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
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 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.
Just because her illustration has similarities, doesn't mean that Wenqing Yan copied his "design." You cannot copyright your ideas. For the love of God, what struck you in the head to accuse Wenqing Yan of copying his design and the way he illustrated his opinion on global warming? Yes, Ferdi Rizkiyanto first came up with an idea to illustrate the truth about global warming, two years later Wenqing Yan did the same in her style and her way. But that doesn't mean she plagiarized his design and his art. Wenqing Yan expressed in her way what she thinks about global warming. Just because something has similarities, it doesn't mean it's 100% plagiarized. You cannot protect ideas, design, personality traits, style, and coloring, but the illustrations you have created are something that you CAN copyright. Next time do a research and hire a professional tutor to teach you the difference between originality and plagiarism. After all, the author you mentioned wasn't on the site for several years. Even if Ferdi Rizkiyanto is active, I doubt if he would do anything about this. Read the description, before you decide to judge someone.
I see some similarities here, but hey, about the color scheme, she was drawing North Pole, so... the blue color is the main one, right? Because we are seeing 'ice' here. The city under that show the clearest what topic she is talking about, so she chose that, what is so wrong with it? Sure the idea of those 2 look pretty similar when you make a glance, but to be honest, people can have same idea. There are 7b people on this earth.
I really don't see anything wrong here.
haha never mind, you aren't even an artist, of course you wouldn't know jack shit about copyright or colour schemes, you just want attention.
i love youre pholosophy and idea of you , you create artwork of nature and us that limited to time , it is so beautyfull and fantastic .
The water's getting warm, so you might as well swim.
Enlightening post also!
Much much respect for the thought put behind it.