Thursday, May 17, 2007

Carbon Debits

Carbon credits always seemed like poor idea to me. Recent comparisons to indulgences seem about right. You're essentially paying someone else to be extra ecologically friendly for you. Unless you're Al Gore. Then you're paying yourself to be ecologically friendly for you. I guess that is the advantage of being the EcoPope or whatever his job title is. Lord High Nutjob? Grand Gaian Poobah? Eh...

Which is what makes the Carbon Debit site funny. The only thing they missed is that after you fly to Arizona to cut down and shred a tree, you need to burn said tree in order to increase your carbon footprint even more.

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