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Earth Minute: Carbon Offsetting (Thurs, Feb 2, 2023)

Earth Minute: Carbon Offsetting (Thurs, Feb 2, 2023)

A new investigation by The Guardian reveals that forest carbon offsets approved by the world’s leading provider, Verra, and used by big corporations such as Disney, Shell, Gucci and more, are largely worthless and could make climate change worse. The findings show...
US proposes new mega-greenwash scheme at COP27 to avoid financial commitments

US proposes new mega-greenwash scheme at COP27 to avoid financial commitments

The U.S. Is Presenting a Bad, Distracting Plan at U.N. Climate Talks Climate envoy John Kerry has proposed relying on carbon credits to fund renewable energy in developing countries. What that really means is that the U.S. doesn’t want to pay up. Source: The New...
John Oliver debunks carbon offsets – Echoing GJEP and global climate justice critique

John Oliver debunks carbon offsets – Echoing GJEP and global climate justice critique

Note: Our allies at REDD-Monitor published this article with a link to a recent program by late night talk show comedian John Oliver that takes on the ludicrous notion that corporations can achieve “net zero” emissions using carbon offsets. Below is this...