'Reconsidering Ocean Calamities' is by Carlos Duarte and seven others, most of them Australian, and it is thought important enough for Nature to have devoted an editorial to its message.
Yesterday, India and Australia both celebrated our respective national holidays. What takes place in India on and around Monday could have repercussions for international climate politics in 2015.
Our approach to developing countries in the face of population growth, climate change and corruption is entirely inadequate.
Three centuries ago, the world ran on green power. Wood was used for heating and cooking, charcoal for smelting and smithing, wind or water-power for pumps mills and ships, and whale oil for lamps.
Why would the WMO not wait until January 1st, when it could say whatever it wanted to say with at least 365 days of data?
After years of high oil prices driven by scarcity and fears that oil is running out, the price of crude oil has fallen from about $US115 to less than $US70 a barrel over the past six months.
This means that we can plan for 2015 to be a better year, but, as in all things, success happens when we face and plan to overcome obstacles.
Sand is an integral part of efficient fracking, and it is in short supply.
If this trend had continued, CO2 would have become too low to support life on Earth.
Ecology must signify the absence of pollution. Start this transition by rethinking industrialized agriculture.
With Iran needing somewhere around $135 per barrel for its budget to breakeven, it would be the biggest beneficiary of a diplomatic accord with the west.
In the face of nuclear war, nuclear disaster, public opposition, financial struggle, and the growth and competitiveness of renewable technologies, the house of cards that is the nuclear industry is bound to collapse again.