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Published: July 10, 2011
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While many of us enjoy the luxury of watching TV on our couch with a cold can of soda or beer, the ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. Polar bears that need the ice to hunt and survive are drowning or starving; sometimes forced to search through dumpsters to survive. www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news…

Global warming is undeniably here. 2000-present date was the warmest decade on record worldwide www.epa.gov/climatechange/indi…. This is not part of the natural climate change but a human induced and an abnormally accelerated increase in temperature. Waiting for the countdown until all the ice caps and glacier have melted and water level has risen is not an option.

Many of us think that helping to prevent global warming is just about driving a hybrid car, or getting solar panels, which most people can't afford, so why bother?

While fossil fuel burning cars are a huge source of green house gasses, many other things also add up to create the problem. The manufacturing of anything takes up energy, which is usually created by burning fossil fuel like gas and coal. Relying on oil also lets big oil companies like BP and ExxonMobile get away with oil spills time and time again (with the most recent large spill in Yellowstone national park billingsgazette.com/news/local…) With that in mind, I'm not saying we should give up everything we own and live in the wild, but any amount of reduce, reuse, and recycle will lessen the amount of new products that needs manufacturing. And that's something we can all do.

Taking public transportation, carpooling, or riding a bike are a cost efficient and healthy way to save energy and money. Even eating less meat (especially cows and pigs), can greatly help because it takes more energy to raise a cow than some crops of the same nutritional value. Cows are also a huge source of methane, which is another type of greenhouse gases that's responsible for global warming.

There are many other small things that we can all do help the environment like turning off the lights when we're not in the room, or not using the AC or heater if we could just take off or put on a jacket instead.

Change is not waiting for the scientists and government to come up with the solution, change starts with the little things we can do everyday.

For more simple ways to help:
what we can do at home
www.stopglobalwarming.org
Plant a billion trees
what the heck are we doing to arctic ice?

All profits from dA prints, not just from this image, are donated to environmental and animal welfare organizations.

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It has come to my attention that my work closely resembles this one pepey.deviantart.com/art/globa… which was made 2 years before mine. I have never seen this until after I posted my drawing, and people started telling me about the similarities between the two. I did not copy the idea and the similarities are purely coincidental. Congrats to pepey who came up with it first, but please do not assume that I plagiarized.

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Unintendeduser's avatar
Beautiful! This. Is. Art.
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mjarfartHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this artwork! #savetheearth
dakiniavenger's avatar
Congratulations on this necessary work. It's an excellent interpretation of our planet's ecosystem worrying situation.
Thanks for this! I hope its message gets spreaded world wide.
kat036's avatar
but the republicans said the Chinese just made it up. And cigarettes don't cause cancer, gun regulation can't work even though it does in every other country because one city Detroit or something can't do it while surrounded by other counties without regulation, and the free market will decide despite monopolies just paying small fines for products that kill 1000s as the cost of business. 


Reality is a morbid comedy.

But your art is great
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Like2jestHobbyist
You are an amazing artist
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YourEverydayWeebHobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail on this is amazing! Keep up the good work!
MJKalasky's avatar
Very well done.  It's a shame as to why this had to be made, though.
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LightFurygirltamer2Hobbyist Artist
I Wish I Never scroll down, I love the polar bears though.
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ShinobiWarriorDanceStudent General Artist
This Pictures Amazing... So very Detailed & clever. Love it. Like the sentiment behind the image aswell.
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wilrichOostburgHobbyist Artist
beutifull portrail, brilliant love it
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Space-between-spacesHobbyist Traditional Artist
There is something so beautifully poetic about this.
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Christine-ZHobbyist General Artist
old but gold ahahah
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Kiara-PascaleStudent General Artist
This artwork is absolutely breathtaking! I love what you are trying to show the viewer.
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primeprizesHobbyist Interface Designer
This one just makes me think, about the changes happening in the world. 
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demihimeHobbyist General Artist
What an amazing representation of the current state of our world!
Starlight--Cat's avatar
You should make this to a poster and post it all around wherever you are! This is so amazing!
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c00kieoHobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible
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AWNye Artist
this is  an amazing pice of art. it makes my so sad to think this is whats happening around the world.
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wxbbitHobbyist General Artist
deep
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AmmonaArtHobbyist General Artist
Epicness.
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night2003batHobbyist Digital Artist
nice vison of future, i love it
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SketchNyaStudent Traditional Artist
hello i draw robots can you check this pls) www.artstation.com/artwork/2xl…
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