John Berry's opinion piece on ethical investing (Fossil fuels, palm oil and animal testing in your KiwiSaver?, Feb 8) claims that fossil fuel companies are embroiled in serious environmental violations and that investing in them is not good in terms of climate change. The reality is different and more complex.
Tim Jones of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, 12 October, 2020, along with his fellow protestors, is worried about climate change and that mining in this connection is “profoundly irresponsible”. Well, the mining industry has a solution for him.
The noise from anti-mining activists on the issue of mining on conservation land is disappointing to the minerals industry, and it should be disappointing to all New Zealanders. Instead of an informed debate, the public has been repeatedly presented with misinformation, falsehoods and fake news via the media. As the general election looms, it is timely to set the record straight on an industry which is essential to modern society and to the transition to a lower-carbon world.