Comments on: Travel agent scraps “medieval pardons” for emissions http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: hisa http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-345656 Sun, 01 Aug 2010 09:11:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-345656 the first picture you have uploaded is good.

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By: Holiday in Bhutan http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-343436 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:44:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-343436 great post!!i totaly agree with u.

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By: paper shredding http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342692 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:03:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342692 Carbon offsetting may be the feasible way of being earth-friendly while enjoying a vacation. It’s better than not having any efforts at all.

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By: Jevanyn http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342661 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:52:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342661 Airlines should pay the carbon offsets, since they’re directly producing the emissions. If they do, they should disclose it publicly and pass the cost of those offsets on to customers. Environmentally conscious travelers could then deliberately travel on airlines that buy the carbon offsets, putting pressure on other airlines to do the same. This is what seems fair to me. it is likely to backfire, however, since people always nearly fly whichever airline is cheapest, but travel agencies could (should be required to?) point out whether an airline is paying for the offsets.

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By: Sigmund Fraud http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342472 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 17:16:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342472 Kenny, I’ve checked that site out. Please tell me you’re kidding, because I have only so much faith in human sanity and this is going to about do it for what’s left.I think that if the travel agent does appropriate education in accordance with their beliefs, it will be harmless and beneficial to also provide the service discussed.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342469 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:47:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342469 Paul: YES! That is exactly what I want them to do. If you get on an airplane directing tons and tons of carbon directly into the atmosphere, I expect you to feel VERY guilty. Phony ‘offsets’ are just to line pockets with green, not be green.

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By: Kenny http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342468 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:47:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342468 Here is a free alternative, that does just as much good as any you would ever pay for (and you get a cool certificate!):http://www.freecarbonoffse ts.comDon’t pay for carbon offsets.

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By: Rimu http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342462 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 05:47:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342462 Paul, people do not “always need to travel”, as you put it. Most travel is unnecessary and purely for fun

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By: Paul http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342456 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:21:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342456 So the alternative to carbon offsets is nothing? Seriously, that seems pretty dumb to me. I agree that we all need to find way to reduce our emissions in practical ways, but people will always need to travel and offsets offer a reasonable way for people to do something good.I am not saying that we shouldn’t encourage reductions, but when somebody who has already reduced their emissions needs to fly somewhere, what do you expect them to do. Feel guilty about it?

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/10/16/travel-agent-scraps-medieval-pardons-for-emissions/comment-page-1/#comment-342455 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:00:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14368#comment-342455 It depends. It’s probably the only real way for consumers to signal to holiday providers that they are interested in low carbon travel. It will be interesting to see how many consumers are.

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