Where do the political parties stand on the environment? | Tom Swarbrick’s Elections Explainer


Mass protests, sizzling temperatures and
a lot of anger. People are suffering, people are dying
entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. The politics and reality of climate change really matters right now. To be honest, it used to be a bit of an afterthought for political parties at a general election… but what they’re planning to do to tackle climate change is now a massive deal. Props to the Green Party, they’ve been raising this as a central issue for many years. Problem is that as a smaller party they struggle to get their own plans implemented. They want to create a completely net zero
carbon emissions economy by 2030 which could involve big changes in how we live our lives including, potentially, limits on the number of flights that people take. The Labour Party say they would declare a climate emergency initiate a green new deal costing 250 billion pounds spend money on insulating everyone’s homes properly, loans to help people buy electric cars a million green jobs created and deliver the substantial majority of the changes needed to be at net zero carbon emissions by 2030 – similar to the Greens. But there is a cost to that, financial as well as possibly societal too. The Conservatives say 2030 is too quick and unrealistic. They say we can be a net zero carbon emissions economy by 2050. They point to policies like the charge on plastic bags which has seen the number of plastic bags reduced by millions. They want to plant 30 million trees, a ban on fracking, and 4 billion more for flood defences. Too late sadly for those flooded in parts of the UK in the last few weeks. The Lib Dems they want even more trees. Loads of them. 60 million trees planted. Ensure all new cars are electric by 2030 and have at least 80 percent of UK electricity generated from renewables by 2030. Whichever way you cut it, the politics of climate change is a big deal and it’s here to stay.

97 comments on “Where do the political parties stand on the environment? | Tom Swarbrick’s Elections Explainer”

  1. Barbara Mcderott says:

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  2. english,bull, terrier says:

    Corbyn monoxide is bad for our environment.

  3. Celtic Crusader says:

    Who gives a tosh?

  4. Clayton Wiffen says:

    The Cultural Marxists are using the more media friendly cover of GREEN issues to push their dangerous policies. Don't fall for it.
    Why don't these green groups talk about the POPULATION BOOM in Africa?????

  5. a true patriot unbanned account says:

    There all part of the environment change brain washing machine and it's all a blatant lie

  6. svatinek says:

    How dare you! 😁

  7. Noel Normandin says:

    So what your asking is since both parties have a concern about the environment? What a bs question..personally I will slap Mother Earth in her mouth.

  8. Geoff Edwards says:

    does anyone believe Greta put herself in this position? it was arranged, her parents are minted and know george sorus!!!??? how clever to infiltrate politics with 'world ending' cries so as to manipulate and control the population in alignment with a sabatian frankist ideology!!?

  9. Helmut Schmacker says:

    Bend over Tom, I`m going to plant a tree straight up your a*** in order to save the planet.

  10. sylezjusz says:

    The way they abuse this kid putting her on display and the extent the media are complicit is disturbing

  11. RamblingRose says:

    So the last 16 year old girl the world listened to was St Joan of Ark. And Greta is no Joan no matter how much they msm spin this Chucky Doll!

  12. Henri de Lagardère says:

    Mass immigration leads to immediate loss of habitat for fauna, flora and folks
    who have to toss and toil for this madness, on an ever shrinking isle.

  13. Jean Wallace says:

    Typical teenager refusing to go to school until someone sort out the weather. Tell her Climate changes dramatically every 3 months it’s called seasons it’s wonderful and Greta should be thankful not angry.

  14. MikeT says:

    i am with Jeremy Clarkson with this one …

  15. denisesinclair1 says:

    A true psychopath in the making. Put this fruit cake in a padded cell.

  16. SV Zaya says:

    The problem isnt climate change
    it is how to deal with unnecessary mass hysteria

  17. Jason Landers says:

    What a sham., Sky sports sent 147 people to the Joshua fight. The BBC sends thousands of staff to report on sporting events all over the planet including flying all the equipment, the same people telling you you're a bad person driving a car and killing the planet.

  18. ben31uk says:

    F u Greta. Say no to using green

  19. Steven O'kane says:

    The Climate change is a Fecking myth. The planet earth has heated up and cools down over thousands of years.
    I go by fact not fiction.

  20. ben31uk says:

    Greta = Paid Government and UN Shill

  21. 4TheRecord says:

    There is no way we can stop climate change whilst we continue to increase the worlds population year after year. Since most people don't agree that population increase is an issue there's not much we can do about climate change other than to accept it and adapt.

  22. Jerry Jones says:

    We must stop producing PLANT FOOD……..or you are all going to die!

