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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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:iconimsooocool:
imsooocool Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
I would really like to believe that, but I would be wrong.
www.factcheck.org/2018/01/ice-…
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AuthorGirl476 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Dang. I didn't need a history lesson but, thanks.
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YikYik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is both symbolic and beautiful! Love it! :) :heart:
Also, I agree with you. People need to stop looking at only their own front porch, and realize that every single piece of plastic that anyone dumps on the street end up somewhere... usually in the sea. Every time we don't recycle something, it ends up being burned, releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which heats up the planet. Every time we use a car, we put small ash particles in the air which will land on the arctic ice caps (among other places) which makes the ice dark and speeds up the melting. And while it seems like a little... we are billions on this planet. And if all of us do small damage, it'll be huge very quickly. If you at all can, don't use plastic. Carry your fruit and other groceries in a cloth bag instead of putting it in a plastic bag in a plastic bag for example. Sort your waste. Recycle plastic, metal, glass and paper at least. It's easy.
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TEEStyle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
wow this is amazing o.o must have taken you hours. Beautififul message.
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KittyDaUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy heck, this is an incredible piece of art and really made me think. When I saw it, I legitimately stared at it for 2 minutes straight with my mouth open. Kudos to you, this is amazing
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Aefis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god, that is so pretty istg
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:iconloverofcats102:
loverofcats102 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
WOW!
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:iconclaire-petal-splash:
Claire-Petal-Splash Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING I LOVE IT I WANNA STOP GLOBAL WARMING RIGHT NOW THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconricoro:
Ricoro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very atmospheric, I like this a lot, great work !
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:iconquesticuddlexd:
questicuddleXD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes art makes me feel like a bad person. 
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:iconhelsic:
Helsic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this piece is so powerful!!!
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:iconayerro:
Ayerro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I love all your pieces. ;__; The story in each of them is so interesting and just appealing all around. Thank you for making such nice art. ;;
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:iconliselotte41:
liselotte41 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing..Wow! 
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:iconeternitykx:
EternityKX Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful..not just in terms of drawing skills and techniques but in how you captured a concept, and drew it in a way that grips your eyes and heart...in a way that no one can look away
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hazelwolfmallark Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a friend who made sowmthing like this
We were in thr 8th grade
It looked real nice

And so does this
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:iconfullmoonreaper:
Fullmoonreaper Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is soooo true!!!
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:iconuzudango:
Uzudango Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
factories should be powered with wind instead of flame.
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:iconyakamoz28:
yakamoz28 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
 Picaso is nothing this is the New World 
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:icongraphicdots:
graphicdots Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept!
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:iconindramjha:
IndraMJha Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconprincessponypaint:
princessponypaint Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student General Artist
It's terrible that this is happening and it needs to be stopped. The sad thing is, those with the power to do something (in the US) are ignoring the problems at hand.
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:iconmayornelas:
MayOrnelas Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
is happening...  
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:iconleoninesoul:
leoninesoul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
A beautiful work of art with an important and powerful message and warning!
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:iconnadiiq:
Nadiiq Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is who drew it! I've been wondering... awesome art, keep going!
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Im-nothingspecial Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad to say it, but at the rate the ice caps are melting, polar bears will most likely be extinct, New Orleans will be gone; pretty much any city below sea level or one that is already close to high water will be gone. More natural disasters will most likely occur, since the weather is changing so drastically...
Because we screwed things up so much, it's practically too late to turn back and try to change the environment now. The damage is pretty much done, though it would be nice to see everything looking a little bit cleaner, less energy being used, and having the air just a bit fresher.
Beautiful artwork by the way! :D Keep up the great work~ ♥
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:iconkorrawinx:
korrawinx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A majestic drawing with a powerful message!
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:icondashaham:
DashaHam Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooooooooooo beautiful!!!! ♡♡
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:iconpandaneko-xd:
Pandaneko-xD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is beautiful but makes me so sad at the same time.
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:iconfay4real19:
fay4real19 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student General Artist
This is so powerful❤️
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Game-Fuel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently an inconvenient sequel: truth to power, thought it was TOTALLY cool to completely copy your idea here. 
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immediately thought of your image, which i had seen back in 2011.

Coincidence....I THINK NOT.
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PythonKitten Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Back in the day, it was predicted that all ice caps would be completely melted by September of 201(5-7).  Boy were we wrong 
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:iconhellwings:
Hellwings Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2017
Yuumei, I'm shocked and disappointed at you.

