Used on a massive scale, carbon offsets can be a loophole for polluting industries to continue dirty business as usual. Under proposed cap and trade systems, polluters want to buy offset credits as a sort of “get out of jail free” card to avoid having to invest in green jobs and cleaner skies here in the U.S.
If current U.S. offset proposals are approved, we could see dangerous climate pollution actually increase while countries like the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom claim to be fighting global warming.
Contact President Obama now and tell him that we can’t afford to let big polluters off the hook by allowing offsets to replace required pollution cuts with hot air.
*Not in the US? You can still take action to demand world leaders actually lead at the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen!