clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Al Gore’s Reality Drop spreads climate change science through gamification

New, 13 comments

A new social media tool called Reality Drop from former vice president Al Gore aims to counter false information about global climate change by turning discussions into a game.

According to the video, which you can watch above, dirty energy companies spread false information and rumors through media access and online outlets.

"Reality Drop uses game dynamics to counteract the confusion, promote the spread of scientific truth and help us win the heated climate change conversation, wherever it's raging," the video's narrator says.

Reality Drop works by aggregating climate-related information from online media sources. A scientifically backed claim is attached to each report marked as false, which a user can then copy and paste into a comment, thus performing a reality drop. Users earn points for spreading information, voting on posts and directing people to the Reality Drop website. A leaderboard displays features the site's top users.

You can view the website here.