Watching the End of the World
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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::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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  • Cool Worlds
    Cool Worlds

    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:

    • William Wolfe
      William Wolfe


    • richard1957kemp

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    • richard1957kemp

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    • Sal Spencer
      Sal Spencer

      You must be fun at parties.

    • parKb5

      My favorite day wasMay 20th. Not only because it’s my birthday, but because it was around the day when humanity fell. It’s a shame that the other species on this planet had to fall soon after. I hope that they had time to enjoy a human less planet and the freedom that gave them. Humanity has enslaved every other species on this planet under its heel even worse than the not insane power hungry dictator. I hope they spent their time wisely after they were all finally free.

  • Western Values
    Western Values

    Humans can save all life if we embrace science, lift our planet to a higher orbit, colonise other worlds, and send a bunch of humans to travel with the star Gliese 710 when it passes within 24 light-days of Earth in just 1.3 million years. Exciting times ahead, time to get sciencing! Cheerio!😆

  • Reeze Vlog
    Reeze Vlog

    time will end…………………just like a clock or a watch (be it an automatic or a quartz movement) time will stops no matter what….

  • Nemesis Enforcer
    Nemesis Enforcer

    We are the parasite to this planet.

  • jerlee620

    You may all go to Hell & I will go to Pluto -The Ghost of Davy Crockett

  • ms. must love cats
    ms. must love cats

    @cool worlds The information in this video was totally wrong ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 😞 The world was certainly NOT created as mentioned in this video and it certainly will NOT end the same fashion, either. The Bible *clearly * explained how the world was created and how it will end.

  • The Velvet Kitten
    The Velvet Kitten

    The watches in the beginning… it reminds me of the Time Traveling Twins.

  • sKeLeToR

    what a sad end we will eventually face, what everything will eventually face... until the gasses expelled upon the universe from our sun, merges with another, only to start the cycle over again, by creating a new star, and potentially new solar system, a new galaxy, and on, and on the cycle goes, in an almost everlasting repeat... until the real end days appear. the ones where either the universe has expanded too far to repeat the cycle, or until black holes have swallowed up and merged into true everlasting blackness. but i like to believe that isnt the case, i like to believe we will expand until we break through whatever binds our multiverse and merge with another, only to keep repeating, or that we will eventually detract back to our singularity, and restart the big bang all over again. Life always seems to find a way, and that universe is just as alive as you or I. It may not breathe, or even think, but its omnipotent in power and scope, its pure energy and lifeforce, personified.

  • wayne mainord
    wayne mainord

    Bull crap looks like mars

  • MR. DMG
    MR. DMG

    “The Universe offers infinite potential to those who dare”

  • Reinhold Bobo
    Reinhold Bobo

    That presentation was truely philosophical... So sad to see what we do to our mother Earth during our days, Like little children who understand nothing....

  • Peter London
    Peter London

    Wow Happy Christmas…..very moving but blimey I’m going back to my duvet…and hide.

  • Chris Mooneyham
    Chris Mooneyham

    6,000 years is more accurate.

  • Manola Pegoraro
    Manola Pegoraro

    Thank you for creating this video and for explaining the evolution of our planet in such beautiful and easy-to-follow words! It would be fantastic if this video could be translated in other languages... would help raising awareness when it comes to people attitudes, behaviors and believes. Couldn't agree more with the other comments: a masterpiece!

  • E. McGuire
    E. McGuire

    Thank you so much. Your videos on FIbill now set the standard for nearly everyone else. No one could have predicted that astronomy, cosmology, and the history of our planet could be so elegantly combined and elaborated, enabling science--at least here--to become the highest form of entertainment.

  • Chatsworth1979

    Ah, a marvelous vid to wind down with before bedtime, for a restful night's sleep ... the end of everything! 😂

  • Billy S
    Billy S

    Why is every1 so fond about the end of the world......

