Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Carbon Offsets and the Onset of Hypocrisy

Evidently, the purchase of carbon offsets has become the latest rage for well-meaning people who fail to discern the galling hypocrisy of it. It is the moral equivalent of a pimp promoting the conservation of morals by providing funding for abstinence education.

The article in the above link speaks of using offsets to make up for "unavoidable" excessive energy use. One suspects that it is actually not unavoidable (a great deal can be avoided if one genuinely believes there is a crisis); it is merely inconvenient to give up.

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