In an open letter to the Kansas School Board, the Pastafarians suggest that global warming is not the result of pollution, but rather is directly related to the reduction in the number of pirates. In their letter, they state:

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.

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This explanation sounds as good as, or better than, anything that Algore and the Dim-O-Crats have come up with.