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Mother Gaia by humon Mother Gaia by humon
A little something I made while at work.

I'm actually not much of an environmentalist, but I couldn't help myself when I got the idea after reading an article. :XD:
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dragonflyfae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I die you are coming with me - Earth to Humans
the3rdplanet Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
I love this. Pretty much my mood as much as I'm trying to fight for the earth.
SD05 Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
My partner sent me this and I love it: first belly laugh of the day!

Thank you Humon
MarkPoe Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
[urge to redirect large asteroid intensifies]
Naughty-b-Nature Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow, this is a nice piece of dark humor! I appreciate that.
Nice, that loving look on his face, and then dawns... Eh? What? #1 
Gurdim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
acting very big and proud for someone who can be burnt away the moment (well some million of years after that moment actually XD) some stupid old dying star randomly sneezes a gamma burst in this direction... tsh tsh

irony aside, i actually quite agree with the strip, cool piece :D (agree with some reserves, just for prudence i wouldn't underestimate the stupid potential, present and future, of mankind to really wound the planet, i prefer to be more cautious before than sorry after xD)
Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Well, she isn't wrong.
Shaitan051 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
Oh yeah? Well now I'm gonna take you down with me! You think your precious nature can survive a nuclear winter?
inkoalawetrust Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, yes it can because even in the worst case scenario microscopic organisms will still survive and slowly evolve into macroscopic life again.
Shaitan051 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
I need to check my replies more...

Anyway, I'm not sure you understand what "nuclear winter" entails.
davate10 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
it has survived worse dear, we wouldn't be hear if that wasn't the cass
devduck01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent and true
D-Blue02 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, mankind just got BURNED!!!!
Oddity-The-Nero Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was kinda thinking that tbh.
Titanium-Metal-Alloy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Very true, and a very nice way of illustrating this message. I love it.
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Triphon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
It reminds me of a "joke" I heard from Hubert Reeves, at a conference:
Some random planet is chatting with another planet.
"How are you?
- Not fine, I think I've caught some serious disease. It's called humanitis.
- Oh don't worry, said the other one, I got the same once. It goes away by itself."
Jupiter514 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2017
From where might this quote from what program (Tv, Movie, or some other form of entertainment) be from?
Triphon Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2017
Unfortunately, I don't think this little conference (that took place in Paris' suburbs, in France) was broadcasted. But he repeated this quote on several occasion (in French). Here's his original quote I found from a French newspaper (source:…) :

Une planète verte rencontre une planète blanche.
  • « Tu as mauvaise mine. Que se passe-t-il ? »
  • « Je ne me sens pas très bien, répond la planète blanche. J’ai attrapé une maladie : l’humanité. »
  • « L’humanité ? Oh, ne t’inquiète pas. Je l’ai déjà eue, ça part tout seul… »
TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sad and funny
Demonic-Kistune123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Okay who else somewhat laughed at the last part. lol
PHarold Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't help but laugh. She's so loving when she gives that backhanded comment at the end!
GreatRakos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well i thought this will be sirius but nix gaia is savage xD otherwise is this prety mush true -.- 
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Rose-Supreme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
I knew it... it was gonna be tongue-in-cheek/satirical and not sweet/serious.
lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was from overly sarcastic productions?
daaaawie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist
I love this! I actually thought there was going to be some kind of forgiveness that's going to happen but no. Mother Gaia is savage. :D
lyrathelidragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you watch those videos too?
Izzy870 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Absolute Perfection.
MichaelAmaya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny, and True. :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin)

I'm sad now. :( (Sad) 
DarlingDamnable Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Lol, I love this. This is so funny and true. Great work!
GirlCrafter6200 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
So good LOL!!!!
pinchback Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017   General Artist
That's fantastic!
endlesstracy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true...
Nice work with a strong message!
DragonLord221 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Gaia was far from kind in Greek mythology. Really she wasn't much better than their husband, children, and grandchildren.
JeroLionheart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
The oldest feminist in her prime.
tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your work, but the truth is exactly the opposite.  We know the earth is doomed.  Far from killing it, we are the only things that can save it. If we led the most environmentally friendly lives we could, the earth would still be doomed.  Somewhere beyond 500 million years from now the sun will begin burning its heavier elements, and the higher radiation will kill every living thing on the earth and it will become a lifeless rock in space before finally being consumed by the expanding sun itself.  

Long before then, an asteroid strike, or changing plate tectonics will probably kill everything first, but that is the longest we have left.  

