Correlation and causation

In my statistics classes, I try to emphasize to student that correlation is not the same thing as causation. Still, the following two graphs are absolutely brilliant.

Number of Pirates vs. Global Warming

Conclusion: If you want to stop global warming, we should all become pirates.

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green line

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Sources: http://www.scq.ubc.ca/wp-content/piracy01.gif and http://iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=64193

 

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