'Mt. Trumpmore': Eco group seeks money to carve Trump's face into glacier

A Finnish climate action group is raising $500,000 to carve President Trump’s face into an arctic iceberg according to a press release I received.

In an attempt to prove global warming exists, the Finnish group called Melting Ice wants to carve a 115-foot ice sculpture of Trump’s face into a glacier for an effort they call “Project Trumpmore” and seeks to raise $500,000 to do pull it off.

Read on, video follows. h/t to Dr. Willie Soon


Press release 26.4.2018

Will the carving of Donald Trump’s face on an arctic iceberg melt or last for a thousand years?

Artist rendition of an iceberg with President Trump’s image carved into it.

Project Trumpmore is aiming to demonstrate climate change in a monumental way. A Finnish NGO 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. 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, says Nicolas Prieto, the chairman of the association Melting Ice, which is behind Project Trumpmore.

One person can make a difference

The project started when three young men working in the creative field got enough of talking and wanted to act instead. Instead of filling the world with fake news and alternative facts, this project aims to actually show climate change taking place.

  • Our starting point was to create something concrete, something people can see and something that makes climate change visual. In general, we believe that a DIY-attitude appeals to people, and it’s certainly the same thing which got us started, Prieto sums up.

Project Trumpmore’s goal is to generate conversation and hopefully catch the eye of anyone who is willing to fund our project.

  • This project is a huge challenge and we can’t do this without help. We are now asking everybody to join this movement. It can be made by talking, liking, sharing, funding etc. All possible help is more than welcome.

Video:


For more information:

Web site: www.projecttrumpmore.com

Project Trumpmore is a science/art project by Melting Ice Association, whose intention is to provide a concrete test that shows whether global warming is true or false. 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! Visit www.projecttrumpmore.com and see what you can do to help. Let’s make this happen – together.

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GoatGuy
May 2, 2018 2:10 pm

I love it!!!
This bodes both ways, of course. IF you like the guy (and I do), then its not an effigy, but a temporary monstrance. If you don’t like him, it goes the way of the DoDo fast enough.
LOL
GoatGuy

Roger Dewhurst
Reply to  GoatGuy
May 2, 2018 4:52 pm

It will last far longer than that of Obozo.

Duncan
Reply to  Roger Dewhurst
May 2, 2018 7:04 pm

While we can disparage Obama, American politics is complicated, did Bush Jr. do a better job, he left the economy in a shambles with multiple war fronts….just saying?
If we can stay on topic, my takeaway, the green/left/socialists (pick a name du jour) having a meltdown (pun intended) carving up icebergs with their diesel fired ships, gas driven inflatable boats, Jet-A fired helicopters and oil/gas mixed (for 2-stroke lubrication of course) chain saws to carve ice would be SO entertaining I would also pay money to see that…just saying? In the end, Trump would love it!!!
Point being, don’t stop’m, encourage’m….

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Roger Dewhurst
May 2, 2018 7:50 pm

Duncan, good point. It should be video taped just to preserve those hypocritical activities!

MarkW
Reply to  Roger Dewhurst
May 3, 2018 6:50 am

Bush’s economy was not in shambles.

Lokki
Reply to  Roger Dewhurst
May 3, 2018 4:44 pm

Well, of course. There’s that whole albedo thing….

David John Charles
Reply to  GoatGuy
May 3, 2018 2:32 am

‘Our starting point was to create something concrete’. Really? Out of ice????
Are these beings aliens from another galaxy?

Caligula Jones
Reply to  GoatGuy
May 3, 2018 1:18 pm

Where have I heard this before? Oh, yeah, “Animal House”:
Otter: Bluto’s right. Psychotic… but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!
Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it.
D-Day: [stands up]
Boon: [stands up] Let’s do it.
Bluto: [shouting] “Let’s do it”!
[all of the Deltas stand up and run out with Bluto]

Y. Knott
Reply to  Caligula Jones
May 4, 2018 3:41 am

– And hopefully they don’t know how dangerous icebergs are, and how foolish it’d be to try walking-around on one, carving bits off and altering its centre of buoyancy…
We may rid ourselves of them all – another victory for Trump!

Bryan A
May 2, 2018 2:12 pm

Far more likely what will happen is, they will raise the $500,000 then realize that it is far too dangerous a stunt to pull off and say they will instead put the money to good use (lining their pockets)
Last time I checked, Ice Bergs tend to do things like this

Javert Chip
Reply to  Bryan A
May 2, 2018 2:39 pm

Wow.
Why not actually do something socially meaningful, like put the faces of the Flint, MI city counsel (responsible for the city water) on the iceberg?
What?…Oh, ok…Got it.
What happens if all those artist sculpture weenies are on the iceberg when it rolls over?

