Hundreds Of Snowmen Built At Utah State Capitol For Climate Change
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — An unconventional protest was held at Utah’s State Capitol.
About 600 snowmen appeared on the grounds Sunday, holding signs and demanding that state lawmakers save their “endangered species” — the snow.
“The snowmen decided to assemble and do something about climate change, asking Utah legislators, and specifically Mitt Romney to put a price on carbon,” said a volunteer. “They see that as the fastest way to stop climate change and curb emissions.”
Some of the signs read, “mister mitt romnee, If u price carbon we wil vote 4 u 4ever. (We r verfid constitunts)” and “Mitt is Litt!”
Demonstrators said taxing carbon emissions can be a bi-partisan issue and would lead to less pollution and cleaner air.
So far, the group has not heard from Sen. Mitt Romney about their request to meet with him about climate change.
Snowmen all over the country can be seen carrying similar “Snwmen 4 Carbn Pricng” messages on Twitter @pricecarbonplz.
A group of snowmen also appeared outside the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. last week, demanding climate action from the new Speaker of the Senate.
No organization has claimed responsibility for the displays.
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