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Adam Stein lives in Chicago.

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  • Setting some facts straight about the future of carbon regulation in the U.S.

    Gar Lipow offers up his latest critique of carbon offsets, which this time is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the underlying science of greenhouse gases. The story, for those following along at home, can be summarized thusly:

    • Gar feels that carbon offsets are, among other things, the "enemy of the human race."
    • I feel that offsets are an interesting policy option with kinks to be worked out. The kinks are not nearly so fundamental or intractable as some would have you believe.

    The following discussion gets a bit dense, but it's also highly instructive, so I recommend soldiering through if this is a topic you're interested in.