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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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MJKalasky Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Very well done.  It's a shame as to why this had to be made, though.
LightFurygirltamer2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I Wish I Never scroll down, I love the polar bears though.
ShinobiWarriorDance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Student General Artist
This Pictures Amazing... So very Detailed & clever. Love it. Like the sentiment behind the image aswell.
wilrichOostburg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
beutifull portrail, brilliant love it
Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is something so beautifully poetic about this.
Christine-Z Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
old but gold ahahah
Kiara-Pascale Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  New Deviant Student General Artist
This artwork is absolutely breathtaking! I love what you are trying to show the viewer.
primeprizes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This one just makes me think, about the changes happening in the world. 
demihime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing representation of the current state of our world!
Starlight--Cat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
You should make this to a poster and post it all around wherever you are! This is so amazing!
c00kieo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible
SuperSmashSis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018
Cry forever 
AWNye Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018   Artist
this is  an amazing pice of art. it makes my so sad to think this is whats happening around the world.
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  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???
RayBoy6 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  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
The theme is global warming. Ice glaciers are melting, so it turns into water.
Alberto62 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A great image with a great message.
KittenCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Whoa. That is DEEP.
Moonlight-Gymnopedie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
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.
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