There was some hot-and-heavy debate about carbon offsets on Gristmill last week. I assume that debate will only get more intense as offsets and "carbon neutrality" move into the mainstream.
Here are a few semi-related links relevant to the debate:
- Sun Microsystems’ enviro blog has a detailed, thoughtful series going on carbon offsets: part one, part two, part three, part four.
- Joel Makower has a characteristically thoughtful post on the new excitement around carbon neutrality.
- Kurt Cobb says the best way to sequester carbon is to leave it in the ground in the first place.
- Here’s a Financial Times story about billions of dollars being lost due to gaming of a loophole in the Kyoto international carbon trading system.