Do you like "green crap"?

David Cameron is reported to have recently said we should “get rid of all the green crap”.

Well Liberal Democrats like “green crap”. In fact, we like it so much we are creating 200,000 new green jobs.

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Do you like green crap? Tell us why...

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I like "green crap" because...


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  • signed 2013-12-29 17:26:52 +0000
    Getting back to basics, planet Earth is the only home we all have. Unfortunately we have to share it with a small but powerful elite who, for centuries, have assumed they have a superior claim to its finite resources and a right to exploit them for their personal benefit. There is a growing realisation that we can all enjoy the benefits of science and technology if we are prepared to act co-operatively and make the best use of our knowledge. Climate change is beginning to impact on us all and the past two months can hardly be ignored, even by the most bigoted climate denier. The average temperature has only risen 0.8degrees C so far, it does not take much imagination to envision the effects of 4degrees C rise. A slight change in our political agenda will only delay the inevitable catastrophe that is underway. What is required is a radical rethink about how the world economy is managed. The hubris displayed by world leaders, both political and business, over the past 30 years has been breath-taking, and we are only now beginning to realise the extent to which they have over-extended the capacity of the planet,s life support systems. The comment about “Green Crap” merely proves the point.
  • signed 2013-12-28 15:00:29 +0000
  • signed 2013-12-27 17:15:50 +0000
    Even if there is a 1% chance that the present damage to the climate and the environment is caused by man-made pollution, surely we should do something about it? And by the way, fossil fuels will run out before too long. Let’s look ahead, and save the world for our grandchildren.
  • signed 2013-12-27 15:00:14 +0000
    The environment is a basic resource upon which we depend for our health and happiness. To put it bluntly if we mess up the environment everyone is fucked up.
  • signed 2013-12-27 13:25:16 +0000
    I think the Lib Dems have to be very carefull in saying what is green, or environmentally friendly. As I understand it, because of considerable lobbying from interested parties, legislation on supermarket bags come into force next year. I for one reuse my bags several times, like many others, for carrying various items in the car and on buses, as well as the obvious use as waste containers in bins. The irony is they only amount to about 1% of landfill compared to considerably more for supermarkets and other shops own wrappings such as electrical stores.

    Politicians always take the easy route of attacking the individual instead of big business. It is diappointing that your party is following the same principle as the Tories.

    Wind turbines are very inefficient and costly, and destroy the local environment, both visually and in terms of the persistant drone when they are actually working.

    You need to think these things through before jumping on a band wagon. That is opportunism not proper effective politics. The environment’s future deserves better than your current policies.
  • signed 2013-12-27 10:51:39 +0000
    It is pretty rich of the LibDems to claim to be green in this terrible Coalition government. It is not just Cameron and his broken promises, but Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander lobbying for unnecessary and hugely damaging road building, Ed Davey irresponsibly committing us to nuclear power and madly going for fracking and St Vincent de Cable going on about growth over everything. This is the least green government ever and the LibDems are an active part of it. Such hypocrites.
  • signed 2013-12-26 17:47:59 +0000
    If none of us care for the environment what do we give our children?
  • signed 2013-12-26 15:08:24 +0000
  • signed 2013-12-23 21:00:40 +0000
    Yes and so should everyone – if the tories really think it is green crap they should go and find another planet to live on, and leave this one to those of us who care about it.
  • signed 2013-12-23 19:17:09 +0000
    We do not own this planet. We need to be stewards for each successive generation handing it on in the best way we can. If we can get more people in warm homes, more industries using renewable energy and enable more people to have sustainable jobs delivering these then everyone wins.
  • signed 2013-12-23 18:15:14 +0000
    Because it will have far reaching consequences for our children and future generations.
  • signed 2013-12-23 18:01:18 +0000
    I thought that this Conservative government was supposed to be the “greenest in history”. That is true and proper Green Crap. Conservative energy policy is an absolute mess. All they needed to do was listen to the Lib Dems and hold course on fairly basic capital programmes – feed in tariffs, wind farms, insulation but instead all we get is a string of stuff that works the other way on the environment and carbon. This “Green Crap” is important, ultimately we will have to deal with it so I applaud the Lib Dems for showing leadership on this issue and not shunting environmental issues to the side like the other parties. The UK can be a market leader in sustainability and green technology if its leaders (and people) have the courage and vision to hold fast and invest in R&D, infrastructure and green policy. Yes, this will probably offend a few vested interests but a proper strategy will secure energy supplies and create jobs for years.
  • signed 2013-12-23 17:25:24 +0000
    I am seriously worried about the future consequences of climate change for my children and grandchildren. I am concerned that there is far from enough effort and investment being put into renewable energy sources and reducing energy usage. The present interest in fracking is typical of the way in which political parties see this as a short-term fix to energy problems and are choosing to ignore the fact that it is still a carbon dioxide-releasing fuel. In addition there are concerns about accidental methane release into the atmosphere, potential contamination of ground water and where all the water required for the process is going to come from.

