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.


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

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I like "green crap" because...

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  • David Anderson
    signed 2013-12-19 22:05:42 +0000
    Been a liberal since I was in my 20’s in my 60’s now but am sorry I think the Tory government is a much bigger threat to a fair society Than any green agenda you may have—-hate to think I may vote labour but!!!!!!
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  • David Howard
    signed 2013-12-19 21:55:44 +0000
    Sorry, there is no alternate box to fill so I must use this one. After over 20 years I left the party because Chris Huhne was prepared to raise the tax on fuel and energy even higher at the expense of the poorest people. That is the policy of a cruel party, and all this wasted money on wind farms which can’t ever produce usable power and other subsidies are destroying the world economy for an imaginary problem set so far in the future we’ll never know as it’s long outside our lifetimes. Shame on you and Labour for promoting such dangerous policies knowing how many people die of cold every year as a direct result. I hope others agree with me and leave as well.
  • Chris Evans
    signed 2013-12-19 21:55:35 +0000
    It is under pins every issue. I am green not because its simple and popular but because its complex hard and challenges the corporate interests that peddle destruction in name of modernity on behalf of an economy predicated on promoting the interests of the few at the expense of the many. In practical terms that means franking, and despoiling the arctic.
  • Ted Terry
    signed 2013-12-19 21:53:51 +0000
    The tides are getting higher because there is more water and it is expanding in the rising temperatures. The Essex Coast and London will be inundated. We need a barrier from Reculver Cliffs to Holland-on-Sea which will carry road and rail links from the Channel tunnel to the North and Midlands so there will be no need for widening the M25 nor building a new Thames Crossing. There are Rail lines at both ends. It will be much cheaper than continually raising the miles of Seawall. Lots of jobs, more useful than HS2.

    It’s very hard to cut down on CO2 emissions and even small volcanoes like Montserrat are putting out hundreds of tons of SO2 every day; the permafrost is melting, giving up tons of Methane.

    Wave generators take the power out of the waves so there would be less coastal erosion if they were put along the Coast, rather than the Wind Farms which are inefficient.

    Good luck.

  • Mark Swinton
    signed 2013-12-19 21:52:53 +0000
    COPY OF EMAIL TO JEREMY WRIGHT (MP, Kenilworth and Southam)

    Dear Jeremy,

    As you may be aware, investments in North Sea oil and gas have reached a record high at the end of 2013, approximately £14billion. The recent report by Sir Ian Wood suggests that collaboration is now needed between Government and industry in order to unlock some £200billion worth of oil still thought to be under the North Sea.

    You may also be aware that the Prime Minister has welcomed this report and expressed an intention to implement it, in the name of maximising returns, employment and investment in the North Sea.

    In so doing, the Prime Minister has totally failed to consider the environmental impact of unlocking such vast quantities of oil, which would no doubt be used in a manner that will continue to worsen our human impact on climate change.

    Unless and until Governments all over the world learns to devalue the assets of fossil fuels by making renewable energy more abundant, through serious investment in wind farms, tidal energy harvesting, geothermal energy and other non-polluting sources of power, any talk of being committed to curbing emissions is simply hot air.

    There is more than enough fossil fuel left in the world to push us into climate meltdown if we continue to extract and burn it. Sadly, the Prime Minister’s comments suggest that his intention is to do exactly that with the oil below the North Sea.

    You will agree that if this Government is to be believed when it claims to be committed to tackling climate change, there can be no room in its plans or policies – whatsoever – for the continued extraction of North Sea oil. Investments and financial concerns cannot take priority over protecting our planet. Any talk of “the art of the possible” in this regard is intolerable.

    Please, would you contact him to raise my strongest objections to his plan to implement the recommendations of the Wood Report?

    With thanks for your time,

    Mark Swinton
  • Amyan Macfadyen
    signed 2013-12-19 21:50:44 +0000
    In addition to creating jobs the policy is actually doing something about the biggest threat to human survival and that of the ecosystems which keep a vast diversity of plants and animals alive. Even the lib. Dem party are not sufficiently active in this context and only the Green Party have what I regard as sensible policies with regard to energy and environment..
  • Ronnie Benjamin
    signed 2013-12-19 21:48:29 +0000
    we have only one planet and we must protect it, not only just for us but also all the other creatures that share it with us. If we enter the manufacturing of green products we could become world leader instead of allowing the Chinese to monopolise the market
  • Adrian Tayler
    signed 2013-12-19 21:44:58 +0000
    Very disappointed that the Conservatives are keen to save everyone £50/year by apparently ditching measures to improve the energy efficiency of “difficult” homes – ie about 50% of the UK housing stock. The £50 saving may mean the average house will cost £1200/year for electricity and gas. The same annual bill for a house insulated to Passivhaus standards is around £100 year. (That the total annual bill, not the saving)
  • Helen Springett
    signed 2013-12-19 21:44:33 +0000
    If we all made an effort to use less, waste less and support renewables we’d not only leave our children a better legacy but also have a nicer place to live ourselves.
  • Kate Hallett
    signed 2013-12-19 21:44:28 +0000
    We need to take care of the environment. You. me and David Cameron will not reap the benefit of our “green actions” – but my granddaughter will – and so will yours and David’s. Those who are not interested in “green crap” do not really care about their grandchildren.
  • Sarah Wallace
    signed 2013-12-19 21:44:01 +0000
    All my life I have enjoyed the countryside, learning to identify wild flowers, trees and birds. I paint landscape pictures and want the natural world to be healthy for my 4 young grandsons to enjoy.

