Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A wax sculpture of a man and his granddaughter is being left to melt outside a Florida city hall to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change.
The nonprofit CLEO Institute installed the sculpture, depicting an older man and his young granddaughter sitting on a park bench, outside Orlando City Hall on Thursday as part of the "Melting Florida" campaign.
The wax figures are designed to melt in the outdoor heat over the course of a few days to eventually reveal the message: "More heat, less health."
"Rising temperatures and the climate crisis are impacting our way of life," CLEO Institute Executive Director Yoca Arditi-Rocha said at the sculpture's unveiling. "As temperatures continue to rise, we see ground ozone levels also rise and that really creates problems in respiratory diseases (and) cardiovascular problems."