    It is very worrying that political parties seem to concentrate only on the short-term and seem only concerned with retaining power in the next election instead doing what is best for the planet.
  • signed 2013-12-23 16:31:45 +0000
    i beleive in a sustainable solution to the planets needs, the uk’s goverment should show it’s commitment to reversing climate change. the future is GREEN.
  • signed 2013-12-23 16:26:49 +0000
    It is better to generate power on our own roof tops free from the sun than to be buying expensive oil and gas from overseas
  • signed 2013-12-23 16:03:08 +0000
    I like Green Crap because it helps generate jobs and helps to protect our planet for us and future generations.
  • signed 2013-12-23 15:04:17 +0000
    If it’s green it can’t be crap.No matter who you are,what your persuasion is(of course everybody also knows the election is not far away) green issues are part of real issues.It’s about time this country(only renowned for doing things when the pressure really builds) took the lead and became a forerunner and not a ‘stallholder’! Green would have been cheaper earlier if ‘red’ had been made more expensive some years ago.
  • signed 2013-12-23 14:29:55 +0000
    I like “green crap” because it helps prevent floods and droughts caused by global warming and does not lead to events such as oil spills and the pollution of air and water caused by fracking. Because of these things food is more available and food prices lower, less of our water is polluted, less species damaged and our air is more breathable and not filled with smog.
  • signed 2013-12-23 11:39:43 +0000
    I believe in saving the planet, but not at the cost of UK jobs, the Tories are partially right.

    The tax system is not fit for purpose, as it descriminates against UK manufacturers
  • signed 2013-12-23 09:47:33 +0000
    Our response should be -


    The words ‘Green crap’

    comes out of the mouth

    of an ignorant ‘blue prat’!
  • signed 2013-12-23 09:14:27 +0000
    The evidence from years of not living sustainably is beginning to show, and even cynics must surely now start to think again. Planting more trees and banning plastic bags are just a start – we must do far more to develop RE – for example make solar panels compulsory on all new builds as part of the roof structure. We also need to reduce fossil fuel extraction and definitely ban fracking altogether.
  • signed 2013-12-22 17:16:33 +0000
    Moving to an exclusively non-fossil fuel source for the world’s energy needs is of vital importance since we have no conceivable guarantee that present practice will not lead to runaway global warming with the extinction of life on earth.

    More prosaically, the interest of both provider and consumer is infinitely better served by renewables which in the long term are much cheaper and never- ending.

    Nuclear energy is a hugely important stop-gap whose adverse effects by way of loss of life and ill-effects on health, are tiny compared with those of fossil fuels. The attitude of the Greens in this respect is sad and misconceived and a highly intelligent woman like Angela Merkel should be deeply ashamed of her actions in this respect, prompted purely by hopes of electoral advantage.
  • signed 2013-12-22 16:42:56 +0000
    The environment is everything, without it we have nothing. I wont use the expression ‘Green Crap’ because it is weak political name calling. But if you will excuse me saying so, its not about jobs, If we use jobs as a reason to do anything, then its just about jobs, not the environment. The reason to protect the environment should have no other reason than that the environment is where we live, and if we crap in our own nest then we have no-one else to blame. Its the same argument as money, money is no reason at all to do anything, its an illusion, we must do things because its common sense, and not use other weak excuses like jobs or money to do what is a matter of common sense. Also tinkering around the edges of problems will not do anything but maybe reduce the guilt that comes from our greed and corruption. We must go to the heart of the problem, and that means taking full responsibility for EVERYTHING we do, without exception. It is the human race that must change, we have been irresponsible children for far too long, we must grow up willingly or not at all, No excuses, no prevarication, no exceptions, and that will be very very hard, not least because politics is no longer the dominating force in the world. Corporate business runs everything, governments included, we must strip the corporations of their ‘person’ statehood, and make them responsible for their actions.

    Regards

    Philip Crocker
  • signed 2013-12-22 15:40:01 +0000
    Because the tory ideology will put us way behind other nations in creating green jobs.
  • signed 2013-12-22 15:33:03 +0000
    Because it’s essential to both combat climate change and to conserve fossil fuels. I’m proud the Lib-Dems are pushing wind energy and want to see even more of it, plus much more hydro and tidal energy. I also want to see real investment in energy storage, because this is the key to a truly efficient, green, system.
  • signed 2013-12-22 14:59:21 +0000
    We all depend on the Earth so, if we look after the Earth, we are looking after our future.
  • signed 2013-12-22 10:30:01 +0000
    This government originally purported to be the greenest government ever. That is a load of crap!

    They are the worst government ever. The environment is where we live. If we don’t protect it there is nowhere else to go. Animals and birds are vanishing before our eyes and the government is doing nothing to stop it. Indeed they are making things worse with their policies – fracking, throwing out the planning regulations, planning nuclear power stations etc. Well we are fighting back with Polly Higgins’s plan to make ecocide a crime. Tell everyone to vote for the law at endecocide.eu.
  • signed 2013-12-22 10:07:25 +0000
    For the sake of the planet, our children and grandchildren we need to do all we can to reduce carbon emissions and protect biodiversity. Protecting the environment, literally preserving green spaces and planting trees, is good for our mental health as well as for the planet.
  • signed 2013-12-22 09:29:15 +0000
    The Environment is God`s Creation like all the universe and I enjoy it and the sense of wonder this engenders at all the different flora and fauna He created. Evolution is part of the process. I feel it`s man`s duty to preserve the Earth as God made it and reverse his damage to it.
  • signed 2013-12-22 07:14:05 +0000
    We need to save the planet for ourselves and future generations not pollute and decimate it as we have been doing for the past few generations green energy sources is one way of doing this however not all green alternatives are good some wind farm proposals for instance are not good for local environments but fracking and poisoning is not acceptable as far as I’m concerned


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