We know the best way to reduce global warming and get cleaner air is to use less fuel, an immense challenge facing individuals, businesses and government. In this video segment economics correspondent Spencer Michels examines the controversial strategy of buying and selling “carbon offsets,” to encourage the growth of less-polluting industries and reduce our overall rate of carbon emissions. Reducing carbon footprints is a productive issue for class projects, discussion or debate - comparing and evaluating the most effective strategies.
The internet has many resources on this topic, a good one being the Green Schools Alliance ‘s compilation of excellent web sites for a number of environmental issues.
Please share any favorite or useful web resources of your own for this topic, using the comment feature below. On the NewsHour website get more information and interactives in our in-depth reports on the global warming debate and on alternative fuels. I also recommend this nifty lesson plan that helps your students’ answer the question: How green is your school?