The weather has been cold this year, yet we did not take proper precautions for the likely consequences. These events should not have taken us by surprise. After all, it is in the data.
On the brighter side, the clear increase in the number of pirates indicates that global warming is receding as a problem. This is good to see.
The picture has been very respectfully stolen from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I hope they do not mind.