Finally, I have a better understanding of global warming. Academy awards, congressional hearings and a mountain of written information have allowed me to see the light but it must be a CFL. (Compact fluorescent light) You know CFL is the replacement bulb for regular light bulbs and they only cost 4 times as much as incandescent bulbs.
New terms have emerged because of the global warming scare and one should be cognizant of the definitions for these terms prior to engaging in any attempt at logical conversation. The terms in question are Carbon neutrality defined as purchasing something called a Carbon Offset. Basically, if you produce too much carbon in the atmosphere through driving, flying, using too much power at home or the office you can soothe your troubled mind by giving money to one of several companies in business to sell you a carbon offset. Your money supposedly goes to projects creating power through non-carbon producing processes.
I encourage everyone to investigate the motive behind global warming by visiting websites such as www.terrapass.com where you will be offered the opportunity to pay for the privilege of seeking carbon neutrality. For example, you can enter your zip code and a little information about your power bills or your vehicle and you are quoted a carbon-offset fee. I entered my power bill totals for the past month and as a result can receive a Terra Pass for one year for only $149.70. For only $80.00, I receive a decal for my vehicle and have the opportunity to feel good about driving again. Frankly, whoever is behind this website has my admiration. Anyone who can pull this off has to be brilliant. It remains to be seen if the American people will act like sheep running to the slaughter but I would wager these organizations would be extremely successful.
Does it seem a little strange we are requested to pay fees to allow us to abuse natural resources such as natural gas and petroleum? I thought the purpose of reducing global warming was to reduce our dependence on these resources through conservation. Now, we have a new industry evolving that will let me pay in advance for my sin of overindulgence. Such a deal, I can purchase a vehicle getting 8 miles per gallon but put a decal on my window and be forgiven for my greed.
Follow the money! This ain’t brain surgery.