Carbon offsets as environmentalist blood money

I suppose after all of the essays posted on this blog I should clear something up. Many of you maybe of the impression that the author is anti-environmentalist. Not necessarily so. What I am is pro-human life and people (no matter what their personal beliefs) should be free to pursue their course of action in the best manner they see fit as long as their actions or activities do not infringe on the rights or life of another. Capitalism is the result of a civilization’s recognition of individual rights. It is a social system that enables human beings to use their minds in the best manner possible so people can live and prosper.

This being said, environmentalism is anti-human life and is religious in the sense that it and much of the groups organized in its name seek to destroy civilization while, simultaneously, force humans to live in a manner that sacrifices their lives to the needs of nature. In the past I have commented on how Al Gore has been able to benefit from the green system of privileges known as carbon offsets. A recent study reveals his profits and other companies involved in the carbon offset market are nothing more than blood money.

A study recently released by the Oakland Institute points out the awful effects of G20 and other developed countries efforts to offset carbon emissions. According to a news report that covered researchers’ findings:

“The recent trend by well-off nations to carry on polluting but offset the effects by establishing forest plantations in poor countries as part of the ‘global carbon market’ is touted as a win-win situation for both countries,” Dr Richards said.

“But in many cases acquisition of land by foreign interests dispossesses local populations, which has profound impacts on the essentials needed for survival: food, water and shelter.

“The real benefits accrue to those acquiring the land – the plantation forestry company and their investors who are all seeking a return on capital.

“In interviews with 152 local villagers, environmental workers, company staff and journalists, it was found that up to 8000 subsistence farmers had been evicted from their land, with some subjected to physical violence by unknown security forces.

“Some villagers who tried to maintain a connection with their land reported being imprisoned through trespass laws.

Not only does ethanol production increase the price of corn which negatively affects poor people in developing countries (like Mexico). Now villagers in developing countries are arrested or kicked off their land in the name of subsidizing feel good measures for rich liberals who want to be carbon neutral.