An organisation calling itself “Climate Council”, based in Australia and led by our good friend and Australian of the Year Tim Flannery, yesterday issued the following tweet, announcing 20 climate champions who happen to be women:
Following the link takes you to their web page with the URL http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/20-climate-champions
But then you notice something a bit strange: the title of the piece is 19 climate champions, who also happen to be women. If you click on the “share on twitter” button, it goes back to 20. But if you actually count the number of climate champions, you’ll see that there are in fact only 19.
What happened? How did Tim Flannery and his team manage to lose a climate champion? Or is Tim just not very good at maths?
The answer to the mystery can be found by clicking on the link that Climate Council kindly provide:
This article originally appeared on the International Council for Science‘s Road to Paris website.
This takes you to the article 20 women making waves in the climate change debate. And by comparing the lists you can see who was disappeared.
[HT Tom Nelson]
Update: The embarrassing Climate Council web page has disappeared but it is on the archive.