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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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alexricherd23 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New Deviant
Nice answers in replace of the question with real point of view and explaining about that.
Yuoaj009 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Meaningful and great artwork:)
kad1984 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome artwork :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
Velekora Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I've no words for this... it's just epic!
Mahri-J Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow..... that..... this is so amazing!
you really put a lot of thought in this drawing and it's effective! (in the way of making people think)
Also it just looks amazing too
I absolutely love this drawing, such good work, good job! *mind still blown*
HetalianWitch Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
;-; it's so beautiful!
nalmas Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a great wizard once said, "It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep darkness at bay." We can all help save this planet. Thank you for this beautiful image.
Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Wtf, a turned on tv without current, and in water.
EpicRandomCat115 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So true
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly I know a guy who's spending the bulk of his life saying destructive climate change isn't real, but then he's got lots of cute animal pictures on his farm, so it can't be said he hates animals :/

Still, very powerful imagery here.
GeneralGiggles Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an eye-opener... :( But. We need it 'cause we're a bunch of hard-heads if it's not spelled out for us. Thank you for this splendid representation.
MLForce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  New Deviant
Whoa. Just, whoa. This is powerful. I love your style. Keep it up. *Hugs* ^.^
Sapphiet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
bitskit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. Thank you for showing that art can be a powerful message.
MoonbeamDragon1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I ride by bike to school and swimming every weekday. I'm trying to be conicous and our family recycles. But unfotunely we still have a long way to go. I think what would really help is educating 1st world countries more about consumerism especially the USA and Canada about buying less and being aware. Some stupid people in the USA are saying global warming isn't even real! Around 2000 Canada ,Japan and a few other countries launched the Kyoto Protocal , a project to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in these countries by a certain percent by a certain year. Only about halfway until the deadline, Canada dropped out, saying they couldn't meet the demands. I'm really depressed my country did this, I hope we fix this together. Great art! I'm glad you're addressing these important issues even though it's depressing.
Pixalysparkelz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful and sends a VERY strong message 
it's simply amazing
Smtart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I REALLY love this one, I never expect to find this in your DA, congrats
Debdut97rocks Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
nice concept.
i like it :)
bluewhyt Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist
aweeeee the baby polar bear :cuddle:
this is such a meaningful and detailed piece
absolutely stunning <3
lanony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Awesome artworks!
Kasardian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful pic and the idea is truly touching. I hope that we will get wiser and do what we can to stop ice melting.
RuHAb117 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Pretty awesome pic. I'd like to know what digital media software or device you are using.ThankyouLove :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
Ethereal-Divinity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Such a powerful piece. The message you're trying to send out with this piece is a work of genius.
Crescenti-C Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the hell is up with all the spamming here? Seriously people. -_-
ep7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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