Is Game of Thrones secretly all about Climate Change?

While the most recent season of television’s most popular show, Game of Thrones, has come to an end, theories have only just begun.

Only this theory is much more central to the current state of affairs in the real world, rather than about the origins of popular characters or show predictions.

In this VOX interpretation, Game of Thrones is all about Climate Change. The White Walkers are a quasi-natural backlash to humanity’s growth, created to protect the trees revered by the Children of the Forest. Today, they have spun out of control and threaten the very foundations of life, yet humanity is ignoring the White Walker threat in favor of internal squabbling and denial. Sound familiar?

Let’s break it down:

The White Walkers are Climate Change. Their presence literally changes the weather. Like Climate Change, White Walkers are a threat to the whole human race. The Wall represents the Earth’s ice caps.

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Source: Greenpeace
Source: Greenpeace

Noble houses like the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Martells, are too busy fighting with one another over dominance to come together over a common threat. Worse off, some of them do not even believe in the existence of White Walkers in the same manner in which many world leaders deny Climate Change.

Source: VOX
Source: VOX
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The free-folk, or Wildlings, represent the world’s poorest people. In the real world, it is the world’s poorest who will first suffer the consequences of Climate Change.

Source: GameOfThrone.Wikia
Source: GameOfThrone.Wikia
Tokelauns protest against climate change during the Pacific Warrior Day of Action | Source: ABC.net
Tokelauns protest against climate change during the Pacific Warrior Day of Action | Source: ABC.net

The Night’s Watch represent the experts and environmentalists who are relentlessly warning the rest of the world of the impending doom.

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Source: Giphy
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Still not convinced? Watch the video below.

 

About 
Nadine Mazloum is an Australian born, Beirut bred multimedia journalist, editor, and blogger. She most recently worked as StepFeed's Senior Editor. Before that, she was the news editor and resident blogger for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International [LBCI] and has held several positions with well-known media outlets both locally and internationally. Her work appears online both on LBCI and on her personal blog, NewsroomNomad©.

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