We have 10 years to prevent irreversible damage to the planet due to climate change.
Despite this urgency, critical tools such as carbon offsetting, have been tarnished by claims of greenwashing.
We have a moral imperative to act now and harness the potential of carbon projects.
Given their potential, you’d think investments in nature would be a key priority? Well, you’d be wrong. Investments in nature represent just 3% of global finance dedicated to protecting the climate – a frustratingly small proportion.
As a scientist, I prefer to stick to data rather than debate questions of morality. Yet, I can no longer avoid wading into an argument that is consuming the environmental community. My fellow climate scientists tell us that we have about 10 years to reverse the growing concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere or face catastrophe.