• MooseBoys@lemmy.world
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    9 months ago

    I have 7 trees on my property. If you pay me $700 I’ll promise not to cut them down for five years, and you can subtract 35 tons of CO2 from your environmental balance sheet.

    That’s how carbon offsets work. They’re bullshit.

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      9 months ago

      Sometimes carbon credits are sold off trees that weren’t going to be cut down anyway 😂😂

      Wendover has a really great video on carbon offsetting on YouTube and nebula

    • ilikekeyboards@lemmy.world
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      9 months ago

      A true arbon neutral watch would cost the same but there’d be no profit left for the brand if they really did donate to companies that would plant trees or would lock away carbon dioxide