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ECO ART ACTIVISM: Melting Man Challenges Climate Change

by , 11/29/08
filed under: Art, global warming

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It appears that global warming has finally created its own version of the Wounded Veteran. Sitting in a puddle of himself in Buenos Aires’ Plaza Francia, a young man from Red Cross Argentina issued pleas to passers-by: not for spare change, but for action against climate change.


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The handout urged readers to minimize their impact on the globe by using public transportation, conserving water, reusing plastic bags, and buying energy-efficient appliances. Much of the Argentinian Red Cross budget goes to aiding victims of natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and heavy snowfall– disasters generally attributable to global warming. The half-melted man is an attempt to make their plight visible by sitting in a gruesome puddle of himself.

+ Cruz Roja (Red Cross) Argentina

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  2. Un hombre se derrite en... December 5, 2008 at 5:51 am

    [...] Un hombre se derrite en Buenos Aires para crear conciencia sobre el cambio climático [EN]www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/29/activism-climate-change-argenti… por Nirgal hace pocos segundos [...]

  3. greenTmom November 30, 2008 at 11:26 am

    What a great way to get the point across about global warming and our ever changing climate.

  4. pritchet1 November 30, 2008 at 9:27 am

    He ma end up freezing to death instead of melting, with the next round of Global Cooling(tm).

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