  • Jay Chris
    Jay Chris

    The world will be here.The people are the ones that will CEASE TO EXIST until they come to know JESUS

  • Nihal Chandrasiri
    Nihal Chandrasiri

    2500 before telling buddha gautham ...this end of earth

  • Michael Sweppy
    Michael Sweppy

    As Carl Sagan said astronomy is a humbling experience

  • Green Nights
    Green Nights

    oh she's like, hello lizard, I like you. can we be friends

  • Александр Лискин
    Александр Лискин


  • G-Body Loc
    G-Body Loc

    I believe the bible and your video is only cool because of your imagination but there's no truth.

  • Antoinette Stockton
    Antoinette Stockton

    The earth will always be here Our God which created said so oops stop trying to scare people

  • Andre Souza
    Andre Souza

    6:45 "Iron Catastrophe" nice trash rock band name!


    how did u know the first day is January 1

  • 123karakoc

    We are but mere visitors in this paradise. It's incredible how negligent we are with it and with each other.

  • Andrew Dupuis
    Andrew Dupuis

    some people think earth move a away from sun at end. says in Bible God will make new earth

  • Matthew Selby
    Matthew Selby

    It's like this guy talks and you have to listen...great video thank you.

  • HowlingOwls112

    This is good...and i am out of words. Keep up the good work. Regards from Sweden

  • Stu Jones
    Stu Jones

    your videos blow my feeble mind..

  • Alberto Luis
    Alberto Luis

    You did a wonderful job I'm telling the story of us and the Earth congratulations and thank you

  • NOTuserFriendly

    Keep calm and wait for the end of the world. What happens to all the ‘offshore’ bank accounts after the big ball has dropped.

  • Legendoflaw21007 Whittle
    Legendoflaw21007 Whittle

    I had no idea that the sun can expand that big. That alone is beyond mind blowing for you realize just HOW LARGE THAT IS?! I noticed when watching his videos you pay attention to every second of it to get the full effect.

  • Alfredo Isaac
    Alfredo Isaac

    Most of these information has been known for decades but only in science books, saddly very few people read it, with this video plus the added knowledege up to present time, it´s marvelous to watch it, I really hope millions of people around the globe see the best ever video in You Tube, make them aware of the only truth and comply by to get maybe 1 more "second" of time.

  • Chocolate Thai
    Chocolate Thai

    it is truly beyond the caucazoid to tell the truth of their origins. its seems we can never get the honest truth of human evolution. Why is there always the elements of white supremacy indoctrinated in these origin stories? and I came to honestly be entertained. its clear that so called whites have only been on planet for at lease 10k years and the evolution theory by Charles Darwin was only made to ex the African out of the human family tree. we are sick of you people perpetuating these lies. we been here in human form longer than you are willing to admit honestly.

  • Kazeon

    I can't wrap my mind around these questions: who or what told/taught/drove those simple cells to just form something as sophisticated and complex as the brain in the first place? I think humans are pretty smart but even us, we can't think of something that we don't know of existing. So how did they, those mindless cells, just decide that they will just lump together and form the brain in the first place? How did they "design" the structure, the system, the means of communications, etc? It's pretty hard to believe that it's all just random coincidences, the result of countless random mutations, even if it was happening for hundreds of millions or even billions of years. And to think that most of creatures in this planet today basically have similar features (brain with similar functions, similar respiration system, similar digestion system, similar reproduction mechanism, etc.) even if everything comes in various forms, proportions, and sizes, but their features are quite disturbingly similar, at least from the way I see it. I can't help but think that there could be some kind of "blueprint of life" and evolution was just sort of following the design. As someone without any science background, I find these thoughts baffling.


    Nos pode muda o rumo desta estoria de pente de Nos... Fazer um nova estoria..

  • Matthew Davidson
    Matthew Davidson

    I like being a chrononaut

  • Architude

    Cosmo, give up the romanticist.

  • Andrew Cary
    Andrew Cary

    At 17 minutes in you said 4 months makes 4 billion years. That's not right is it?

