Entrepreneur and philanthropist Gareth Morgan has taken a swipe at the Green Party and some conservationists.
He says that the majority of New Zealanders see them as “lefties”, “extremists” or “nutters,” which in the long run is holding back their cause of protecting the environment.
At Forest and Bird’s conference, Face up to the Future, Morgan also took aim at some conservationist groups he calls the “green extreme” or “loony left”.
In particular, he says that their opposition to mining and fracking is not evidence-based, and fails to consider employment and the economy.
Exactly. Too often they are anti-science and ignore the evidence. We need more evidence-based decision making, and less emotion-based decision making.
Hat Tip: Keeping Stock