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If you’ve watched Game of Thrones, you might find that the Night King and his White Walkers are an eerily precise allegory for climate change. It took almost too long for the belligerent seven kingdoms embroiled in the civil wars to realize the magnitude of the threat that the dwellers north of the Wall represented to humanity.
Similar to the disturbing reports of the Night’s Watch, the first 19th century reports about human emissions of greenhouse gases changing the climate yielded little public reaction. And just like the kings believed the White Walkers to be mythological, so did many governments around the world initially turn a blind eye to scientific research about climate change. More
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Updated: October 25, 2021