It sounds like one of my favourite films, The Day after Tomorrow isn’t going to be as far off the mark as I one thought. 😦
George R.R. Martin’s wildly popular Game of Thrones saga — whose third season just launched on HBO — is, on the broadest level, a story driven by climatic change. “Winter is coming,” warn the ill-fated Starks, a family of northern nobles who help guard the realm from the frozen beyond. In Martin’s world, winters and summers vary in length and can for last years or even a generation — and as the books advance, a devastating winter begins to descend, forcing southward migrations and an intense test of mettle to see who can literally stand against the cold.
Back on Planet Earth, our own weather has felt distinctly Game of Thrones-like lately — depending heavily, of course, upon where you live. But if you’re in the northeastern U.S., 2012 felt like a long summer, with scarce any winter at all — whereas early 2013 featured a snowy winter that…
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