In this episode, we explore carbon offsets, and how their promise as a way to mitigate carbon emissions - and thus climate change - have not yet panned out.

A recent article in ProPublica found that, instead those who broker in carbon offsets appear to be gaming the system, and the calculations of how much carbon is being sequestered in forests are often mis-calculated or erroneous.

My guests are Grayson Badgley, post-doctoral researcher at Black Rock Forest, a research forest just outside of New York City, and Anna Trugman, Assistant Professor of geography at UC Santa Barbara. Their research was featured in the ProPublica article.

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