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Would You Add Carbon Offsetting to Your Flight ?

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Carbon Offsetting
« on: Mar 11, 2009, 14:15 »
When you book a flight with some airliners you're asked if you would like to add Carbon Offsetting to your ticket.

The example below is taken from the easyjet website:

Reduce the impact of the carbon emissions from your flights on the environment through UN certified emission reduction projects.

Contribute £1.36 per person to balance the 104kg of Carbon Dioxide per passenger on this booking - there are no middlemen and easyJet doesn't profit from the scheme.


Do you believe it will make a difference or do you see it as a rip-off ?

The example above is for a standard flight between London Stansted and Newcastle.

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Re: Carbon Offsetting
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2009, 14:20 »
Rip off, the only way to reduce carbon emmisions is not to fly in the first place.

Its too late to plant a few trees to make up for the polution caused, better to stop all the politicians and business people flying all around the world to meetings or to "see at first hand" the damage they themselves are causing.

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Re: Carbon Offsetting
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2009, 14:34 »
I understand where you're coming from but if the money coming in from these Carbon Offsetting add-ons go to "UN certified emission reduction projects" as they say it does then they're already working on bettering the situation, surely. I'm no saint, far from, but it gives me a lighter heart when I travel knowing that I'm doing something to ease the burden. Even if it doesn't mean a whole lot at this very moment in time. I wish all airliners would introduce something similar as I really do believe it will one day benefit us all. A world without planes in the air is pretty much Utopia but I feel a little bit less bad about going on a flight when I add the Carbon offsetting to the ticket. In a way it's very selfish what I do, really, but I don't do it just to make myself feel better.

And it's never too late to plant trees.

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Re: Carbon Offsetting
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2009, 14:44 »
The only way that emission reduction projects is going to be of any beneficial help is for the biggest polluters to do something about it.

It need the USA, China, India and Russia to drastically cut their emissions, compared to them we create very little emissions ourselves but are the easiest to target and tax.

Just look at the car industry and their "so called" environmentally friendly cars like the Toyota Prius. Over the life of the car it causes more emissions than an ordinary petrol car. To help the environment just keep your car a lot longer rather than scrapping it and buying new and save the emissions caused by building and scrapping it.

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