Here's the link
It has numerous articles touching on Gore-ish subjects.
See, for me, that's his one saving grace.
Do as I say, not as I do.
Of course, it's OK if you buy carbon offsets for your extravagance.
Ask Al--he buys them for his home.
Of course, he has ownership in the offsets company, so he's buying them from himself. But, if he gets you to follow his example, his carbon offsets company will make money from every offset that you buy.
Did you know that much of his family fortune is from ownership in Occidental petroleum? When oil companies profit, he makes money. When people buy offsets, he makes money. He's doing pretty well.
You can buy as many "offsets" as you like, it's just another scam to get your money, me, I'd rather plant a tree!
Well, I cant argue with any of that, Scholar,
And I know your views on global warming, but surely the fact that someone in the USA is making this an issue after all that fuss at the various global conferences has got to be progress.
But, planting trees is good too.
I agree Scholar, it does seem like a dry remark that I would make, but, in this case, if the carbon offset were to work properly, then, well and good. As you have quoted: "power plants in China that are built, then paid to be taken down by Western operations which need to offset an operation they want to build. Then the Chinese build the plant again--and take it down when another Western operation pays them to do so. . . " Many organisations make a big noise about "Carbon Offsets" but, in reality are only paying lip service to it. Often they plant another thousand trees to "offset" their expansion, which, in reality should need another 100,000 trees. If we chose to offset all of our emissions, this planet would be either forest or factory with nowhere for people to live. What is needed is a paradigm shift in the way we use our natural resources on a corporate level, and on an individual level.