Frequently Asked Questions

Short answers to the 5 Ws.

Where does the idea come from?

The word Climateball comes from my Neverending Audit project.

What is Climateball about?

It refers to the way people argue online about climate stuff.

How do we play Climateball?

Any way you like it. Climateball is as simple as Calvinball:

When did you start taking Climateball srsly?

When the concept got a life of its own. Many ClimateBall players use it, e.g.:

[I]t’s a game whether we like it or not. If you’re going to get involved, it’s best that you understand that it is game, how to play the game, and what the rules are. 

AT, who at least sometimes gets ClimateBall.

Why use “Climateball”?

Some Climateball players were using “climate porn,” and I felt the epithet lacked style. It also misses the fact that it’s an interactive game involving all participants, including me. As a general concept, I think it works well.