Grist looks at the top news stories of 2006, wings it for 2007

Welcome to your new year! Before we rush into this great unknown annus, let’s pause to reflect on the wonders of 2006. Remember when George W. Bush proclaimed that the U.S. was “addicted to oil”? Yep, that was just 12 months ago, and it was a confession that kicked off one hell of a year. From Al Gore’s box-office success to Nicholas Stern’s economic reprimand, from disgruntled scientists to a dismantled Republican Congress, the events of 2006 truly changed the environmental climate. We offer our picks of the best of ’06, and toss out a few predictions for ’07. Think you’ve got an inkling of what’s to come? Add your green guesses in Gristmill.