48. Mihaela B.

    Mihaela B.Oy oldin

    I think a neat way to remedy the experience of the island is to do a thorough 360 capture throughout the island, so people can visit the island via VR. It can have a picture walk-through, so people can tour it like Google Maps. The picture walk-through can visit stores and school grounds. It can have a video walk-through, so people can be immersed into the culture there. They can witness first Birthdays and Marshallese cultural dances.

  49. dlwatib

    dlwatibOy oldin

    Complete bullsh!t. Climate change is not raising ocean levels more than a few inches per century, if that. Majuro is in no danger.

  50. Brucey69

    Brucey69Oy oldin

    Get rekt

  51. PhillyCheeseSteak

    PhillyCheeseSteakOy oldin

    I live in Fayetteville, AR next to Springdale and can vouch that there are a LOT of Marshallese here

  52. madcereal

    madcerealOy oldin

    KIRIBATI enters the chat...

  53. Rhiannaraine TV

    Rhiannaraine TVOy oldin

    Yes , exactly if no theres no USA assistants , Marshall islands no money in the islands .. then our islands getting smaller and smaller.. specially Laura side . They need seawalls .

  54. Keybraker

    Keybraker2 oy oldin

    Top notch

  55. Bokkisamబొక్కిసంबोक्किसमボッキサムKiranకిరణ్किरणキラン

    Bokkisamబొక్కిసంबोक्किसमボッキサムKiranకిరణ్किरणキラン2 oy oldin

    Why can't they then invest everything in the people then, as human capital, like Finland?

  56. Charles London

    Charles London2 oy oldin

    This is brilliant. Thanksbyou. I know this means a lot to you just by comparing the length of the video. It means something to all of us that someone that can do this research and make such a wonderful presentation and cares so much about what's wrong in the world.

  57. Achuthan Karnnan

    Achuthan Karnnan2 oy oldin

    Awesome docu

  58. Anupam Goswami

    Anupam Goswami2 oy oldin

    Youkkkkkkklkkkkkkkklklikukuiuikuikuuuuukikuiukuukukiuikuk was a good day I was going to pick up up a few hundred and sixty rupees rupees and forty rupees

  59. Dr Coomer

    Dr Coomer2 oy oldin

    An hour, just to remember your species is pathetic

  60. Victor

    Victor2 oy oldin

    you could reduce overcrowding on the inhabited atoll by moving nuclear testing there, how am I the only one who sees this... :))

  61. WythenshawePhil

    WythenshawePhil2 oy oldin

    1:15 - 1:40 yeh, that happened 🙄

  62. Mark Magill

    Mark Magill2 oy oldin

    They never taught me this in school...

  63. Jesiah Mac

    Jesiah Mac2 oy oldin

    They want to move to Arkansas to work low paying, grunt jobs? Seriously? Dumb. Why subject your future generations to racist gun loving muricans when you could literally go anywhere in the world? Dumb af.

  64. Fursan Sharafi

    Fursan Sharafi2 oy oldin

    wrong. Tsar Bomba was the largest Nuclear weapon ever detonated.

  65. Rudds

    Rudds2 oy oldin

    You just really want to grab a denialist by the back of their neck and drag them to a nation like the Marshall Islands, just so they can see what their lack of action is doing to the world

  66. TheDENTAGE

    TheDENTAGE2 oy oldin

    Global warming is bullshit. If you live on a sinking island that has always been JUST ABOVE SEA LEVEL and its sinking then move.

  67. D EMIL

    D EMIL2 oy oldin

    One very good docu once again! What irritates me a bit is that naturally it’d be the /MARSHALL islands/ and the /MAJURO atoll/ and /ISLAND nations/. Sounds weird if stressed on the non-distinctive part of the word...

  68. Connie King

    Connie King2 oy oldin

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  69. Trevor Maschino

    Trevor Maschino2 oy oldin

    I’ve watched this probably 10 times in my sleep

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    k1dicarus2 oy oldin

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  71. G Wins

    G Wins2 oy oldin

    Who are people down voting this video?

  72. budakbaong siah

    budakbaong siah2 oy oldin

    Climate change deniers? Poor people haters?

  73. Trishita Gautam

    Trishita Gautam2 oy oldin

    The stimulating italian sequentially communicate because grain therapeutically separate among a homeless crook. unbiased, deeply stream

  74. House of Sports

    House of Sports2 oy oldin

    Human greed will never be defeated, unfortunately

  75. musmus96

    musmus962 oy oldin

    a bit of a lost cause unfortunately...

  76. JordanScottMills

    JordanScottMills2 oy oldin

    @37:15 thats your fault for believing fake fluffy Hollywood plots

  77. PEXI

    PEXI2 oy oldin

    Dont give up Marshalls! Im from Poland, a country with very paintful history. Our culture survived despite the fact that Poland disappeared from world maps for 123 years and survived two world wars. You must fight!

  78. chris mchale

    chris mchale3 oy oldin

    Great documentary.

  79. jay john

    jay john3 oy oldin

    One of the Hydrogen bomb tests involved ships that were brought to San Franciscos Hunters Point.

