Great moments in failed predictions

UPDATE: New table added below. While searching for something else, I came across this entertaining collection of grand predictive failures related to resources and climate change, along with some of the biggest predictive failures of Paul Ehrlich. I thought it worth sharing. Exhaustion of Resources “Indeed it is certain, it is clear to see, that…

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Food fight

Paul Krugman has caused quite a stir with his claims that the riots in Egypt are the result of: global warming > causing bad weather > causing crop failure > causing increased food prices > causing riots. It’s rather circular logic IMHO, and one that isn’t supportable by the data at hand. First, there is…