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Offsets for What?

Last week I blogged about the ideas I discussed in my latest column for offsets for environmental problems other than greenhouse gases, like litter and ozone depletion. My suggestions, like Aqua Net offsets for those with big hair (with the mandatory Donald Trump joke) were made tongue in cheek. Tom Elia has found an actual offset that can be purchased for something that never crossed my mind. Flatulence. Unbelievable.


Comments (7)

I don't know about all of t... (Below threshold)
yo:

I don't know about all of that. My dog (an 80+ lb, and growing, golden retriever) breaks wind all of the time, and my place isn't any warmer for it.

But, I may have to buy an offset to counter all of the air freshener I spray.

Thank Gaia I can finally ma... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Thank Gaia I can finally make my a** carbon neutral!

This is suspicious.<p... (Below threshold)
hermie:

This is suspicious.

I wonder if they are in the pockets of 'Big Bean'.

I demand an investigation of Bush....and Campbell's, and B&M.

The offset guys must be lau... (Below threshold)

The offset guys must be laughing as they rake in the cash. I'll bet 90% do nothing but take the money and set up a nice website.

yo has a point. Perhaps the... (Below threshold)

yo has a point. Perhaps the harm is not so much the methane emissions as it is the chloro-flouro-carbons from the air fresheners.

The greenhouse effect of me... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The greenhouse effect of methane is 23 times greater than CO2, so the most effective means of limiting the damage to the environment is to burn methane at it's source. One way of doing this is the Blue Blazer method, but that might not be practical in all cases. The better approach would be to get Al Gore to invent catalytic underpants. A mesh of rare earth metals combined with thermocouples could not only eliminate methane but also supply enough electrical power to run a cell phone. Some folks may even be able to power a laptop, of a TV.

The Al Gore offset story go... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

The Al Gore offset story got even funnier today. I'm sure you saw the Instapundit link where he notes that giving carbon credits is a perk.

So in other words, the Goracle doesn't pay for his own carbon credits.

But there's another angle that makes it even funnier. Since they're given out as perks, do you think the company then writes them off as a business expense and gives their employees a 1099 for that perk so they have to pay taxes for that "income"?
I certainly hope so. I mean, if you're going to be a cynical, hypocritical icehole, why not go whole hog?




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