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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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Sinchanpelman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Such a brilliant way to express the global warming! So artistic!
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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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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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JessieRamoneGirl 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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Amarillo12 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful epresentation of what is happening to our world accompanied by a beautiful art style makes for a amazing piece 
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yukiichi-koshiba Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very wonderful!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
excellent
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ImportantDrawings Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning.
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Lovit32 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
so inspiring i can't even
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KittyKattDragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. It's so true I'm almost in tears
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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 
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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.
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ThatOneHacker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
wow...
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NECRON74 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
This is scary and moving at the same time.
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Lathminster Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
This shows real imagination and creativity, more so than most.
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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
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GELLIART Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a fine idea of what's going to  happen! so awesome! Bravo!
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KatyaHam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the message of this piece! So beautiful 💕
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feliceness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Always love your unique work and humbleness!
Enlightening post also!
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DED700 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
time...
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spcy64 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Love the artwork Yuumei
Much much respect for the thought put behind it.
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TinariwenMS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :-o
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LolliPPOP Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
i almost cry when i see this , i wish i can save the polar bears
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MoostarGazer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
your work is truly amazing....I would take my hat off to you if I had one.
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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. :)
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HErART1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2017
This

This just leaves me absolutely speechless!
I love just about everything in this!
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