Carbon Offsets Don't Stop Climate Change, They Worsen It
Ma'anit, Adam, CCPA Monitor
Carbon offsets don't stop climate change, they worsen it
"For every problem there is a solution that is simple, clean, and wrong."
-H.L. Mencken (1880-1956).
When British physicist Freeman Dyson wrote in 1972 of his dream of the "greening of the galaxy"-in which humans would populate other planets by means of massive genetically modified trees placed on comets-few took him seriously. Likewise, when he advocated triggering nuclear explosions underneath space probes as a means of propulsion, most gave the idea a bemused dismissal. Dyson, however, is a tenacious thinker. When in 1977 he proposed using trees to soak up excess carbon dioxide in …
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Publication information: Article title: Carbon Offsets Don't Stop Climate Change, They Worsen It. Contributors: Ma'anit, Adam - Author. Magazine title: CCPA Monitor. Volume: 13. Issue: 4 Publication date: September 2006. Page number: 12+. © Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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