Wednesday, February 23, 2011
"The Angry Mermaid" Float
"The Angry Mermaid" float
by Tatyana Mescheryakova
The little mermaid grows up, gets angry about the destruction of her underwater domain that's being caused by the climate change, and leads her ocean army to war with the humans. In particular, she's had enough of the inadequate response and sketchy reports of the cleanup of her southern kingdom poisoned last year by BP.
The float was named for the "the Angry Mermaid" award, a satirical honor bestowed by the Copenhagen-based activists upon some of the world's worst environmental offenders. In turn, the award was a nod to the iconic mermaid from the Danish fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.