The urgency of the climate crisis shown with release dates of computer games

Air pollution with CO2 startet in the 18th century, but only 10% of the all-time-emissions (measured from end 2019) fall into that nearly 200 years.

First Computer game Pong after 25% of emissions

  • 24 years from Pong to Quake - 25% of total emissions or around 1% per year
  • 15 years from Quake  to Anno 2070 - over 30% total equals more then 2% per year
  • 8 years from Anno 2070 to Civilisation VI Gathering Storm - 20% global equals more then 2,5% per year

Data source:

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions#cumulative-co2-emissions


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