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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