This is an interesting article the reveals some of the fatal flaws in the carbon trading scheme: A Nonprofit Promised to Preserve Wildlife. Then It Made Millions Claiming It Could Cut Down Trees.
Selling carbon credits will simply never work. One institution has credits to “sell”, so a polluter company can then offer to buy them. The pollution (greenhouse gasses) are still emitted. What’s to like about such a ridiculous scheme?
Well, the money. Companies like the Audobon Society of Massachusetts made a quick $6 million dollars playing the game.
This has nothing to do with preserving the global climate and everything to do with who can make money trading and selling carbon credits.
Here’s the deal: If EVER the carbon credit is “used”, this means that at least that much pollution in the form of greenhouse gas has been emitted. Which is the exact opposite of what should be happening.
Moreover, carbon trading / carbon selling simply means the end-user winds up paying the higher cost to the companies that had to buy carbon credits so they could produce their pollutive products. It’s not as if the companies will lose money, they won’t – you will.
So far, I have not seen a carbon scheme that I can support. Like “net zero” and “carbon free” and “clean energy” and all the other stupid buzzwords being bantied about, carbon credits are just another scheme to make more money and won’t do anything for the environment.
The only way to take steps to solve climate change is to STOP POLLUTING as soon as possible, which means for these companies to go out of business permanently. Swapping “who gets to pollute” coupons back and forth does nothing but permit endless levels of more pollution.