Climate change group wants to troll Trump by carving his face into a glacier and then watching it melt

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  • A Finnish climate group is attempting to raise half a million dollars in order to carve President Donald Trump’s face into a glacier.
  • The glacial art project, spearheaded by the Finland-based group Melting Ice, has been dubbed “Project Trumpmore.”
  • Trump has frequently exhibited skepticism about climate change, at times referring to it as a “hoax.”

A Finnish climate group is attempting to raise half a million dollars in order to carve President Donald Trump’s face into a glacier.

The glacial art project, spearheaded by the Finland-based group Melting Ice, has been dubbed “Project Trumpmore.”

In a press release, Melting Ice chairman Nicolas Prieto said, “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.”

If the group is able to successfully raise the funds to complete this project, they’ll document the construction and broadcast it via a live feed. They hope to make the monument 115 feet tall, and the location is to be determined.

Trump has frequently exhibited skepticism about climate change, at times referring to it as a “hoax.” He’s often suggested cold weather is proof climate change is not occurring. In February 2014, for example, he tweeted, “Massive record-setting snowstorm and freezing temperatures in U.S. Smart that GLOBAL WARMING hoaxsters changed name to CLIMATE CHANGE!”

The president has also filled his cabinet with individuals who express similar sentiments, including the controversial administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.

Pruitt has conceded that humans are contributing to the planet’s warming climate to “a certain degree,” but also contended warmer temperatures might not be totally negative.

“We know humans have most flourished during times of warming trends. There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing,” Pruitt said in February.