About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. Boreas says

    “To others, it’s a deceptive practice that allows companies to continue polluting the atmosphere while promoting themselves as “green.””

    Indeed, as long as these “credits” are easily affordable to polluters, this is a failed program – more of a public relations whitewash. Any programs promoted by polluters to enable them to maintain their polluting ways is a scam pure and simple.

  2. CJ says

    The carbon credit system is a ponse scheme, nothing more, nothing less. Investors will make a lot of money, while the average person will have to justify their very existent, ability to travel as all production and consumption. Instead of trading stocks and dept notes, they will trade carbon offset credits. If these people were so concerned about carbon, why not add house plants to the equation. Specific house plants do a great job removing carbon. All avenues big and small would be publically vetted and explored.

    • Tom Paine says

      Could not agree more. A ponse scheme set up by people such as Albert Gore, and Jeffrey Immelt and others to pocket millions and look so virtuous.

  3. COL (R) Mark Warnecke says

    Couldn’t agree more. Like many other feel-good programs, it ignores the big picture. What about those wildlife species reliant on young forests? By far we have better species diversity and ecological resilience when are forests are a mosaic of various age classes.

  4. frank m haskell says

    What happens when the certainty of global warming catches up and the Adirondack burns down, its happened before? Where are the roads that form clear cut fire breaks? Selective cutting, and controlled burns? A Firestorm hits 1400 degrees F enough to melt solid metals. Such a fire does not leave in its wake nutrients. How can one hold a forever wild point of view and climate change at the same time and not do more to protect our forests from raging wild fires?

  5. D Hibbs says

    it’s ridiculous and silly to think that carbon sequestration in the Adirondacks will make even a drop in the bucket of difference in moderating climate change. China consumes 4 billion tons of coal a year, and their recently stated goal is to double that in the foreseeable future. Very few people in the developed will agree to significantly reduce their carbon footprint voluntarily. Let’s get a grip here. Only technology can save us.

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