For The Environmentalist Who Has Everything ….

Fed up with all that worthy talk about carbon credits? Do you want to make a real difference to the environment? Some enterprising Americans may have the answer. The nice people at carbondeductions.com offer you the chance to kill trees to offset carbon credits. They have a mission statement:

“The reason we sell Carbon Debits is simple – we want to take away the pathetic excuse of Carbon Credits from those liberals who hide their shame filled lives behind money-bought lunacy. Carbon Credits are simply a way for the rich (Al Gore) to continue to hypocritically live lives that look nothing like what they try to enforce on everyone else in society. We want to take away those excuses.

Our goal is to completely wipe out every Carbon Credit ever bought by selling their nullifying opposite – the Carbon Debit. The guilt and shame that caused people to buy Carbon Credits in the first place will be placed back on them as we let them know that their actions caused us to nullify their credits. They are the cause of us killing trees; they need to face up to their guilt.

This message is important for one reason – Far Left Liberals are lunatics that operate solely on shame of themselves, their success, their country, and their wealth. It is time to expose their ideas and self-defeating idiocy – and selling Carbon Debits is the best way to do that.”

They do a nice line in T-shirts, but their real earners are the ‘Carbon Debit Packages’:

A bit pricey for me, although their tree-killer looks like a lot of fun. However, at $29.95 the ‘Make a Liberal Friend an Enemy’ package is an absolute steal and my own personal favourite. Who says the Americans don’t do irony?

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17 Responses to For The Environmentalist Who Has Everything ….

  1. matt says:

    LOL.

    Their words;

    ‘Do We Really Kill Trees?
    The short answer is “Yes”. We run a burgeoning business of clearing trees from grasslands so the Antelope won’t be scared. As silly as that previous sentence may sound it is actually true.’

    So an interesting and typically US style entrepreneurial spin on an existing business.

    Right up Grit’s farm track. 🙂

    And they’re absolutely right. Offsets rely solely on ‘guilt’ for their market to stay afloat! In that sense offsets are a new religion.

  2. Dave On Fire says:

    For more laughs at the expense of carbon indulgences, try Cheat Neutral.

  3. matt says:

    Very tongue in cheek. 🙂

    And so cheap at £2.50.

  4. Pete Smith says:

    I did actually sign up to become a Cheatneutral ‘project’. At my time of life I lack the energy to be unfaithful, so I thought I’d see if I could get a little money as compensation. I got a very nice email from a lady called Beth thanking me for signing up to become a monogamy boosting offset project. Further down she says:
    “While you are waiting for your payment you might want to have a think about what you can do about climate change…
    1. Measure your carbon footprint…
    2. Think about reducing your carbon footprint…
    3. Learn about Contraction and Convergence…
    4. Use your influence as a citizen…
    5. Get together with your friends or family and discuss what you think…”
    So the whole thing is a scam, a front for the Climate Change lobby. I suspect I could be waiting a very long time for my payment, and frankly I feel cheated. I’m beginning to understand how the Grit feels 🙂

  5. matt says:

    Always thought you & Grit had something going there Pete.

    Maybe these guys could put you and Grit out of your misery, together!

    Call it a ‘lifestyle’ change. 🙂

  6. Pete Smith says:

    I doubt if the Grit’s local Costco stocks Prada 🙂

  7. the Grit says:

    Hi y’all,

    I posted about that a while back. I also mentioned, some time last year, that the only thing holding back the push for our Government to jump on the Global Warming bandwagon was to convince Big Business that there was profit in it. Personally, if people want to curb their guilt by giving me money to either not cut down trees that I had no intention of felling, or for burning the wood to heat my home in winter that is going into the fireplace regardless, I say thanks 🙂

    We don’t have Costco, we have Wal*Mart. If you want fancy stuff, you have to drive into Memphis. Or, you can order it off the net and FedEx will bring it out the next day 🙂 This, I should point out, rarely fails here, since we are the main hub, which is a real pain at times. When the wind is blowing in the wrong direction, our farm is in the flight path, one jet every three minutes between 11:00 PM and 2:00 AM. Nasty.

    the Grit

  8. matt says:

    Gee Grit, my romantic view of your farm has taken a dive.

    First it was the admission of urban sprawl. Now its airplane noise pollution as well. You should be moving on up some mountains to get away from those urban types. 😉

  9. Pete Smith says:

    “We don’t have Costco, we have Wal*Mart”

    That’s OK, they don’t stock Prada either 🙂

  10. matt says:

    You boys will just have to meet in New York then … for a little R&R.

    😉

  11. Pete Smith says:

    For some reason I’ve never felt the need to visit the USA.

  12. the Grit says:

    Hi Matt,

    I would except for the family ties to the land. It’s been in my wife’s family since 1820, so the habit is kind of hard to break. I know that doesn’t sound all that old in Europe, but around here it’s like the dawn of history 🙂

    Hi Pete,

    I used to feel that way about Europe. I have, however, changed my mind to the extent that I would like to tour Scotland and Italy.

    the Grit

  13. matt says:

    You boys could meet half way then. Ascension Island’s looking good;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascension_Island

    1820 Grit. That’s impressive but, if the farm is getting surrounding bit by bit by urban sprawl it would seem economic to cash in or, turn it into a city farm for school visits.

    If I was you I’d head for them hills. Hell, you could even sell a slice of your farm for a bit of cash & purchase a nice wee cabin up in those forests. Remember the cool mountain breeze in these increasingly hot summers will feel mighty good.

  14. Pete Smith says:

    “If I was you I’d head for them hills”

    There may be less hills to head for in the future. The ‘preparedness’ community in the US is building up a head of steam about the “Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act” currently under consideration by the House of Representatives. This Act proposes converting more than 28,000,000 acres (45,000 square miles) in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming into “designated wilderness areas.”
    The affected land currently has roads and is open to public use. However, if the wilderness area expansion passes then public access use will be severely restricted. All roads will be blocked off or removed, and hunting and wood cutting will be illegal. A “wilderness permit” will be required for camping or backpacking in these areas.
    Good news for environmentalists, bad news for anyone currently living there or anyone intending to “head for the hills”.

  15. matt says:

    Radical indeed.

    Good for barbed wire and CCTV contractors. 🙂

  16. the Grit says:

    Hi Matt, Pete,

    If I was going to head for the hills, it would be to the Smokies or the Black Hills. Unfortunately, most of them are already full up. As to selling the farm, I expect any year for the local government to repeal the Greenbelt laws, which would raise our property taxes by around $75,000 per year, at which time we would be forced to sell. That’s the traditional method around here for turning farms into suburbs.

    the Grit

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