Carbon (Dis)Credit

Since I met Ian Beyer last fall at the Church IT RoundTable in Kansas City, I’ve been humbled by his incredible geekiness. The guy is running VLANs at home and has both private and public wifi as well. It’s definitely the most enterprise-y home network I’ve heard about so far. Anyhow…

While sure to be controversial, I have to say that he has hit the nail on the head with The Carbon Credit Crunch. In his post, he pokes fun at Al Gore and other climate change Henny Pennys.

Carbon credits are nothing more than 21st-century indulgences.

It’s simply not acceptable and almost seems hypocritical to buy these carbon credits as a response to your ever-increasing carbon footprint. The point should be to change your behaviors not offset them. It’s quite similar to something I’ve heard Dave Ramsey say regarding personal finances: you don’t need to treat the SYMPTOM (the debt), you need to fix the PROBLEM (spending more than you make).

I’m gonna go join Ian now to chop up some trees. For more reading, check out Brandon’s ongoing post about “global warming” climate change.