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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  • Paul Seaman
    signed 2013-12-19 17:09:16 +0000
    Alas Ed, you’re not green enough. I am extremely concerned by the Lib Dem support for fracking – your conference motion all wrapped in ifs and buts was still support.


    Surely if we dig more carbon out of the ground, more will get burnt (look at how Amercian shale has resulted in US coal being dumped in Europe). The only way to get serious about climate change is start reducing the carbon we’re extracting from underground, not increasing it
  • George Macpherson
    signed 2013-12-19 17:03:06 +0000
    I am green because my education and career in agriculture, land management (in Europe and the tropics) and then as a journalist in those subjects, all brought the same conclusion. That is: unless we use the natural resources on which we depend sensibly and sensitively, we degrade them and the future of human civilisation. ‘The market’, on its own, goes beyond sensible limits and needs restraint, before irreparable damage is done.
  • David Gilbey
    signed 2013-12-19 17:01:38 +0000
    We are here to live on this planet not to destroy it. We should be setting an example for others to follow and not burying our head in the sand.

    The enviroment is where we live, destroy it and we destroy ourselves.
  • Rajinder Jhooti
    signed 2013-12-19 17:00:00 +0000
    We have a chance to improve our planet, to leave it better then we found it. Green energy is the only way. We do not know the true environment cost of oil, coal and fracking.
  • Glyn Hughes
    signed 2013-12-19 16:59:13 +0000
    We are the main U.K. reaserch centre for domestic biomass heating. Pretty much everything HMG have supposedly done to support our bit of green energy has been worthless, ridiculous, counter-productive nonsense, valueless other than filling the pockets of consultants who are either absolutely incompetent, or principally behoven to big fuel interests. Crap indeed from start to finish.
  • Jim Atherton
    signed via 2013-12-19 16:58:27 +0000
    whether you believe in climate change or not, enough people do that the green industry is undergoing explosive expansion. Somebody is going to profit from this, and I suggest it should be the uk.
  • Ann Mallaby
    signed 2013-12-19 16:55:37 +0000
    I agree, Rosalyn. Fracking will poison our land and water: stop this insanity now.


    http://www.frackingnightmare.com/news.php
  • Wilfred Newman
    signed 2013-12-19 16:55:27 +0000
    With an ever-increasing population it is vitally important that the finite resources of our planet are wisely used.
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  • Layla Moran
    signed via 2013-12-19 16:46:29 +0000
    Man enhanced climate change is real. Anyone who doesn’t think we need to do something about it better start finding another planet to match the proverbial one they already live on.
  • Maureen Comber
    signed 2013-12-19 16:46:24 +0000
    I don’t know how you can speak of this while standing by and watching the unlawful enclosure of hundreds of commons. Our open spaces which we should be unencumbered and free to enjoy and have been unenclosed for a thousand years. Law breakers, all of you.
  • Rosalyn St Pierre
    signed 2013-12-19 16:42:33 +0000
    Nick, until you openly and clearly oppose fracking the you cannot call yourself green.

    Update: why no Lib Dem comment of Fallon’s statement on fracking?
  • Edward Thompson
    signed 2013-12-19 16:37:48 +0000
    Because the science is undeniable if we don’t act to limit carbon we risk higher sea levels and diverting the gulf stream
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  • Peter Roberts
    signed 2013-12-19 16:29:22 +0000
    As a country we are our environment, from the coal tips of the valleys to the open moorland of the Pennines we need to respect our landscape as we use its resources.


    I’m green because we are working to do just that
  • Deborah Stewart
    signed 2013-12-19 16:29:05 +0000
    It protects the countryside so future life and generations can enjoy it. As well as us.
  • Tom Dugmore
    signed 2013-12-19 16:24:56 +0000
    You cannot have an infinitely growing economy based on finite resources, it is that simple. If we wish to continue living in comfort then some serious changes are going to have to be made to utilise our resource base better.
  • Roger Hughes
    signed 2013-12-19 16:24:05 +0000
    I agree with the Conservatives that it is “crap”. The wind generators are inefficient and kill birds. The so caled “green jobs” are paid for by taxing everbody including the poorest on their energy bills. They do not help the economy but put yet another brake on like the many vital policies in Cameron’s little black book that the Lib Dems vetoed,
  • Charles Laffoney-Lane
    signed 2013-12-19 16:17:25 +0000
    I think that we should only use resources that are renewable. It is common sense since finite resources will eventually be exhausted. I have grandchildren and I want a world that is habitable. A suggestion, which I have made to Simon Hughes, all new build building should be mandatory fitted to make them carbon neutral, then we need fewer power stations.


