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.
The Chinese president agreed to do nothing, and the US president to do nothing of which he was capable.
In protecting more than 2.3 million square kilometres, Labor delivered by far the largest representative network of marine protected areas in the world.
Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world will struggle to meet rising demand over the next few decades.
The latest joint ANU/Fujitsu forest carbon research raises serious concerns about academic standards and a pre-conceived agenda.