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The Global Flooding of 2010

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"The Global Flooding of 2010" is an Artwork inspired by the true scientific theory (see the movie "An inconvenient Truth") of a really quick flooding that would touch huge areas of the Earths most densely populated regions.

You can see in this image, the city of Shanghai, China completely flooded.
This scenario involves the melt of glaciers by creating a liquid water (melt zone) layer below the ice that lubricates and moves the ice a very high rate -extremely rapid as glaciers go, flowing the glacier into the ocean. The quantity of water in that sheet would raise sea levels about 15 meters.

This is my first personal matte-painting project that I did concerning the global warming issue. An other one is coming soon. People mostly agrees that something needs to be done about global warming and climate change. However, most people does'nt seems to do something really significant in their live even if the situation is urgent.

I would like to do a contribution to any serious group, organism, company related to environment who want to use this image. I can send this image (a high-resolution for any sort of prints or web) for free, as long as it is use for environment purposes.

I worked around 10 hours to achieve this image, using only Photoshop and a "degrainer" software. I chose only 2 to 4 photos to do this. The first one comes from my trip in China in November 2007 in the other one comes from the shooting I did last summer involving a women character and a "home-made" boat.
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Gogreen2006's avatar
Global warming apocalypse is approaching!
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ElsetserrilloHobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the very end of the Windup Girl! Awesome :)
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ElsetserrilloHobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the Windup Girl!
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KajmHobbyist Writer
Beautiful work.

Extremely Badly flawed science.
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heikivaherProfessional General Artist
Altrnative realety, chaos and survival. Great theme.
ShikakuEntei's avatar
The question is for how long it stays an alternative reality. You see something similar already happening in Australia (although that's only a flood).
Borovangeometry's avatar
That looks great, a nice concept and it really captures the essence. Admittedly, I don't do enough for the environment, but that was inspiring.
Ayame-Kenoshi's avatar
Wow, such an interesting concept, really well done! You should consider submitting this to the #CoolClimate Art Contest, since this work so aptly describes what their cause is! :D
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morbiusx33Hobbyist Photographer
Not! The Global Freezing of 2010.
CopArt00's avatar
I really like your work and its relation to climate change and I wondered if you would up for submitting it to [link]

We really need all the art work we can get and it will be displayed at the Cop15 climate summit in Copenhagen this December!

Anything you could submit would be great!

Thank you

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pumpkinhead90 Photographer
Nice work.
mcg00gler's avatar
your definitely an inspiration! =D have u ever considered posting tutorials??? 0.o
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theancientsoulProfessional Digital Artist
This amazing piece has been featured here: [link] Note me if you mind it :heart:
externalmind's avatar
Right there with you. Great job.
Shadow-breaker's avatar
my god... your images are truly inspiring. i mean hoestely i'm inspired here.
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xBurningEmbersx Photographer
So good work :D
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ans-pencil's avatar
awesum, lovely feeling of isolation, specially the red lanterns, so steven spielberg
amxed's avatar
wow...you've really moved my heart through this picture.
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