  • Shlomo Adamov
    Shlomo Adamov

    2.9K dislikes..who are those people 🙄

  • tjblues01

    Just love it! The life; story of joy and sadness..

  • Mark Richardson
    Mark Richardson

    Do you deliberately speak so slow, you sound robotic. It doesn't work dude.

  • Don Richards
    Don Richards

    We started out as star dust and to star dust we shall return . The untimely termination of all life and Earth will be most unfortunate .

  • CuteFuzzyWeasel

    "returning to it's maker..." ..unless we're implementing star lifting technologies, or we move the earth, both very possible

  • The Dous Brother
    The Dous Brother

    Fun fact: This earth isn't old Billions Its only 2,021 Year old 😂❤

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  • Lauren Martins
    Lauren Martins

    Chorei 😪

  • Yurigan Smith
    Yurigan Smith

    Got it, we need more carbon dioxide.

    • Cool Worlds
      Cool Worlds

      Not really! Remember the Sun is warming, so adding CO2 might enable photosynthesis but it would bake the planet. There’s just no way out at this point.

  • Octavio

    Here you could also apply the phrase: "What gives you life, takes your life"

  • Seya

    Incredible video. Made me understand what I am as a human being

  • Greg Jay
    Greg Jay

    See another documentary By a scientist named David Talbott titled Remembering the end of the world, a familiar sounding title, the particulars are there, Twiliight of the Gods, also thunderbolts of the Gods, We are being taken for a ride have been for over 100 years.

  • Greg Jay
    Greg Jay

    Indeed, our ability to forceast the future speaking of that here is a sobering thought MS cosmology has not one correct prediction, earth's atmosphere has not yet equilibrized, it (the atmosphere) cannot be more than 2 - 3 millon years old, see a guy named Robert Bass, so not even 1 billion years old mainstream phony Einsteinian horse n buggy cosmology was disproved by astronomer Halton C. Arp, in 1966!The Royal society will never let any plebes in on the fact they are hiding the electromagnetic force from the masses over Oil addiction. Since when have we ever been told the truth about anything? Just saying.

  • Dr. James Olack
    Dr. James Olack

    I return here on occasion for a reality check. One of the most moving vids on FIbill.

  • Phil Novo
    Phil Novo

    I am from the future and can confirm that this is completely accurate

  • Natasha Julie
    Natasha Julie

    One day everything has to be finished and vanished because everything you see is mortal.

  • Holt Burdette
    Holt Burdette

    I enjoyed the evolution of earth and life on it, but why were ice ages not included?

  • navelpicker

    On the morning of the Earth finally returning to its Maker, you realise, with horror, that the Germans still managed to be the first to reserve the pool-side chairs...

  • Carl Watson
    Carl Watson

    I wish you were my science teacher. I’d of probably passed my exams.

  • Sharon Byrd
    Sharon Byrd

    I cant watch

  • Dicky Saputra
    Dicky Saputra

    wealth, power of all those kings in the world finally become useless

  • Shiva

    Your Videos are beyond amazing

    • Cool Worlds
      Cool Worlds

      Thanks 🙏

  • 42 minutes ago
    42 minutes ago

    _"it all came from nothing"_ 😒 um, yah right bruh *†* 💞

  • Alex Kumar
    Alex Kumar

    As sun expands and reducing of weight due to burning of fuel will not earth go further away from sun as gravity of sun decreases resulting cooler earth? Is there a way in future humanity can move the earth away from sun to keep sun heat constant?

  • Laagtravel vlog
    Laagtravel vlog

    The SUN will kill earth, we are getting closer and closer each year to the Sun which burn entire earth.

