Klein on Climate Offsets

“When the Big Green [sorry, not Dartmouth, kids] groups refer to offsets as “the low-hanging fruit” of climate action, they are in fact making a crude cost-benefit analysis that concludes that it’s easier to cordon off a forest inhabited by politically weak people in a poor country than to stop politically powerful corporate emitters in rich countries — that it’s easier to pick the fruit, in other words, than dig up the roots.” —Naomi Klein, “This Changes Everything,” 222-223.

~ by Benji on October 24, 2014.

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