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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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Greentail3 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  New member
A lot of people like to blame oil companies, and although I do agree that their are oil spills that are solely the companies fault, open up your eyes. The only reason why oil companies have to drill for more oil is because people waste it. Letting your engine idle for 45 minutes when you could just turn your engine off and keep the windows open. People complain when they don't have enough oil, and then blame oil companies because apparently they are the "bad" guys for trying to keep you comfortable. If you could just turn your engine off, imagine how much oil you're saving, and how much better it is for your car as well. I'm just saying.
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iksita Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOW U DO THIS

*witchcraft
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Xosonu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Digital art and skillz :D
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iksita Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IKR
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Dc-isu-23 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Very meaningful. Everyone should see this. :)
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LilyBang Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  New member Student General Artist
It's really a wonderful paiting.
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Mercalicious Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
This is absolutely brilliant. Great job!
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Super-kip Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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SydneyCoalMinerGirl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Writer
:( I love pollution and hate the environment, I purposely pollute every day so this is sad to me. But aside from its theme it is very detailed art.
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TheBrightCat08 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member
Why do you hate the environment?
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