The article exposes carbon offset projects in Cambodia and Brazil that continue to sell credits despite significant forest loss. Investigations reveal discrepancies between reported and actual deforestation rates, questioning the integrity of carbon credits used by companies like Uber, Marathon and ArcelorMittal. Critics argue that weak regulations and inflated emission reductions render these offsets ineffective. The illustrations in the article metaphorically uncover the unsettling reality beneath these projects, symbolizing the public’s served perception versus the alarming truth revealed through investigative scrutiny and statistical evidence.
World leaders set out their climate plans and negotiating positions at Cop28.