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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. 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
www.stopglobalwarming.org
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.

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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.

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I don't know if yuumei gave this company permission but I was window shopping online and saw this shirt with her artwork on it and something just seemed fishy. www.sheinside.com/White-Short-…
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xTamiTea Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Man, that is incredibly fishy. They smudged up her watermarks. Though this is just a guess from the indicators, I don't think Yuumei actually gave the company permission. They didn't even credit her. (I don't know if it's possible to even report it, though, sadly.)
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HowlingOblivion Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is by far the most powerful art i've seen in months. amazing work
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queen-observer Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :o (Eek) and so true:| (Blank Stare) 
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Cmac13 Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
hard to miss the message here - so wonderfully well crafted :nod:
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RedMit Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Master piece!!! 
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Exd2Dxe Apr 5, 2014  New member
You right, is real true, one day will happen, I hope no one get hurts by it
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Your art is so powerful my laptop can't display it on full screen.
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Baureal Mar 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so true !
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