HBO’s TV Show Game of Thrones Shows the Effects of Climate Change, Berkeley Lecturer Claimed

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The popular HBO TV show, Game of Thrones, has at least one fan at the University of California-Berkeley. A lecturer and a graduate student in the English department at the university, Steven Strub, told the student newspaper that the TV show displays the dangers of climate change.

He compared a primary character, the queen Cersei Lannister, to members of Congress who stay in Washington, D.C. while climate change invades the countryside. In his mind, Lannister’s character stays in the capital city while an army of foes invade from the arctic climate in the north. Strub claimed that it shows how politicians stay in the comfortable confines of the nation’s capital and ignores the effects of climate change in the rest of the country.