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.