A Finnish climate group is raising $500,000 to carve President Donald Trump’s face onto an arctic iceberg and watch it melt in an effort to “demonstrate that climate change is happening.”
The group called Melting Ice, wants to carve a 115-foot ice sculpture of Trump’s face into an iceberg for a project they’ve dubbed “Project Trumpmore.”
“Global warming is one of the most important issues and topics of today. There are still people who ponder whether it’s a real issue,” said Nicolas Prieto, the chairman of the Melting Ice. “We want to build the monument for all of us, so we can see how long the sculpture lasts before melting. Often people only believe something when they see it with their own eyes.”
The group wants to shine a spotlight on Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the international Paris climate accord and on his domestic policies which have included ramping up fossil fuel development and rolling back emission standards.
As part of the project, the group put out this video explainer:
According to the group:
If we reach the construction phase, the plan is to build Trumpmore to match the size of the presidents on Mount Rushmore. The execution of the project will be carried out by a world-leading team of Finnish and Mongolian ice sculptors. Estimated building will take four weeks and the process will be documented and broadcast via a live feed.
We understand that our plan is ambitious, but the fact that you are reading this means that we are already beginning to succeed. Nevertheless, the end never justifies the means. That’s why we’re working hard to minimize all our C02 emissions caused by traveling and other actions related to the project.