How To Stay Carbon-Neutral When Getting To Paris Is Carbon-Costly

December 10, 2015 9:58 PM

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The round-trip flight that NPR's Ari Shapiro took to Paris emitted about a ton of greenhouse gases. Offsetting it cost a dollar, and he was given a white lanyard for his conference ID with the words "Climate Neutral Now" showing his trip was carbon-neutral.

There's a contradiction here at the U.N. climate summit in Paris. And it's been bugging me.

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