    • Gwen

      it's still hundreds of billions of years away

  • koen armstrong
    koen armstrong

    I know this doesn’t have much to do with this but what the hell are we doing on this planet other than wasting all our time and potential and killing ourselves and everything else. Why are we doing this. Why are we so selfish and greedy and afraid? Why can’t we all realize we’re anatomically the same and change the world. Storm the buildings and homes of all major company CEOs and coal companies and throw them in a lake with a brick around their leg and let’s save the planet. I’m dead serious, why are we clinging to this cushy life we have now when it’s all being pulled from under us and we literally have so much potential to save us and everything. Yes we all die inevitably but is this the story that you want? Humanity choked itself to death with pollution, ignorance & greed.. Why don’t we all drop as much of our possessions as possible and work together. Human to human. If we could all join hands.. Have you seen the picture of the school of fish who joined together to become the size of a whale and then “swallowed”an entire shark. That’s what we need to do. They can’t shoot all 7 billion of us when theres only a few thousand of them. 250 world leaders, probably a few hundred billionaires, millionaires, etc. They do not care about you or me or the planet, just their marble flooring and they’re social status on earth. We need everybody involved because we as human beings cannot continue to live the way we do. I will give up everything in my life and sacrifice myself for the better of humanity, no hesitation. But I can’t do it alone AGH THE END OF THE VIDEO HE BASICALLY SAID THE SAME THING. SEE WE HAVE TO JOIN TOGETHER STRAIGHT UP. SCREW BORDERS AND LIMITS. HUMANITY…UNITY… COURAGE

    • Lauren Martins
      Lauren Martins

      Stop the socialist nonsense.

  • Aaron Wolfenbarger
    Aaron Wolfenbarger

    The earth is NOT "beeelions" of years old dumbass! it was made in SIX literal days starting with the darkness then going to light evening and morning being a reckoning of a day. YOU have been lied to and every single bit of evidence contrary to the so highly improbable as to be considered absurd by scientific standard theory of evolution is avoided because your SO unscientific that you have to take the things discovered by theistic scientists and claim them for your own absurdity; and I dont even have to prove it because they are well known facts among those of us who qualify our sources of information instead of taking it for granted because enough liars say it loudly and often. How about how the solar system was made for example because to ME its the most hillarious. You believe in the model of the nebular hypothesis well it was FIRST put forth in the 18th century by a man who believed he got it via telepathic communication with aliens of Jupiter ( look it up dumbass if you dont believe me I am BIG on qualifying what I AM saying but YOUR not) then EVERY SINGLE POSSIBLE ITERATION in the modeling of a nebular hypothesis that has been tried had failed and there are at this point about a MEELION. You dont even really have to go that far but they are so stubborn in trying to find something that kinda fits but you cant squeeze a sun having over 98% of the mass of the solar system into the model and have it work out so ther eis just one little glaring in your face crack in what is otherwise your sincerest efforts to grant yourself godhood.

    • Gwen



    This may sadden some, but all need to remember that Earth is not the only chapter in the story of life. Millions of other planets exist that have a history as rich and beautiful as Earth's. Life will forever endure...whether it's on Earth or another planet.

  • mark kibui
    mark kibui

    35 minutes of pure bliss watching this.. Curiosity put into words

  • Reza Zarlons
    Reza Zarlons

    So tripy… loved it

  • 62mer

    I come back to this video whenever I can’t sleep because of one stupid thought or another. Thank you.

  • Naveena Vlogs
    Naveena Vlogs

    That's beauty of FIbill videos when you get sad and read beautiful comments and feel you are not alone to watch this tragedy about the end of a beautiful planet.

  • GhostPants

    Not a terrible video, but the constant cuts to random movie scenes are incredibly hacky. Don't do those anymore, they suck.

  • Daniel Lara
    Daniel Lara

    For me, this was so incredibly moving to watch. I'm not a super religious person but think my myself as a spiritual person and my one wish for when I leave this world whenever that would be is to witness in some way the very beginning of our world to its very last day and I imagine it would look something like this. Job well done!! At the end I was sobbing for a good 10min. Great video with a great message. I wish I had watched this last night and not early this morning cause now I'm gonna be bummed out all day.

