Glenn Reynolds on carbon offsets today (author's hyperlink):
WE NO LONGER QUESTION THEIR PATRIOTISM: “Perhaps the most disturbing scene of the afternoon, however, involved the man who pulled down his pants in front of women and children and defecated on a burning U.S. flag.”As Douglas Adams might recommend, every time you belch, pass gas or otherwise produce carbon emissions, it's important to obtain a receipt in order to prove that you've purchased the correct amount of carbon offsets.
Even more shockingly, he apparently failed to purchase carbon offsets to cover the burning flag's greenhouse emissions. . . .