Michael Moore’s latest film, Planet of the Humans, was released on the internet last week. It has clocked up over five million views so far. In classic Moore style it is full of hyperbole and short on details. But this is one that the left is going to hate – it’s about the alleged green energy scam.
Unfortunately it’s impossible to take seriously. There’s hardly a single figure in it, let alone the sort of Life Cycle Analysis that you would need to substantiate the claims about wind turbines, solar panels, biomass, and the various other technologies that Moore takes potshots at. In fact I knew more about some of the subjects before I watched it than the movie itself added – such as the air force biofuels that cost thousands of dollars per gallon and Vinod Khosla’s high tech green ventures that never produced a single drop of commercial fuel.
Ultimately it’s a very pessimistic movie. It offers no solutions except a bit of a handwave at population control. Maybe it’s because the narrator thinks we’re all doomed that he never even once mentions nukes.
The movie is here:
Here’s one leftie reaction I found. It’s even more annoying than the movie. It’s equally short on facts but loses me altogether when it accuses the movie of being “too white”, and full of “white middle-aged people”.