The President of the South American country of Guyana, which is rich with pristine, unharvested forests, recently pointed out one of the many fatal flaws not only of the Gorrific Kyoto Protocol, but of the recently popularized practice of carbon-offsetting.

President Bharrat Jagdeo criticized the “limited” scope of the Kyoto Protocol because “it’s short-sighted in that it encourages bad behavior basically among countries; if you cut down trees and you plant them back you get money, [however] if you preserve them, you don’t get anything.

President Jagdeo

So, the end impact of the trendy new practice of carbon-offsetting and the ecological cost of compliance with the Kyoto Protocol is the elimination of old-growth forests in favor of unshaded fields of saplings. Brilliant.

Thx to President Jagdeo and