I just copied this from an online survey taken and published by MSNBC.....77% of people think carbon offsets are either a fraud or a joke. That kind of says it all. It seems there are some intelligent people out there reading this stuff and thinking about it.
Carbon offsets are ... * 5647 responses
A reasonable way to try to reduce the damage a person does to the environment 3.7%
A good first step, but only a first step, to living greener 19%
A way fake environmentalists can rationalize their behavior 34%
A joke 43%
Not a scientific survey. Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.