Positive offset reinforcement
I haven’t looked through everything yet, but I did like this smart, if brief, video on offsets:
One of the things Gelobter’s outfit is trying to do with its new shopping portal is direct substantial money to the right kind of offsets, serving to reinforce positive practices in the market. He says as much himself, right here:
PS: there’s a stealth strategy too…the guidelines for every offset dollar we collect are set by our environmental partners. If, with your help, we get to scale, that means tens of millions of intentional dollars into a carbon offset market desperately in need of a conscience.
This strikes me as a wiser strategy than either dismissing offsets out of hand or uncritically embracing them. Make them into a force for good.