    Would you tell the Tories referring to this as Green Crap, that crap evolves in to something useful, unlike them who are useless and in my booking almost neo fascists.
  • Michael Monk
    signed 2013-12-19 16:16:32 +0000
    The long term value of our environment to the survival of this country – and mankind – cannot be treated as an option. So why, oh why, are there no LibDem voices raised against the Government’s dismantling of the planning system – a system designed to protect our environment.
  • nigel barnacle
    signed 2013-12-19 15:58:54 +0000
    I like the environment,green spaces,wildlife but not LibDem policies on fracking,HS2 and softer planning rules.

    AND I live in Birmingham which is why preservation of the countryside and wildlife is essential to me. Sorry can’t vote LibDem with your current energy,transport,planning policies.

    It is also LibDem green “crap”.
  • Caroline Fairless-Price
    signed 2013-12-19 15:26:38 +0000
    I live in Norfolk, which is disappearing under the waves. We’ve had drought, deluge, a hurricane, torrential hailstorms. My wise old gardiner who has lived by the weather for 78 years recognises this as serious climate change. We have to be adaptable, protect and survive. It isn’t difficult and it makes sense, for jobs, sustainability, and our futures.
  • Edward Wilkins
    signed 2013-12-19 15:25:18 +0000
    WE ARE ALL MADE OF ‘GREEN CRAP’ – THE LIFE PRINCIPLE COURSES THROUGH ALL LIVING ENTITIES, BUT IS OF NO INTEREST TO THE DEAD FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. THE ENVIRONMENT IS THE REAL WORLD THAT NO CAMERONIAN OPINIONOLOGIST CAN REFUTE WITHOUT REVEALING HIMSELF/HERSELF AS AN ABSOLUTE FANTASIST.

    THE UNIVERSE IS NOT THE PLAYTHING OF ECONOMICALLY-DRIVEN NOVELTY SCIENCE ..

    WHATEVER WE PUT INTO IT WE GET RIGHT BACK WITH INTEREST.

    IT WOULD BE WISER TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN TRUTH INSTEAD OF LIES AND NONSENSE.

    UNTIL THE DEAD ARE REMOVED FROM THE DECISION-MAKING ADMINISTRATIONS OUR BIOSPHERE WILL BE REPEATEDLY PUNISHED FOR SUPPORTING OUR POINTLESS EXISTENCE.


    THEREWILL THAT DO ?

    I COULD SAY 20 MILLION WORDS MORE (AN ARBITRARY FIGURE …) BUT THAT WOULD BORE YOU !!!


    HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND AN EFFECTIVE AND VICTORIOUS NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ! ! !


    BLAIR
  • Regan Toomer
    signed 2013-12-19 15:11:34 +0000
    Thank you for asking for our views.

    I live in a rural Devon area and am appalled at the loss of countryside for the building of homes and roads, at a time when the Conservatives (who are traditionally elected here) preach austerity and cut funding to the councils who are supposed to maintain the current road network and cannot meet basic requirements. The additional news of the high-speed rail link planned to rip through yet more countryside at phenomenal financial cost serves only to worsen the public perception of the government as a whole.

    The world waits anxiously as Japan’s nuclear power plant disaster continues to pour its deadly pollution into the Pacific Ocean. This is more than just a warning that the world’s nuclear power stations need to be safely taken out of commission- the damage is already being done. Yet here in the UK we hear plans of even more nuclear power plants as if our thirst for energy is actually more important than saving the very planet on which we depend for life.

    We all know that answers to all these problems will not be easy to find and implement, but reducing our excessive needs for energy and unnecessary travel would be a good starting point to us actually having a future.
  • David Beaugie
    signed 2013-12-19 14:48:59 +0000
    MAKES SENCE TO ME
  • Mike Cox
    signed 2013-12-19 14:21:47 +0000
    We only have one environment; if we ruin it, that is it!
  • Daniel Henry
    signed via 2013-12-19 14:11:26 +0000
    As well as being essential to protect climate change, as oil and gas become more and more expensive, soon green energy will be the only cost effective way to power our homes.
  • Vernon Soyka
    signed 2013-12-19 13:58:02 +0000
    Ed hold fast hold strong. You are doing a great job. We can see through the right wing press and propoganda. Please keep going in the direction you are. For all our sakes and those of future generations. Spoken as a Social Democrat of way back then…
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  • Jack Preston
    signed 2013-12-19 13:55:43 +0000
    We are a small island nation abundant with practically inexhaustible resources we’re now perfectly capable of making use of; wind and sea for power, plentiful seafood sources (not discounting the seaweed that could practically feed us nutritiously on its own), ….

    And yet we make nothing of it; we allow ambitious fossil fuels companies to reach and damage further and further at ever increasing environmental and ideological cost. The green crap is not just important, it’s vital.


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