We now have conclusive evidence that global temperature is inversely related to the number of pirates on earth.
Approximate number of pirates is shown on the horizontal, with average global temperatures on the vertical.
Clearly the problem of global warming can be expeditiously addressed with the vigorous implementation of pirate apprenticeship schemes in all parts of the world, but most particularly focused in first world developed countries. This initiative should hold enormous appeal to the young in search of an altruistic but lucrative career path, as well as the more mature worker looking for a sea change. Plus everyone gets to wear really zany costumes, use weapons of choice, and talk in funny voices.