At this point I pretty much gave up on ever focusing on producing climate change videos for YouTube again. YouTube on January 31th 2019, without explaining or a warning, or even a notification, disabled monetization for over 900 Climate State videos. Meanwhile, if you come across climate science videos on YouTube you may notice that the platform is frequently recommending climate denier/fake news videos to millions on a daily basis.
But yesterday as if the AI tried to communicate climate urgency, or maybe an effort to become self aware, enabled monetization of our climate science channel for a few hours.
YouTube keeps teasing us while our monetization request appears to be stuck in limbo for months to no end.
2018: CEO Susan Wojcicki promised to address those concerns in a blog post published earlier this week. “We know the last year has not been easy for many of you,” Wojcicki said. “For those who have not yet met the new threshold, keep creating and building your audience. We have resources to help you learn and grow. We’ve also heard from you that delays in the application process are frustrating.
“We are working to make this faster.” YouTube plans to speed up the review process partially through hiring additional moderators and members of its reviews team. The company is hiring an additional 10,000 people to moderate and review applications.
Also, we will continue to cover climate denial, and we would love to keep producing climate change related content, viewed by hundreds of thousands, but we need your help, become a Patreon, or Donate for more coverage of the climate crisis, thank you.