close up of Trump tweet
Step 2 - paint over - erase Trump tweet
acrylic on canvas 30” H X 24’ W
“Global Perspective” based on a smaller piece of the same name from the series “Getting To Green” -mixed media collage - print on paper with marker overlaid on coloured paper 17” H X 11” W
The image is referenced from a charming photo of Prince Charles and Princess Anne as children overlooking a world globe.
I sketched the outline including the word PEACE on the globe and then added a Trump tweet.
“Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet!
They don’t believe it $$$$.”
I erased Trump’s tweet and completed the painting.
Below are Surprising Facts on Global Warming
Fact 1: Global warming is the result of increase in the earth’s average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. These gases are required for the presence of human life on earth. However, global warming is happening due to over-emittance of these gases.
Fact 2: Emissions like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other greenhouses gases will remain in the atmosphere for many years making impossible to eliminate global warming for several decades.
Fact 3: According to IPCC 2007 report, sea levels will rise by 7-23 inches by the end of this century due to global warming.
Fact 4: The last two decades of the 20th century have been hottest in the last 400 years, according to climate studies.
Fact 5: According to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004, the average temperature in Alaska, Western Canada and Russia have risen at twice the global average.
Fact 6: The Arctic ice is melting rapidly. By 2040 the region is expected to have a completely ice free summer, or even earlier.
Fact 7: Sea levels have risen about 7 inches in the in the last 100 years, which is more than the previous 2000 years combined. The rising sea levels due to global warming could threaten the lives of people living along the coastal areas.
Fact 8: Around 100 million people live with 3 feet of sea level and many cities of the world are located near such vulnerable coastal areas.
Fact 9: More than 1 million species have become extinct due to disappearing habitats, ecosystems acidic oceans all caused due to global warming.
Fact 10: The global warming will completely alter the ocean’s conveyer belt which will cause a mini ice age in the Europe.
Fact 11: 200o-2009 has been the hottest decade periods of the earth.
Fact 12: The rate at which carbon dioxide is being dumped in to the environment is 1000 tons per second until the 2011 records.
Fact 13: The carbon dioxide levels in the 20th century have been highest in 650,000 years. Till 1950, the levels rose by 11% and recently the levels have risen by 40%.
Fact 14: Due to industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas started on a massive scale. This not only increased greenhouse gases but was also responsible for large scale deaths due to asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Fact 15: Human activities release around 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Fact 16: Since the industrial revolution in 1700, the level of carbon dioxide on earth has increased by 34%.
Fact 17: By year 2100, the average temperature will rise by 5.8 degrees as a result of global warming.
Fact 18: Each year of the 21st century ranks amongst 14 hottest years since 1880.
Fact 19: In the last 30 years, the average consumption of fossil fuel by United States has been 80%. Fossil fuels are the most dangerous contributors to global warming.
Fact 20: Between 2000-2100, the heat related deaths will rise by 150,000.
Fact 21: Global warming is causing the colder areas of the world to become more hot, thereby becoming more vulnerable to diseases.
Fact 22: Droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, extinction on endangered species, melting of polar ice caps, storms are few of the effects of global warming.
Fact 23: Global warming can lead to massive food and water shortages and has a life threatening impact on the wildlife.