Skip to comments.Carbon offset kiosk at SFO sells carbon credits at 60 times the market rate [rip-off report]
Posted on 09/18/2009 10:25:08 AM PDT by Bulwinkle
According to the San Francisco Chromicle, the SFO airport has now installed carbon offset purchase kiosks so that you can remove the guilt from your flight. Only one problem. The carbon offsets sold by kiosk sell at a rate that is about 60 times what carbon credits are actually selling for on the market now. Theres no frequent flyer polluter discount either.....
If I chose the medium range flight at 2000 miles, the cost would be 11.44 for 1869 pounds of CO2 that is estimated to be emitted on my behalf. That works out to about $12.24 per ton of CO2.
Heres the rub, you can buy a ton of carbon offset on the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) for 20 cents. Thats about 60 times less than what you would pay at the SFO kiosk! .......
(Excerpt) Read more at wattsupwiththat.com ...
Man I just got a wonderful business idea. I can just set up shop on the internet and let all of the carbon-guilty liberals just pay me and I’ll make sure it goes to a good environmental charity. :)
A bunch of eBay geniuses already beat you to it.
British Airways offers this chance to throw away your money when purchasing tickets through their site. Can’t imagine they are the only ones.
Pimp your liberal friends. Ask them if they are buying this fad. If they aren’t ridicule them.
A fool and his money.....
What a complete ripoff.
I am selling bottles of fresh neutrinos at the very reduced and special SFO price of only 25 cents, plus $9.74 for the very attractive gift bottle ($9.99 total).
Not to mention the little fact that carbon dioxide doesn’t cause global warming.
Or that there is no global warming.
It takes an SF Bay Area liberal to feel superior over paying for a 60X ripoff for a solution that doesn’t work for a problem that isn’t there.
They say it isn’t a religion and then they start selling indulgences. Amazing.
To buy them they should have to sign a contract that when they are broke they cannot receive any welfare or health care under any condition!!!
Even though this is the biggest scam ever and the people that are stupid enough to fall for it deserve to be pennyless..... the inventors of this are pure marketing genious.
If you place all your bets on stupidy, you will come out like a rose every time.
Offset your Carbon Footprint with Greenhouse Gas Credit
This auction is for 1 metric ton of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) greenhouse gas offsets to offset your carbon footprint. The purchaser of these offsets will be recognized by Clean Air Action Corporation (CAAC) as paid in full for greenhouse gas reductions and will be issued a certificate as shown below.
Multiple tonnes may be purchased by selecting the quantity desired when you “Buy It Now”. You have the option of receiving a PDF certificate via email, or a paper certificate via postal mail. There is no shipping or handling charge for email certificates.
These offsets are created by subsistence farmers in East Africa and India, participating in the programs of The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST). TIST is sponsored by the Institute for Environmental Innovation and Clean Air Action Corporation. For more information on TIST activities in these countries, visit http://www.tist.org
I’ve heard of pissing your $$$ away but this takes the cake!
The only ones buying into this carbon credit thing are liberals - I say let them continue, it's less money for COI/ACORN, SEIU, and Democrats.
When you put in the money and press the button it must spit out a little sign....
Why not sell dehydrated water for emergancy kits?
Just add water shake and drink!
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