Carbon Offsets that Exploit the Poor

There is this absolutely devastating article on a carbon offset programs that exploit dire poverty and abject squalor in third world countries:

Feeling guilty about your two-week break in Barbados, when you flew thousands of miles and lived it up with cocktails on sunlit beaches? Well, offset that guilt by sponsoring eco-friendly child labour in the developing world! Let an eight-year-old peasant pedal away your eco-remorse…

(h/t to

One of the most reprehensible habits of many environmentalists is the acceptance and even glorification of extreme poverty.


One response to “Carbon Offsets that Exploit the Poor

  1. Paying other people not to enjoy labour-saving technology so that we can use unnecessary technology is nothing short of despicable in my view.
    Thanks for the link.

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