If rigorously managed, offsets can be an important part of the broad solution set to climate change. They certainly don’t mean that society can hesitate in its transition to clean energy sources, but offsets can be a way for individuals and businesses to acknowledge their pollution and support the efforts to draw down climate pollution that has already been pumped into the atmosphere and, in some cases, prevent it from being added in the first place.
We look forward to the days when we can pull a drift boat to a local river with an electric truck or fly to a tarpon flat in a plane powered by carbon neutral fuels. Until then, we believe carbon credits for offset projects are part of our responsibility as anglers and we are thrilled to be supporting the work of Cool Effect.
Climate change is a sprawling, daunting challenge. Transportation produces a huge portion of the world’s climate pollution. We drive trucks and fly on planes to reach our favorite fishing destinations, but we also recognize the threat climate change poses terrible threats to these ecosystems, especially the trout and salmon fisheries dependent on cold water.
To learn more about Cool Effect’s important projects, EWA’s efforts at environmental stewardship and ways to support conservation and climate change action, visit (EWA enviro page) and keep an eye out for more news on these topics on our social media accounts.