If I eat a lot of chili, can my colon apply for a small business loan?
Smithfield Ham signed onto this. They've been under attack by environmentalists, and I'm sure they felt like this was a way to placate them. I guess the key is to make a commitment which you can meet.
I predict the bottom will fall out of this tulip bulb market very soon.
Who could blame Chicagoans for wanting to exchange their climate? Even Greenland's climate would be preferable. I mean, .......oh, nevermind.
But then I realized, that I'm much too honest to clip people who'll believe anything they're told.
I got me 12 old cars up on blocks around my trailerhouse (which also ain't got no heat or air conditioner) and I figure I should be able to sell all them there "carbon credits" from these cars and such. Who is supposed to send me the check? Do I gotta send 'em pictures or something?
This will be the new method to "take from those who produce, to give to those that don't". The New Communism.
The UN and various international types have been talking up the possibility that this kind of thing might become required. Like all flavors of communism, it won't work without government power.
Billions of dollars are at stake. I'm sure the traders are already counting their growth potential. The Lawyers will be readying for disputes. Capitalism twisted into a tool for the communists, with Green excuses this time, rather than helping the proletariat.
My broker changes the subject when I ask "How are my tulip bulb futures going?"
I'am giving all my carbon credits to the next FreeperThon!!!!...
This whole thing doesn't make any sense.
If libs want to be carbon neutral, well first of all they can't be, they're carbon based life forms, but if they want to pretend to be carbon neutral they stop exhaling.
They can inhale all they want, though.
If you ask me (and, no one did), this sounds less like "big green" and more like "big scam", "big fraud", "big baga BS"!! Of couse, it doesn't surprise me that a master scammer like Gore would be caught up in this.
Just how much is a Carbon Credit worth??????......Where can I sell them??????......Who will buy them????.......Are Carbon Credits a new Al Gore Joke??????.... I want answers!!!...
Just wait till the government lays a heavy tax on the type of car you drive, how much you drive and how much electricity you use...add that to the Universal Health Care Tax....You ain't goin nowhere...
Will they buy my farts?
Lugar Farm is first in Indiana to provide carbon sequestration offsets on the Chicago Climate Exchange
Thursday, May 18, 2006
U.S. Sen. Dick Lugars Marion County farm is the first in Indiana to participate in the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Audio comments from the press conference are available at http://src.senate.gov/lugar/radio/ and via telephone at 1-800-545-1267; press 407 for the Lugar mailbox.
I am pleased to announce that the Lugar Stock Farm has enrolled as an offset provider in the Chicago Climate Exchange. The Lugar Stock Farm is an active corn, soybean, and hardwood tree farm in Marion County, Indiana. Our farm will be the first in Indiana to enroll in this important exchange. I am hopeful that farmers in Indiana and elsewhere will investigate the possibility of enrolling in the exchange. This not only will encourage the practice of sequestering carbon, it will provide an additional source of farm income to those who qualify, said Lugar.
...As a Hoosier farmer, I seek ways to ensure the economic productivity of our farming operation. I utilize risk management tools such as federal crop insurance and commodity markets, and I seek ways to add value to the products grown on our land. Nearly 20 years ago, I began converting about 200 of the 604 acres on our farm to hardwood trees. As these majestic trees grow, they absorb and store carbon from the air around Indianapolis. Increasingly, the global community is recognizing the potential perils of climate change. The ability of farmers and others to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it through methods such as tree farming and no-till planting are an important part of the solution, Lugar said.
..The Lugar Stock Farm has entered into a binding contract with the Chicago Climate Exchange to provide offset carbon credits, or carbon that entities may want to use to mitigate or offset the amount of greenhouse gasses they may produce. Based on our management practices, tree age, tree density, and other factors, the Chicago Climate Exchange estimates that our farm will capture about 3,400 metric tons of carbon in these trees. Instead of selling these offset credits directly to specific generators of carbon, the Chicago Climate Exchange operates as a market discovery mechanism similar to corn and soybean markets where willing buyers and sellers transact business based on commodity prices. The Lugar Stock Farm maintains legal ownership of these offset credits until a market decision is made to sell them on the exchange. Yesterday, carbon credits were trading at $3.50 per metric ton. Additionally, our farm is responsible for reporting any loss of trees, or the addition of trees, to ensure that carbon is being stored. Similar situations now involve U.S. livestock operations and no-till farmers, continued Lugar.
Heres the address for the whole statement.
One more time!!!!.... How much are Carbon Credits worth????..Who will buy them?????....Anybody???...
Where do I register to get in on this action?
My plan is to sell carbon credits and when someone buys them, I'll get my pellet gun out and stealthily shoot out "extra" street lamps - thus saving electricity.