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Leaving The Paris Climate Deal by ParadisiacPicture Leaving The Paris Climate Deal by ParadisiacPicture
 When you put your own profit over global interest, you will only get burned in the aftermath.

I tried to convey my feelings with this artwork. I ask everyone to stay sane in the comments section.

My motives and beliefs are the ones of a 22 year old german artist and designer who takes a worried look towards the U.S. and its recent news. However, I never thought that someone could deny the reality of climate change and its huge influence on us. As we speak, german winters are getting hotter every year. As a kid, I build snowmen. Now I'm happy if I see snow once per year ...

I dont want to give this huge problem to the next generation. I want to engage and solve it. I hope you want this too.
Every comment towards this important topic is very appreciated!

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:iconhedphone:
i honestly couldn't agree more with your message for this piece. i love the use of the hand and cigar, it makes me think of a corporate monster who has no care for the world. the way the hand smashes the burning cigar into the world only emphasizes this point, and it really shows that you put a lot of effort into showing this. aside from the overall feel of the art itself, the lighting and effects work you did really gives off a feeling of heat, especially with how the colder colors of surrounding space contrast the warmer colors of the fire.
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This is, frankly, incredible. And chilling, as well--a warning that we'd be wise to heed. It's amazing what one can do with the right tools and clips--but even more so what can happen as a result. What I find about this that scares me the most (and I mean this positively) is that, hen one looks at the image from a distance, there appears to be a face on the earth--a woman's terrified face, the cigarette held to her temple like a gun.

I don't know if that was intentional, or unintentional, but it is striking once one knows it is there. And its symbolism makes my blood run cold.

Because I remember the ice storms that knocked the power out for days, and the deep drifts of snow...but now Christmases are brown, not white, and the ice storms are but a memory. And there are days in February where I can close my eyes and pretend it's June, and wear a light jacket instead of my heavy coat. And the summers grow warmer year after year--all of this within little more than a decade; what will it be like in another ten years?
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cwillett Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Great work, especially the focus on Africa, which even today continues to be exploited by multi-national corporations that have become more powerful than many governments.

Humanity is doing significant damage to the natural world, at many scales.  Sadly, those least responsible for the damage and least able to adapt to it often suffer the greatest consequences.  It's an inequity issue rarely discussed.

I worry about societies that deny climate change, because the result is that they're not going to be prepared for it and their citizens are going to suffer.
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:iconmissmalrune:
MissMalrune Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2017
paying a lot of money to MAYBE lower the global temp by 1 degree after 100 years is stupid. Glad we pulled out of this stupid agreement. The US payed more into it then any other country. It was unfair and made zero sense. 

Also China and India both pollute more than any other country and sadly we cant dictate what they do. 
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017
Well do you have any scientific proof for your statement? Currently all experts on climate change criticise the end of this deal :)

The US payed more because it has more economic wellfare. It wouldnt be fair if an economically weak country would pay the same amount as the US you know.

Yes, both pollute the earth in a heavy way. But since when was it a got idea to point the finger and say "ok, if he does it and its bad, its ok if I do it too!" ?
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MyLovelyJacksonForev Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true
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Hend-Watani Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful concept :love: 
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BlazingFireBug Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Not every person in the US is ignorant. However, a lot of us feel like we cannot do anything to change, fix, or aid the situation in any way, so we don't even try. This is a very sad state for humanity, as such I hope my fellow Americans (and all people in general) can learn to at least try to do their part in revitalizing our once beautiful home: Earth.

I really enjoy this artwork, and I believe it does portray your ideas and feelings very well. It's beautifully sad, and executed skillfully. 
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XennerdRandom Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
This is so true it makes me want to CRY. You did a spectacular job with this one, conveying the unthinkable tragedy of leaving the Paris Climate Deal. The impact it will have on the Earth will be felt for all time, all because of the soulless corporate greed of a bunch of ignorant assholes, including and especially that of our orange bigoted nightmare of a President. :cry: 
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:iconwhizzy-the-elephant:
Whizzy-The-Elephant Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Smoking kills. Don't smoke. If you smoke stop smoking. Eat cookies instead. cookie love 
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kayak-bun Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
OMG LIKE WOW I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH UR PAGE :faint:
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Crazysimsgirl4 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
WOW, this is so awesome and really powerful!!Chitanda Smile Icon  I love the colours, the lighting, and the shading!:happybounce: 
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
thank you very much, I like colorful artworks :D
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goosetooth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so deep. I hate how people don't care about something until it's too late to fix.
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very true in your statement...An awesome piece of work!:clap::wow:
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Alphasaith Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bNzL…

My only request is you watch the entire 5 minutes, and 37 seconds before you reply.
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LiForm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017   Digital Artist
stunning. powerful. i love it, great work my friend.
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LovedPurpleAngelWife Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
Here's why the earth is warming up. (It's a long presentation, but a good one!)

