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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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ArtOfElysee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Powerful image, beautiful message and so true! While in Ecuador I drove out to the Amazon and found the grasses and bushes all along the road were literally floating on oil spillage from the massive pipe line that ran along the road for hundreds of miles. The towns were washed down with oil to keep the "dust down" and the trees were sitting in lakes of oil from the spills. No one was cleaning it up because so much oil was being pumped through there that they weren't concerned about what it was doing to the environment or the amount they were losing. This was the AMAZON! There is much more damage that goes on for every drop of oil than people can even fathom. Thank you for speaking out!
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grahamhorridge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  New Deviant
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Bint50 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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that song fits this very well
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MrPony96 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture show a sad truth :/
But the drawing is beautiful
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MoonbeamDragon1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Unfortunely my country is supporting oil companies greatly since it's giving us so much income, it's poisoning the environments around the mines greatly though. On Christmas the oil companies here gave a 50000 bonus to EVERY SINGLE WORKER. If they have that kind of money, they're the ones that should be investing and leading this renewable energy thing, but alas they just fuel their greed. Luckily our province is mostly run on hydro power, although it also has some environmental problems.
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peas23 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student General Artist
what does that have anything to do with this picture?
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CrazyEngine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... is called spam. And it should be reported but we can't do that, Yuumei has to. :x
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peas23 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Ugh marketers, really sad that all the comments are basically consisting of this.
Well with over 2000 comments on one picture, no wonder she doesn't report them
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Ye... :(
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