Please tell me this is a joke! I keep waiting for this lame idea to disappear, but it doesn't.
Carbon Off-sets?!? - Honestly, one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard!
There is no possible way that works.
But, for giggles, let's say it did. For future generations to be globally secure from the 24 feet of melted glacier water that's going to surely sink us all (whatever, I think global warming is total bung too) we would need 2 things to happen:
1.) trillions of bazillions of trees planted to "off-set" all the carbon which is being wrongly hogged by those of us who just don't pay enough attention.
2.) We'd need to totally obliterate China... actually, probably all of Asia and Europe for that matter, probably even Australia... I guess Antarctica can stay and Africa and South America, since they don't O.D. on carbon, but the rest of the world... we just have to get rid of them, they really aren't taking this carbon issue seriously!