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Game of Thrones actors first hand account off Climate Change

Jon Snow

The 7th season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is now 2 weeks away and while Kit Harington, the Actor who plays Jon Snow, is worried about Winter Coming, he see’s the irony that global warming is having an effect on some of the locations the show is filmed in.

The King of the North is currently preparing for a battle against the Winter North of the Wall, but in reality has seen first-hand how global warming has effected some of the filming locations for the show. Recently, speaking with Time magazine Harington said; “We went to Iceland to find snow, because winter is here” he continued “We got there and we were lucky to get the snow we did, because in our world, winter is definitely not here. It’s this weird parallel, the opposite parallel.

He recalled a Glacier that he had filmed part of the show on 4 years ago had shrunk and describe it as “Terrifying”.

Part of the show is filmed on Vatnajökull, which is Europe’s largest glacier, is estimated to be shrinking at a rate of 3ft a year and will likely disappear within 100 years, a government committee has warned. This rate of decline is shared by many of the world’s largest glaciers, with global warming causing them to melt away and ultimately fuel sea level rise.

While “Winter is Coming” in Game of Thrones, it might not be around for much longer in the world we know.

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