If anything survives, it will be because we, the humans, will take it with us to the stars.  We aren't the disease, we are the antibodies.  Nature is entropy.  And even the stars will die.  We, of all the creatures on the earth, and the only ones privileged to know this.  We are also the only ones who can save them. 
LeeV101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Although this is all entirely true we are still causing some enormous damage as well. I think it would be nice if we did try and live a bit more sustainably, we certainly may be the only thing that can save it from all of this future chaos, (Unless some other amazing creature arises to help us in the next 500 million odd years from now) but we could do a lot better by working with the environment a bit more, otherwise with our ever increasing rates of overpopulation and overdevelopment we may push the Earth too far. I think we are both a threat (all though significantly smaller and slower, in some cases, than some of those mentioned by you) as well as a potential saviour for our planet.

I agree it is pretty much doomed no matter how you look at it or what we do, but if we can keep the world going for long enough who knows what opportunity may arise for us to protect our planet in the future.
tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Except things are getting better faster than they are getting worse.  Overpopulation is a natural part of the growth spurt of advanced economies and they are beginning to taper off.  By the UN's own numbers, we are beginning to taper off.  The world will never see 12 billion people and by the end of the 21st century, depopulation may actually begin to be a problem.   We have the means, through technology, especially nuclear power (and yes, it is SAFE, CLEAN, GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE) to meet the current needs of the economy and reduce global warming, carbon emissions and climate change.  We are increasing rain forest, decreasing waste and improving everywhere.  We have major challenges, but all the evidence is we can meet and them and will and the planet will be cleaner, greener and better a hundred years from now than today. 
LeeV101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Although this is true for most areas there are still a few that are getting worse than better, not many but a few. The issue is that if these areas continue to decline at the rate they are people will be unable to live in such areas, then one of two things will likely happen. 

1. Those areas dye out in population because of the complete inability to change their ways.
2. people leave those area without changing and start causing damage else where.

I agree as a whole things are defiantly improving faster than they are getting bad, and if resources were shared correctly we could support our growing population with ease, but unfortunately we are not sharing our recourses adequately and some countries, such as Sudan, Chad and Zambia are suffering as a result.

I do believe the world will be a much healthier place in the future but the point I am trying to make is that with a few more better decisions we could accelerate the process of improving our planet and then have more time and focus for other larger issues that will arise in the future. A few more better decisions and the overpopulated and starving places in the world wont have a need to continue hurting the land as they are today to survive.

My entire point is simply that we can and should put in a little more time and effort into helping our planet and species thrive and adapt, so that when the time comes we can have more focus on overcoming and move forward when disasters strike, as well as improve the living conditions of every person on the planet now and for however long our species has left.

(And for the point of nuclear power I do agree it is a very good option, mistake are rare and when they do occur it is a major issue, but if done correctly they have almost no chance of happening, all issues with nuclear power have been the result of either foolish human errors or natural disasters that could have been avoided if power plants were placed is wiser positions)
tlclark Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
All good points.  We have HUGE challenges, no doubt, climate change, distribution, inequality, but we are making progress.  I just see a lot of despair and its unwarranted.  

Sorry for turning the excellent cartoon above into my personal rant.  
LeeV101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We most certainly do have huge challenges, but I think with a bit more work we can overcome them all in good time, none of this stuff can be simply fixed in a single night by a single action and it really is a worldwide effort needed, but if we want to survive and live with this world we will find a way to do it and hopefully overcome the despair in our world. It may take centuries to do so but all we can do is try and make the choices in our live the best choices for the world and our race.

It is important to put across all these different views, so that new understanding can come forward and progress can be made, wether on an individual or large scale level. Don't feel bad about voicing your thoughts, however I would consider finding a better place to voice them, there are a lot of groups, both online and physical and your knowledge and opinions would be a great asset to a lot of these such groups. You clearly have a better understanding about some of these things than most people and your knowledge could be a great help if used the right way. Perhaps it could help spark the change in behaviours for a few people and every person who is better aware of the issues of our world and what we can do and work towards is a great asset too our planet. (I know that I have thought more deeply about these things just through these few messages).
DarlingDamnable Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
For some reason, I haven't done any research on this so you could be completely fucking with me but if this is true, I'm happy.
WolfcastFreya Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
that ending is amazing XD
bobbyz41 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Whether you subscribe to Creation or Evolution, Nature (the Earth) has survived for eons before humans began inhabiting the planet; and it will do so again. If you need proof, I recommend reading H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine;" pay particularly close attention to the Time Traveler's description of Earth in a *far* distant future.

It's a painful truth, but we depend more on Nature for our survival than Nature depends on us for Her survival.
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Oudatchi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh. This is so perfect.
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