If forests go up in smoke, so can carbon offsets

The Verge | Sep 13, 2019 at 12:30 PM
  • Raging fires across the Amazon and the start of California’s fire season have put the heat back on a controversial method for balancing the carbon budget, called offsets.
  • In 2015, a carbon offset project in Trinity County, California went up in smoke.
  • The 2015 fire at Trinity was the first and, so far, last time that buffer pool has been tapped because of fire.