Friends of the Earth brought in UK artists Clare Patey and Walter Bailey to draw attention to global climate change outside the United Nations Earth Summit. Human-shaped ice sculptures containing frozen flowers and fruit were positioned in front of the Manhattan conference and allowed to… well, melt.

The weather was so hot the sculptures only lasted an hour. “We wanted an image… which could communicate the problems of climate change to people,” says FoE’s climate campaigner, Dr Patrick Green.

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