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Computer Gamers Take On Global Warming (VIDEO)

Computer Gamers Take On Global Warming (VIDEO)

Fate of the World is the name of the latest computer game, in which players save the world from catastrophic climate change.

The game, to be released on Monday, November 1, puts players in charge of a future World Trade Organization-style environmental body with the task of saving the world by cutting carbon emissions or destroying it by letting soaring temperatures wreak havoc through floods, droughts, and fires.

All of which sounds pretty realistic, and a definite improvement on the war-games scenario of many video games.

The British-made game features actual data from real-world climate models, anecdotes from the polar explorer Pen Hadow, and input from a team of scientists and economists in the US and the UK.

Of course, it will all depend on how good the game is, but it’s a welcome change from all those action and sports themes of traditional mainstream games. You can check the game out here:

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8:35AM PST on Nov 17, 2010

Great idea.

4:57PM PST on Nov 14, 2010

thank you

11:25AM PST on Nov 13, 2010

Thanks for posting.

2:05PM PST on Nov 10, 2010

I think it's a good idea. You are playing for positive things and not some of these awful murder games..

12:56AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

every day should be a green day

3:19AM PST on Nov 7, 2010

Interesting article.

2:40AM PST on Nov 7, 2010

Good idea.

1:21AM PDT on Nov 7, 2010

hope the game catches on and does well.

6:12PM PDT on Nov 6, 2010

What a great idea! When I think of all the hours and hours I spent in the basement playing video games, I wish I had made better use of the time. I guess saving the planet would have been a good compromise.

2:18PM PDT on Nov 6, 2010

awesome

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