A ''' carbon offset''' is a practice held to reduce the "polluting" effects of [[carbon dioxide]] emissions, with the supposed aim of reducing [[global warming]].
Since carbon dioxide is not actually a pollutant, carbon offsetting has no beneficial effect on the environment. Its only actual use is to make politicians and activists like [[Al Gore]] look good.
*[[Carbon sequestration]] - the
removal of [[carbon dioxide]] from the [[atmosphere]]