Climate Change is a Touchy Subject

Published March 30th, 2017 by Bobby Henderson

Trump’s Whitehouse is pushing its science officials to shut up about Climate Change, reports Politico:

A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO.

I’ve got mixed feelings about this since we Pastafarians are also skeptical about accepted causes of Climate Change. Years ago you’ll remember that we found a statistically significant relationship between the rise in average global temperature and the declining Pirate population.

I’ll note that even after 10 years, this data still has not been dis-proven by the science community, which we interpret as implicit acceptance of it’s Truth.

So we’re sympathetic to Team Trump’s misgivings of Established Science based on “evidence” and “peer-review” and so on.

But, we’re also fans of not needlessly destroying the planet. And while we may not agree with the causes of Climate change, we believe it is happening.

More, we Pastafarians are pragmatic. Even if you have some skepticism about Climate Change (perhaps all that data is being altered by a Supernatural being of some sort) — let’s maybe err on the side of reigning in pollution and old wasteful technologies with their excess CO2 production — and instead let’s support emerging technologies which can provide clean, renewable power. Not to mention jobs.

For this reason, I think Team Trump and the GOP are acting like tools.

Again, I hate to mention politics on our Church site, but I felt that we Pastafarians, as fellow science-skeptics, should say something.

What do you guys think?

175 Responses to “Climate Change is a Touchy Subject”

  1. Lisi says:


  2. morton1948 says:

    I don’t agree. Read


  3. Josh says:

    The decline of pirates is directly proportional to the passage of time, as passage of time increases, pirate population decreases, replace the pirate axis with time, and you get as time increases, so does global temperature, you have just used a disguised time axis to debunk a well known effect of pumping millions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere

  4. Captain Birdseye says:

    Josh, have you allowed for the fact that a drop in pirates may be the cause of the rise in CO2 emissions?
    Any graph’s axis replaced with time, will suggest that time is causal of everything, which is rather broad to be useful.

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  6. Russell Bamberger says:

    It is easy to point out that there is an obvious correlation between global warming and the lack of a healthy pirate population. Scientist point out that this in no way indicates cause and effect. However Pastafarianism is a religion, we don’t need no scientific process we have FAITH !

  7. Pablo Waljomper says:

    Stop turning the wheels of this religion to satisfy your political agenda. You are a disgrace to the religion! I know it’s “cool” to hate on the American President now a days but have some damn respect for yourself and our religion. Keep your opinions on politics out of my pasta.

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      Pablo, can you suggest a religion that has no interpersonal, familial, racial, national or colonial political agenda? Does the word ‘Dominion’ suggest any political agenda?

  8. Ron Gonshorowski says:

    Global warming is caused by the excessive consumption of spaghetti squash.
    I don’t think pirates were aware of this as they continued to rely just on wind to propel their ships.
    Modern pirates just go to the poop deck and provide fuel to their engines.

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