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Hundreds of snowmen on Utah State Capitol grounds in a call for climate change action

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 19:24:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of activists is using a unique method to call on politicians to take action against climate change.

A group of about 50 people met up at the Utah State Capitol Sunday afternoon to build hundreds of snowmen — estimated to be around 500 by "snowman spokesman" Nicholas Huey.

"They're here advocating for a carbon price because they see that as the fastest way to mitigate climate change," Huey said of the snowmen. "It just means putting a price on the pollution we put in the air."

Some of the snowmen held signs with messages such as "Snowppl 4 carbn pricng! [sic]" and "Mitt is Litt."

The group's message was directed specifically to Sen. Mitt Romney, hoping he will endorse carbon pricing. It's a concept Huey described as a "conservative answer to the Green New Deal."

"mister mitt romnee, If u price carbon we wil vote 4 u 4ever. (We r verfid constitunts) [sic]," one sign read.

Huey said they chose this unique method to represent their cause because snowmen turning into an "endangered species."