This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones by Isabel del Rio. Because 2013 is going to be a year without summer.
A week ago, I heard for the first time that magic idea: 2013 is going to be a year without summer. What?
At first I thought that government was going to remove the August holidays… You know, due to the crisis and all this mess. ‘No, it’s the weather, it has changed and this year summer will be so cold as fall.’
I was completely shocked after years and years hearing about the warming and the danger of tropical diseases in temperate latitudes… Well, among other tragic effects.
Then, I have started to read about it. It seems that due to the bad weather during last winter, oceans are not warm enough. Others say it’s a cause of the melting of the Poles and even because God is punishing us (He has reasons).
Scientist has said that last time it happened, it was in 1816 (the year of Waterloo and Napoleon’s defeat) and economists are assessing the future losses for holyday resorts: there is no way to end this crisis, it seems.
Since I’m so fond of the TV series Game of Thrones, I cannot stop thinking about its most famous sentences: ‘Winter is coming and the night is dark and full of terrors’ or ‘Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time.’
Yes, it seems that George R.R. Martin understood our future better than the universities, all the time speaking about the warming when maybe we are starting a new glaciation. In the last glaciation, Neanderthals disappeared, who is going to disappear now? We and our obsolete institutions which create a future of eternal night for thousands and millions of people? Maybe we deserve it.
Yareah Magazine religion is art and once again an author has seen the future better than scientists: no warming but glaciation; no tropical insects but snow.
We must pray and start being solidarity, we are going to need a different society to survive this uncertain future.
“Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.” George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.