This piece that has gotten so much popularity and fame for you, one of your most iconic pieces - appears to be an embellished and anime-fied version of this somber original:

Time by pepey

Yes, you did mention it loosely, but few people could believe the similarities - the color scheme, theme, the images themselves, are merely coincidental. You yourself don't extend anyone else the benefit of that doubt. You've hounded another girl to death for plagiarizing your art before, which is fair, but what's this? I hope your fans aren't so blinded with their devotion as to not want an explanation here.
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World-Hero21 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"update: yes, you have my permission to use this artwork, as long as you don't alter it and give a proper credential."

OH HEY. GUESS WHAT THAT MEANS? It means Yuumei's free to use it as reference, and you probably need to read or re-read Pepey's description, learn to fact-check, and not jump to assumptions. :meow:
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Filmographer

Just because her illustration has similarities, doesn't mean that Wenqing Yan copied his "design." You cannot copyright your ideas. For the love of God, what struck you in the head to accuse Wenqing Yan of copying his design and the way he illustrated his opinion on global warming? Yes, Ferdi Rizkiyanto first came up with an idea to illustrate the truth about global warming, two years later Wenqing Yan did the same in her style and her way. But that doesn't mean she plagiarized his design and his art. Wenqing Yan expressed in her way what she thinks about global warming. Just because something has similarities, it doesn't mean it's 100% plagiarized. You cannot protect ideas, design, personality traits, style, and coloring, but the illustrations you have created are something that you CAN copyright. Next time do a research and hire a professional tutor to teach you the difference between originality and plagiarism. After all, the author you mentioned wasn't on the site for several years. Even if Ferdi Rizkiyanto is active, I doubt if he would do anything about this. Read the description, before you decide to judge someone.  Just read it! by Username-91  

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BTsumia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you might wanna read the description before assuming that :3
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Pafuchii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it just because you found it really "similar" to the others art that's why you think she's copying others art? there are more than 1000 artworks out there, and there MUST be some artworks that are similar to each other but it doesn't mean that they're copying :/ 
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Vivi3010 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#NotAFanOfHer 

I see some similarities here, but hey, about the color scheme, she was drawing North Pole, so... the blue color is the main one, right? Because we are seeing 'ice' here. The city under that show the clearest what topic she is talking about, so she chose that, what is so wrong with it? Sure the idea of those 2 look pretty similar when you make a glance, but to be honest, people can have same idea. There are 7b people on this earth.

I really don't see anything wrong here.
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SpirareArt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
also to add onto my comment, IDEAS ARE NOT COPYRIGHTED LMFAO. YOU CANNOT PLAGIARISE A THEME OR AN IDEA YOU FUCKING AUTIST. SHE DIDN'T COPY OR TRACE IT DIRECTLY AND YOU CAN TELL THAT THERE ARE MUCH MORE DIFFERENCES. THE ONLY FUCKING SIMILARITY IS THE FACT THAT IT'S AN HOURGLASS FOR FUCKS SAKE...... ARE WE REALLY PUTTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ON HOURGLASSES NOW...? HER COLOUR SCHEME IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ARE YOU FUCKING BLIND?

haha never mind, you aren't even an artist, of course you wouldn't know jack shit about copyright or colour schemes, you just want attention.
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SpirareArt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
haha, go fuck yourself. she already mentioned that her design was entirely original, she did not copy it, the two illustrations just happen to have a similar theme/idea
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SavageSappy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a whole other style of art. There are many pieces of art just like this one with the same design and theme. HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO A DIFFERENT COLOR SCHEME. What is she gonna do, make the water yellow?!?! Maybe you shouldn't look at the dates and the color scheme but. the style before accusing people of copying.
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Sinchanpelman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Such a brilliant way to express the global warming! So artistic!
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:iconmeganhulan:
meganhulan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent and sad that it's true
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Midna-Mcellion Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so scary...the reality of it all...such a beautiful piece
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:icondogean:
Dogean Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Brilliant, it's a amazing Picture. 
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groveback Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Wonderful๐Ÿ˜˜
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
That's cool.
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woozie-wolfie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Makes so much sense I wanna cry first I saw my jaw dropped and I read the tittle I hope your really proud of this but still sad of what it represents 
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fullcirclemandalas Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!
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RebelScumWoman77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student General Artist
It's so sad ๐Ÿ˜ญ that  our leaders allowed all of this destruction to take place on planet Earth ๐ŸŒ. This is our home ๐Ÿก  and as for now there is no other place we can go to if we continue on this path of destruction. What is true for all humans on Earth ๐ŸŒ is that greed kills because it clouds judgement so much that positive solutions can't be reached.
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