Re: Carbon offset birding

To: Ian May <>
Subject: Re: Carbon offset birding
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 16:35:32 +1100
Hi Ian,

I think our chances are about as good as ticking a Dodo and a Moa at Werribee on the same day.



On 03/01/2008, at 2:59 PM, Ian May wrote:

Hi Carl

What if we ask Kev 07 or Al, his pal for some offset funding to build a low carbon emitting yacht for Birding-aus members.. We could sail around twitching pelagics with a wind generator charging our phone and camera batteries, solar panels powering the tv, the beer fridge and of course an electronic mulching toilet integrated with the vhf to help broadcast our results.

No, we don't want trees, we want kelp. We could crew the boat with vegans and other diverse humans who would live off kelp.. What do you have if you mix carbon with kelp and cement it together with the waste of a sequestrating vegan? Recycled carbon fibre to build a boat!. Yep, all we need is vision, a capacity to brainstorm and understand the big picture.

And at the end of the day if we want more funding, just create a computer model based on our results and make up a few 50 year forecasts of imminent extinctions and rising sea levels. Now where can i find an accurate weather forecast for tomorrow?

Happy New Year and good birding

Ian May

Carl Clifford wrote:

> Dear All,
 > There has been a bit of discussion on the subject of carbon credit
 > schemes. In the latest issue of CSIRO journal, ECOS, there is a good
> article on the subject which has confirmed some suspicions I have had > about some schemes. The article " Seeing the wood for the trees: what
 > to look for when purchasing carbon credits" the article can be read
 > on line or down-loaded at
 > Cheers,
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