Reply to  Javert Chip
May 2, 2018 3:54 pm

You mean after they all cimb up with their tools?
I suspect that Trump’s image will be 10″ across (.25 meter).
With luck, the iceberg will float into a harbor near the artists, where Trump can watch over them for years.

Johnny P.
Reply to  Javert Chip
May 2, 2018 10:46 pm

Just before you all go crazy about this with your comments. They are talking about carving in a glacier not sn iceberg. Quite a difference. Of course there are risks carving in a glacier too. There is a danger of creating an avalance.

s-t
Reply to  Bryan A
May 2, 2018 3:55 pm

“far too dangerous a stunt to pull off”
Maybe they just hope someone dies during the event, so they can claim that “Iceberg Trump killed someone”.

R. Shearer
Reply to  Bryan A
May 2, 2018 4:08 pm

Good thing Guam didn’t do that.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  R. Shearer
May 3, 2018 1:51 am

…yet.

Grant
Reply to  Bryan A
May 2, 2018 5:47 pm

Looks like the last cat, the white one, had glaucoma. That’s why it’s not happy.

Hugs
Reply to  Bryan A
May 3, 2018 1:09 am

‘(lining their pockets)’
The Finnish Gambling Administration is notorious for crucifying people who line their pockets. This is a socialism. Fundraising is so tightly regulated that only some large organizations afford to do it.
https://www.poliisi.fi/licences/gambling_administration_department/fundraising/fundraising_permits

John in NZ
May 2, 2018 2:13 pm

Are they saying icebergs didn’t melt until recently?

Reply to  John in NZ
May 2, 2018 4:49 pm

Yeah I was wondering the same thing – have they heard the story from long ago about a ship called the Titanic?

Larry D
Reply to  Chris Lynch
May 2, 2018 8:41 pm

Either they are really ignorant, or this is a scam designed to fleece gullible Greens.

s-t
Reply to  Chris Lynch
May 2, 2018 10:35 pm

The Titanic’s use of coal melted icebergs. Duh!

AllyKat
Reply to  Chris Lynch
May 3, 2018 12:17 am

Larry, who says it can’t be both? 😉

DHR
May 2, 2018 2:14 pm

It will melt.

Russell Cook (@QuestionAGW)
Reply to  DHR
May 2, 2018 8:40 pm

Yes. But is it also plausible that this TrumpMore website & video is instead some kind of really subtle satire performance art project? Any of you remember the “Dom Tullipso” guy who was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show who was so looney that he turned out to be hilariously funny in the end of it all? This TrumpMore thing might just be headed in that direction, but they are perhaps holding back on the punchline for a while.

May 2, 2018 2:14 pm

This surely wins the Prize for most pointless and stupid idea and effort in support of CAGW theory in 2018.

Ted
Reply to  ntesdorf
May 2, 2018 2:34 pm

No, it wouldn’t do any actual damage to the environment or the economy.

Latitude
Reply to  ntesdorf
May 2, 2018 2:58 pm

These are the same people…if you asked….they would all say people are starving in Africa
…this white trash will pocket the money in a heartbeat

barryjo
Reply to  Latitude
May 3, 2018 6:17 am

So now it has come to the point where just raising the money is enough. You don’t really need to accomplish anything other than maybe “raising the awareness’ of like minded doofuses.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  ntesdorf
May 2, 2018 8:11 pm

There aren’t that many neurons to go around among activist clones like these. They don’t have an ordinary persons knowledge about ice, Global warming and the subject at hand, nor do they think or really care about science or economics.
They can be and want to be led. The same people come to protest over anything and paid handlers round them up for political fertilizer. It’s known as a cattle call. They come from the do-nothing faculties at university. Engineering, medical and other hardworking students never join these ‘exciting’ weekly events. Irony, hypocrisy and silliness abound.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  ntesdorf
May 2, 2018 8:48 pm

wins the Prize for most </em?"
. . . beer consumed in the short span of time before making a bathroom run.
I'll give a dollar if they send a self-addressed stamped envelope.

David John Charles
Reply to  ntesdorf
May 3, 2018 2:28 am

Hey, come on! It’s barely early May!

ResourceGuy
May 2, 2018 2:15 pm

What’s the overhead cost of this group? 50 percent?

Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 2, 2018 3:08 pm

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Hugs
Reply to  Max Photon
May 3, 2018 1:15 am

Lol. There are fundraisers that take 90 percent. I claim it’s a frawd to do that, but of course no Gambling Administration,not even the Finnish one, can protect some stupid people from finding the greedy people.

Ed Zuiderwijk
May 2, 2018 2:17 pm

He looks good on it.

