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Reflections from Canada

June 27, 2009
Carbon Offsetting – a dangerous distraction

The purchasing of carbon offsets is a dangerous distraction, the purchase of medieval pardons, permits to continue to pollute, would not be accepted for asbestos, sulphides or chemical effluent. They should not be accepted for carbon pollution – a form of pollution which threatens far more disastrous consequence for our species and our environment. – offsetting has become the Trojan Horse of anti-pollution strategies for greenhouse gases.

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