Creative Offsets

From the "brochure" of creative entrepreneur, as described in the OpionionJournal

Want to fly to Paris in your Gulfstream? Hey, who doesn't--but the kind of CO2 emissions from a trip like that will come back to haunt you when global warming hits. But what if you persuaded someone else to cancel a similar trip? That's where I come in: For a modest fee of $10,000, I won't fly to Paris on a Gulfstream this spring, so your trip will be carbon-neutral, and you can stroll guilt-free along the Champs Elysées.

And some people wonder why even their serious thoughts are considered entertainment.

Further, here is a suggestion on how we can meet our Kyoto commitments for a mere $50 Billion a year. Sounds like a good deal to me. I'd pay that not to have to listen to the chatter from the old country.

On a more serious note, here is a real economist offering his thoughts on why carbon offsets are not what they appear to be. An inconvenient truth, for sure.