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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  • signed 2013-12-20 12:03:40 +0000
    Mr Davey, A warmonger cannot possibly care for environmental concerns. Your certainty about Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, your acceptance of unsubstantiated shoddy “evidence” which could not stand up to scrutiny, your claim that the situation was vastly different from the lies that took our country into the illegal and immoral bloodbath in Iraq, your trigger-happiness and disregard for international law in your readiness to attack Syria without a UN mandate, and your lack of concern about the consequences of such an adventure not only on the populations of the Middle East but on the welfare and security of people in Britain, makes you unfit to lay claim to environmental concerns.


    The situation resembles the prelude to the invasion of Iraq. The evidence of the rebels’ possession of chemical weapons and transporting it to Syria documented in leaked CIA documents was known to many of us. It is a great shame that, in your position as a decision maker, you had no knowledge of such a widely available information, neither did you make any attempts to investigate. The Obama administration’s lie has since been also exposed by Seymour Hersch. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n24/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin


    I voted for the Lib-Dem following the invasion of Iraq because of its anti-war stance. As a party in government, the Lib-Dem have exposed themselves as spineless when it comes to their domestic promises but unscrupulously rabid when it comes to illegal foreign interventionism unconscionably dressed up as “humanitarian”!
  • signed 2013-12-20 12:03:35 +0000
    I want to be green and try as hard as I can. I live in an old Victorian terrace and have great difficulty heating the place , mostly because heat escapes through the walls. I live in a conservation Area and cannot do anything to the exterior of the house. I do think the time has come for councils to look at there policies, conserving the houses is a good thing but there must be ways to help stop heat escaping that is pleasing to Conservation Officers.

    Food wastage worries me when people haven’t enough to eat why do others over buy? this wastage has to be disposed off there should be penalties for excessive wastage by providing households with containers for Bio-gas disposal plant this would show up the wastage.

    New housing should be built with Solar Panels in situ and insulated to above recommended standards. My loft is insulated and draught excluders fitted I also use thick door curtains to save heat. It is time governments started being realistic especially the Conservatives, about the poor levels of insulation in housing in this country. If I could have Solar Panels I would do away with gas and use the electricity supplied by the panels. My home will remain cold throughout the winter as I can’t afford to use anymore gas. How many others who are really poor are in a much worse state than me.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:52:55 +0000
    We have only got one planet. If we wreck it, future generations will pay the price.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:50:41 +0000
    I enjoy cycling and the country lanes around Cheshire and North Wales are a splendid place to cycle. It is important to preserve the rural areas of this island of ours. Green crap indeed—Tory Codswallop perhaps.

    Chris Reeve
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:50:32 +0000
    In 1992 I left the Green Party and joined the Liberal Democrats. Why? Because I felt at that time, as I do still, that tackling global warming is the most important task facing decision-makers (and that means all of us), and I felt that it was the LibDems who were the only party to take environmental issues sufficiently seriously. I am still of that opinion, and I have never regretted my decision to join the LibDems.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:50:06 +0000
    The ‘wilfully ignorant’ e.g. David Cameron et al try to discredit green issues as only being about fluffy polar bears etc and claim to be more concerned about issues that effect all of society. They are missing the point. If we don’t start taking climate change seriously and listen to the scientists who have proved it is happening and that mankind is responsible, it will cost us all dear. The cost of clearing up after extreme weather and rebuilding homes and infrastructure. The cost of poverty as drought in some areas cause crop failure. The cost of our need for energy which is running out and paying for the fiasco of fracking which will exacerbate climate change and be extremely expensive to clean up after it’s failure. So “green crap” is our only hope of a sustainable future and one which will enable us to maintain the standard of living we have today in the UK and moreover improving on it.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:48:52 +0000
    As the top species of life form with the mental capacity to invent and control things to a certain extent, it is our obligation to look after the life giving environment of our planet for all of creation.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:46:54 +0000
    Without protecting the environment and tackling global warming our world will quite literally be doomed.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:36:36 +0000
    I want my grandchildren – and everybodies grandchildren to grow up in a decent world with enough energy, food and water. How terrible to have them ask ‘why didn’t you do something’

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    We are hoping to sell our house (decrepit pensioners) and build a bungalow as near to passif house standards as possible.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:33:33 +0000
    In the words of Sir Crispin Tickell, we should “treat the Earth as if we intended to stay a little while.” Short-termist views expressed by Tories in order to garner votes from the electorate will surely be seen for what they are: opportunist and morally bankrupt. We need to do everything we can in government to improve the conservation of energy taking the advice of the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisers past and present on this issue.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:32:43 +0000
    I believe in protecting the environment and natural living. To save the planet for future

    generations and to promote a happier society
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:27:37 +0000
    Because it is more important than money crap!
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:23:47 +0000
    Same reason as any sensible person – I want my descendants to have as good a quality of life as the planet can offer.

    Business people make far too much unnecessary use of air travel. It must reduce as part of any credible conservation plan, not involve the building of new airports or runways.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:16:25 +0000
    I’m just getting solar panels installed – you need to keep fighting the corner for the environment and fighting against global warming in particular. It is a shame that you had to reduce the feed in tariff for solar again, but well done on offshore wind. Having coalition governments gives more long term thinking to our usual short-term self-interested single party government. Just look at Germany – they have so much solar installed that they have problems managing the surge when the sun comes out – that would be a nice problem to have.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:08:48 +0000
    I am passionate about the environment and about saving energy, resources and materials, because we only have one planet to pass on to future generations. That is why I am totally against nuclear energy. It is not cheap, it is ultimately not clean and it is a ticking time bomb. You may have been persuaded, but I am not.

