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Hypothesis: a little know fact is that carbon dioxide [CO2] is about three times heavier than air. This has an effect on football players' passing accuracy. The greater the rate of increased CO2, the less quarterbacks are able to adjust their passes to the atmospheric density.
The changes in CO2 concentrations when comparing the start of the year to the end of the year measured by NOAA at Mauna Loa show that there is absolutely no correlation between changes in CO2 and the performance of the New England Patriots in the Superbowl.
2002 2.53 New England Won
2004 1.56 New England Won
2005 2.52 New England Won
2008 1.62 New England Lost
This clearly shows that whether the change in concentrations is at the high end or the low end of the range, New England's performance is not related. The change during 2011 fell closer to the middle of the range than the extremes, which leaves the picture even more cloudy... something that happens when frozen CO2 melts.
Conclusion: clearly, climate change is not nearly the problem that many people perceive it to be.
Regardless, it can be clearly seen above that Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, is predicting win number four. [image source]