Game of Thrones: Who is Michael Mann?

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Daenerys Targaryen Screenshot of Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (with dragon) on Game of Thrones. By Uploaded by TAnthony, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Vanity Fair asked academics to name which Game of Thrones characters match the personality and roles of their climate heroes.

Who Is the Jon Snow of Climate Change?

Game of Thrones-loving climate experts explain how every major player has a real-world climate warrior counterpart. (Tyrion Lannister is Leonardo DiCaprio!)

“There’s squabbling among the kingdoms about issues that seem pressing. But meanwhile, far away, there is this looming threat that could eclipse all of it,” says Katharine Davis Reich, associate director at the UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science. She’s talking about Game of Thrones—and also our response to climate change.

Of course, there’s at least one major difference between the two: winter is coming to Westeros, but disappearing on Earth. Still, both worlds’ most pressing problems…

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