Pollution of the Realms is a mod that aims to raise awareness by making the world of Minecraft feel more dynamic and making it react to the emissions that are given off by burning the various different fuels in the game world. In the real world, carbon and sulfur emissions can actually have a fairly adverse impact on the environment but, in Minecraft, this really isn’t the case. However, the Pollution of the Realms mod makes it so that these emissions actually alter the environment in various ways so players have to play accordingly if they don’t want to disrupt the game world’s environment too much.
The Pollution of the Realms mod implements dynamically generated pollution clouds that keep growing and growing depending on how much fuel is burnt. Whenever fuel is burnt, carbon and sulfur blocks are generated and these blocks then fly into the air do become part of the pollution cloud that’ll rapidly keep increasing if you keep burning fuels without any regard for the environment. It’s important to point out that the pollution cloud isn’t just there for the visual effect and actually has consequences in terms of gameplay as well. If you let the cloud grow too much, you’ll have to deal with reduced visibility and, after a while, you will even start losing health so you will have to figure out ways to mitigate emission in order to keep the environment a safe place.
The Pollution of the Realms mod can be a bit intimidating at first but, thankfully, the mod features a variety of configuration options through which you can alter the entirety of its functionality according to your liking and preferences and you can use these options to make the mod a little less punishing. Overall, though, Pollution of the Realms is a highly intriguing mod that’s definitely going to raise quite a bit of awareness while giving the world of Minecraft a dynamic new aspect that players will have to keep in mind.