Carbon Credits Are The New "Blood Diamonds"

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/world/africa/in-scramble-for-land-oxfam-says-ugandans-were-pushed-out.html
     
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    And everyone who uses fossil fuels is culpable.
     
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    Yeah this is an example of one of the reasons I think that the CAP and TRADE carbon credit idea is going to lead to serious problems.
     
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    Why am I not surprised? And the stupid Africans being used know not that they are in fact also digging their own graves!

    These are the very reasons why some African thinkers are very suspicious of our so-called developed nations. Most of these developed nations have a long history of wanting to abase Africa. And it never seizes to amaze me how any African would believe people with long history of disdain towards Africans would suddenly have the best interest of Africans and Africa in mind.
     
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    Ironic story.

    Me, I think CAP AND TRADE carbon credits are going to become a serious problem, right? I think this will beome more like INDULGENCEs than a real solution to the carbon pollution problem.

    Last week I assigned my carbon credits (due to winterizing my home) to a not-for-profit that winterizes people's homes.


    See?

    This is how they get ya!

    Basically it becomes nearly impossible NOT to play the game by their rules.
     
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    Exactly what the thoughtful knew would happen, while the manipulators just care about their green venture investments.
     
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    "No Blood for Carbon"
    That isn't taken is it?
    Hmmm... bumper stickers, t-shirts, commemorative swizzle sticks...
     

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