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A Climate Group Wants to Carve Trump's Face on an Arctic Iceberg

CARLY CASSELLA
2 MAY 2018

A Finnish climate group, called Melting Ice, has started a new and unusual campaign. In an attempt to prove that climate change is real and that it is not, in fact, a hoax, the group is raising $500,000 to carve President Trump's face into an arctic iceberg.

 

The mission is called "Project Trumpmore," and if successful, it will demonstrate the effects of climate change in a monumental and hilarious way.

The big question is: will the carving of Donald Trump's face on an arctic iceberg melt or last for a thousand years?

If President Trump is right in claiming that climate change is a hoax, he will be forever memorialized in Rushmore-like style.

But if the 97 percent of climate scientists who agree that climate change is happening and that it is primarily caused by humans are proved correct, the 115-foot carving of Trump's face will disappear into the ocean forever.

Instead of "filling the world with fake news and alternative facts," the Trumpmore Project will give people a way to view climate change with their own eyes.

"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 Melting Ice, in a press release.

"We want to build the monument for all of us, so we can see how long the sculpture lasts before melting."

If the project receives enough funding, the sculpture will be live streamed, which means you could watch in real time as President Trump's face and his argument against climate change slowly melt away.

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