[extropy-chat] Hypocrisy and Preaching (was The great globalwarming swindle)

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Sun Apr 8 16:37:37 UTC 2007

On Apr 8, 2007, at 12:57 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Do you know anyone who would voluntarily buy carbon options whenever
> taking a flight? It would easily add some $40 to your flight ticket.

That seems a bit high, at least currently.  The carbon offset market  
is currently priced in the ballpark of US$4.00 per ton.  I'll add  
that these markets have the strong reek of bullshit, as not just  
anyone is allowed to participate in the selling carbon offsets; it  
looks like a scam for ideological environmental organizations to make  

I sequester approximately 1,000 tons of carbon per year and have for  
about a decade, but I cannot make any money from this fact.  So  
instead, I have granted use of my unused carbon offsets to a few  
friends so that they can be smug about their carbon negative  
lifestyles.  I can't make money, so I might as well get some  
amusement from it.

J. Andrew Rogers

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