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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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ImportantDrawings Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovit32 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
so inspiring i can't even
KittyKattDragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. It's so true I'm almost in tears
FableOfTheMedal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
WOW yuumei , this is amazing artwork . 
i love youre pholosophy and idea of you , you create artwork of nature and us that limited to time , it is so beautyfull and fantastic .Hug Hug 
JackofAllAss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
The ice we skate is getting pretty thin.
The water's getting warm, so you might as well swim.
ThatOneHacker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
NECRON74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
This is scary and moving at the same time.
Lathminster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
This shows real imagination and creativity, more so than most.
MajesticLion13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! as a strong hater of global warming and supporter of animal rights, this is AMAZING
GELLIART Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a fine idea of what's going to  happen! so awesome! Bravo!
KatyaHam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the message of this piece! So beautiful 💕
feliceness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Always love your unique work and humbleness!
Enlightening post also!
DED700 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
spcy64 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Love the artwork Yuumei
Much much respect for the thought put behind it.
TinariwenMS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :-o
LolliPPOP Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
i almost cry when i see this , i wish i can save the polar bears
MoostarGazer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
your work is truly amazing....I would take my hat off to you if I had one.
BruchFrei Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you've captured a message and illustrated in such a meaningful way. :)
HErART1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2017

This just leaves me absolutely speechless!
I love just about everything in this!
Cloudy-dragons Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is honestly probably the one thing about our world that scares me the most. 
Kinda makes me ashamed for being a human, but what other choice do I have? At least I try my best.
Hypevegeta15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
It is the realization that humanity has this unconscious need to destroy everything they touch.
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