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Back in January, syndicated columnist and environmentalist George Monbiot wrote an article for the Guardian arguing that the inherent flaws in carbon offset schemes will end up doing more harm than good. Last Monday, Tom Morton, the managing director of Climate Care (a British carbon offset organization), wrote a response to Monbiot's claims in the blog section of the Guardian.

I didn't give this the attention it deserved when it was announced in the middle of July, but I didn't want to miss it completely, so here's a belated note about the new CO2 offset program offered by Land Rover in the UK. The offset program was established specifically for Land Rover and will "enable the development of environmental technologies across Ford and its Premier Automotive Group", according to Ford. The program runs until the end of 2008 and should offset two million tons of CO2. The