In a theatrical protest of the White House’s environmental policies, one group is attempting to sculpt President Donald Trump’s face into an iceberg then film it melt away.
Melting Ice, an NGO based in Finland, is appealing for funds in order to construct an 115-foot, 65-foot wide ice sculpture of Trump’s face. Hoping to bring awareness to the world’s melting icecaps and rising temperatures, the group plans to livestream the finished product until it thaws completely. The project is dubbed “Project Trumpmore” — a take from the famous Mount Rushmore of well-known U.S. presidents.
“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. 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,” Melting Ice Chairman Nicolas Prieto said in a press statement.
“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,” reads a description on the group’s website.
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According to the group’s site, the sculpture and livestream are expected to cost €400,00 (EUR), which equates to around $478,000. Melting Ice has not yet picked a specific location for the project but is open to public suggestions.
Trump has drawn fierce ire from environmentalists as his administration continues to repeal numerous Obama-era rules and regulations. The White House, by way of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, has announced plans to alter or repeal the Clean Power Plan, Waters of the United States, Vehicle Emissions Standards, and has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accords.
Not even two years in to his presidency, Trump is expected to make more environmental regulations roll backs.
This report, by Jason Hopkins, was cross posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.