Moderately Cross of East Anglia
May 2, 2018 2:22 pm

I suggest they donate the 500,000 to something useful like research into ending Malaria or providing electricity to people who don’t have it.

quaesoveritas
Reply to  Moderately Cross of East Anglia
May 2, 2018 2:57 pm

Or research into dealing with antibiotic resistance, which actually represents a greater potential existential threat than “climate change”.

Hugs
Reply to  quaesoveritas
May 3, 2018 1:16 am

Bingo.

AllyKat
Reply to  Moderately Cross of East Anglia
May 2, 2018 3:50 pm

Seriously. All the need in this world, and they want to blow half a million on melting an iceberg because they are concerned about icebergs melting.
Logic is apparently as familiar as concern for their fellow man.

Johnny P.
Reply to  AllyKat
May 2, 2018 10:49 pm

Glacier not iceberg. Big difference.

Hugs
Reply to  AllyKat
May 3, 2018 1:18 am

Doing it to the terminus is pretty much the same, though possibly far more a dangerous stunt.

HotScot
Reply to  Moderately Cross of East Anglia
May 2, 2018 10:37 pm

Moderately Cross of East Anglia
Or me. 🙂

Eemeli
May 2, 2018 2:25 pm

I happen to live here in Finland, and haven’t heard nothing about this locally. But we have these groups that raise money for nothing so that some people can virtue signal. Usually us tax payers pay most of these. Most of the scams are nowadays related to asylum seekers, climate is loosing traction.

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Eemeli
May 2, 2018 11:20 pm

Yes, they do look like johnny-come-latelys. Should have shifted to the plastic scare, that’s the fashion these days, at least here in Norway.

NorwegianSceptic
Reply to  Henning Nielsen
May 3, 2018 12:22 am

What about cleaning up plastic, melt it and make a giant hockey stick?

Hugs
Reply to  Henning Nielsen
May 3, 2018 1:19 am

Oh that’s why there is no longer any plastic torsk in fish fingers.

Hugs
Reply to  Henning Nielsen
May 3, 2018 6:38 am

And have a taste of cardboard instead.

Ed Zuiderwijk
May 2, 2018 2:28 pm

On my next crossing of the Atlantic I will be on the lookout for the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. As it hasn’t melted it must be hanging around somewhere. That at least appears to be what these geezers are saying.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
May 2, 2018 4:13 pm

Geezers?

“The project started when three young men”

Most geezers have figured out that ice melts. These are millenials and snowflakes proposing silliness.

Andrew
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
May 2, 2018 4:24 pm

I think it melted in one of the super El Niños, which were caused by AGW.

Burks A Smith
May 2, 2018 2:31 pm

All icebergs melt eventually

Latitude
May 2, 2018 2:33 pm

with any luck it will calf or tip over with them on it…..I so sick and tired of all this pink hat trash…when did libs become the trailer hillbilly trash of the world

ResourceGuy
May 2, 2018 2:35 pm

The snow cones will only cost you $100 each. lap it up in the name of a green con

ResourceGuy
May 2, 2018 2:36 pm

Gear up for the next rescue at sea.

AllyKat
Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 2, 2018 3:51 pm

Can’t we leave them for the poor starving polar bears? They are all stranded on those melting icebergs anyway…

David Chappell
Reply to  ResourceGuy
May 3, 2018 4:39 am

Anyone know what happened to the guy who proposed to live on an iceberg?

J Mac
May 2, 2018 2:41 pm

Three slacker millennial guys conjured up a ‘creative’ way to get other people to pay them to move out of their parents basements. I’m sure there are some slacker millennial girls that will think this latest con job is ‘cool’ also so these guys might achieve their second goal: Getting a girl friend.
You go, slacker dudes!

Reply to  J Mac
May 2, 2018 2:57 pm

Girls? Let’s not get carried away …

Joe Shaw
Reply to  Max Photon
May 2, 2018 6:47 pm

Maybe just the “frigid” ones …

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Max Photon
May 2, 2018 8:15 pm

Didn’t he leave out a whole bunch of genders. One has so much more choice these days.

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Max Photon
May 2, 2018 11:24 pm

Ice Maidens?
“Babette decides she wants to go to a small island with just enough room for the two of them to dance. As they sit and talk together, Babette notices the boat is slipping away. Rudy dives into the water after it but the Ice Maiden kisses him one last time and he drowns. Babette is left alone on the island crying over the death of her loved one, but nobody can hear her over the storm.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ice-Maiden

Reply to  J Mac
May 2, 2018 4:07 pm

You mean before these characters discover how cold it is to live on a chunk of ice?
Bet they use incredible amounts of fossil fuel to stay warm and produce their tools and clothes.
We should insist that these characters only use renewable energy and hand tools.

