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Michelle
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posted 07 January 2008 02:26 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry to post this twice, but this really deserves its own thread. This is a fabulous web site, and is a fantastic statement on how stupid carbon offsets and carbon "neutrality" is.

From their "about us" page:

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About Cheatneutral

Cheatneutral is about offsetting infidelity. We're the only people doing it, and Cheatneutral is a joke.

Carbon offsetting is about paying for the right to carry on emitting carbon. The Carbon offset industry sold £60 million of offsets last year, and is rapidly growing. Carbon offsetting is also a joke.


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Five ways that Cheatneutral is like carbon offsetting:

Cheatneutral tries to make it seem acceptable to cheat on your partner. In the same way, carbon offsetting tries to make it acceptable to carry on emitting excess carbon.

Cheatneutral doesn't really do much to reduce the amount of cheating in the world. Carbon offsetting does very little to reduce global carbon emissions.

It seems impossible to measure how much harm cheating on someone does. With carbon offsetting, there is currently no practically feasible way of measuring how much carbon offset projects actually save.

Having Cheatneutral's services available could actually encourages you to cheat more. If the carbon offsetters persuade you that it's possible to offset your emissions, you'll carry on emitting excess carbon through your lifestyle rather than think about reducing your emissions.

Cheatneutral is fundamentally the wrong way to go about solving problems with your relationships. Carbon offsetting is fundamentally the wrong way to go about tackling climate change.


Awesome.


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Michelle
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posted 07 January 2008 02:28 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And check out their projects!

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Steve and Lisa

Steve and Lisa met while on holiday in Spain, and quickly fell head over heels for each other. That Christmas, at his office party, Steve got drunk and unavoidably repeatedly cheated on Lisa with Cheri, a co-worker. He paid Cheatneutral just £2.50 and we invested his money in Alex, a single man with no prospect of finding a partner. In return for the payments, Alex agreed to remain single.

Thanks to Cheatneutral, Steve was able to come clean about his cheating to Lisa, and when he presented her with the Cheatneutral certificate they realised they wanted to get married. Their wedding is taking place in the summer. Steve continues to regularly cheat on Lisa and Cheatneutral continues to fund projects like Alex with his offset payments.


Ha!


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Catchfire
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posted 07 January 2008 02:28 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does feminism101.com know about this?
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Michelle
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posted 07 January 2008 02:41 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, shut up.

Just for you, Catchfire, here's their video from YouTube.


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peacenik2
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posted 07 January 2008 03:50 PM      Profile for peacenik2        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Loved it!

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bigcitygal
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posted 07 January 2008 06:23 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, wow, wow! How I love the snarky community (hey, I'm a charter member) and getting the snark on! What a hilarious way to talk about the uselessness about carbon emissions credits. Bravo!
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