This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones

This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones
Isabel del Rio

This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones by Isabel del Rio. Because 2013 is going to be a year without summer.

This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones

This Year without Summer. Remember Game of Thrones by Isabel del Rio

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.

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  • Great article, Isabel. Yes, we are really concerned about the climatic change and the comparison with Game of Thrones is perfect. Snow, cold, white landscapes… a sad future. We need to change our minds and start to be solidarity to face this. We have being acting with selfishness and here, a crisis.
    Thanks for this instructive piece.

  • Many thanks IZara. I agree, it’s a tragic topic.

  • what a great informative article, isabel…i’m reminded of the book 1984 and how its author portrayed the role of big brother, which we see in today’s world every time we walk or drive past a traffic light with its camera that reaches several blocks in any direction and all the other governmental forms of surveillance upon its citizens – but one small example – in any event, it seems that mankind is/can be its own worst enemy, polluting and destroying the planet on which we live, giving no thought to the consequences of tomorrow – all in the worship of those almighty gods of power, greed and money – while i’d not heard this latest revelation of the “winter of summer” i have been hearing the weather reports of the month of may, for example, having been more a march type month in terms of temperatures, etc – and that’s certainly true – even today, in the first week of june, the temperature outside is only 70F, its overcast/cloudy looking like november skies – to me, it is not too late to change this – to reverse it – we have but to decide to make the change – to stop the destructive path thus taken and to turn toward the light, [the sun, in this case, literally] and focus on its life-sustaining gift…one of my favorite quotes is from buddha:
    We are what we think.
    All that we are arises with our thoughts.
    With our thoughts we make the world.
    Speak or act with a pure mind
    And happiness will follow you
    As your shadow, unbreakable.
    on a more recent level, still another author, lynne mctaggart, in her wonderful book “the intention experiment” not only describes in detail – via empirical studies – the power of intention, she gives us directions on how to utilize our own minds our own hearts [the real seat of all] to individually and collectively create change with our own “intentions” – or, as buddha said, our own thoughts – so – for me the bottom line [as has always been the top line, as well] is just that: we are/we become that which we think – that which we “intend” – and i, for one, “intend” not to freeze, rather to bask in the wonderful heat of a world turned ’round from this destructive path – just sayin’…

    again, great informative and very timely article – thank you –

    • Thanks Jenean C Gilstrap. Fantastic your Buddha quote. Have a nice day (even a nice cold day). Isabel

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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