Sunday, August 29, 2010
From a lefty environmentalist Facebook friend, a dilemma:
Found out today they'll pay my way--plus my son's--to go give a talk on carbon offsets in Thailand. Now the ethical dilemma: How to justify flying around the globe in order to bash carbon offsets as a false solution to climate change?
First comment, "buy some offsets for your flight!" Heh.
Refreshing, though, to see that she understands that carbon offsets are the opiate of the chickengreens.
I hope this interest in promoting real solutions starts to take hold. At a Green Conference I attended on of the presenters spoke about using our diversity to solve global warming. Yeah, diversity, that's the ticket.
"Now the ethical dilemma: How to justify flying around the globe in order to bash carbon offsets as a false solution to climate change?"
As a liberal, she should have no remorse. Her president uses publicly funded air travel to carry his dog to Maine and his wife to Spain...and thinks Cap & Trade will be good for the country.