Martin Kennedy has a different name for the carbon offsets:
Of all the coverage, including the response from the Gore camp, I was most intrigued by this whole “carbon offsets” defense. What the heck is it? I had strong suspicions that is was something that sounded good but had little or dubious substance. Well it turns out that Mr. Gore is quite the entrepreneur. I actually find myself in admiration, like I’d admire a brilliant bank heist.