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December 14, 2007

Even Kool-Aid–Guzzlers Know Carbon Offsets Are a Scam

The liberal elite practice of buying carbon offsets to excuse lavish lifestyles, while demanding that the rest of live like Third-World peasants, is subjected to well-deserved ridicule at Cheatneutral. As PC World reports, the site allows those who cheat on their spouses to offset their betrayal by paying others not to indulge in adultery.

Despite the sarcasm, the site's founders are actually true believers who want something done about human civilization before it results in warmer weather. As one of the founders piously explains, they wanted to poke fun at carbon offset racket

Because, very briefly, it presents itself as a way that people can effectively deal with climate change while largely maintaining their levels of energy consumption. It masks the need for dramatic emissions reduction in the West, and instead seems to offer a license to pollute.

This is why Cheatneutral

tries to make it seem acceptable to cheat on your partner in the same way carbon offsetting tries to make it acceptable to carry on emitting excess carbon. Having Cheatneutral's services could actually encourage you to cheat more. If the carbon offsetters persuade you that it is possible to offset your emissions, you will carry on emitting excess carbon rather than think about reducing your emissions.

The Goracle must be rolling his eyes in impatience. The global warming hoax has nothing to do with pollution or the weather. It's about enriching profiteers like himself and imposing international socialism.

If only Bill Clinton had come up with the Cheatneutral concept, it would have been the perfect parallel to the high-living energy hog Al Gore's carbon credits racket.

On a tip from Byron.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 14, 2007 7:07 AM


It is heartening to see the how the truth can shine through even in the service of a flawed cause. If they and other bright people of their generation could apply their powers of rational analysis and creative energy towards the specious carbon emission concept itself, they could really save the planet.

Posted by: Beef at December 14, 2007 8:04 AM

I often buy booze for several homeless people before picking one to beat mercilessly.


But seriously, don't beat homeless people.

Posted by: Brad at December 14, 2007 8:13 AM

Here is another site poking fun at carbon credits:

Their mission:

"We are on a mission to take away every one of Al Gore's meaningless carbon credits by simply providing carbon debits. Help us make this dream a reality by purchasing one of the packages below. Don't let Al Gore assuage his guilt with meaningless penance, heap it back on with carbon debits – every one of which we will let him know about."

Posted by: baldeagle390 at December 14, 2007 12:37 PM

Also, why should carbon credits be just for the rich:;jsessionid=CA193CEA0E9C81B8FC1C7DD975128CFC

I just got 1,000,000 carbon credits for free.

Posted by: baldeagle390 at December 14, 2007 12:40 PM

do they have a rollover plan?

Posted by: nanc at December 14, 2007 9:20 PM