  23. Gary Lucas says:

    Meteorologist Piers Corbyn takes a different view. Why not put a clip of him on talking too? Instead of a heavily exploited autistic child.

  24. von Coconut says:

    Mindless fuckwittery rules.

  25. Jerry Jones says:

    Plant more trees – we can use politicians as fertiliser!

  26. Alex McMeeken says:

    The politics of climate change is the problem.

  27. David Ward says:

    Green party are not an environmental party, they are a virtue signalling party.

  28. cj hepburn says:

    I luv it. It's a population control argument. Apparently that"s enough jiggy jiggy 4 the world right now. We're full up. But 2 quote the Mighty George Michael…how much is enough? Oh!

  29. Tom Hulme says:

    Re naturing is the answer not lining bill gates green energy firms pockets . Greta works for him

  30. Omega says:

    The Environment changing is in this planets natural cycle, those that cannot accept it as natural are standing against the evolution of earth itself. To think that humans can control nature is utterly hilarious.

    Perhaps by dumping more plastic on the moon will alter the tides on this planet, but nothing other really will make a huge change, for millions of years land populated by those before us has sunk into the sea, only for the many moons later for more land to arrive and be populated by people and wildlife.

    Overall global warming or pollution etc is just something that happens when a civilisation discovers industry, people who cling to I don't agree with change are the very people that are holding the world back from its inevitable fate.

  31. we need to eat the babies says:

    The real problem is mental illness running rampant throughout the world and everyone seems to be suffering from it.

  32. mark larkin says:

    Im getting sick and tired of seeing Greta's miserable mug. Go play with your dollies girl like most girls do your age.

  33. Celtic Warrior33 says:

    The politics of climate change are not a big deal as the majority of us will vote against parties persuing these policies

  34. Veteran Kamikaze says:

    Soo, are we all still ignoring the geoengineering via 'chemtrails' for the last 20 years? Its openly being suggested now by the shill media.

  35. Godot says:

    The irony when Greta and these climate protesters were caught eating at a McDonalds, who are one of the catalysts for climate change

  36. Big Bluesguy says:

    Climate Change isn’t the problem. Political correctness and mass hysteria are the problem. Somebody’s making a lot of money out of this and way this child is being manipulated is child abuse !! HOW DARE YOU !!

  37. Anna Hunt says:

    IT IS CRIMINAL CHILD ABUASE TO BRAINWASH CHILDREN INTO A MASS HYSTERIA ALL; FAlse information for the mentally unstable. WHY DONT THEY ADDRESS POP[ULATION EXPLOSION IN THE UK???AMD I,MPROTING MILLIONS OF BREEDING MACHINES AND THE GOV IS PAYING THEM TO BREED SAPPING ALL OUR RESOURCES AND VIOLATING OUR HUMAN RIGHJTS AND LAWS????

  38. MartialVidz says:

    CO2 is plant food, we just need to deal with air pollution and industrial waste around the world eg. China, India…
    Go back to school and stop funding green companies – money $ € £ ¥.

  39. H4WK69 says:

    Humanity has been adapting to climate change since the beginning, we've survived ice ages to soaring temperatures that far exceed todays average global temperatures.

  40. Rodrigo Fuenzalida says:

    Such a happy kid

  41. Epstein Nokilla-Selfa says:

    Just here to vote thumbs down for Greta

  42. General Lo says:

    Climate change is a hoax.
    Change my mind.

  43. grrinc says:

    Her goblin-like angry expression just makes want to ruin her childhood more.

  44. Rob Str says:

    Greta has Nothin to do with the environment, propaganda propaganda sun “news”

  45. Casey Dude says:

    Give us all your money or the sky will fall…. Ha ha ha ha.

  46. pvfa39 says:

    Go away you sniveling little person.

  47. terry ph says:

    I’m not qualified to say if climate change is happening or not , it maybe man causing it , or it maybe a natural cycle, do the experts know ? Does anyone know ? ..But there sure are different weather pattens about at the moment..but what’s causing it I don’t know …But that little girl seems very bitter about it ,it’s probably because her future will be decided by it one way or the other.

  48. Green skin says:

    Rather let the world end than see humanity live out the rest it's existence under the boot of Greta and the Eco-Communists.

  49. Nigel Spence says:

    We are beginning mass extinction?? Then why don't you go tell Donald Trump and that Kim Jon UN guy who keeps on sending missiles into our sky's that, including all of the American space missions they keep on sending up into space… Recycling our waste here in the UK is going to have zero effect on global warming..

