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SUV driver, ease your conscience

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Feeling guilty about the damage your Ford Taurus does to shrinking ice caps? Ford has teamed up with TerraPass to create a Greener Miles program where you can calculate your CO2 emissions and pay the equivalent to support renewable energies and become carbon neutral. This is one of a growing number of schemes out there to help those concerned at climate change offset the impact of using planes, trains and automobiles.

Update: You can now also use blog links to offset carbon emissions. (Though perhaps just a traffic/Google-rank ploy?). And continuing with the focus on individual action, the EU lanched on Monday their ‘You Control Climate Change Campaign’ - via Alex Steffen.

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For Timbaland its a little more complicated, they have to calculate and offset the 'gases' released by all those cows (much more than the greenhouse gases release by their factories). http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/30/business/30carbon.html?ex=1306641600&en=555bbf15b5e57d19&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Also see this quote from the same NYTimes article: Many analysts predict that the United States will eventually set rules limiting greenhouse emissions. Then, carbon pollution will turn into a cost of doing business.

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