This carbon footprint calculator is a terrible indicator of my effect on the planet. For just me living in a house with 5 other people I need 7.2 planets for everyone in the world to live with 5 other people? that's wonderful and all but I highly doubt the world is going to end because I'm not in an apartment building with 10 people. And apparently no matter how much I try to be green or do my part for the environment the most I can do is take off 3 or 4 carbon tons. I'm using 12 tons of carbon a year, more than half of the average person in the united states. Good thing people in other poor countries are not using anything or we would be screwed. All this talk is just crazy people running imaginary numbers poorly. If the world was going to end soon, we would know about it. This is just like the ridiculous claim that we are going to run our of oil, or "Global Warming". We will never run out of oil, because the very last drop of it will be worth trillions of dollars. Global Warming was renamed Global Climate Change because THE EARTH IS NOT DOING ANYTHING ABNORMAL. All of these claims are just from people who think of something that may be going on, freak out about it, make it something bigger than it is, and spread it on to other people who don't know what they are talking about.
I also love how I can pay 20$ to these people for every ton of carbon I put into the atmosphere, because giving them 240$ will save the earth! As long as I pay them yearly, and everyone else pays them yearly, we can all band together and stop creating pollution! We can develop many new advances that stop any kind of pollution in cars and factories, then we can all stop eating, stop producing our own waste in our bodies, stop breathing, and die. Earth is saved. So, that's the deal ok? everybody stop breathing!!