"MYSTICAL CARBON CREDITS...
... based on something you can't see or touch, determined by theoretical formulas you can't comprehend, tracked through computer entries you'll never see, trading for sums of money you can't even imagine, managed by people you won't ever know.
To be spent...you're told...in far away lands on "green" stuff you'll never hear about, and probably don't even want to think about.
Now, ask yourself...
Who wouldn't want a piece of that action?"
Well, I would for one. Because I'm earth's newest and bestest and brightest Climate Believer. I believe in Climate! I believe in Climate Justice -- my motto is "there's enough climate for everybody, so let's spread it around, just like Al Gore!".
For one thing, I'm pretty sure if you buy them, you get a bumper sticker for your car that says you, one of the virtuous ones, have bought CCs to offset the use of your car. You can toodle around town feeling virtuouser-than-thou!
And David Suzuki, my newest and bestest friend, he would want a piece of that action, as would the Great, the agreeable, the aGoreable, Goregeous One.
I'm in. I may even trade in my houseboat in order to buy carbon credits -- if I had a houseboat, which I don't.
But, I may sell my van down by the river.