Game of Thrones star warns winter isn’t coming

Google has teamed up with a Game of Thrones star to highlight the impacts on climate change. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the series, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Google has teamed up with a Game of Thrones star to highlight the impacts on climate change.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the series, went to Greenland with Google Street View to document the “changing landscape” of the region.

The newly-appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador says the effects of climate change in Greenland are easy to see “as sea ice melts and glaciers crumble, places once covered in ice are now bare land”.

He warns of the dangers of increasing temperatures across the planet and believes the landscape in Greenland may be unrecognisable from what is seen today unless the climate trends are changed.

Mr Coster-Waldau adds the majestic glacial-covered Qoorog Fjord is melting at an increased pace, pouring 300 billion tons of ice into the ocean every year.

That melting is said to harm important coastal ecosystems, local food and water supplies and is a major contribution to rising sea levels.

Mr Coster-Waldau said: “We’ve been hearing about the terror of climate change for a long time now. Images are very powerful and much more than a graph or some statistics.

“The climate is changing but we can do something about it. We have the technology, we have the brilliant minds but we need the will and it’s really the will of the people because at the end of the day, we are the ones to decide.”