What’s wrong with carbon offsetting?

Critics question whether offsets are an effective tool to mitigate climate change – or just greenwashing

Emissions seen in the sky from a coal-fired power plant
Offsetting has become a ‘go-to solution’ for tackling global warming
(Image credit: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images)

Guilt-ridden holidaymakers jetting off overseas are being advised to do their research before turning to carbon offsetting to tackle emissions.

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