Carbon neutrality 

It really gets me that all those big companies claim to be carbon neutral but meanwhile they keep on fueling consumerism which causes huge amounts of emissions through the sales of their products and services.
Put it differently, these companies simply ignore the externalities resulting from their existence and their drive to maximise revenue.

Carbon offsets 

Also, that carbon neutrality is mostly achieved by buying carbon offsets which is at best a very limited resource and at worst a total scam:
* Even if it would work as well as possible, the earth’s land ecosystems can only hold enough additional vegetation to absorb 40 - 100 GtCO₂e from the atmosphere.
* Once this additional growth is achieved (and that takes decades), there is no capacity for additional carbon storage on land.
* The world emits 55 GtCO₂e into the atmosphere per year. So all we can offset is 2 year’s emissions at most.

So even if it would work (but zero evidence so far), offsetting is not a sustainable solution: it is too little and too late because we need to cut emissions dramatically (by 40 GtCO₂e per year) in the next 20 years.

Carbon offsets 

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Not to mention most of the land those offsets would be planted on is currently used to feed or house over 7 billion people and their livestock, most offset funded trees are not looked after once they're in the ground and die within a year, and 10-20% of the available land will be rendered uninhabitable by climate change before this century is over.
Offsetting is just a Green-themed Ponzi Scheme that will never achieve any positive results.
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Carbon offsets 

@LearnTribe I agree. The figures I presented are absolute best case ignoring all that. But it shows that even that most optimistic scenario is still a scam.

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