Taking care of business

Reyes, Oscar
December 2009
New Internationalist;Dec2009, Issue 428, p16
The article argues that the conversion of many large corporations from climate change deniers to climate change believers is due to a perception that carbon offsets represent a business opportunity. Critics say the carbon markets represent a way to delay doing anything serious on climate change and deflect attention from the issue of phasing out fossil fuels. It notes that indigenous people are generally opposed to carbon offsets because it allows destruction of their forests.


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