Randy Westcott
Reply to  ATheoK
May 2, 2018 5:03 pm

And the tools are made only of wood, bone, and stone.

AllyKat
Reply to  ATheoK
May 3, 2018 12:23 am

No clothing, gear, or supply made with evil synthetics. No fossil-fuel powered transport. No fur, because that is murder. No shivering, that will warm things up even more!
This trip is going to awesome.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  ATheoK
May 3, 2018 5:14 am

yup! let them do it using hemp rope to hang off(or from later;-) and only hand tools like axes n maybe saws..reminding them fossil fuel was used to make that of course;-)
and bare minimum for food n a rowboat until the jobs completed.
curious to see how the managed to cost it at 500k too..
betcha the chinese? japanese? ice carvers that make the touristy things dont run up such a bill either.

Bruce Ploetz
May 2, 2018 2:41 pm

“Mount Trumpmore”, good one.
For how many billions of years have icebergs been melting? How is the melting of icebergs attributed to human causes? It takes a special kind of hubris to come up with this stuff, a sort of reverse hubris.
Instead of overweening pride in your ability, that tempts the gods to cut you down to size, it is an overweening caterwauling shame to be a human. Somehow able to melt icebergs by refusing to commit national suicide at the altar of a bunch of anti-capitalist fakers.
If the iceberg doesn’t melt we are really in trouble. When the icebergs don’t melt and the glaciers keep growing everywhere we are heading for a new Laurentide Ice Sheet. That would cause a few issues. Hope it melts!comment image

marque2
Reply to  Bruce Ploetz
May 2, 2018 3:58 pm

Yes, I would actually be extremely worried if the Trump iceberg didn’t melt. As you point out, that would mean we are deep within an ice age and are in deep trouble.

Hugs
Reply to  marque2
May 3, 2018 1:22 am

Lets do Mann in Greenland. Would bury in dnow.

May 2, 2018 2:56 pm

Mann — in his nighttime heroic fantasies — imagines that there is no more noble cause than fighting to preserve the planet.
Dying fighting is more noble still. (Sorry MM.)
Just make sure the cameras are ON.

May 2, 2018 3:06 pm

For you Hendrix fans …
THE SEA, EVENTUALLY
(totally cool version)

R. Shearer
Reply to  Max Photon
May 2, 2018 4:17 pm

I miss Jimi.

Hocus Locus
Reply to  Max Photon
May 3, 2018 4:06 am

Very Experienced choice. Here is the next one for the mix tape. Overlay at low level and bring up so Knopfler’s first guitar sounds a few seconds after Hendrix’s last.

Jim Masterson
May 2, 2018 3:08 pm

Well, that’s $500,000 they won’t have to waste on (other) stupid stuff.
Jim

May 2, 2018 3:09 pm

I never realized icebergs were Jewish.

Joel O'Bryan
May 2, 2018 3:28 pm

Has anyone ever tried to carve such a large feature on a floating iceberg?
I’m guessing if is truly floating, there are tons of hazards to contend with during carving: storms, winds, hidden ice fractures/faults, shifting sea currents.
All of those things would make doing anything on a large scale on a floating berg very difficult and dangerous for the carvers.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 2, 2018 8:54 pm

So?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
May 2, 2018 9:26 pm

Depending on the environment they pick for the Iceberg/Glacier-waiting-to-calve, they could be putting more people than just themselves at risk.
The headline:
Treacherous Rescue Underway for Ice Sculptors Adrift on Iceberg.

s-t
May 2, 2018 3:31 pm

“Project Trumpmore is” … a comedy.
Definitely comedy.
Might also come out as tragedy.
So it’s a thriller!

Joel O'Bryan
May 2, 2018 3:34 pm

I guess it’s not as bad as this little green stunt:comment image

Bruce2
May 2, 2018 3:39 pm

Well, they have a fifty-fifty chance it melts sooner rather than later, and a 100 percent chance that it offers no evidence that human activity caused it to melt

Joel Snider
May 2, 2018 3:53 pm

Well, the symbolist crap is better than letting them have any say in energy policy.

May 2, 2018 3:57 pm

I think Josh could memorialize these characters, extremely well!
Perhaps a polar bear or two watching the artists at work? Wearing dinner napkins?

