Thursday, March 22, 2007

No Blood For Snake Oil!

I don't know what's worse, the fact that people are buying into this feel-good, do-nothing horseshit, or the fact that I didn't think of it first, and get a cut of the action.

How much does Carbon Offsetting cost? Price survey!

Example: a mid-sized 30 mpg car driving 12,000 miles/year will create about 3.55 tons of CO2/year. Using's calculator we figured this would cost only about $19.50 or $1.63/month to be offset! This means that for a very small amount of money you can drive the equivalent of a zero-CO2-emission car!

It's OK, folks. They're "certified" by the "Chicago Climate Exchange". Come on now, if that doesn't instill you with confidence, what will?

Where's my checkbook?

It is up to each of us to clean our own mess, obviously the government can't and won't do it (alone). Signing up with any of these programs might effectively reduce your CO2 contributions to ZERO! (All prices in US$)


And, I might start shitting gold nuggets this morning to help beef up my kids' college fund.