Apoplexy is the order of the day among ‘green’ energy zealots following the release of Mike Moore’s ‘Planet of The Humans’.
In the military they call it “blue on blue”, although when the hard left are pulling the trigger it’s more aptly described as “green on green”.
But the documentary backed by Moore isn’t so much ‘friendly fire’, as an all-out assault on the billionaire hypocrites who whipped up fear and frenzy over changes in the weather and then, as if by magic, produced the notional ‘solution’ to the calamity in the form of heavily subsidised wind, solar and biomass. A ‘’solution’ which, of course, they all heavily invested in.
The film – produced by Moore and made by Jeff Gibbs – has been uploaded to YouTube to allow all and sundry to get the message: renewable energy is the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time.
Funny, sounds a little bit like the message that we’ve been thumping home since December 2012.
Moore made his mark in documentary film making by attacking all manner of capitalist endeavours, including the American small arms industry (Bowling for Columbine), its healthcare industry (Sicko) and the entire capitalist system itself (Capitalism: A Love Story).
This time around, Moore’s attention is on characters like David Blood and Al Gore who have made $billions by stripping the world’s landscapes and wilderness in order to burn every scrap of timber they can, in subsidised ‘biomass’ fuelled power plants. Hence the gag about “Blood and Gore” as being the ideal name for their wicked little venture.
It’s a narrative ably delivered by Gibbs in a “follow the money” style that races along to the inevitable conclusion: “we’ve been had”. His palpable sense of disappointment reminds STT of that expression of incredulous deflation when a youngster learns that Father Christmas ain’t real.
STT was all ears on that score, but where we part company from Moore and Gibbs is on their repetitive neo-Malthusian mantra, that likens humans to cockroaches devouring planet.
With several annoying and distracting crosses to anthropologists and sociologists bleating about ‘doomsday’, Gibbs invites them to spell out their solution: the world’s population must be reduced. Sadly, Gibbs misses the opportunity to invite them to help reach that goal by committing hari-kari themselves. Apparently, it’s you and yours that need to be reduced, not them. Or, perhaps, they mean that the populations of Third World countries should be ‘reduced’? They never quite make that clear.
One glaring omission was any discussion or analysis of the merits of nuclear power; the only stand-alone power generation source that does not emit CO2 during that process. The film is, of course, peppered with strident claims that man-made carbon dioxide gas is causing runaway climate change (whatever that means). But, as is the want of the hard left, they don’t really want a solution, what drives them is the need to frighten everybody into handing them the power to control everything.
Anyway, the film maker’s main point is that one of the ‘new certainties’ held dear by the woke left – that the only solution to the planet’s imminent doom is more windmills and solar panels – is a victim of the ‘old certainties’. Namely, that rich opportunists will always exploit the naïve and gullible to make profits that would make Croesus blush; and do so in a manner that takes a special blend of cynicism, hypocrisy, narcissism and greed.
Here’s a wrap up from Michael Shellenberger. The video follows after that.
New Michael Moore-Backed Documentary On YouTube Reveals Massive Ecological Impacts Of Renewables
21 April 2020
Over the last 10 years, everyone from celebrity influencers including Elon Musk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Al Gore, to major technology brands including Apple, have repeatedly claimed that renewables like solar panels and wind farms are less polluting than fossil fuels.
But a new documentary, “Planet of the Humans,” being released free to the public on YouTube today, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, reveals that industrial wind farms, solar farms, biomass, and biofuels are wrecking natural environments.
“Planet of the Humans was produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. “I assumed solar panels would last forever,” Moore told Reuters. “I didn’t know what went into the making of them.”
The film shows both abandoned industrial wind and solar farms and new ones being built — but after cutting down forests. “It suddenly dawned on me what we were looking at was a solar dead zone,” says filmmaker Jeff Gibbs, staring at a former solar farm in California. “I learned that the solar panels don’t last.”
Like many environmental documentaries, “Planet of Humans” endorses debunked Malthusian ideas that the world is running out of energy. “We have to have our ability to consume reigned in,” says a well-coiffed environmental leader. “Without some major die-off of the human population there is no turning back,” says a scientist.
In truth, humankind has never been at risk of running out of energy. There has always been enough fossil fuels to power human civilization for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, and nuclear energy is effectively infinite.