An Even More Inconvenient Truth

Carbon credits hadn’t offset the amount of pollution they were supposed to, or they had brought gains that were quickly reversed or that couldn’t be accurately measured to begin with. Ultimately, the polluters got a guilt-free pass to keep emitting CO₂, but the forest preservation that was supposed to balance the ledger either never came or didn’t last.

Author: Lisa Song
Source: Pro Publica
Published: May 22, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)