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Black Black Heart by yuumei 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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Kaziga Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're officially my favorite artist on here. c:
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member
wow nice idea :)
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razorsharp2199 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are so powerfull
wow
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is brilliant and a sad reflection of how our world works.
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RainbowCharizard Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I simply love your pieces on pollution; so profound..
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scarreach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Beautiful artwork but greed is part of the human condition.
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
nice
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Mengtastic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
the water looks amazing o_o
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J-OakSong1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How powerful...
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mitablue Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student
Such a wondeful drawing <3
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