  • itron 2000
    itron 2000


  • Cyril Jengo Snr
    Cyril Jengo Snr

    There is intelligent design behind this universe and a purposeful hand behind this earth. Yahweh or whatever He is, reigns

  • Tony Hall
    Tony Hall

    Absolute love this, can someone tell me the name of the actress at 19.58 and the movie, it looks like Anne Hathaway but not sure and is it Interstellar?

  • Mark Stoner
    Mark Stoner

    Made my eyes water brilliant documentary

  • Danny Pope
    Danny Pope

    What a dismal view of humans you have

  • Lucky 13
    Lucky 13

    What!? where dose revelation come in so we can finally see God's and be in eternity with him face for Christ's sake 🤯

  • Buddy Bates
    Buddy Bates

    And if you believe Admiral Byrds secret diary of Hollow Earth. It sure makes this video seem totally Worng.🤔 why would Admiral Byrd make up any story? ✌🖖

  • Jonathan DR
    Jonathan DR

    scientists are lyers and gamble with numbers

  • Big Boss
    Big Boss

    One of the best videos I've watched on FIbill. Thank you for the great effort you and the team put into your projects! I would totally watch a 3-hour masterpiece of this video.

  • buddy ellfyre
    buddy ellfyre

    Late for work now. So thanks. Fantastic piece of work.

  • Imperial Leather
    Imperial Leather

    Need a virus to control the population. Planet cannot cope...Aliens are frightened to help incase we eat hope...

  • TOPemc

    This is art.

  • Dean DeanN
    Dean DeanN

    Perhaps ,when CO2 starvation begins, carbonatious chondrite asteroids could be redirected towards the Earth to replenish the CO2. One could hope that when the time comes there will be some intelligent species with both the desire and abiloty to do so. Or perhaps the large supply of carbonate minerals could be roasted to buy a few million years. eg limestone and dolomite.

  • TiffianyW

    My friend’s Dad said before his untimely passing was: “T, everything in this Universe has a shelf life… It’s only a matter of time.” I will never forget those words, ever.

    • Tshepiso Mahlaba
      Tshepiso Mahlaba

      Now neither will I.

    • Tshepiso Mahlaba
      Tshepiso Mahlaba

      Now neither will I.

    • Sean Charles
      Sean Charles

      That's very sad but very profound. 3 days before my dad died he just looked at me and said, "I ran out of time".

    • Josh Jones
      Josh Jones


  • Petros Stefanis
    Petros Stefanis

    This is BRILLIANT

  • Oscar Osorio
    Oscar Osorio

    This is cringey

  • FOE LTeezy
    FOE LTeezy

    This was great to learn

  • Azzamania

    This feels so poetic to listen to. I have listened to it a few times now, helping me calm the mind and reminding me that crazy stuff happens and its about how we move on from it.

  • Tom Mackie
    Tom Mackie

    I want the 6 creation day... Easy to understand and easy to think about...

    • Gwen

      it's not true though. even in the bible, it was metaphorical, not literal.

  • Joey van Leeuwen
    Joey van Leeuwen

    so if you went back billions of years in time you would end up light years away from where earth would actually be...since earth and the sun and even the galaxies are all moving...

  • Shelf

    Some pot smoking guy with a man-bun using a fake British accent for dramatic impact, this bs is the new wokeism sickness imposed on every impressionable young mind afraid be very afraid... then go vote for some moron politicians who sell you the environmental indoctrination... Good luck CBD generation!

  • Johnathan Waters
    Johnathan Waters

    Well, if you weren't depressed when this video started, you're almost guaranteed to be by the end!! No longer do we look toward the future with wonderment and positivity, it's ALL doom and gloom now! Have a great day! (while you still can)

  • Todd Parent
    Todd Parent

    Loved this video, but i was wondering, will my married with children V hs tapes survive?

  • Ronald V Ronca
    Ronald V Ronca

    I'd be interested to see this heavily evident scientific scenario shown side by side with the creationist biblical view.