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    Minh

    ... wins admiration from peers, catch forelornly eyes of opposite genders... oh, yeah, and cash, cold hard cash.

    or something like that. Microsoft is announcing a new game writing contest at Games For Change festival where students can write XNA games about global warming. The winning game entry might make it into Xbox Live Arcade.

    Article (via Kotaku)
    Press Release


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    W3bbo

    The thing is, the best game would require the beefiest GPU, and large GPUs require loads of power, which raises demands on the electrical infrastructure, which in turn adds greenhouse gasses to the atmopshere.

    Cue Raymond in 3..2..

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    Secret​Software

    Nothing will save the world now. Global warming will cause radical weather changes. Deserts will form in unexpected places, while grass will grow in previously desert regions.

    Global warming is real, and there is no stopping it. We are like bacteria, they eat glucose, and produce alcohol. After a while the alcohol concentration increases and until it becomes intolerable to the bacterial colonies. And they go extinct. We are causing our own demise as a species.

    The only way to stop the progress of the damage is to stop deforestation, and to stop using carbon fuel. Since this is not going to happen, we are in the super highway to species extinction. That is the ultimate result of evolution.

    Maybe that is what killed the Marisans, or the Jupitarians.

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    Minh

    You are indeed, a master baiter.

    But, I'm gonna have to question your premise that the best game is the most graphically intensive.

    Even if that were true, the act of information dissemination is a non-carbon-neutral act.

    But let's all agree that owning a hummer is a worse sin Smiley

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    Minh

    SecretSoftware wrote:
    we are in the super highway to species extinction.
    Can I have your comic book collection, then?

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    W3bbo

    SecretSoftware wrote:
    Nothing will save the world now. Global warming will cause radical weather changes. Deserts will form in unexpected places, while grass will grow in previously desert regions.

    Global warming is real, and there is no stopping it. We are like bacteria, they eat glucose, and produce alcohol. After a while the alcohol concentration increases and until it becomes intolerable to the bacterial colonies. And they go extinct. We are causing our own demise as a species.

    The only way to stop the progress of the damage is to stop deforestation, and to stop using carbon fuel. Since this is not going to happen, we are in the super highway to species extinction. That is the ultimate result of evolution.


    You're being fatalistic and a catastrophist. That's not going to happen.

    As much as I hate the expression, "the free-market will find a solution". Sure, it won't be the solution we need, but it'll mean the people how can afford it, won't die. Humans are very adaptable, they live fine in +50DegC temperates in the arid, desert conditions of Arabia just as well as they do in SubZero conditions in the Arctic, or thousands of metres above sea-level in Tibet.

    Humanity isn't doomed, neither is our civilisation, we're just making things unnecessarily difficult for ourselves. You don't see climate scientists panic, to panic is illogical Wink

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    Secret​Software

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    SecretSoftware wrote:
    Nothing will save the world now. Global warming will cause radical weather changes. Deserts will form in unexpected places, while grass will grow in previously desert regions.

    Global warming is real, and there is no stopping it. We are like bacteria, they eat glucose, and produce alcohol. After a while the alcohol concentration increases and until it becomes intolerable to the bacterial colonies. And they go extinct. We are causing our own demise as a species.

    The only way to stop the progress of the damage is to stop deforestation, and to stop using carbon fuel. Since this is not going to happen, we are in the super highway to species extinction. That is the ultimate result of evolution.


    You're being fatalistic and a catastrophist. That's not going to happen.

    As much as I hate the expression, "the free-market will find a solution". Sure, it won't be the solution we need, but it'll mean the people how can afford it, won't die. Humans are very adaptable, they live fine in +50DegC temperates in the arid, desert conditions of Arabia just as well as they do in SubZero conditions in the Arctic, or thousands of metres above sea-level in Tibet.

    Humanity isn't doomed, neither is our civilisation, we're just making things unnecessarily difficult for ourselves. You don't see climate scientists panic, to panic is illogical


    Yes but scientists are panicking the media just ignores them and dismisses them as conspiracy theorists.

    Hopefully by then we would have found a way to leave the planet, to the next habitable planet.

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