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.
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.