James Annan of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in Yokohama placed a bet in 2005 with two climate skeptics. If temperatures fell by this year, he would pay solar physicists Galina Mashnich and Vladimir Bashkirtsev $10,000, and vica versa.

It’s now 2018, and those who live on Earth know what the result was. Though curiously, neither have been willing to pay out the bet. This isn’t surprising, but it’s still hilarious!

Climate skeptics talk big — boy do they talk big — but like those healthy popcorn machines or a clean new vacuum cleaner bag, all they have is hot air.