Posted: Nov 26, 2018 6:30 pm
by Regina
Keep It Real wrote:
scott1328 wrote:The pope used to sell indulgences, too. Screw the carbon credits and donate to "green" causes.


That rather lacks the "awareness raising" pragmatic aim methinks. We all have some carbon footprint, and...well...

You do not understand how this works. Buying carbon credit indulgences means that you can in fact indulge in some heavy-duty environmental destruction beforehand (eg extensive globe-trotting, riding fat motorbikes, watching your environmental awareness-raising programmes on a 4k TV, and genreally do whatever tickles your affluent middle-class fancy) and then climb the moral highground by acquiring green indulgences. That system works just as beautifully as the papal one.