We’ve working to understand and measure our carbon footprint and develop a plan to offset our contributions to global warming. This is obviously a good and necessary thing, but an article in today’s U.K. Telegraph points out some of the potential speed bumps we’re likely to encounter as we rush down this particular road to climate change prevention.
As global warming finally seeps into the public consciousness, carbon offsets are fast becoming the next hot new thing (no pun intended). People love them because they let you buy your way out of your carbon impacts. Write a check and erase your guilt. And I’ve always been a little troubled by this and by the whole idea of carbon offsets themselves.