NewEnergyNews: Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?


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    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?

    The 'Game Of Thrones' Theory That Will Completely Change The Way You Watch The Show

    Eric Vilas-Boas, August 18, 2017 (Thrillist)

    “Seven years in, Game of Thrones has overtaken pop culture…[but] we often neglect the core subtext…This epic story has always been about something pretty obvious: humans have an uncanny, self-destructive tendency to fight among themselves while the world around them is getting obliterated by a larger existential threat…The parallels between Thrones and the climate crisis are everywhere…[T]he entire saga flies under the banner of [‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and] like the current climate crisis, Martin's fantastical war between Fire and Ice dates back a very long time…Winter is coming, whether Thrones characters admit it or not…For all the green explosions and fields of dragon fire that have propelled the drama of Game of Thrones, we've known since Episode 1 that scarier stuff was going on north of the Wall…That's been the trouble climatologists and other scientists have faced for decades…Jon Snow vocalized the problem to Tyrion in Season 7's third episode…[when he asked ‘How do I convince people who don't know me that an enemy they don't believe in is going to kill them all?’…[A]fterward, Reddit raced to compare him to Al Gore…”

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