Forgive my carbon sin

Peck, Jules
May 2008
Ecologist;May2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p30
This article discusses efforts to establish a market in carbon dioxide emissions, and the challenges facing those efforts. It discusses efforts by companies including Carbon Neutral Co. and Climate Care to market carbon offsets, by which companies pay a third party to capture emissions. The article also describes studies by the Tufts University Climate Initiative, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and geography professor Adam Bumbus, of accountability in the offset industry. Alternatives to offsetting are explored including programs led by CarbonSense, Trees for Life, and the Border Green Energy Team.


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