More on carbon offsets

Lynne Kiesling

Dwyer Gunn’s post on carbon offsets at the Freakonomics blog provides a good overview of the issues involved in carbon offsets:

The offset credits are a popular component of most cap-and-trade proposals because they have the potential to lessen the economic costs of the programs. The cost of upgrading to environmentally friendly practices is very high for certain industries and carbon-offset credits can ease the transition in these situations. However there are doubts about whether the offset credits actually represent reduced emissions.

Her whole post is informative and useful, and builds on the very good posts on carbon offsets over the past few weeks at Common Tragedies.


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  1. Nobody really does Western Swing anymore, except as a sort of musical museum piece….
    I couldn’t help but feel that Western Swing, if not dead yet, is all but dead.

    May I respectfully suggest that, well, it’s not dead, it’s just restin’. Or, more precisely, it’s not restin’, it’s dancin’.

    As your co-blogger will tell you, my hobby is swing dancing, mostly lindy hop with the occasional foray into West Coast Swing, etc. Western Swing is far from the dominant style for live bands who play for swing dancers, but it’s not gone from the scene, either. I promise, look across a jumping dance floor, and your first thought will not be “look at all the blue hairs.”

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