These Trump-Shaped Ice Cubes Are Raising Funds To Combat Climate Change

Donald Trump has been "burying his head in the sand" when it comes to global warming, making fun of climate change in pro-coal speeches and even vowing to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.

So, in a bid to offset the damage caused by his inaction - and to raise funds for environmental groups - campaigners are selling ice-cube moulds that produce frozen replicas of the president's head.

(Image: Myles New via Trump Trays)

These 100% recyclable silicone ice trays were created by Mackinnon and Saunders, the studio behind the puppets from Bob the Builder, Postman Pat and The Fantastic Mr Fox.

Supporters can choose from either a mass-production tray, which makes four full ice-heads at once, or a hand-made mould which makes one giant head (three-quarters the size of a real dome).

All profits from Trump Trays will be donated to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), a charity working to protect the natural environment and "the people and wildlife that depend upon it".

(Image: Myles New via Trump Trays)

"2017 was the hottest non-El Niño year on record," the team writes, "droughts are leading to wildfires. Melting polar ice is raising the sea level. Warmer seas are causing angrier hurricanes."

Our best defence, it states, is the Paris Agreement, a treaty signed by every country in the world. Unfortunately, however, one man has vowed to withdraw the United States.

"When it comes to global warming, Trump burying his head in the sand doesn’t help. Ironically, burying his head in the freezer will."

Launching with a website and their limited edition handmade mould, the plan is to mass-produce the eye-catching Trump ice-head trays.

To raise over £20,000 ($28,000) for charity, and offset its own production costs, the team has set up an ambitious crowdfunding campaign which seeks to sell 5,000 trays.

Trump Trays even come with their own serving suggestions – including such cocktails as "Sex on the Disappearing Beach" and "The Trumptini".

"Don’t drown your sorrows," the team writes, "unless your sorrow is represented by a golf-ball sized, perfect 360° replica of the 45th President of the United States."

(Image: Myles New via Trump Trays)

(Image: Myles New via Trump Trays)

(Image: Myles New via Trump Trays)

By Matthew Kirby, published on 26/02/2018