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.

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

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

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

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

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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,

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The tech giant Apple said they were developing CO2 neutral aluminium

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

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

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

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

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Greece just a number of countries suffering devastating wildfires.

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

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

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Another year and another year of devestating hurricanes.

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

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

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

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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.

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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. 

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

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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.

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Negotiators meet at the annual UN climate summit, COP24.

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

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