  80. Smith Mitchell

    Smith Mitchell3 oy oldin

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  81. Michplay

    Michplay3 oy oldin

    Marshall Mathers

  82. blind1337nedm

    blind1337nedm3 oy oldin

    ahhh whatever, culture is racist anyways.

  83. Lissy Sexsmith

    Lissy Sexsmith3 oy oldin

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  84. Vihainen viiksi mies

    Vihainen viiksi mies3 oy oldin

    so they all agreed 1,5 degrees but now 6 years later even with covid cutting emissions worldwide we're not even close

  85. F C

    F C3 oy oldin

    11:28 [cringe] Misleading image. Definitely not of Marshall islanders.

  86. Smith Mitchell

    Smith Mitchell3 oy oldin

    The overconfident bandana emotionally accept because disadvantage concurringly coil sans a unbiased hippopotamus. agreeable, pink ping

  87. toasteh

    toasteh3 oy oldin

    13:48 "The enduring legacy of nuclear weapons is not peace or energy, but destruction." "Ackchuyually," this kind technically false. The Nuclear Deterrent theory suggest that since the invention of the nuclear bomb (and the power it demonstrated in Nagasaki and Hiroshima), no new major conflicts or world wars have occurred as a result, nor have any nuclear bombs been dropped on a hostile nation since. So far that theory has proven that theory to be correct. Also, nuclear power remains in place in numerous countries, and is becoming the inevitable energy option should we wish to go 'green' quick.

  88. Lando1876

    Lando18763 oy oldin

    Why not move to Hawaii?, Australia?, New Zealand?, or Singapore? When looking to save your culture take a page out of the Jews book

  89. Alistair

    Alistair3 oy oldin

    Fuck.... 13 ads

  90. Horace Lim

    Horace Lim3 oy oldin

    This is one of the most powerful documentaries... YOU are very talented. How can I persuade you to make another?

  91. Mike Agate

    Mike Agate3 oy oldin

    Question: How many people have lost their homes (land) alongside rivers, cliffs, volcanoes, sinkholes, earthquakes, forest fires etc over the years? Before we all get teary eyed I urge all to have a sense of perspective, honesty and reality. Losing one's home is sad but to claim victimhood is even worse. Let this sink in. Stop jumping on the 'Global Warming' (name changed to Climate Change!) bandwagon and start thinking for yourself.

  92. mpmem

    mpmem3 oy oldin

    Yokwe Yok🤙🏼

  93. Angela Bonanza

    Angela Bonanza3 oy oldin

    This was a beautiful documentary. Thank you so much for making and sharing this story.

  94. Pete Mulhearn

    Pete Mulhearn3 oy oldin

    Wendover seems to have a serious case of US nipple phobia

  95. joelfromportland

    joelfromportland3 oy oldin

    It's really inappropriate/disrespectful to sensor nudity in this context. Other than that, great video.

  96. damnjustassignmeone

    damnjustassignmeone3 oy oldin

    Incredible documentary

  97. Gold Star

    Gold Star3 oy oldin

    If now is to late for them, then when will it be to late for us

  98. carlo vincetti

    carlo vincetti3 oy oldin

    Marshallese will just have to move on from their homeland such as many in this world has been forced to due through other circumstances, moving on becoming resourceful creative people, This hour spent was very rewarding for knowledge. TY Dont forget to like this video. We all have a stake in their demise.

  99. carlo vincetti

    carlo vincetti3 oy oldin

    You mean to tell me any Marshallese who want to come to Springdale to work can't get a loan from these companies to bring them in? Making them work grueling overtime to pay it back. jk

  100. Marcelino Sumaya

    Marcelino Sumaya3 oy oldin

    Big ups to everyone in Springdale

  101. Alexander Heinz

    Alexander Heinz3 oy oldin

    Here is my message to the people who refuse to believe the severity of global warming Ok, you can sit there in your tiny little bubble and ignore the world around you but what will happen will happen. Your not gonna wake up one day and find that the entire world ended ethir. But that doesn't mean nothing's gonna happen or that should that should be ignore what is gonna happen. Coastline will shrink and homes will flood and will go on and won't stop on unless do something. Climate change isn't a sudden thing its a gradual process that won't stop happening unless we make changes and the sooner we do that the less people get hurt.

  102. rohis akib

    rohis akib3 oy oldin

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  103. Charles Ng'eno

    Charles Ng'eno3 oy oldin


  104. aksfalcon

    aksfalcon3 oy oldin

    This hurts my soul.

  105. tiadaid

    tiadaid3 oy oldin

    Say what you want about the Soviet Union, but at least they test their nuclear weapons on their own territories. America & France chose to pollute other nations testing their own weapons.

  106. siemen hoogerwaard

    siemen hoogerwaard4 oy oldin


  107. capulcinka

    capulcinka4 oy oldin

    this really saddens me how we have given up or saving our beautiful planet, instead looking how to terraform others at much higher cost. no matter how hopeful we are, no planet will ever be as life supporting and gorgeous as this one. if this argument doesn't stand for the humanity then all hope is lost. big thanks for this document! amazing research work!