And you thought carbon offsets couldn’t get worse!

Optimum Population Trust will offset your carbon by paying them to persuade third world women not to have children. Oh, they aren’t accredited and have no system for verification. Gosh, sounds reliable to me. But the ethical implications are what’s really stinky.

Instead of targeting actual high emitters, PopOffsets blames the world’s poorest people for a problem created by the rich, and it solicits funds for unnamed projects whose impact on global warming is at best unmeasurable.

There are ways
of “fighting” climate change that are going to lead to a lot of oppression, you don’t have to be a conspiracy crank to be worried.

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