youtu.be/MR4a9k0w2JE

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PunkyPants Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So inspirational :love: Amazing work!! 
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JohnHitchcock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
The image of a cigarette does seem like an appropriate metaphor. After all, people these days smoke cigarettes often knowing it's bad for them but not caring. Likewise, we see the same image here of a person burning the Earth with a cigarette and showing no concern for the possible consequences of that action.
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MissouriPatriot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Oh shut up! America's doing just fine on pollution while China is poisoning their part of the atmosphere! We are doing just fine and to only cut back on our freedom to use our resources, it will kill the economy and thus kill our ability to invest in more powerful technology!
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Thank you MissouriPatriot for this overly valuable and thoughtful comment :heart:
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BreamSX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student Interface Designer
nice !
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Danubium Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
In which breaking the deal, that nobody actually enforced and environmentalists bemoaned as useless, ends the world.
Because Drumpf.
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thormemeson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't expect a German to get that they all live with their heads so far up their self-righteous asses to do anything resembling research. Its all what makes them feel good about themselves.
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Danubium Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
NotAllGermans, the Green Party drones are the biggest cunts known to science.
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thormemeson Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True but most of them are.
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student Writer
If it makes you feel any better several states have set forth laws and regulations that continue to uphold the conditions of the paris accords

But I agree
Its baffling how anyone can deny the reality of the global situation.
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
It actually does, some sanity remains after all :)

It really scares me how we play with the existence of future generations...
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Danubium Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
The reality is, the accords were completely useless eco-posturing.
www.politico.eu/article/paris-…
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student Writer
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Danubium Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Find sources that don't suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student Writer
No.

Just cause they criticize him doesnt make them wrong about everything. The core of this article. "There is a giant crack in the ice shelf and its getting bigger because the world is gettin warmer"

Has nothing to do with him.
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Danubium Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
An article written in response to him and grsping at straws to condemn him, has nothing to do with him?
theweek.com/articles/591803/wh…
www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/sci…

Get real. It was posturing from beginning to end. All Trump did was honest about not giving a damn.
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student Writer
Whatever
Im not gunna continue this

But I do feel that your wrong
And pulling out if the accords was a bad decision
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Realaz5 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Props to you, OP, for good artwork and for respectfully schooling the insufferable "but muh short-term moneyyyy" people in the comments.
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Thank you very much, that push was much needed :D :D :D
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:icondanubium:
Danubium Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
www.politico.eu/article/paris-…
I guess useless pretend-environmentalism is far above "muh short-term moneyyy".
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
sta.sh/01nvcvee5y7q  :iconcongratsred1plz::iconcongratsred2plz::iconcongratsred3plz::iconcongratsred4plz:
I have elected this masterpeace of art for my "FAV OF THE WEEK" and will show your awesome work for this week on my gallery! Thanks for sharing!
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Thanks for the love my dear :heart: I really appreciate your support ♥
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Blazer2017 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
World is roasted.
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:iconsekele:
Sekele Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
the world does need to burn 
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Realaz5 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
you must be fun at parties.
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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
depends on the amount of booze and sugar 
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Biotoxiin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Beautiful work.  I love the detail in the Earth and the hand.  

I will not state my opinion on the message.
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barbupaul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Very cool artwork though I completely disagree with the message. I believe in climate change but the Paris climate accord was a terrible deal that would have wasted resources for virtually no results. We should be looking at china's continuous pollution and the preservation of the rain forests if we want to make real changes.     
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
The rain forest is another important topic I can agree with you on. However the U.S. send a message with exiting not to further engage with any topic regarding climate change while boosting nature-harming industry practices. To me it is more about the message than the actions of the Climate Deal.

And I can understand your feelings over misspending tax payers money. But I think this is a general problem in the US sadly.
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NothingImpossibe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
I don't deny that climate change might be an issue. But let's be real here. Everyone who signed that agreement is gonna get bum fucked by it. Letting other countries tell you what you can and can't do, regardless of the intentions, is going to backfire. Big time. I, for one, am glad that the US is going to be able to set their own limits on what they do. Every country should do so, each knows what's best for itself. And with the amount of people in the US who are actively looking into ways to stop producing so much carbon I doubt you have to worry about them. China is the most concerning, considering just how much carbon they put into the air a day. Even with this deal, they're not likely to actually do anything about it simply because they can't afford to. 
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Why should a nation pull out of a contract they are willing to fulfill? The U.S. set a clear sign they are no longer willing to participate in healing the planet. And it is not about other countries telling you what to do: All countries find a common bottom line and align their actions on it. That is what a strong bond and a coalition looks like. I'm sure it is way easier to only do what a single nation wants. But since this world doesnt have only one nation it seems pretty ignorant to me.
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Firstly; The agreement is infinity flexible with no real punishment in place other than "shame". A country could actively ignore it if they wanted to with no noticeable punishment set upon them. Secondly; What do you want "us", and I mean us as the entire human species,  to do in this kind of situation? Nothing while the whole goddamn world burns around us? 

There is no "prefect" agreement. You could rework the fucking thing for years and not get any closer all the while our world dies a little more and we all march closer to extinction. There is no renegotiation, this is it, And if you don't like it, well tough. I'm sorry it didn't fit your specific liking and single handedly solve all the problems with the economies of each country and solve climate change forever more. Literally the whole world but the the US signed off on this, and they aren't going to slow down because of backwards thinking dipshits like Trump and his legion. My country chose regression and that pisses me off, because it is going to hurt us economically in the long run, and environmentally, the US is the single biggest polluter on the planet alongside China, but with far less the population. If the US doesn't get on board, then it won't matter what the rest of the world does because we'll end up dragging them down with us. We can only do what we can, and humanity will reap what is sown. This is our only chance, there's not going to be a future for humanity if we don't at least try. 
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