The debate over carbon offsetting

Taylor, Jennifer
May 2007
GP: General Practitioner;5/25/2007, p44
The article investigates the advantages and disadvantages of offsetting general practice's carbon emissions. With this, Dr. Vik Mohan, as a general practitioner, aims to reduce their carbon emissions. He stated that the danger with carbon offsetting is that it enables people to feel a different perspective pertaining energy use. Moreover , the practice also asks pharmaceutical companies to offset their business carbon emissions for 12 months before their representatives visit.


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