More on Carbon Offsets

Merrick makes these points in a comment on his post carbon offsets are a fraud,

  • Treeplanting for carbon offsets is a complete fraud as it confuses adding fossil carbon to the cycle with temporarily storing it as trees.
  • Other projects are not necessarily a complete fraud. They are only primarily a fraud.
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3 thoughts on “More on Carbon Offsets

  1. Also, isn’t it a problem that planting trees today will do nothing for at least 20years until the trees grows and floursihes. The offsetting to renewable projects is like giving aid to foreign countries – not transparent and not always viable.

    I thought that the only way to properly offset your carbon is that if you buy a tonne of CO2 from the European emissions trading scheme – even though the ETS is a complete shambles.

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