Editor
May 2, 2018 4:00 pm
May 2, 2018 4:02 pm

This is really funny. This proves that Finland, Suomi has a great sense if humor…

Rob
May 2, 2018 4:20 pm

There hasn’t been any global warming for the last ten thousand years. Just a slight cooling. Part way down the page in the link I provided is an interesting temperature graph of the last 16,000 years.
Climate change: Conflict of observational science, theory, and politics
Lee C. Gerhard
http://science.uwaterloo.ca/~mauriced/earth691-duss/CO2_General%20CO2%20Sequestration%20materilas/Climate%20Change.pdf

Reply to  Rob
May 2, 2018 4:26 pm

+1,000,001 for Lee Gerhard reference.comment image

Kamikazedave
May 2, 2018 4:35 pm

Carve Obama’s bust in the ice instead. This way we can watch his legacy melt along with his face.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Kamikazedave
May 3, 2018 2:10 am

Or maybe Hillary’s bust.

jorgekafkazar
May 2, 2018 4:45 pm

They’ll cherry-pick a glacier that’s actually shrinking, not one of the many that are growing.

MarkW
May 2, 2018 4:50 pm

Icebergs melt? Are they telling us that prior to Trumps election, they didn’t?

Rob
Reply to  MarkW
May 2, 2018 4:55 pm

Yeah, like the one the Titanic ran into in 1912.

jlurtz
May 2, 2018 4:54 pm

Maybe “lsvalgaard” carved face should be next to ‘Mt. Trumpmore’
lol

Michael Jankowski
May 2, 2018 4:56 pm

Why not Michael Mann’s rear? Eco-tourists can go kiss it.

Louis Hooffstetter
Reply to  Michael Jankowski
May 2, 2018 6:51 pm

Well thanks a lot Micheal Jankowski!
How am I going to sleep tonight with that mental image in my head!?

Nigel S
Reply to  Louis Hooffstetter
May 3, 2018 3:48 am

“You’re gonna need a bigger (iceberg)!”

kenji
May 2, 2018 5:03 pm

I have to admit … the Left is really good at political theatre. And they recognize that most people just want to be entertained as a diversion from their dull lives. I would LOVE to see such an ice sculpture … and then watch the braying leftists whoop it up when Trump (naturally, and normally) “calves” into the sea. That would be quite a spectacle to watch. However, something tells me that the ice sculptors will be forced to suspend their work due to EXTREME freezing conditions.
Please! WASTE as much of Tom Steyer’s billions on this as possible. Spend the Tides Foundation $$ … just flush as much of it down this spectacle as possible. Let their TDS freak flag fly!

Grant
Reply to  kenji
May 2, 2018 5:52 pm

As much as I’d love to see this. I’d imagine this would be extremely dangerous. Dear ol’ dad died making a Trump ice sculpture.

JLC of Perth
May 2, 2018 5:23 pm

It’s a daft waste of money but harmless. Trump would probably love it. However it would be very dangerous so I recommend they not do it for their own safety.

JLC of Perth
May 2, 2018 5:24 pm

It’s a daft waste of money but harmless to other people. Trump would probably love it. However it would be very dangerous so I recommend they not do it for their own safety.

Joz Jonlin
May 2, 2018 5:27 pm

These people have obviously never heard of sublimation.

John
May 2, 2018 5:28 pm

Ahh the CAGW crowd and their symbols.

Bill Murphy
May 2, 2018 5:29 pm

Any bets that these snowflakes melt before the ice? Say, about when they figure out how much work is involved in carving that berg. Without chainsaws or other power tools? I suppose they could use dynamite like they did at Rushmore. Alfred Nobel would be pleased about that.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Bill Murphy
May 2, 2018 9:01 pm

Elon Musk has a company that will sell them the tool they need: The Boring Company Flamethrower

May 2, 2018 5:40 pm

I am honestly amazed that not a single person here has yet noted that “glacier” =/= “iceberg.” That the press release uses the words interchangeably is just another proof that the there is no science involved (or wanted) in the climate industrial complex.

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Writing Observer
May 2, 2018 11:29 pm

Agree, I noticed the same thing. A melting glacier is something very different from a melting (and drifting) iceberg. But then, glaziers in the Antarctic are also very different when it comes to melting, from glaziers in, say, the Alps. But how could one demand that a journalist fathoms such subtlelties?

Grant
May 2, 2018 5:48 pm

Maybe a future expedition to witness the horrors of global warming will collide with it.

Grant
Reply to  Grant
May 2, 2018 5:50 pm

And just think. Trump could continue to get under their skin centuries after he’s gone.

Henning Nielsen
Reply to  Grant
May 2, 2018 11:31 pm

There’s always a new “Ship of Fools” waiting to be launched.

