The Upset about Carbon Offsets

Originally published at: https://systemschangealliance.org/the-upset-about-carbon-offsets/

What is carbon offsetting? If you are concerned about global warming and you are the CEO of a corporation in Europe or the US, and your company’s production plants pollute the air and water with various chemicals, then you’d naturally want to do something about it. Luckily, there is a solution—it’s called carbon offsetting. To compensate for your emissions, you spend a small portion of your budget planting trees in Africa so that they can do what they do best: suck carbon out of the atmosphere as they grow. This sustainable business activity is visibly highlighted on your website and…