The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 September 2007

Why it's so hot these days

Revelation from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster:

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.

Highly-persuasive graph


The question, of course, is whether simply talking like a pirate is enough to bring down the temperature.

(Via Dr. B.)

Posted at 6:25 AM to Weather or Not


TrackBack: 8:54 AM, 19 September 2007
» The Climate/Pirate Connection from Violins and Starships
Charles suggests an easy way to fight global warming. Unfortunately, I'm afraid I can't participate. I don't really grok the whole Talk Like a Pirate thing. I actually find it a little embarrassing....[read more]

Talking like a pirate should offset the people that talk about the heat.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 9:14 AM on 19 September 2007

According to people like the MPAA and RIAA, we're all pirates, therefore the number of pirates in the world is actually closer to 7 billion. With that data in hand, there is a positive-correlation between global warming and the number of pirates, and not the negative-correlation supposed by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or which set of interesting people who put out this report.

Posted by: Dan B at 12:29 PM on 19 September 2007

But inasmuch as the MPAA and the RIAA are wrong about everything else, it's fairly safe to assume that they'd be wrong about this.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:06 PM on 19 September 2007

Well, since Sept. 1 the Pirates (of Pittsburgh) have been allowed 40 buccaneers, not the usual 25, so that may help a little.

Posted by: John Salmon at 3:09 PM on 19 September 2007