Carbon

Absurd

Dear Editor: Regarding your attempt at calculating the carbon offset amount mandated by your and others’ air travel (WF, Nov./Dec.,’16) I am somewhat puzzled by the whole enterprise. Yes, we all participate in the machinery of ongoing environmental degradation and the apparently accelerating pace of climate catastrophe.

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Quaker PopOffsets

Wanna buy baby?” I was eleven years old and traveling with my family in Latin America. We were climbing up a dirt path in the humid heat when we passed a young woman, perhaps only five or six years older than I was. She was holding an infant in her arms.

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Carbon Offsets for Western Friend

Update, 6/5/2019:

Many new initiatives to promote "carbon offsets" have emerged since the letter below was published.

One overview of such initiatives is found in the May 17, 2019, article by Anderw Wan, "Staying Green While Traveling."

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