  50. Donald Boughton says:

    We are as a society suffering from the appalling lack of science and technology education of our political classes. I suspect that most of them would have trouble finding the hot end of an operating Bunsen burner. I am in favor of instituting a compulsory summer school for MP's every August. The syllabus would be a heady mix of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and perhaps a dash of Computer Science. After several years the MP's would have the tools to separate the more outlandish claims from the climate alarmists from the scientifically verifiable truth. I am aware that some MP's will require remedial arithmetic lessons before they start the summer school. This appears to true of Dianne Abbott, I am sure that there are others. Lack of science and technology education is not exclusive to MP's. The existence of Extinction Rebellion is splendid demonstration of the lack of science and technology education among the children of the middle classes. I know there is the occasional senile pensioner among their ranks.

  51. Donald Boughton says:

    We are as a society suffering from the appalling lack of science and technology education of our political classes. I suspect that most of them would have trouble finding the hot end of an operating Bunsen burner. I am in favor of instituting a compulsory
    summer school for MP's every August. The syllabus would be a heady mix of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and perhaps a dash of Computer Science. After several years the MP's would have the tools to separate the more outlandish claims from the climate alarmists from the scientifically verifiable truth. I am aware that some MP's will require remedial arithmetic lessons before they start the summer school. This appears to true of Dianne Abbott, I am sure that there are others.
    Lack of science and technology education is not exclusive to MP's. The existence of Extinction Rebellion is splendid demonstration of the lack of science and technology education among the children of the middle classes. I know there is the occasional senile pensioner among their ranks.

  52. MeesterDash says:

    There is no way man can change the climate… Its all an excuse for socialists to tax us and the capitalist businesses.
    Stop polluting the sea with plastic yes of course we can do that, but change the temperature of the planet? No.

  53. Jetstom Jetstom says:

    Climate Change

    When did Climate Change become the religion of the Elites.

    We have had media elites, Perpetual Ruling Elites and Celebrates preach the strictures of Climate Change to the “wholly unwashed masses” while through their personal actions and lifestyle choices demonstrate that they are insidious hypocrites regarding their commitment to climate change .

    If we don’t change the perception of Climate Change as the religion of the Elitists we will witness worldwide Yellow Vests-type riots that will make the original Yellow Vest riots in France look like a walk in the park. The ignition of those riots in France were fueled initially by France’s Perpetual Ruling Elite’s climate change policy of increase a tax on gas at the expense of the lower and middle income taxpayers who live outside of urban Paris.

  54. Jetstom Jetstom says:

    “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better ,faster and stronger. We have the capability to make the world's first climate change man.” -6 Million Dollar Man

  55. Jetstom Jetstom says:

    1989 UN Commission on Climate Warming Report ( it’s a real report, google it) stated definitely that by the year 2000 a significant number of cities would be underwater. As of this year, 2019, no cities have been reported missing or underwater .

  56. Jetstom Jetstom says:

    HAL 9000. “Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a climate change pill, and think things over.” 2001 Space Odysssey

  57. Jetstom Jetstom says:

    This is a test of the National emergency broadcasting system.. this is only a test. If this was and actual emergency you would be instructed to surrender to the nearest globalist, political correctness officer or Greta Thunberg, Climatologist .

  58. Steve Fitzhenry says:

    Greta the alien

  59. Geoff Evans says:

    No such thing as manmade climate change only Climate change. there is an answer but it needs the globalists to get on board which of course they wont (self interest ) they would rather we were all poor starving and dying than allow us free energy from thorium liquid salt reactors proven to work in the 1960s

  60. Phil Fee-Ass says:

    Eco-socialism will be the scourge of the 21st century.

  61. Sheila Costello says:

    All brainwashing propaganda, thousands of years all natural phenomena

  62. Jelly Bean says:

    Transpocolypse Now… its a boy.

  63. Razil 1 says:

    Mass extinction doesnt She mean demographic replacement of the Western Civilisations thats Real Extinction just Wait for the Rebellion!!

  64. buntovnik bez razloga says:

    Climate change policies are like idiots
    There are here to multiply and stay

  65. go fuck yourself says:

    Climate change is a scam George souris and rest of his cronies are trying to get the rest of your money they want to text you all to death when that happens they will own you all. that is the endgame worldwide slavery.

  66. Dr. S says:

    In the last five year's these globalist have raked in over 3 trillion in carbon taxes world wide where has the money gone? it is not into renewable energy sources as only $3.2 billion has been used for funding research over the last five years so where as it gone?