    I never took David Cameron’s pledge to be green seriously; he will say whatever seems popular at any given time. I am a committed Liberal Democrat and I expect my party to make a difference when it comes to “green crap”. I invested in wind power nearly 20 years ago, and I would like to see more solar and wave capture initiatives. I want sustainable green policies.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:02:43 +0000
    Green Crap is an expression used by the ignorant, selfish, greedy and self absorbed. Anyone with half a brain and a conscience knows that for the future of mankind and probably our planet it is the only way forward. Well done Lib Dems, keep up the good work and fighting for the people with the intelligence and sensitivity to realise certain things must be done to ensure any kind of reasonable future.
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:02:19 +0000
    I want everyone on this earth to be able to look forward to a life worth living. Environmental degradation and climate change are factors that make such a prospect increasingly unlikely. There are too many climate change sceptics in positions of power and they must be opposed.


    The Liberal Democrats are not doing enough to combat the disinformation put out by the right wing media, fossil fuel corporations, prominent members of the House of Lords, the Tory cabinet and MPs.


    These are the most important issues facing us today. Could we have less complacency please?
  • signed 2013-12-20 11:01:32 +0000
    The Tories are in denial that we have to radically change how we produce energy and reduce how much of it we use, simply to avoid a likely climate – and hence econiomic, if you consider that more important – catastrophe. You show an offshore wind turbine in your caption. We need to accept the cost of investing in a massive expansion offshore wind power. This will be very expensive but jobs come with it and it will help preserve an ordered and prosperous society rather than allow chaos to increase over the years. We need a greater level of action from the Lib Dems too such as insistence on a decarbonisation target.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:52:04 +0000
    The main reason I gravitated to the Lib Dems in the first place was because of my love of “green crap”. It annoys the hell out of me when people tell me I shouldn’t recycle.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:51:12 +0000
    I like green crap because – well – er – the smell is – er wholesome?


    Seriously though, we have to think long term on this issue. Oil will run out one day, and our descendants will, I am sure, blame us for not having the foresight to make every effort to conserve this valuable commodity.


    Here’s a couple of ideas to reduce fuel consumption on the roads.


    1. Encourage businesses and public sector employers to employ local people. This will reduce the current huge fuel consumption from long-distance commuting. It will also improve the quality of peoples lives in to the bargain


    2. Invest in the development of small hybrid sailing ships. There are over a hundred small ports around the UK which are never used. This is because Container ships (which can carry up to about 5000 containers) offload at major ports, and these containers are then transported by lorries.


    This is a flexible way to get goods to their destination, but very uneconomical.


    Small hybrid sailing ships will get the goods from the major ports to a point close to their destination. This will reduce overall fuel consumption, traffic on the roads, and the pollution they cause.


    (I have a CAD model of hybrid sailing ship design if anyone is interested).
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:49:46 +0000
    Green crap? What a short-sighted comment. This is blatant dropping of election pledges to appeal to self-interested, short-term gains for some businesses. The evidence is overwhelming that at our current rate of consumption the environment is in deep trouble; maybe the “crap” that needs to be abandoned is Blue?
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:44:45 +0000
    because the case for anthropogenic climate change is overwhelming.

    Coalition government green? What an absolutely absurd notion.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:36:42 +0000
    ……..it ain’t crap, its necessary common sense.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:29:52 +0000
    Our current consumption rate is unsustainable: we need several world’s worth of resources. And our use of carbon is damaging what we do have. Finally we, the rich, are setting a terrible example to Asia and Africa as they develop.

    We MUST change ourselves and demonstrate a path that Asia and Africa can follow, leading the World back onto a sustainable track. We CAN do it differently, and there is even probably an economic benefit in doing so. But politicians must give the lead and overcome their fears and short-term outlook.

    Please continue to strongly support green measures and not let tehm get dropped for short term and “convenient” reasons. This will not be solved without some pain. Anyone who thinks it can be is a fool. See the latest RSA report on what needs to be done and ideas on the next steps. http://www.thersa.org/action-research-centre/learning,-cognition-and-creativity/social-brain/reports/a-new-agenda-on-climate-change
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:28:09 +0000
    Because our planet is wonderful and we cannot live without a hospitable environment. I don’t want my descendants to curse me because I did nothing to try to preserve it.

    Btw I think it is inadvisable to take up the slogan “green crap”. Although it worked with this email because it made me click indignantly, you run the risk of perpetuating the phrase, to the detriment of the green movement.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:27:11 +0000
    It’s so easy to think about the short term: how quickest to get home for Christmas tomorrow; why we need to turn the heating up a few notches because it’s nicer than putting on an extra jumper this evening; how it’s easiest to get rid of all those Brussels sprouts after lunch by just chucking them in the bin… Caring about ‘green crap’ is being aware that if we want a world to exist for future generations, then we’ve got to think and act NOW.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:26:28 +0000
    We live in it and are part of it. It would be very stupid to degrade it to such a degree that it affects our quality of life or indeed puts an end to it.


    mike ridout. london
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:23:54 +0000
    Currently we WASTE 30% of the Nation’s total energy to warm the air over power stations. By moving generation into the home all this waste could be saved. No nuclear, no carbon capture, halved gas imports, batter balance of payments, better energy security, better generation margin, no blackouts, less energy cost/house, more UK jobs (eg ENER-G). I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:23:06 +0000
    because ignoring the environment is harming us all.
  • signed 2013-12-20 10:19:43 +0000
    It’s simple; If we don’t protect the environment, future generations will have, at best, have bleak existence. At worst they will be obliterated along with many other species. The only crap I worry about are the policies of the Conservative party which is owned and operated by big business. Kick them out, crap and all


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