New Al Gore venture makes a game of proving climate science | SmartPlanet
Well now, with the help of a new game, those who get riled up by climate change deniers can easily and factually rebut them in comments, Fast Company reports."Reality Drop" Brings Social Gaming (And Facts) To Dispelling Climate Change Misinformation
The game, Reality Drop, is a project of The Climate Reality Project, which was founded and is chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
The game finds content about climate change (some that supports climate science and some that attacks it) and offers facts that users can post in the comments or share via social media. (Publishing something that cites these facts is called a “reality drop.”)
Those who post more comments or share them on social media and create more referrals back to the Reality Drop site get more points. And those who earn enough points are awarded with Foursquare-like badges such as “Carbon Crusher,” “Shining Beacon,” and “Order of the Green Circle.”
"The reality is clear: Climate change is happening now, and impacting billions of people around the world," says Maggie L. Fox, CEO of The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.