P.T. Barnum Was Right
Environmentally conscious travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport will soon be able to assuage their guilt and minimize the impact of their air travel by buying certified carbon offsets at airport kiosks.
...the general idea, officials said, is that a traveler would approach a kiosk resembling the self-service check-in stations used by airlines, then punch in his or her destination. The computer would calculate the carbon footprint and the cost of an investment to offset the damage. The traveler could then swipe a credit card to help save the planet. Travelers would receive a printed receipt listing the projects benefiting from their environmental largesse.
You think that's bad? You ain't seen nothing yet. Just give it a couple months. It won't be long before Congress takes up making such "green fees" mandatory for all airline passengers.
"...whites of their eyes."
(link via Say Anything)