Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' asks: what if green energy cannot save the planet?

From Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As environmentalists celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week, a new documentary poses a sobering question.

FILE PHOTO: Director Michael Moore speaks during a rally by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

What if wind farms, solar panels and other green energy projects are not enough to save the planet and humanity simply cannot sustain life as we know it?
“Planet of the Humans,” executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and written and directed by Jeff Gibbs, asks hard questions about what it sees as the failure of well-meaning efforts to halt climate change.
“It seems like we have been losing the battle,” Moore told Reuters. “We are in deep, deep trouble.”
"Planet of the Humans," which will be released on YouTube on Tuesday free of charge to the public, argues that the mainstream environmental movement has sold out to corporate interests and that solar and wind energy components and electric cars rely too heavily on deforestation and electricity generated from coal and natural gas to produce them.
“What we have been calling green, renewable energy and industrial civilization are one and the same thing - desperate measures not to save the planet but to save our way of life,” Gibbs says in the film.
A better approach, Gibbs suggests, would be people having fewer children. “Infinite growth on a finite planet is suicide,” he says.

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