Is carbon offsetting a scam?

The race to net zero has begun. The EU has pledged to do it by 2050. China is aiming for 2060. And today, at an Earth Day summit, Joe Biden is making it an integral part of his new climate plan. One way to achieve it is by buying carbon offsets. But as this video shows, the booming industry is not always what it seems.

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Activities

  1. Create an infographic that explains how the greenhouse effect works, what its purpose is and why it must be regulated.
  2. Divide into two groups and hold a debate on the following statement: “Companies should be forced to reduce emissions as well as offsetting them.”