Study: Carbon offsets aren’t doing their job, overstate impact

Enlarge / Paiter-Surui volunteers alongside “forest engineers” from a Brazillian Government support program using GPS equipment to map and measure the trees and vegetation in the “7th September Indian Reserve” Rondônia, Brazil. This information is intended to later be used to calculate the forest carbon content. Indigenous people have contributed less to climate change than has any other section of the population, yet they are among those most in jeopardy from its impact.Craig Stennett/Getty Images

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