The internet was ablaze on Sunday in anticipation of the premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones" — and NASA made sure not to squander the opportunity of the return of "fire and ice" to promote its favorite issue.
"While you’re waiting for the new #GameOfThrones episode, you can check out a real landscape of ice ️and fire," NASA Earth tweeted in a post noted by Twitchy. "Last week, @NASA_Landsat captured this image of a fire burning in Siberia between frozen land and lakes."
In a follow-up tweet, NASA Earth underscored for its followers that, yes, global warming is the cause of the wild scene (which, by the way, is only causing more global warming): "As the Arctic continues to warm even faster than the rest of the planet, fires in the region are likely to become more common and intense, releasing increasing amounts of carbon in the atmosphere."
That NASA Earth would tweet about climate change on Sunday is no surprise, since a significant percentage of the account's posts are global warming-themed, a result of its connection to NASA's climate change research wing.