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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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kayyeh1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Yukiiwa Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In fact there is a natural global warming not caused by humans but caused by the fluctuation of the earths axis. Earth is constantly changing warm eras and cold eras every 100 000 years. We are currently in a warm era with a natural global warming but humans make it worse which is sure bad for the environment. So global warming cannot die and we can't prevent earth from a natural global warming.
kayyeh1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
well we can still stop the UN-natrual one! right?
Yukiiwa Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea, we can stop it. Unfortunately we can't undo the damage that has been done :/ earth will nature will recover from us if we stop (what's quite difficult, isn't it?) but it will never be the same as before though
Minkshelobama Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You're pictures give me goosebumps, the messages behind them are so powerful and your art style is just amazing. I've always wanted to know your art process on these works. 
KariNikiSama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing
DaniAQ Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist
I would love to see more works like this 4!! 
Roys-neko Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
kinohi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
This is beautiful, haunting and inspiring.  I absolutely love your work and your activism!
KariNikiSama Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Global warming
Beautiful art
Paroxysium Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Too bad climate change isn't caused by humans or this would make more sense.
  This is really nice though. :D
DexDacozed Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't tell me you think that because of the "natural cycle" theory that was popular in 1930?
Paroxysium Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Hm?  Do you disagree with my sentence?  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  To make my opinion clear, the earth can warm, or cool, but it isn't a big deal as the alarmists make it to be.
  Even with human interference, do you really think we are powerful enough to change the world?

  Most of these kinds of 'scientists' just BS, they say humans are evil and need to masturbate their ego to seem as if they are "saving the world."
  And what's worse is that they are hypocrites to their own beliefs.  Electric cars?  Electricity mostly comes from coal burning.  Those really awesome headphones this artist is making?  Yeah more energy to make them.  And the energy made to make this digital picture on the computer too.
  If she really believed this... or anyone... they would just go off the grid.
  But masturbating ego is easier so they don't.  Instead they puke BS everywhere and shove Al gore's hockey chart up everyone's butt to gain attention and be called a hero.

  And apparently global warming is way more important than ISIS or Russia taking over Ukraine.  Apparently global warming is more important than... oh I don't know, a genocide?  Obviously polar bears are more important than children lives hahaha.

  I bet she will never draw a picture for that kind of stuff though.  Too scary, too real.  Or maybe she will?
  Sorry for the long-ness. I'm bored in class. xD  If you disagree prove me wrong. :D
PatchworkLynx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
I do agree with most of what you said here except that humans have had some sort of impact on the global temperature, while no one can say how large. And yes, sometimes polar bears are more important than humans. If you're talking about how we need to stop boosting our egos in thinking that we're saving the world, is it not egotistical to think that humans are more valuable than the child of any other animal? We too are animals and need not to believe that we are above the rest of the life forms on earth. Wars and genocide are highly important however, just like environmental conditions, so the solution is, show them both on the media. From what I can see in the United States, the majority of the media focuses on aimless entertainment and not real news or things that people should think about. Other than that, I totally agree with what you said about the hypocrisy of lots of people.
Paroxysium Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Yay. :la:
Well yeah, but not to the point where we will burn in hell fire and drown in a sea of our faults.  If the Earth survived whatever killed the dinosaurs I'm pretty sure it can withstand our impact. ( e v e)
  I think humans are better than animals.  Not in an egotistical sense, but in a sense of priority.  We cannot help endangered animals while our countries are being bombed and our economies are collapsing.  If you want to help something you have to help yourself first or else they will fall with you if your own problem overpowers you.  There are a lot of examples in history where great nations/leaders fall because they did not prioritize correctly.
  But yeah on the rest I agree with yah.  To be honest I wish I could go into politics to help out this issue, but do you see how fast they get wrinkles? Lol. xD  I would rather just be a voice in this.  Talking about this is stressful enough anyways.
Shadow-D-Neko Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
you belive global warming too?
(i wish i just could take my bike everywhere, but i live in the far far away from both stores and school, and people in my country, is so lazy, they can't even make some pavements.)

it's so sad, and most of the people just don't care, and my dad says that it's not even true! hello?! just take a look around, what do you see?
it's just natural changes, blah blah blah, scientists say, blah blah blah, you know what SCREW YOU!!