  67. Clive Durrant says:

    Soros puppets

  68. 6th I says:

    How DARE you ask that? You’re using oxygen. How dare you use children’s oxygen this way? How very dare you?

  69. TexasToast says:

    This child is exhausting to watch. She is clearly being used as a puppet and does the cause more harm than help. Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should take better care of the environment. Technology is already being developed that can pull carbon dioxin out of the environment. Most folks who scream the loudest are hypocrites. They want you and I to conserve while their own carbon footprint is wider.

  70. Tel H says:

    She's certainly the person you need to present Global Warming Cooling Climate Change whatever, But really is it the oil companies know that there is going to be a future oil shortage, and are getting in on Renewables? BP have been producing solar panels for the past 20 years!!! Smooth change over!

  71. Volcanic Ash Advisories Daily Updates says:

    Carbon taxes are a scam. Don’t believe it. Net zero is a scam. Don’t believe it.

  72. mortimer zilch says:

    we need a Greta doll to replace the old broken Chuckie dolls.

  73. Okfool Pishoff says:

    Ahahahaha what a belter ahahaha 🤤

  74. humbug says:

    Clearly there is something wrong with that girls head, i find it sickening that these extremists abuse a girl with mental issues like this to ram extremist political tropes down peoples throats.

  75. Big Barty says:

    I love global warming! No freezing winters, long hot summers! Bring it on!

  76. Al woo says:

    Co2 has little to no effect on the climate humans can't change the climate.

  77. JohnnyBrexit! says:

    If people were so concerned about climate change, the Green party would have more than one MP. MSM have banned scientists who don't believe in their propaganda hoax, why is that LBC?.

  78. JohnnyBrexit! says:

    What happens if we all turn vegan, where are all the cows, pigs and sheep going to live.

  79. Garfield JV says:

    Grete is sick person i call 911 i call securoty kids not place to stay.

  80. What The says:

    Greta is full of it and the 97% nonsense has already been debunked, go read the Forbes expose on it.
    The extent to which humans and co2 affect the temperature is being massively exaggerated. Currently humans contribute 3% of the globes co2 output.

  81. flashfyre says:

    CO2 increases have increased agricultural output. Plants evolved in CO2 rich environments and are starved for the gas in modern epochs. Feed the planet or lose the ice? Without AGW, the planet is naturally warming anyway. "Climate, Social, Economic Justice" weasel words make it sould like a leftist fraud, and most of it is. Humanity and plants might well be better off in a steamy greenhouse environ.

  82. Duane Rautahi says:

    Eco communist she has been indoctrinated by her hard laft parents. She is very ill herself. Wish she was banned from the web, her stories have no value to society.

  83. Bobert Rarton says:

    Election manipulation

  84. Delbert Grady says:

    This girl looks like a monster

  85. D Carey says:

    The comments here are rancid.

  86. A D S says:

    Greta is the only girl i would let Michael Jackson babysit.

  87. Chips1889 says:

    Hang on a minute…..we need to insulate homes….it's called global WARMING mate.
    When we all drive electric cars and have replaced gas with electric, then all plug in at the same time, the what?

  88. SpokenSuperman says:

    Talk to china then. If you want to cut Co2

  89. Mike Biggs says:

    That girl should be taken into care as she is being abused.
    Climate change is the biggest con job of the 21st Century.
    This planet goes through change constantly and nothing humans can do about it.
    On the other hand the plastic pollution that is engulfing our planet can be reversed.

  90. Bee Jay says:

    The idea that humanity can do ANYTHING to affect our planetary environment is tantamount to a flea bleeding a bull to death. The solar system will do it’s thing despite us! The environmentalists are living in ‘Cloud nine cuckoo land’. If the human race survives as long as the dinosaurs I would be very surprised! …. in the end we will die off as have all other forms of life on this planet.

  91. Graham Booker says:

    This has been a political party broadcast on behalf of all the eco loons.

  92. Kovaso Bix says:

    Extinction rebellion – al that Co2 you'll be subjecting the planet to during your lifetime, so lead by example and save the planet by extincting yourselves !

  93. CalmSassarShow says:

    1:46 While true, you can add "too late" to most of his other points made for the other parties. Why single out one party with a jab?

  94. James Hainsworth says:

    i feel like a limit on flights isnt a big change, it should be easy especially with the internet

  95. James Hainsworth says:

    our 1 billion trees project in NZ seems to dwarf so many tree planting promises in the rest of the world

  96. Paul French says:

    I tend to take sky news australia…..
    They call it the HOAX it is…..
    Got to love Rupert…..

  97. smc uk says:

    The bride of Chucky

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