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 JunkScience.com)

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

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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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