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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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PaulRyan01 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New Deviant
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moonjumper4 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
WHY ISNT ANY BODY DOING CRAB
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Relaxel Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Now this is fucking real art. Really great job in the meaning and art of the picture. Amazing.
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BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! So creative!
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MasoudBahal Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
This is really a great Idea. really nice. excellent :)
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NinasEngine Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
This picture is AMAZING!
I feel really bad for the polar bears... :(
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luciasoares Featured By Owner 5 days ago
i really like this! and it  represents perfectly  what you said in the description 
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PanditaChibiChan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Pretty!
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sleeps-sister Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Work!
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MlleLeenah Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is really really beautiful. In all the ways it can be. The message behind this work can't be ignore and we all have to make an effort. It's not easy, but we have to try, to make a difference.
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rhea420 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is great, it really has a statement that simply cant be ignored. Nice work :)
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Sketcaroo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
REALLY like how you portray pollution in this drawing.
Simply amazing. :)
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Kiriforce Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I had to guess passwords for like10minutes to get my login, cause I am so rarely in my dev. account, but holy moly, I love this one! Worth! :D
You are really a talent.
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Slubble Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it, it's so true!
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Buddymoon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great title....love this piece...sad but true.
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SunnyMindBath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I can't decide which piece to comment on.. They're all so good! This is absolutely brilliant though. Beautifully disturbing. Well done!
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Mxphamburger Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Great way to describe the world. Good job! I LOVE YOU
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xdmelli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! i guess its the best and most impressive drawing i've ever seen.
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aure1997 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
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amam2217 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
This is powerful and makes me so sad because Polar Bears are my favorite animal and I don't want these beautiful creatures to disappear.
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AskTheKidneyKingEJ Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*casually turns off lamp that is next to me and pushes away the steak I was about to eat*
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PNMdaeslo92 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way that shows the message, it is sublime.
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Cdrew914 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
deep..
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Astrokiwi Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Beautiful!!!
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RockeFeller1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  New Deviant
That’s a nice site you people are carrying out there.Calgary professional Movers Inc
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DakkiPaws Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
clever!!!
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Skitch0616 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I almost cried at the truth this message rang out. It hit me hard in the heart--but think about it. It's not like no one knows of the costs of industrialization. And seeing many reminders, from peaceful messages such as this, to sad news articles talking of declining polar ice caps, should invoke in all of our chests a beating fire for change. There is a lot we can do. There is. :]Waaaah! Clap 
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sukiDIEyo Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
(Without reading, although I get the meaning of this image.) This picture connects with me on a personal level. I want to go out, and live life, and experience everything, and I know that real life is going on outside. Things are changing, and nature is still as beautiful as ever, but I never go out to see it. The world is becoming more closed off from itself, and it's really weird. There was a time where people actually went outside, and thought people who hoarded inside were strange. Now, when someone wants to go out on their own, or something, they are seen as weird. Or it is too unsafe to. I have literally become that girl. ((Look at my long post, omg, now I've become one of those allegorical commenters. Ew.))
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
draw on the computer does not you waste electricity?This drawing does not make sense........you destroy nature using electronic devices, you do not give a fuck problem of nature ..... you just want the attention on you, using themes trivial and obvious.....full of bla bla bla the description
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TheoOwl Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How else is a person able to connect? The end justifies the means.
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no one is stupid. That we all know the problems surround the world ... our existence in this world is temporary, the world will die, who cares :) before or after .... slowly the universe is sucked from holes blacks ... . the sun will explode and it is inevitable ... maybe it will be a space rock bigger than any star or planet and will destroy us .... who cares ....   You want to control everything, and this is not natural .... nature is to follow your instincts and your intellect .... but you can not run away from the inevitable end (for now,immortality in this century is not yet possible) .humanity is doomed to extinction, this is the truth that no one wants to accept ... that is why we continue to have children..stop lie and say to be generous with nature, no one is generous!!!we are not generous among us human, how can we think of nature?
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
without money you do not exist, because our society is based only on the money, you do not exist without money, without money you can not study without money you can not eat without money you can not comment on DEVIANTART, without money you can not pay the electricity.
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a banal phrase
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
our society is still a feud ... you can not go against the Constitution or you'll be killed ..... how can a piece of paper to decide your fate!!!this is not normal, This is not freedom.men is not owned by a corporation!we are not products of the supermarket! why I have to accept this and be faithful?
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why there are wars? the answer is simple ... because there are soldiers trained.......in a world where there is not de concept of war, the war does not exist.  if children are trained to suppress their aggressive impulses ... there will be no more war....this could be a very interesting experiment :)
Give me a giant fund f money to make this global experiment,without war, we could focus more on the real problems and extend human life and help the nature.....but doing so is against the freedom of mankind, so the only thing to do is wait until the end in silence XD.   
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and no one has the power to be able to subdue all the nations of the world to do this experiment and create a generation of children with no desire to do murders or will to fight and become a soldier! 
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OTerrible-SpeedO Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah sooo awesome! I can't trust my eyes! 0.0
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JoJoHose Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad, yet so true.
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NinaFullMetal Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
holy crap, this is so powerful! How have I not seen this yet? xD your work is so beautiful, especially this one, I love the meaning and symbolism here, fantastic job!!!la in love 
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Slenderhand Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning >x<
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DavidLeon1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant
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MariaJosePM Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist
That's such an amazing and meaningful drawing
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KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
It looks beautiful ^w^
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iside2012 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!!
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NickNameWTF Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Omg you're amazing! 
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Very true.. Ye are vise&good artist indeed. To this art, there are no easy words to be say about.
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