(via Jordan Hatcher) Ben Muse recently linked to an International Chamber of Commerce report on high-seas piracy. Apparently, sea piracy is on the decrease as pirates find it more difficult to collect plunder from their victims. There were 239 piracy attacks during 2006, while 2005 saw 445 attacks in total. That is an astounding drop in all things that go "Argh", but what does it all mean?
As a devout Pastafarian, this only serves as further proof that we have been touched by His Noodly Appendage. After all, one of the main tenets of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is that global warming is caused by the decrease in pirates. It's all proven by this useful chart:
This however, spells doom to all of us. If piracy rates continue to decrease, we're all going to fry. I've often wondered if online piracy rates can help to alleviated global temperatures, but alas, the Gospel of the FSM does not make any mention of that. I'm firing up BitTorrent just in case.