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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.…

Global warming is undeniably here. 2000-present date was the warmest decade on record worldwide…. 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…) 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
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.


It has come to my attention that my work closely resembles this one… 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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wxbbit Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AmmonaArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
night2003bat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice vison of future, i love it
SketchNya Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
hello i draw robots can you check this pls)…
Herod-U Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
.     Oh , yes ! Absolutely  exelent  vision !
.     ... Upper  water  is  clear , and  water  at  bottom  part  is  dark  and  dirty ...
AyatoKirishima4 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful and so ... true
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Yololpuggo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
why are you advertising a Discord server on DeviantART???
Raunchyboy6 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
interesting comment on global warming/climate change
hachimitsu-ink Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
weird.. didn't i saw this got promoted 5 years back!?
Handyman003 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most stunning and emotionally wrenching works of art I’ve ever seen.
acrimsontide34 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful and sad at the same time. I love the message.
Heelcrush Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
So pretty.
BloodMoonEclipse101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
im planning to ride a bike to school all day and every day
Orpin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
So beautiful !
Wren12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is beautiful stuff...I wonder why you used water instead of sand?
TheWhiteSorceress Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The theme is global warming. Ice glaciers are melting, so it turns into water.
Alberto62 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A great image with a great message.
KittenCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Whoa. That is DEEP.
Sad, but beautiful..
Ada1299malfoy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Student Artist
It’s na incredible Job but a sad mesage into it
Frappe7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
always such powerful messages in your art!
x-PointsForever-x Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
so sad yet so true :'(
Little9tails Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
This is a wonderful piece of art and I also agree with you about the whole climate change deal. It is as true as your art is beautiful.
pinkpupart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018   Artist

i don't mean ur art is ugly,its beautiful!its just that is sad but true,the truth is ugly,but the art is beautiful!
RoyalPebble Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018

This is so pretty, I love how much detail you put into your work.

DontGetUp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everytime something really catches my eye on DeviantArt, I click it and find out Yuumei made it!
JordanAndDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
deep...amazing..over all true
PamJUBA Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Student General Artist
This art will be always my favority! It's sad, but is so truly!
Johan73728 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
rusiante Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant.
Jaakkotus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
This is art at its best. It both looks amazing and has a deep meaningful message. 
epicheroes Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
wow amazin !!
LPSMonsterpawz Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
who came from pinterest? nobody? k
mrcube12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Our World portrayed by a hourglass.
SaraWolfPhotographer Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly powerful, thank you for producing this thought provoking art.  Unfortunately, those who can change things have their fingers in all the corporate pies.
MelMuff Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Kudos to you. You and my mom are the same. I try my best but my mom recycles everything and use to bring home garbage bags full of recycling from work before she retired. She also has tons of VHS tapes waiting to be recycled. Love this piece.
Grazemasque Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
It's a beautiful image Yuumei, But sea levels rise AND FALL. They are not accelerating. And even if they did keep rising at 3mm per year, that's just one foot per century. Don't you ever wonder why the people who expect you to panic are grabbing all the beachfront property?

Do you know how much the world has warmed? In the last 150 years, the world has officially warmed by 0.85 degrees C. And it stopped warming 19 years ago, despite continually rising CO2. You see, the two are not related the way you think they are. And the same goes for methane and other "greenhouse" gases. The most powerful greenhouse gas, by far, is water vapour. Do you think we should ban water? Current data indicate we are at the beginning of the next cooling phase, normally a 60 year cycle. Within 20 years they'll be telling us to panic about another ice age like they did in the 1970s.

By all means, don't throw plastic in the ocean -- I hate that. And don't feed a dog chocolate. I love your art but you deserve to know the truth.
imsooocool Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
yeah no. Global warming exists and is proven to exist by climate experts and scientists…
Little9tails Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
But we shouldn't disregard the fact that we may panic about it and it could only be like a heat wave, which is also possible.
BubbleBubbleMeows Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Student General Artist
DragonFlame79 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
Hi I'm curious, who is on here because of World Scholars? Also amazing work, it's even featured on a public competition!
UniverseMe Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist
world scholar's cup over here:))
Midnight510 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
But also from webtoon lol😅
Midnight510 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hello fellow scholar ! :D
Sadekah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Re: plagiarisation. It is inevitable that the ideas that ferment in fertile minds will occasionally overlap.

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" (Isaac Newton)

"We were the biggest nickers in town. Plagiarists extraordinaires." (Paul McCartney)
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