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Does Carbon Emission Offsetting work?
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ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB -- The following websites feature information pro and con about carbon offsetting

CON

The carbon shop: planting new problems - Larry Lohmann/World Rainforest
Movement
http://www.wrm.org.uy/plantations/mater ... n.html#fix

Sinkwatch
http://www.sinkswatch.org

Publications - Sinkswatch
http://www.sinkswatch.org/pubs.html

Transnational Institute
http://www.tni.org

Carbon Trade Watch - Transnational Institute
http://www.tni.org/ctw


PRO

My Climate
http://www.my-climate.com

Survey - My Climate
http://www.my-climate.com/anavosti.pdf


HARD TO CLASSIFY

Carbon Neutral Meeting
http://www.unep.org/dpdl/civil_society/ ... eutral.asp

PLANETA REFERENCE

Environmental Impact of Transportation Conference
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/t ... ation.html


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http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange ... 79,00.html
The scam of global warming is that we pay others for our complacency
The most destructive effect of the carbon offset trade is that it allows us to believe we can carry on polluting
George Monbiot January 17, 2006 The Guardian

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Five Live Report - Trading Trees

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Recommended listening

Five Live Report - Trading Trees (45 min)
Sun 29 Oct - 11:10
Is the carbon offsetting industry helping the environment?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/networks ... ding_trees

Everyone from holidaymakers, to big corporations and celebrities like Coldplay are paying money for new trees to be planted to make up for the pollution they are causing. Carbon offsetting as its known has become big business in the UK with even the government preparing to pay millions of pounds of taxpayers money to these schemes. Reporter Matthew Chapman investigates allegations that the offsetting industry is doing little to help the environment while allowing some polluting companies to clean up their image.

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Carbon Offset - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_offset

Conned - New Internationalist
http://www.newint.org/issues/2006/07/01/

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FYI - The Carbon Emissions Offsetting topic is now archived within the Climate Forum branch on the Planeta Forum
http://forum.planeta.com/viewforum.php?f=91

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Carbon offsetting: who to trust?

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Carbon offsetting: who to trust? - Richard Hammond/Times Online
http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif ... 425710.ece

[quote]Carbon offsetting companies came in for a drubbing in January when the government announced that only four of the UK

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Carbon-Neutral Is Hip, but Is It Green? - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/weeki ... evkin.html

[quote]As long as the use of fossil fuels keeps climbing

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Carbon Chaos

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Environment groups call for carbon offset regulation - The World Today
http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/conten ... 932288.htm
Planting trees to offset greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly popular in Australia and the carbon-offset industry is burgeoning. But an environment group says companies that offer to plant trees for consumers to help them offset their carbon footprint need to be regulated.

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Cheat Neutral Update

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More from the creators of Cheat Neutral
http://www.cheatneutral.com

Children of the revolution - Western Mail
http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news ... _page.html

Jun 23 2007

They

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Irresponsible Tourism: Carbon Offset
http://www.irresponsibletourism.info/fo ... .asp?FID=2

Discuss carbon offsetting and carbon sequestration, is it a sham?

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businessgreen.com

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Firms warned offsetting does "more harm than good"
http://www.businessgreen.com/2007/08/fi ... ed-of.html
A leading scientist with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has warned that "doing nothing is better than offsetting" on the grounds that there is a serious risk that the practice is leading to increased emissions.

Dr Kevin Anderson, an academic at the University of Manchester and energy programme leader for the Tyndall Centre, said that the failure by many offset firms to look at the wider implications of investing in carbon reduction projects in developing economies meant that they were guilty of inadvertently increasing carbon emissions.

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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica claims first zero emissions airline - Leo Hickman
http://leohickman.wordpress.com/2008/01 ... s-airline/

[quote]I didn

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Bush Telegraph

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Carbon offset schemes under question - Bush Telegraph 26/02/2008
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/c ... 172824.htm
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/ ... 080226.mp3

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Carbon Offset Guide Australia
http://www.carbonoffsetguide.com.au

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