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Black Black Heart

By yuumei
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It's clear that we are all dependent on oil in one form or another, and while everyone is complaining about rising gas prices, most people usually don't consider the true cost of oil.

Oil companies like to spin lies about how the earth's resources is for everyone, which is why they should have the right to drill everywhere to make that resource available to the public. Sounds nice when they put it that way, doesn't it? In actuality, when they bribe governments to drill in the once protected wilderness, the profit they gain by selling that oil goes only to them, while the environmental damage is billed to the rest of humanity. You can see it as an invisible sales tax.

For every dollar you spend on gas, you and your children will be paying countless more for rising medical costs created by pollution. And pollution comes in all forms. From the city smog that gives children asthma to tainted sea food from oil spills that can cause cancer, the damage is boundless. That's not to mention the climate change that will endanger countless wildlife and cause increasingly severe weather.

Just last year, my home town was hit by a severe storm that uprooted entire rows of trees. Even the hundred year old Christmas tree in our park is gone. This is a place that normally has no storms at all, but that storm caused so much damage and a three day black out. Do you think the oil companies are going to pay for that? Nope. But what they will pay for are lobbyists to bribe the government to give them 1 trillion dollars in subsidies instead of investing in clean energy.

This black black heart of humanity is not the future we want for our children, but what can we do? The transition from fossil fuel to clean energy is a slow but necessary one, and you can help speed up the process but telling your government to stop wasting 1 trillion dollars per year on subsidizing fossil fuel. It is not a sustainable energy source and only idiots would keep throwing money at a dying resource when they could be using that money to fund renewable energy research. We shouldn't be trying to relive the bygone past of low gas prices, instead, we should be looking toward a clean and renewable future.

You can help now by visiting 350.org and click on GET INVOLVED and sign the end oil subsidies petition. Just think of how much we can accomplish with 1 trillion dollars for clean energy research instead of subsidizing oil.

More information:
Video: How dependent are we on oil?
Climate change 101
Effects of oil on wildlife
Oil and gas company ignores safety
US ignores lessons of BP oil spill

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SharpiePower41Student General Artist
This took my breathe and stole it away.

Frighteningly Accurate.
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AB-ARTS-CRAFTSProfessional Traditional Artist
Epic! The detail, the colours the design everything about this is amazing
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Christine-ZHobbyist General Artist
i loves me some oil
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PanderedragonsHobbyist General Artist
For every profit, there is always a cost. How can we change the minds of those who benefit? You monopolize an alternative market. Make it appealing. Sell what you do not exclusively have the right to own. That is how the world runs. What can you do?

What can I do? Nothing. Everything. At this point in time, anything won't do. It has to be a specifically calculated plan of action. Otherwise, we will become extinct. We are endangered.
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*breath heavily*
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i hope one day we manage to combat global warming, and even defeat it! that is, if it's not too late already
let's hope for a non-dystopian future

still though, i adore this piece
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I think your art work is amazing and very powerful in ways that I just cannot express. I was just so speechless with "Guilty" that when I saw this, I felt like I needed to share something with you, yourself, that one of my really good friends shared a while back on social media. 

I wanted to go ahead and bring it to your attention and actually was curious on your own thoughts on this (it has been a while since I've watched it all the way through, so I may be slow with responding).

Over all, I completely agree with you, but I thought in addition to some of the comments that I was reading, I wanted to try and make a note on HOW MUCH we, as a collective, use oil, along with a few more things that I felt were interesting enough to share. 

I don't want people to be put off by the title, because I know how it looks, but if any one does have the time (I know it's long), I strongly recommend that we watch this video through to the end. 

Thank you for your amazing ability, art, and thoughts,

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Well said commentary, yuumei.  Love it!  I've got one car that's electric.  All my landscape appliances are now electric.  Just one gas car to get rid of and get electric.  I've got a small carbon footprint at this point.
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Excellent work!Sasuke Smiles Icon 
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This is so disturbingly beautiful and startled me when I first saw it. From the preview I couldn't really see what it is, but the full view... very powerful. Took my breath away and almost made me cry. My son and I are very environmentally conscience, and do everything we can to help, but it never is enough. Feels like there's only a few of us that care, in the face of the giant monstrosity that is greed.
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In a matter of fact, it kind of relates with our oil dependence, no?
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Well done. Terrifying but impressive work
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your doing such a good thing with your art
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i love your art
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patrick gasp 
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Sesta-OutlawHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can relate to what you say. In my town there used to be big storms in winter, with a lot of snow. Now seeing three snowflakes is an event.
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Woah,alot of dead things..but it's beautiful and very detailed!!!:)
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This piece speaks so loud... <3 
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small heart - black  Stunning!
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I think this is probably one of major problems in life as of now and we have to start doing something against this rising problem. I want to do so, I am going to study something sciency and hopefully something with materials.
I just hope I can make or think of something that will help this transition because we it is so essential. I fel downright guilty bringing kids to this damaged world even though I want to have them ...

Let's all fight together, together for a world with no gas and oil.
Thanks for making this wonderful meaningfull picture :D
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