    It is arrogant and selfish to think we, as people, can do what we want while we disregard the other lives on this planet. We need to look after and nurture the natural world for future people to enjoy. Without this, none of us will survive,

    ‘Green crap’ matters, which is why my husband and I get our electricity & gas from one of the green suppliers and have an efficient wood burning stove. We fly as little as possible, we go on walking holidays and we drive a dual fuel car. We buy local food where possible and as much organic as we can.

    I support green crap.

  • Alan Reimer
    signed 2013-12-19 21:43:37 +0000
    The resources on this planet are limited & are exploited by the wealthy nations. All countries need to have policies which keep us within these resources.
  • Bess Mayhew
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  • John Baker
    signed 2013-12-19 21:38:47 +0000
    It is my duty as a Christian to respect this world and do what I can to take care of it. If we don’t take care of it there wont be any environment left to take care of or live in some time in the future.
  • richard greenland
    signed 2013-12-19 21:38:14 +0000
    The incideous creep of fossil fuel usage as a limited resource that may end with the collapse of our “civilisation” is of far greater danger than the threat posed by the “Cold War” in the last century. If the Cuba missile crisis 50 years ago had us worried just think what the next 50 years will bring with a world destroyed by flooding, food depletion, polluted atmosphere and scarce energy resource. Think “green crap” now or live the nightmare.
  • Nick Corney
    signed 2013-12-19 21:36:47 +0000
    Because if I wasn’t, that would mean i was a complete wanker
  • kay anderson
    signed 2013-12-19 21:33:58 +0000
    We gotta do something effective at our earliest convenience or else
  • Morwenna Orton
    signed 2013-12-19 21:30:39 +0000
    I believe that we don’t own this earth, we are stewards to hand it on in good shape to coming generations, in this country and throughout the world. I don’t want my grandchildren having to fight for water and energy and land, when fossil resources are used up and the warming climate makes large areas uninhabitable or drowned in the rising oceans.
  • pam hardy
    signed 2013-12-19 21:24:37 +0000
    Because I want to pass on a world that’s fit for our children and grandchildrento live in.
  • David Edmondson
    signed 2013-12-19 21:23:35 +0000
    Because i recycle & don’t drive
  • Trevor Stables
    signed 2013-12-19 21:20:39 +0000
    The Environment of today is not ours to dispose of as we please,we must account for it to those that come after.Late King George VI
  • Peter Kemp
    signed 2013-12-19 21:20:04 +0000
    for the obvious reason that it is the right thing to be doing, for the plant, people etc. BUT at a political level NOTE TO GENERAL ELECTION organisers, it will be of enormous benefit to Lib Dem candidates. I am activist in Lynne Featherstones seat, this is an area with a very definite ‘green’ vote. IF Lynne (and others) are to keep seats, this 5+ % of the electorate need to be made aware that we are the best hope to see green policies happening in the next Parliament
  • Sakura Otten
    signed 2013-12-19 21:19:21 +0000
    Putting investment into “green crap” is important to help the UK be less dependent on importing energy through the development of new green technologies – which we can then export to other countries to help them reduce their carbon fooprint / costs.

    “Green crap” in terms of schemes to make homes more energy efficient is also important as it the most economically effective way to help heat the UK’s houses which are generations behind when it comes to being insulated effectively.

    Also – it’s plain common sense.
  • Richard Bayley
    signed 2013-12-19 21:12:44 +0000
    Not too sure about the claim of 200,000 new green jobs created using solar panels and other kit imported from China but this does serve to increase energy prices in the UK. High energy prices will drive some industries elsewhere with a loss of UK jobs. A future living in cold homes illuminated with low energy bulbs is not an attractive one. Yes lets protect the enviroment but in a more measured and balanced way.
  • Susanne Stebbing
    signed 2013-12-19 21:07:40 +0000
    I am Green to protect green field sites, protect birds, reptiles, amphibians and to plant trees and use renewable energy whenever possible.
  • Tim Hubbard
    signed 2013-12-19 21:01:37 +0000
    I’d like the human race to have a future. And the earlier we act in the UK the better chance green jobs will be generated here rather than elsewhere.
  • David Wardrop
    signed 2013-12-19 20:53:59 +0000
    The environment is important to me because the environment is everything. It is the past and the very far future. The environment around is what sustains us and our health and well being from something so simple and common as birds singing to the complexity of biodiversity, the weather and ecosystems.

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