So Mr. SiT and I were sitting around the dinner table last night. A lot of funny things happen when Mr. S is around. This is mostly because Mr. S is extremely humorous and witty. Sci is witty too. We often have explosions of hilarity and wittiness the like of which were commonly seen in upper class pubs in the UK in the late 19th century.
And we were talking about pirates. We were talking about how you've been seeing a lot more pirates in the news lately. There never really were a lot of pirates around to begin with, but those that were and are around consistently got and get a lot of press. So basically, it seems that there were extremely low numbers of pirates before, and higher numbers of pirates now.
And then we thought, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GRAPH?!
Which graph, you say?
<a href="http://scicurious.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pirate-global-warming.jpg"><img title="pirate global warming" src="http://scicurious.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/pirate-global-warming.jpg" alt="" width="468" height="366" /></a>
(Originally from venganza.org, which appears to no longer be there. What gives?)
In the graph above, you can see the number of pirates plotted against the average global temperature. You can see that the global temperature goes UP as the number of pirates goes DOWN.
But, if the number of pirates are going UP...
This can only mean one of three things.
1) The Flying Spaghetti Monster, in his infinite noodlyness, has put more pirates on this earth to save us all from global warming.
2) Global warming is NOT a function of the number of pirates on earth and THEREFORE MUST NOT EXIST.
3) It's been dang hot up in here, clearly we need MOAR PIRATZ!!!
So become a pirate, you guys. It's good for the environment.
*For the record and for those who will attempt to take me out of context, Sci thinks climate change is a seriously important issue which DOES exist and which is caused in great part by the idiocies of the human species.