Ashley Cooper set out in 2004 on an epic journey to document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy on every continent on the planet. Ashley has probably witnessed more impacts of climate change than anyone else on Earth and in the process has built up a unique collection of images on this vitally important subject.
Ashley Cooper / Wind turbine with stacks of coal fired power station in Amsterdam, Netherlands. May 2013
Ashley Cooper / Reforestation of an area destroyed by bush fires, tree guards protecting saplings, mountains in background. Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. January 2020.
Ashley Cooper / Tailings pond at the Syncrude mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Tailings ponds in the tar sands are unlined and leach toxic chemicals into the surrounding environment. August 2012
Ashley Cooper / Scientist taking measurements as part of a study to measure the speed of the Russelll Glacier near Kangerlussuag Greenland, July 2008
Ashley Cooper / Heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Thermal Power Plant, the largest solar thermal plant in the world. It covers 4,000 acres of desert and produce 392 megawatts (MW) Mojave Desert, California, USA. Septem...
Ashley Cooper / House in Fairbanks Alaska moved after it started collapsing into the ground due to global warming induced permafrost melt. August 2004
Ashley Cooper / Crofter and Eigg Electric employee amongst the array of backup batteries that store sufficient to power the island for 24 hours. Isle of Eigg is powered by renewable energy and backup batteries store...
Ashley Cooper / Raised bog harvested for peat near Douglas water in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, UK, April 2014
Ashley Cooper / Rubbish dumped on the tundra outside Illulissat, Greenland with icebergs behind from the Sermeq Kujullaq or Illulissat Ice fjord, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenland. July 2008
Ashley Cooper / A Russian Mi8 helicopter being used by the United Nations, World Food Program to deliver food aid to areas still cut off by the flooding, around Bangula and Mkhanga. Malawi, March 2015.
Ashley Cooper / Dalit woman / untouchable woman in her hut, illuminated by an electric light, powered by an A4 sized solar panel, that charges a battery, and enables her to have light. Karnataka, India. December 2013
Ashley Cooper / Forest destroyed by bush fires in December 2009. near Michelago, New South Wales, Australia, February 2010.
Ashley Cooper / Composite shot showing coastal erosion at Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK. The first shot taken in 2010 shows the steps leading to the beach, the second shot taken in 2015 shows the two concrete blocks that...
Ashley Cooper / Thermometer taking the air temperature as part of a study to measure the speed of the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Ashley Cooper / Whitlee wind farm on Eaglesham Moor just south of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, is Europes largest onshore wind farm with 140 turbines and an installed capacity of 322 MW, enough energy to power 180,000 ho...
Ashley Cooper / Avalanche on Machapuchare / Fishtail Peak in the Annapurna Himalaya, Nepal. It was caused by a massive block of glacial ice detaching from the summit cliffs. 29th December 2012.
Ashley Cooper / Protesters campaigning against fracking by Cuadrilla, as Cuadrilla appeals the local council decision not to allow fracking. Lancashire, England, UK, February 2016.
Ashley Cooper / Furniture and belongings discarded after flooding caused by severe storm, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK, 12th January 2005.
Ashley Cooper / Edge of retreating glacier, shore below. Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. December 2019.
Ashley Cooper / Solar photo voltaic panels powering a Guest house at Annapurna Base Camp in the Himalayas, Nepal. December 2012
Ashley Cooper / The Lloyds insurance building in the City of London, England, UK, December 2009.
Ashley Cooper / Glacier coming off the Greenland ice sheet near Camp Victor north of Ilulissat, Greenland, July 2008.
Ashley Cooper / Blackpool battered by storms on 18 January 2007. The storms that day killed 13 people across the UK in hurricane force winds. January 2007
Ashley Cooper / The Headquarters of the Australian Rainforest Foundation in the Daintree rainforest. The foundation is growing saplings to help the rainforest recover from felling. Queensland, Australia, February 201...
Ashley Cooper / Soil turned to dust and Almond groves chopped down as there is no longer water available to irrigate them during 2012-2017 California drought, Wasco, California, USA, September 2014.
Ashley Cooper / AlgaeLink, an algae growing system used to produce ethanol and biodiesel oil from algae. This is more efficient than from growing traditional plant oil crops as it does not take as much space. Chamoni...
Ashley Cooper / Tracking solar voltaic panels outside the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. February 2013
Ashley Cooper / Sign marking the former extent of the Athabasca glacier, in 1925. The glacier has lost 60 percent of its ice in the last 150 years. Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. August 2012.
Ashley Cooper / Melt water on the Greenland ice sheet near camp Victor north of Ilulissat, Greenland, July 2008.
Ashley Cooper / Plastic debris washed ashore from the sea at Talisker Bay on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK. February 2012
Ashley Cooper / Farmer's watering hole on a farm almost dried up during drought which lasted from 1996-2011. Shepperton, Victoria, Australia. February 2010.
Ashley Cooper / Almond (Prunus amygdalus) groves chopped down as there is no longer water available to irrigate them during the 2011-17 California drought. Wasco, Central Valley, California, USA, September 2014
Ashley Cooper / Dwellings in Suihua with smoke coming out from the chimneys, Heilongjiang Province, China.
Ashley Cooper / The Beltana number 1 mine, an open cast or drift coal mine managed by Xstrata coal in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. February 2010.
Ashley Cooper / Solar panels above Vauxhall bus station, which provides a third of the bus stations energy needs. London, UK, October 2010
Ashley Cooper / SEGS plant at Kramer Junction, the second largest solar thermal power plant in the world, mojave Desert, California, USA. September 2014
Ashley Cooper / Destroyed bridge over the River Petteril during severe storm with 100mph winds, Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK, 12th January 2005.
Ashley Cooper / Ratcliffe on Soar coal fired power station near Nottingham, UK, showing the cooling towers and chimney rearing up from a mountain of coal
Ashley Cooper / Iceberg off Detaille Island, Graham Land, Antarctica. January 2020.
Ashley Cooper / The PS20 solar thermal tower, the only such working solar tower currently in the world. Sanlucar La Mayor, Andalucia, Spain. May 2011
Ashley Cooper / Krafla geothermal power station near Myvatn, Iceland, which produces electricity as well as supplying hot water to heat buildings in the surrounding area. September 2010.
Ashley Cooper / The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead hydro electric plant, which is at very low levels following a four year drought. Border of Nevada and Arizona, USA.
Ashley Cooper / Solar thermal and solar PV panels on the roof of the Crystal building which is the first building in the world to be awarded an outstanding BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) rating and a LE...
Ashley Cooper / Old house at Recherchefjorden, Van Keulenfjorden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It is gradually sliding down slope due to solifluction and permafrost melt. Norway, July 2013.
Ashley Cooper / A 700 Kw hydro pwer scheme being constructed on the slopes of Ben More on Mull, Scotland, UK.
Ashley Cooper / Water flowing out of the Karahnjukar dam and Halslon reservoir, a massive new controversial hydro electricity project in North East Iceland. It was created by damming the Jokuls a Dal river and floodi...
Ashley Cooper / Rainbow over water flowing out of the Karahnjukar dam and Halslon reservoir, a massive new controversial hydro electricity project in North East Iceland. It was created by damming the Jokuls a Dal riv...
Ashley Cooper / Sloy hydro power station on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK. May 2012.