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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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RockeFeller1 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  New member
That’s a nice site you people are carrying out there.Calgary professional Movers Inc
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BobbyBrown01 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member
Nice to read this article will be very helpful in the future, share more info with us. Good job!Great Western Painting
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DakkiPaws Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
clever!!!
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Skitch0616 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  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 4 days ago  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 4 days ago  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 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
How else is a person able to connect? The end justifies the means.
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  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 20 hours ago  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 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a banal phrase
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AndreaSchillaci Featured By Owner Edited 20 hours ago  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 20 hours ago  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 20 hours ago  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 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah sooo awesome! I can't trust my eyes! 0.0
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JoJoHose Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad, yet so true.
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NinaFullMetal Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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 member Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning >x<
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DavidLeon1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New member
These are truly amongst the wonderful informative blogs. top home security systems
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MariaJosePM Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member 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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NinjaKittenDoodles Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You are an amazing artist and this work sends a powerful and true message! You did a great job on this picture and hopefully people around us can start to realize how much we affect the world around us and the environment
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TakanashiKun Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New member
this is really deep and unfortunately true... great painting! :)
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oz10-Arts Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
beautiful !
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ColdflameHikami Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student
I just love this picture...
And the message it is delivering... Wow.
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Stevethemagicalpony Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very inventive piece of art!! It also has a good message and is quite detailed, well done!
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DrawingKittiesnPonys Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing. the detail is incredible!!
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mishduf Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
this is so awesome !! may i use this ? :)
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RoyalPaladin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The main thought I guess that this s not even 2 side effect, because in the end it will badly affect the humanity too. Just some time after animals.
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gracemwing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is amazing. There's a lot of meaning in this painting
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NobleFish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New member
i dont get it....^_^||
but i love it!
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momichi15 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
read the description -_-
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icefrosty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ur amazing
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Dorylinae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student
This is a very powerful and moving Illustration, great job..love it.
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VanillaMetal Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I mean wow. This is literally one of the best pieces of art I've ever seen. It kind of sums up the state our world is in, and the future we face if nothing is done. Breathtaking.
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vampirekitty185 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
 WHO'S A CUTE WIDDLE PIRATE FOX? (Chat Icon) 
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BachMiCa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
great!
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Boucherry Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015  New member
Great! I admire your art so much! I wish I would be at least half as that good, you're just amazing! May I ask you in which program do you work? 
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0Alfa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
How many more years until us human are capable of flipping the hourglass..?
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SpeedReborn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Such a powerful and inspiring image. Awesome!
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Wolfie-Waffles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist
So true and sad..
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SkyFire33 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I get what you're saying, but seeing that at one time we had gigantic dinosaurs stinking up the air with their own methane, and then it was fine, I don't think cows are a big enough source of greenhouse gas to worry about. We need to worry about our reliance on fossil fuels and maybe vehicles.
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cooltiger20 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Digital Artist
The reason that didn't happen with Dinosuars is becuase of the trees and plankton
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Wolfa539 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuu not the little baby polar bear :please: :please: :please: :please: :please: :please: :please: 
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Evejones6 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so true
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