I must confess to being very sceptical about all these carbon offsets -
seems they are basically promising (for some unknown period) not to cut
down a tree which otherwise they may or may not have cut down? How many
times does the same tree get not cut down?
And of course as others have stated - the marginal impact of one extra
passenger on a flight is very small - would be interesting to see how they
calculate the impact per person and what load factor they assume
I must add that I am NOT a climate change sceptic - just do not believe in
many of the "solutions"
On 16 November 2011 13:28, Geoff Price <> wrote:
> One thing is for sure, I won't be paying any useless Qantas carbon neutral
> nonsense now we have the carbon tax. Not that I would anyway - I certainly
> would not trust Qantas and its overpaid CEO to ensure that money paid as a
> "carbon offset" actually goes anywhere but straight into the bottomless
> pockets of Qantas stakeholders.
> On 16/11/2011 11:39 AM, John Harris wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Further to the thread I started, here is the relevant info from the
>> Qantas Website about Flying Carbon Neutral. Cheaper than the Carbon Tax!!!
>> Offset your flight to reduce your climate change impact. Our program only
>> chooses independently accredited carbon credits and is verified under the
>> Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard – Carbon Neutral™
>> Do you want to offset your share of flight emissions for this trip (1,058
>> kilograms CO2-e)?
>> Yes, offset flights - $9.76 AUD ($4.88 x 2 passengers)
>> No thanks
>> Yours in all things "green"
>> John Harris
>> Manager, Environment and Sustainability
>> Donvale Christian College
>> 155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
>> 03 9844 2471 Ext 277
>> 03 9844 1102 Fax
>> 0409 090 955
>> President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV)
>> Past President, Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
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