Are our politicians environmentally friendly?

As people of the world it is our job to make sure we look after the world. Politicans and activists have currently been discussing the health of the world in regards to global warming. This week, there has been the Economic summit in Davos, Switzerland. They discussed global warming in relation to economics yet are big hypocrites. Our leaders fly in carbon emitting planes and travel in monsterous cars which pollute local towns and cities across the world. Boris Johnson is driven in his luxurious, polluting Jaguar and Donald Trump has a whole convoy of deadly beasts. Should our politicians be more responsible by showcasing cleaner travel?

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_ocean | Upton Cross Primary School A
    24 Jan 2020

    I think polticians should definitely show cleaner travel as we are on the brink of extinction and there is no time like the present.Mabye instead of driving in a lavish jaguar he should drive a Tesla or Hybrid car to still show off his lavish tastes a little but still shows he cares. What do you think?

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
    24 Jan 2020

    Answering the question as the title of this post, our politicians and PM's are not environmentally friendly. They are the leaders of the country so, if anything, should be more conscious about our environment. They should act like Greta Thumberg and travel by boat to ensure that the environment is cleaner. Even if they didn't do it themselves, PM's could at least set up more beach cleaning groups or encourage more people to use hybrid or electric vehicles.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      modest_donkey's comment 27 Jan 2020

      Could this prevent them from doing the best job they can in government?

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      1. John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 27 Jan 2020

        Yes, definitely. To be the best leader, they have to listen to the public. The public want the environment to be cleaner and more safe, especially the younger generation as they will have to live in a world where the environment is ugly and unclean.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    24 Jan 2020

    Personally, I think yes. Our political members should try to be more environmentally friendly, but is it fair to put ALL the pressure on them? Yes, they may have expensive cars and jet planes, but so do many celebrities. My question is, what is the difference between a celebrity’s reputation, and a Prime Minister’s. Shouldn’t the celebrities be more environmentally friendly too? If Prime Ministers need to, hen I think everyone else should too, but that could cost a lot of money, finding a new transportation for everybody.
    In conclusion, yes Prime Ministers need to be more environmentally friendly, but so should everyone else.
    entertaining_strawberry

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 27 Jan 2020

      A very interesting question - what do other people think?

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    2. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 27 Jan 2020

      I would like to answer your question. Personally, the difference between a prime minister's and a celebrity's reputation is that a celebrity is meant to maintain fame, while a prime minister is meant to maintain a group of people. In other words, are seen as an idol, someone they adore while a prime minister is seen as a developer, they decide what goes on in our environment.

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    3. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 27 Jan 2020

      In addition, the government are now creating electric buses. No gas is being emitted into the air.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg happy_sparrow | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    28 Jan 2020

    I think they should be more environmentally friendly because as our role models they should be showing us how to treat our environment and the responsibilities we should be facing. The outcome would be spending a lot more money but the results are what matters. We follow our leaders and are loyal to them but sometimes they do not recognise other things around them, like pollution, so it is actually our duty to make a difference anyway and finish what we started. Having our leaders join in would be a great since they set the biggest example but its a bit silly how nearly everyone needs a leader to state out the obvious and tell them what to do. We should have been fighting pollution the moment it became a problem but people were too dependant on our leaders (who thought nothing of it) that we ignored it and now its gotten even worse.
    I hope my comment has been inspiring!

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  • Hillyfield School logo splendid_thought | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    28 Jan 2020

    Many politicians are believe we should do more as a community to help the environment. You would expect that in return, the government and parliament would be taking the necessary steps to save our motherland but oddly enough, their main concern is Brexit. Many would describe them as hypercritical as they keep on pushing us to save the nature but aren't participating themselves. In fact, they are encouraging money saving/making ways that kill our earth and then say we, the public, aren't helping enough. In my humble opinion, there is absolutely no point of going through with Brexit when the new Brexit world we will live in is polluting and against the environment.

    One way the government could help is as simple as doing a fundraiser. I would cost little. It shouldn't matter if it I fancy as long as it improves the environmental situation. Also, the government could start using more reusable plastics and materials.
    I hope the people in power will listen to the publics plea and join the fight for a healthy Mother Earth which not only benefits the earth but benefits us and our future generations!

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      splendid_thought's comment 28 Jan 2020

      Do you think a fundraiser is fair, when the public pay taxes?

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    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      splendid_thought's comment 28 Jan 2020

      Do you think a fundraiser is fair, when the public pay taxes?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School active_swan | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    29 Jan 2020

    As it said in the title, are our politicians environmentally friendly? I think that they are focusing to much on Brexit and Donald Trumps impeachment trial. That they are not thinking about other stuff like our planet and it’s crazy how children are working harder to save the planet then adults! Greta Thumberg is working the hardest and Boris Johnson doesn’t even believe in climate change, so we can’t do much if are prime minister doesn’t believe in it. Also I think we should switch to electric cars because petrol prices are going up and electric cars are better for the environment.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    29 Jan 2020

    I think that our politicians aren’t ECO friendly because when you look at Boris Johnson, he doesn’t even believe in Climate Change so he won’t even bother to order any MPs to do anything like beach clean ups or less plastic in shops or even listening to something that Greta Thumberg says or just changing the way we move around like walking or cycling instead of using a car all the time . We could even start using electric cars or hybrids; you can still use the car, but not pollute the air! The MPs could maybe travel to work this way!

    In conclusion, I think that MPs should be more eco-friendly but not be under all the pressure.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intrepid_hurricane's comment 29 Jan 2020

      What evidence do you have for your statement about Boris Johnson?

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