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Another Inconvenient Truth March 19, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Business, Enviroment, philosophy & politics, Politics.
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Another Inconvenient Truth  Behind the feel-good hype of carbon offsets, some of the deals don’t deliver
More broadly, the proliferation of suspect RECs and offsets may persuade consumers and businesses that preventing climate change comes cheap, says Anja S. Kollmuss, outreach coordinator of the Tufts Climate Initiative, an advocacy group affiliated with Tufts University. “We cannot solve the climate crisis by buying offsets and claiming to be climate-neutral,” she adds. “Nature does not fall for accounting schemes.”

Many people have commented that modern environmentalism is basically a religion. The carbon offsets are the modern equivalent of the Catholic Church selling indulgences.

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1. David Eubank - March 20, 2007

Yes, Yes that is true, without regulation offsets are not a solution. However with regulated direction, on a global scale, offsets can be invested into solid programs that can be useful. But how do you regulate a global program. In the begining it sounded like a good idea, but I think tough action has to be taken, and business will respond to the consumer, where the consumer is educated about climate change and has the ability or right to have choices.


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