it's wonderful art tho, it talks to me from the heart.
Sorah-Ikumi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful painting he masterfully depicts the wretched world we live in today, major companies at the end of the day only think of the profit and it does not cross their minds what kind of harm they are doing to the environment and the innocent creatures that call that place home and yet they dare to ask why are wild animals slowly closing in on the cities, what an ugly world we live in. 
andromeda38 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is incredible! So much meaning in one painting...
Lovely :D
Otamio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I hate it and love it at the same time! 
It's such a beautiful way of showing something so important and so scary! 
I hope it makes people think before it's too late! 
vagepaul Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
verry nice work!!:D
keep op the good work!:D
Shironaii Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This will forever remain one of my first and favorite works on dA, as it really represents a lot about the steps we need to take to save our planet ourselves. It's inspiration and brilliant as usual, along with all of your other artworks that tend to have deep and meaningful messages that push and prod me along in the things you wish to convey. Please never stop creating artwork like this, you inspire uncountable numbers of people with your elegant and beautiful art <3
RankaDelLavris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
The most favorite work all over the internet  * O *
AnimeArtistMiki Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw a photo manipulation by Bobvhan that is VERY similar to this(even had the polar bears) and was sad to see that it was published a couple of months before this piece. :( Hopefully it's a coincidence?
MysticDeviant Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This speaks soooo many volumes, I love the way you did this! Clap 
1886 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015   Artist
GoldyAndTheWarriors Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Save the polar bears!
belias9x1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
How much longer I wonder?
CutieCorvid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Absolutely haunting. Your art never ceases to amaze me.
skaylie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
This is awesome on so many levels - a beautiful image making a beautiful comment about an ugly reality.  
KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, "global warming" ended around the year 1996. The freak weather patterns that have followed and intensified during the years are just some of the many signs that the sun is going into a dormant state (between other things), and that actually means "(extreme) global cooling," which we are rapidly going into right now. The glaciers never melted due to man-induced global-anything, they are in fact expanding right this moment. It's all part of a natural cycle, just like seasons are. Good place to start getting informed would be…

And by the way, vegan or vegetarian lifestyle does more bad than good, not only to the human consuming it, but to the environment as well; but especially to the human consuming it.

More on topic, I do admire and appreciate your art. Would add to favorites, but I already did some time ago :)
BluJayFeathers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for pointing out what you did, there. :)
KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's just a lot of disinformation being spread around. Most of the time it's not with bad intentions, and that's what makes it worse. I'm glad it helped you. Knowledge protects.
kinohi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
The evidence shows that humans are having an alarming effect on the planet and global warming is very real.  Though climate change is a part of the natural cycle, we are accelerating it quite unnaturally.  Of course the powers that be, government + big business, are spreading propaganda out of self-interest to keep people ignorant and focused on consumerism.  

Also, it's been proven that the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle is healthier for humans and the environment.  The industrialized farming industry constantly puts out misinformation to brainwash people into thinking otherwise, but more and more doctors are speaking out in support of a plant based diet.  I've experienced this personally as well.  After going vegan, my health issues improved and I have more vitality than ever before.  Keep up with current research, and check to see who is behind the information you are getting.  Remember that these industries sit on government boards and protect their own interests ahead of serving the public.
KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that is what you choose to believe, then by all means. I'm not going to violate your free will to do so. I already shared my part in a general sense. Thanks for the reply, though.
linypresent Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
an incredible piece!! ^^
PatchworkLynx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
"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."
Thank you!!! In school I was trying to tell my peers that eating more meat than needed to maintain health is essentially a waste of energy, but so few people listen or care, or they value good taste over conserving energy. It's despicable how society has gotten used to these luxuries like farmed meat; you're my hero for being an environmentalist (and a great artist too)!
9king Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
very cool and symbolic.
pskullv Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Art in all of it's greatest glory: a beautiful image communicating a simple message.
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Why can't I draw like that???
LiliVillage Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love how you express your deep thoughts! It's so marvelous. * Heavy breathing
Kate246 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work on this :D
Oddlnk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! You did a fantastic job describing visually what is happening in this piece! I really wish we could all help the earth but even if ever human on this planet tried to be a better person to the environment we will never be able to stop the melting.
asiajb Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and so true. Your art is so stunning that it effects people to see the world problems. When I'm older, I want to be able to produce art that can open people's eyes about social problems, just like this piece Meow :3 
Xigbar-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god. this really made me stop and think. this is perfection. thank you.
friendlyFATTY Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
beautifully put 
Kurara-Himura Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
rainbowfobba Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Wow, just amazing how this artwork can really open your eyes a bit more to the distress of the world. 
Aviviya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an amazingly beautiful piece of art.
It definitely provokes a feeling of sadness knowing
that this really is an important issue that still doesn't
seem to have the attention, care, and necessary actions to
help prevent and reverse it.
TheDoorWithin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :0

(Also needed to comment to break the very eerie 6,666. O.o)
AlessVD Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work.

Even if it were based on the same idea (which is not) it would be no plagiarism at all, since you made this all by yourself and looks nothing near the other piece. They are just 2 seperate artworks involving the theme of global warming with a general (not copyrighted) shape of hourglass (which represents time). It looks stunning!

May I ask how you drew/painted this? You do not have to reveal your secret, just curious what programs you use.
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