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Climate and the environment in 2018 – in pictures

2018 was yet another eventful year in the climate change and energy space. As the year draws to a close we bring you some of the highlights in pictures as we saw them.

Power Ledger 1

The Australian company Power Ledger became one of the first companies to use the Blockchain technology for renewable energy development.


Elon Musk decided to demonstrate that he could fly a car into space.


Stephen Hawking, the legendary scientists who once said we should send climate deniers to Venus, died.


The fossil fuel giant, Exxon Mobil said it was working on developing an algae alternative to crude oil.

Crudeau Oil Action in London

Greenpeace unhappy with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support for developing tar sands in Alberta that they protested when he visited London, UK,


The tech giant Apple said they were developing CO2 neutral aluminium


In a huge conversation victory, the number of mountain gorilla’s have increased.


US President Donald Trump emerged as the only G7 world leader not supporting climate action.

Greenpeace Flies Banner Over Trump

Greenpeace flew a paraglider over Turnberry as Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course during a much anticipated UK visit.


The controversial administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, resigned.


Greece just a number of countries suffering devastating wildfires.


Climate change was linked to the 2018 heat wave in Europe.


Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was forced to resign over climate change ambitions.


Another year and another year of devestating hurricanes.


The French company Alstom unveiled hydrogen fuel cell trains which could potentially be a game changer. 


Brazil elected the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro which could be disastrous for tackling climate change and protecting the environment.


Ahead of the US midterm elections filmmaker Darren Aronofsky urged people to vote for science.


The Democratic surprise package Beto ‘O Rourke in a debate with his rival the Republican senator Ted Cruz. Ahead of the midterm elections, we endorsed the Democratic Party.


The Spanish energy Group, Iberdrola, took significant steps in order to become a 100% renewable energy company


Britain's Prince Harry inspects a guard of honour on his arrival in Suva

Britain’s Prince Harry used a trip to Fiji to highlight the climate change impacts. 


Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway told an audience at the Web Summit why every business should aim to be sustainable.


As Democrats seized control of the US House, the Sunrise Movement wants them to be more ambitious on tackling climate change.

Smoke stacks from a coal fired power plant at dusk.

A UN report warned that the world is failing to contain rising greenhouse gas emissions.


Negotiators meet at the annual UN climate summit, COP24.


An agreement was reached at COP24, though with a weak outcome.

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