SCHEMES USED by some of the world's top companies to offset pollution are flawed and failing to save the planet, it has been claimed.Personally I think that the whole anthropogenic global warming industry is a con.
Oil giant BP has also been accused of exaggerating cuts in emissions from pig farms in Mexico, while Sky TV's claims for a renewable energy plant in Bulgaria may prove illusory.
Estimates used by British Airways to offset pollution from air travel were also described as being too low. And trees planted in Britain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may prove ineffective.
These revelations, to be broadcast in a Channel Four Dispatches documentary tomorrow evening, will re-ignite fears that much of the burgeoning carbon-offsetting business could be a con.
I look forward to when some of today's industrial leaders have retired and are safely drawing their pensions. Some of them will then freely acknowledge that they went along with lots of unscientific nonsense because politicians were too gutless to criticise popular fads.