Felix
May 2, 2018 5:54 pm

Ice sculpture is hyuuuge in Scandinavian culture.

tty
Reply to  Felix
May 3, 2018 1:14 am

Yes, but we use stable, solid lake ice

John in Oz
May 2, 2018 5:58 pm

This scheme must fail according to their own description of what they are attempting:

Our starting point was to create something concrete

Would we like to see Mt Trumpmore for the next several centuries? Opinions will vary.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
May 2, 2018 6:02 pm

To minimize the carbon footprint of carving Trump’s image into an iceberg, they should avoid using motorized boats to get there with all their equipment. I suggest getting together with the Old Pulteney rowers. Probably includes a supply of Old Pulteney whisky, for which I cannot personally vouch.

charles nelson
May 2, 2018 6:05 pm

Are they the Seven Deadly Finns?

rogerthesurf
May 2, 2018 6:06 pm

They can do my face for US$50,000 plus expenses.
Cheers
Roger
http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

J Mac
May 2, 2018 6:27 pm

These virtue signalling environMentalist stunts really expose the cold, uncaring cruelty at the core of the Green movement. Consider that the $500,000 they will throw away in this crass political stunt could provide cleft lip and cleft palate corrective surgeries to 2000 children. That’s 2000 little children that have difficulty swallowing their food and are ostracized because of their facial deformities. I’d love to drag these 3 virtue signalling enviro-slackers into a third world surgery being run by Operation Smile for 5 days of volunteer work, observing and helping the doctors as they decide which children will get surgeries… and which ones will be rejected because there just wasn’t enough money to help them all.
I wonder if that would have even a slight melting effect on their cold, uncaring hearts???
https://www.operationsmile.org/

Wharfplank
Reply to  J Mac
May 2, 2018 7:03 pm

Bravo!

Jeff Labute
May 2, 2018 6:32 pm

If you love Trump you’ll contribute. If you hate Trump you’ll contribute, If you’re on the fence, you’ll contribute for the sheer entertainment value. Maybe these guys are thinking the $$$ will go into the millions.
After the deed is done, adventurists will travel to the idol and attempt to pee on top of the berg for added color correction.

John Endicott
Reply to  Jeff Labute
May 3, 2018 6:11 am

If those adventurists pee is orange, they need to go see a doctor. Just saying.

Tom
May 2, 2018 6:32 pm

What a great movie this would make.

Timo Kuusela
May 2, 2018 6:55 pm

Also from Finland, I have never heard of that. The Chairman is not a Finn, so this is not a thing real Finns would do.Smells like greenpiss.

Wharfplank
May 2, 2018 6:59 pm

If this is what passes for creative for these young folks, I’d pick another field.

May 2, 2018 7:27 pm

Stupid symbolism, to say the least.
Choose a medium that is fugitive by nature, make a sculpture in it, watch it vanish, and proclaim the fugitive nature of the substrate relates to the issue being symbolized.
Dumb, dumb, dumb.
All things are fugitive on some time scale. Why choose one that is fugitive on a relatively short time scale, to pretend like it symbolizes something more profound than the short time scale that is the very nature of that substance ?
False analogy comes to mind.

Gary Pearse
May 2, 2018 7:46 pm

1) It would be helpful for them to understand better what happens to active glacial ice – it… melts!
2) They seem to be confusing icebergs and glacier ice, which, over time may become an iceberg.
3) When the hype over disastrous global warming is over, the image will be certain to take pride of place on the cover of one or more books chronicling the the biggest lie ever told. It will be useful as an illustration on another book about the man who saved the greatest civilization from economic and cultural ruin, at least parts of it. Some of it is too late to save, I fear. It may be time to start thinking about moving the Mona Lisa and other priceless cultural icons to a safe place.
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lee
May 2, 2018 7:49 pm

“Our starting point was to create something concrete,” In ice. The concrete that causes CO2 emissions? What am I missing?

u.k.(us)
May 2, 2018 8:03 pm

Now on to more important things…..
Like how to stop ice cubes from exploding in your favorite beverage, and spattering your worksite.

drednicolson
Reply to  u.k.(us)
May 2, 2018 8:22 pm

Put them in one of those plastic net bag things they ship garlic and onions in, and put that in your drink. The netting will catch any shrapnel from exploding cubes. 🙂

drednicolson
May 2, 2018 8:16 pm

Don’t invite Al Gore to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, or your Trumpcicle will last for a lot longer than you wanted.

prjindigo
May 2, 2018 8:40 pm

I am pretty damned certain that I don’t want the Guinness book listing the world’s largest man made ice sculpture as being of Trump.
That wouldn’t read well in history books, it would be impossible to explain in a generation that it actually happened because people were so poorly educated that it was thought it would somehow have an impact on whether people drove in a hurry.

Roger Dewhurst
Reply to  prjindigo
May 2, 2018 8:43 pm

So you co not like Trump. Do you seriously think that Clinton would be better?

lee
Reply to  prjindigo
May 2, 2018 10:17 pm

prj, you mean as a token sacrifice to Gaia?

