Not to be outdone, the ApocaDocs have compiled their 100 top news stories of 2011 relating to our global predicament.
The Conversation sums up the year in energy and environment news, containing links to dozens of interesting and significant stories throughout the year. They also summaries of their other major news headings.
And if all this is a little too bleak for your New Year's celebrations, then check out Charlie Brooker's take on 2011 available on BBC iPlayer (for UK residents only, I'm afraid). It's still somewhat bleak (it was that kind of year), but at least it has a few jokes.
Feel free to post links to other reviews of the year that are worth reading.
Mongabay: Top ten environmental stories of 2011.
May 2012 bring renewed hope, patience and illumination to face the gathering gloom.