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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.…

Global warming is undeniably here. 2000-present date was the warmest decade on record worldwide…. 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…) 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
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.


It has come to my attention that my work closely resembles this one… 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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ChapPyroN Featured By Owner Edited 4 hours ago   Traditional Artist
 this masterpiece was the 1st reason why i started to have interest in psychological arts., i've seen this 1st in Pinterest, its really interestng, no doubt.. :') i found its artst, insta watch and fave., thanks for inspiring.! Blush 
RockinCountry Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is super deep.....
Art-Ablaze Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very very meaningful and impactful piece of art. We need more like these, as art is one of the very few mediums that can actually move people to some emotion or purpose. :clap:
lida123456 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
I'm so amazed, I can't stop looking at this.
shawnmichaels765 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
How cute! Thanks for posting this...Marcel is a kick! Like Brett, my sons point me to hilarious media from time to time, and I love the lift!  family dentists
jason028 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Before I found this page I saw this on google And I thought it is so awesome!
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CatherineAird Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Awesome work! That is quite appreciated. I hope you’ll get more success. xmas hampers
Nuummioq Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah! So it was you! :D Before I found this page I saw this on google And I thought it is so awesome!
And now I found you ^-^
kootenayphotos Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Awesome :)
Albern11 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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. how can i lose weight
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the global warming stuff is fake.  Great art. 
FrostFeather42 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's incredible! It has a great meaning behind it too!
VivianLee994 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
This is so beautiful and such meaningful art. i love this kind of art, Keep it up!! 

i'm really agree what you said 
LittleBlueBoo13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
aww thats so sad :( it looks like its for global warming right? poor polar bears :'c
Drawing-is-Fun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!
Cilcil-TheArtistXD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Global warning?I like the expression ^^
nicogh9 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is arguably one of the most moving pieces of artwork I think I've ever seen
SammySenpai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
This is very informational and brings a lot of attention of what's happening to the reader, awesome job.
nicodemusmaxwell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you had this as a canvas print
KinPhan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  New Deviant Student Interface Designer
I really like this picture! This image reflects reality on Earth!Wish you many more great works of art like this ^^!
CindertheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
So sad..... :(
shiro-t Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  New Deviant
koe-lumie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a masterpiece! :D 
IThrewMyPieForYou Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
So sad but so true :-:
kawaiikatie13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  New Deviant
This is absolutely stunning! Also, my sister said she was planning to buy your adorable cat ear headphones and she mentioned that it was by one of her favourite people, "Yuumei" I didn't know who that was, so I searched it on google and there were also pictures of Fisheye Placebo and I had an EPIPHANY XD I love Fisheye Placebo and I had no idea YOU  were the amazing creator of the headphones! Good job! And this is so beautiful and really sends a message. Keep up the good work~!
RedHoodedRobin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
This is gorgeous, I love the details and symbols of this <3
EmilyFray Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Where canI buy a print of this?
goldintea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  New Deviant
ilanagirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
this is a super way to let people see what is happening and feel it!
WobblyWaffle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. The way it's drawn, the colors.... Keep up the work!
justanotherbrowse Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist
Dear Yuumei,

I continue to be a great admirer of your work, and I would like to make a request.  I belong to a Unitarian Universalist Church, and we are planning a service devoted to Climate Justice and Global Warming Activism on September 6.  I was speaking with other members of the congregation who are planning the service, and they were looking for some kind of hourglass-themed artwork for the program / order of service.  I immediately thought of this piece and of your beautiful style.  May we use your artwork for this event please?  I would absolutely credit you and try to meet whatever conditions you made.  Thanks for considering!
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