“Will the carving of Donald Trump’s face on an arctic iceberg melt or last for a thousand years?” So begins the press release from the group “Project Trumpmore” as well as their project trailer video.
“Project Trumpmore is aiming to demonstrate climate change in a monumental way,” according to that same press release. “A Finnish NGO (non-governmental organization) wants to commission a 115-foot tall ice sculpture of Donald Trump’s face in the arctic region to demonstrate that climate change is happening.”
Like the former US presidents on Mount Rushmore, Donald Trump will have his face carved onto an arctic glacier, in order for it to melt.”
“Global warming is one of the most important issues and topics of today,” says Nicolas Prieto, the chairman of the association Melting Ice, that conceived Project Trumpmore after a speech given in Ohio by President Donald Trump where he talked about being added to Mount Rushmore.
“There are still people who ponder whether it’s a real issue,” continues Prieto. “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.”
As described on their website, Project Trumpmore is a science/art project by Melting Ice Association. The intention is to provide a concrete, visible, verifiable example showing whether global warming is true or false.
The group originally planned to use an iceberg as their carving medium, but since icebergs can melt by floating out of the Arctic, plans changed to use a glacier instead.
The objective is to sculpt president Donald Trump’s bust into the Arctic glacier and install a camera to the site of the sculpture to live stream its fate. If you want to be involved in sending a message about the hottest topic in the world, come along!”