By Shawn Rice
One of the key phrases from Game of Thrones is all about how winter is coming. However, Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow warns that the fantasy show’s famous tagline is getting less and less true in real life. Harington told Time that the show’s production has had an increasingly difficult time finding suitably wintery environments for on-location filming.
“The one irony I found this year, it was a very sad irony: We went to Iceland to find snow, because winter is [there],” the Jon Snow actor said. “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. We go out there this year, and the glacier that me and [former co-star Rose Leslie] filmed on four years ago, I saw it and it has shrunk. I saw climate change and global warming with my own eyes, and it is terrifying.”
Harington also confessed to having been, for a long time, uncomfortable with his own character. “There were times early on where I felt what I was doing with the character was wrong,” he said. “I made mistakes and felt that he wasn’t interesting enough. That sounds weird, but I’ve never been quite content with him. Maybe that’s what makes him him. That angst. He could be a bit too morose, he didn’t quite go there emotionally … This year there is this huge seismic shift where all of what he’s learned over the years, suddenly… He’s still the same Jon, but he grows up.”
Production on Season 7 started later than usual to allow for wintry conditions to set in, and still the show had trouble finding winter. CNN recently made a video about how climate change is catastrophically impacting Iceland. Watch it here.
George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It’s the depiction of two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, which was filmed in Northern Ireland and Malta.
The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives. The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia.
Game of Thrones returns Sunday, July 16 at 9/8c on HBO.
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