Matthew left a comment with this link. It highlights the errors of the claim that the Queensland forecast didn’t mention flooding. In fact the report did mention flooding multiple times, just not in the chapter that the post highlighted. HauntingTheLibrary made a mistake, and I believed them. I still think the concept behind the blog is a good idea, but I will certainly double check any more of their claims in the future. Thanks to Matthew for straightening me out.
A new blog started last month called Haunting the Library. It seems to be dedicated to looking back at past claims of environmentalists and judging their accuracy. As you might guess, they are practically always wrong, and reading about their errors is fascinating.
Some are not so very long ago, such as a recent post about how the “Queensland Gov Global Warming Forecast Didn’t Even Mention Floods” although it mentioned drought 24 times. Or going a bit further back, in 1982 the UN warned that:
by the turn of the century, an ecological catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible as any nuclear holocaust
I must have missed that. Anyways, it’s a great blog with lots of good content so go check it out.