Hacking carbon emissions into Minecraft


11 Responses to “Hacking carbon emissions into Minecraft”

  1. querent says:

    Awesome sauce.  I dig Minecraft cause I want my own land on which to do my own thing, and this kind of sustainability arithmetic fits right in there.  Gamification ftw!

  2. millie fink says:

    After a long day of mining and smelting, you’ll have to go plant a few trees to keep the weather nice.

    Ah, if only keeping the weather nice were that easy.

  3. Funny, I was just thinking about something like this a couple of days ago, my version involved raising the sea level rather than atmospheric stuff.

  4. BookGuy says:

    If I’m going to have to deal with carbon emissions in my Minecraft, I should at least be able to build a V-8 muscle car to enjoy while I destroy the environment.

  5. Lobster says:

    Yeah, thanks, I almost had fun.

    Hey, can someone mod diabetes into Skyrim? I’ve been eating too many boiled cream treats.

  6. Pakeha says:

    Trees are carbon neutral (neither add nor remove carbon from the atmosphere) Sorry to burst your bubble.

  7. jandrese says:

    Only if you let them return their carbon to the atmosphere after they die.  Bury them underground and they’re carbon negative. 

  8. C says:

    Some hacker should make it an even more climatically accurate by adding a small probability that an Ice Age will reappear and the only way to stop it is run around and burn everything before the glaciers grow too big to stop (or can you build orbital mirrors in Minecraft?).  Of course, then you’d have some troll go dump a bunch of iron in the ocean just to help Jack Frost along…

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