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Ron Arnold: Green-grabbing for carbon 'offsets' takes toll on Africans

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On Feb. 28, 2010, troops acting on behalf of a British forestry company that fights global warming evicted residents in Uganda's Mubende District. They did so to make way for a tree plantation that would absorb carbon dioxide so carbon credits could be sold to transnational polluters. Longtime villagers in thriving, permanent communities were beaten by gun-toting soldiers who burned...