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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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DayDreamer-JJ Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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KnowART Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
That is so amazing I can't even start.
You are amazing and the message brought through the image and the actual message itself both show so much truth.
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CreativityBlocked Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member
This is so beautiful and I love the message!
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AnaAosPedacos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It appears that someone copied your art: fav.me/d86dnbw
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Forru Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You might want to read descriptions... that "copied" art has an original version that was made a year before this picture... ^^;
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AnaAosPedacos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really trust descriptions.
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visaga Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really? You don't trust what the artists are telling you, only the visual? That's like saying you only look at the face and don't listen to the words being said.
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AnaAosPedacos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya know, people lie and stuff.
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SarifinaFilth Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Unfortunately, artists can lie, but DA can't. If you follow the links to the visual, you'll see that there's an upload date to the side in which deviantart actually tells you when the picture was submitted to the site. It clearly says '2009', where this image clearly says '2014'.

Moreover, yuumei herself has said "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."

As for myself, I truly do not believe that this is in any way 'copying' art. Nothing was traced, nothing was stolen, it's simply two brilliant artists who happened to coincidentally have similar ideas. I applaud both of them.
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AnaAosPedacos Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I talked to the artist already.
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