Steve
May 2, 2018 9:05 pm

While the news cameras are away they light a fire on the glacier to melt the carving, which would “prove” there is global warming. And the media would eat it up. “Trumpmore melts faster than we Feared!”

May 2, 2018 9:20 pm

“… whose intention is to provide a concrete test that shows whether global warming is true or false”
But we already know that based on all metrics quantifying the ‘average’ global temperature, both global warming and global cooling are always happening both chaotically and periodically, with periods spanning from 1 year to over 100 thousand years. What they should to be testing is whether or not increased CO2 concentrations will have any significant effect on the known, natural variability seen in the average surface temperature.
Better yet, how about testing whether or not doubling CO2 concentrations will have an effect greater than the lower limit presumed by the IPCC? If they’re so confident in their ‘settled’ science, they must have a trivial test for this, or at the very least, support from basic thermodynamic laws. Of course, they can’t fool anyone by presuming that all short term warming is from increased CO2 since this is not a test that can distinguish between natural variability and the effects of increased CO2 concentrations.

May 2, 2018 9:34 pm

If I were Trump I’d finance the whole thing out of pocket. Why not?

Hokey Schtick
May 2, 2018 9:57 pm

I’ll take a pound of stupid, and a bag of completely nuts, please. On ice.

May 2, 2018 10:39 pm

It’s a good job ice melts. Otherwise……

Henning Nielsen
May 2, 2018 11:34 pm

This brings back memories of the failed Copehagen climate meeting in 2009, when greenies had made and displayed an ice sculpture of a polar bear outside the venue. But the Danish weather was so chilly, the silly beast refused to melt!

mikebartnz
May 2, 2018 11:43 pm

It amuses me how the word concrete is used several times.
I hope there will be enough to cover any funeral expenses.

tty
May 3, 2018 1:16 am

This might be more difficult than these nuts who have probably never seen a glacier may think.
Glaciers tend to be rather flat, so the face wouldn’t be visible except from above. The only vertical part is the calving front which is extremely unstable.
Glacier ice is almost always full of cracks and crevasses, particularly close to the surface and in the steeper parts of the glacier. It will be very hard to find a reasonably large solid block to carve.
Glacier ice moves. As a matter of fact this is the definition of a glacier: a mass of ice large enough to move under its own weight.
Given all this an iceberg would be a better proposition. Large icebergs are usually derived from the deeper parts of a glacier and relatively free of cracks. However as already noted icebergs can be violently unstable. The best bet would be a stranded Antarctic plateau iceberg. There are usually a number available e. g. around South Georgia. Or they could try the B-9B berg the “ship of fools” tangled with. However it has already been around for 30 years, so the risk is that their effort might turn it into a new Mount Rushmore.
The above is based on personal experience of glaciers on six continents as well as Arctic and Antarctic icebergs.

John Endicott
Reply to  tty
May 3, 2018 6:16 am

If the nuts ever get that far, expect to see headlines about how they died from the collapsing/moving ice thus proving CAGW is real.

tty
May 3, 2018 1:18 am

P S There are no glaciers in Finland, so they presumably have no practical experience of them.

Nigel S
Reply to  tty
May 3, 2018 3:58 am

They need to travel north by northwest to search for one. (I know there’s no such direction, northwest by north is closest).

Tim Beatty
May 3, 2018 1:26 am

Perfect demonstration of the sound silence that Global Warming is based. “If she weighs less than a duck, she is made of wood and therefore is a witch.” Just keep promoting this as the “proof” that Global Warming exists. I bet Mann could do a write up for Nature.

David A Smith
May 3, 2018 3:14 am

This site needs a running counter of how many impoverished people are not being saved the money being spent on publicity stunts.

Hocus Locus
May 3, 2018 3:23 am

If they want to play with icebergs why don’t they head to the Antarctic and go hunting for suitable ones for Nick Sloane to tow to Cape Town to help alleviate the freshwater crisis? It’s a grand endeavor of human engineering, an idea that’s been on the drawing board for a hundred years…. it’s humanitarian and there would be plenty of eco-neurotic photo ops. When the thing is safely moored I’ll bet the South Africans will let them carve whomever they want onto it, as they draw 100mil liters/day. The Cape Town delivery project was estimated at $130 million. And here we have people ready to blow half a million to do NOTHING.

Chris Thixton
May 3, 2018 5:00 am

Idiots! Some people have too much time to waste on meaningless political vacuous gestures.

CapitalistRoader
May 3, 2018 7:11 am

They could create a constant revenue stream by carving a likeness Angela Merkel’s anus into the ice and charging greenies €100 for a one-minute lick.

