quote:Originally posted by sgRant
quote:Originally posted by norona
The money raised through carbon credits does actually go into making projects more green that would otherwise be built non-green and cause more emissions.
Wow, Dave and I actually agree on something related to energy/pollution etc.
People who don't agree with the human-caused global climate change thing are becoming as scarce as members of the flat earth society.
Ignoring those outliers, those who don't like carbon credits etc. must agree we need some tools to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. I'd like to know just what these people propose to deal with the problem.
Personally, I think carbon credits are clumsy and very vulnerable to gaming and unintended consequences. Then I think the best solution is taxing fuels and energy use. But what is best done with the funds raised? You channel them to sustainable/clean alternatives and conservation. Sounds an awful lot like a carbon credit scheme.
As for the wooden stakes, despite being an annoyance, they probably are the most minor impact of heli-skiing. (Let's not be silly, no one is going to light a fire on a peak just to burn them.)
Heli ski operations tend to leave the stakes only on peaks and pickup points. Other winter motorized recreationists leave similar stakes not just on peaks, but leave hundreds of them through the subalpine.
For instance, the snowmobilers on Mt. Sproatt mark their "roads" with posts. Snowcat ski operations such as Backcountry Snowcats up near Hurley Pass also mark their routes with posts. I doubt if any of them are ever picked up. They just add more after they get buried or the next year. It's not a concern of the operators and cheerful guests of such businesses.