What are carbon credits? See why travelers are shopping

When 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard a non-polluting sailboat, her intention was to address the issue of the millions of tons of carbon dioxide annually emitted into the atmosphere from air travel. A plane trip of about 10 hours this holiday season can generate up to one metric ton, or 907 kilograms, of extra carbon in the atmosphere.

If you feel guilty about those carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, you might be tempted to buy carbon credits. Since last year, Google searches have increased for “carbon credits,” and dealers say their sales are up.

The commercialization of emission reductions is not an uncritical approach. Some claim that individual actions take the focus off the most impactful improvements that happen when the industry is regulated.

Currently, the signatory countries to the Paris Climate Agreement are negotiating to regulate an international carbon market for buying and selling credits, although experts say these rules would only affect large-scale issuers, not people who buy low cost credits.

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