CarlF
May 3, 2018 9:19 am

Since bergs turn over as they melt, it is likely it would flip while being carved, thus killing the work crew, sinking their boats, and obliterating their work. Sure, I’ll contribute to that.

michel
May 3, 2018 11:11 am

Once again, notice something completely weird about this: the disconnect between the supposed beliefs of the activists, and what they focus on.
The project is directed explicitly at Trump. But, if the activists believe what they claim to, Trump and the US are a very small part of the problem. We are as a species emitting some 37 billion tons of CO2 a year. Of that the US is doing around 5 billion.
Basically, whether the US makes a reduction of a billion tons or so is not going to make any measurable difference. This is even if you accept the activists account of emissions leading to great disaster.
So, inquiring minds want to know, why do the activists focus all the time on Trump? Or even on the US if it comes to that?
Why do they not make a sculpture of the man who is currently presiding over not 5 billion tons a year and falling, but 10 billion tons a year and rising? Surely, if they believed what they claim, their indignation and horror would be directed at Xi Jinping? And at the developing world?
I realise that this will be dismissed as conspiracy thinking, but cannot avoid the conclusion that all the evidence points in the same direction. We have repeated horror at trivia and repeated demands that trivial things be done. And we have repeated acceptance of large scale emissions, and a resolute refusal to demand reductions by the largest and fastest growing emitter.
I see no way to avoid the conclusion: these people do not believe there is any real danger, they do not believe in the necessity of global emission reductions. But what they see is that the topic is very useful for organising and radicalising. And so they will rail against Trump, make impossible demands for local reductions in emissions.
Because what interests them is the politics and conduct of America and the UK. They do not have any interest in global emissions. What they want is something they can use to organise around to bring about the changes in Western economies that, for some mysterious reason, they really, really want.
Mysterious, isn’t it? Wonder why they could be wanting it?

Fredar
Reply to  michel
May 3, 2018 3:14 pm

I think it’s just misguided people thinking that they are doing something important. Feeling good seems to be the most important thing in enviromentalism. Even if the glacier melts, that doesn’t prove that global warming is happening, that it’s bad, that humans are largely responsible, that we can do something about, and that we should do something about. They do this, they get famous and rich, and most importantly feel good about the issue because they “did something”, even though this doesn’t achieve anything even if global warming is as serious as they believe. Just like when people stop buying plastic bags because they believe they are destroying the planet. They don’t know for sure if it actually does anything, but hey, it feels good.
And they target Trump because, duh, he is evil. And he withdrew from Paris agreement, which everyone “knows” is so effective in saving the planet. I disagree with Trump on many issues, but this project is just illogical “feel-good” project that ultimately achieves nothing concrete.

s-t
Reply to  michel
May 5, 2018 1:29 pm

https://www.lexpress.fr/actualites/1/societe/plainte-de-greenpeace-contre-la-deputee-qui-voulait-tirer-en-cas-d-intrusion-dans-une-centrale_2006200.html

Paris – Greenpeace a porté plainte contre la députée LREM Perrine Goulet, qui avait suggéré de “tirer” lors d’intrusions dans une centrale nucléaire, comme celles auxquelles se livrent les militants de l’ONG, a indiqué l’organisation samedi à l’AFP.

During a congressional meeting about nuclear safety, Perrine Goulet suggested that people who invade nuclear plants should be shoot from miradors, so Greenpeace is suing Perrine Goulet.

May 3, 2018 3:08 pm

Finnish winters produce manic depression, alcoholism and ideas like mount Trumpmore.

AGW is not Science
May 4, 2018 3:49 am

When will these buffoons figure out that:
1. Just because the climate is warming, that doesn’t mean WE have anything measurable or significant to do with it.
2. Glaciers melt for lots of reasons that have nothing to do with “global “ warming.
3. One piece of glacier ice melting *doesn’t* “prove” ANYTHING.

michel
May 4, 2018 6:00 am

Everyone who reads this should write to them and demand that the face on the berg should be that of Xi Jinping, the man who is single handedly doing more than anyone else to make sure the planet warms catastrophically.
Then, whether we actually believe it or not, we should start demonstrating outside Chinese embassies around the world with placards demanding an end to the Chinese destruction of human civilisation on our shared planet.
And we should start demonstrating outside car companies and dealerships demanding that the auto industry close down, to save the planet.
But we won’t, because we don’t believe any of this nonsense. And neither will anyone else, because they do not either.

John Endicott
Reply to  michel
May 10, 2018 8:23 am

Better yet, all the protestors should take to the streets in China and see how that works out for them.
I hear Tiananmen Square is a great place for protesting /sarc

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