Michael Moore’s new film skewers green energy

Posted: April 23, 2020 by oldbrew in Big Green, Critique, Energy, fraud, greenblob

The non-solution to the non-problem gets another going-over. Anything that gives the lie to ‘clean green’ mythology and gets a few headlines has to be welcomed.
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A newly-released documentary from contrarian filmmaker Michael Moore calls green energy a fraud that is destroying the Earth, says Lorrie Goldstein @ The Toronto Sun.

Planet of the Humans also accuses the environmental movement of selling out to corporate and Wall St. interests, by shilling for these so-called renewable technologies.

The film premiered at the Traverse City Film Festival in July, but Moore released it on YouTube for free for 30 days on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday.

It’s produced, directed and narrated by Jeff Gibbs, a long-time collaborator with Moore, who is the film’s executive producer.

“Everywhere I encountered green energy it wasn’t what it seemed, ” Gibbs says early in the film.

He explains why wind and solar power, electric vehicles, ethanol, biomass and biofuels cannot exist without fossil fuel energy and are environmentally destructive.

Wind turbines eat up arable land, level mountain top forests, require massive amounts of concrete, steel, fibreglass and balsam to construct, fall apart after 20 years and have to be backed up by fossil fuel energy because they only provide intermittent power to the electricity grid.

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  1. oldbrew says:

    23 Apr 2020
    Merkel backs European stimulus, but doesn’t mention green recovery

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    What’s a ‘green recovery’? Another woolly soundbite from climate propaganda inc.

  2. Keitho says:

    That was a good documentary. Lots of good information and the agenda wasn’t hidden either.

  3. Graeme No.3 says:

    Whether you agree with all of it or not, the best thing is that someone well known as left wing has blown the whistle on the scam.
    This will sow division among the Left and make it hard for Extinction Rebellion and similar nut jobs to press for more renewables. Equally it will make it more difficult for politicians to give in to their demands.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Graeme – we would hope so, but in the UK for example the Climate Change Committee advises the government and are unlikely to be watching the video?
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    Low demand, and wind only 2.4% of it

    Wind turbines eat up arable land, level mountain top forests, require massive amounts of concrete, steel, fibreglass and balsam to construct, fall apart after 20 years and have to be backed up by fossil fuel energy because they only provide intermittent power to the electricity grid.

  5. ivan says:

    Climate Change Committee advises the government

    And therein lies the problem, Gummer and Yeo are making too much money from their insider trading to even consider any changes and the members of parliament are too dim to understand that and so do as they are told and pass stupid legislation.

  6. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Dellers in fine fettle with his latest reviewing the film, so is the. algorithm 😅

  7. oldbrew says:

    “I’m in a strange position,” the soft-spoken Gibbs tells us at the beginning of the movie. “I’m against our addiction to fossil fuels and have long been a fan of green energy. But everywhere I encountered green energy, it wasn’t what it seemed.”

    And so we watch the scales begin to fall from Gibbs’s eyes.
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    “It was enough to make my head explode,” Gibbs confesses at one point. “Green energy is not going to save us.”

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    Ideology meets reality 😧

    What needs saving isn’t the climate, it’s the sanity of people who’ve swallowed the fake climate story.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Hurry, See “Planet of the Humans,” Before It’s Banned
    Date: 25/04/20Myron Ebell, CEI

    Green lobbyists and climate activists are up to their old tricks

    Marc Morano reported on Climate Depot that a pressure campaign has succeeded in getting the distributor to pull the film. Josh Fox, who directed 2010’s semi-factual anti-hydraulic fracturing documentary, Gasland, launched the campaign on Twitter and tweeted Friday afternoon that the distributors had agreed to withdraw Planet of the Humans. Fox also tweeted that he didn’t blame the distributors because they hadn’t seen the film before releasing it.

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    No surprise there. Censor anything inconvenient to climate alarmism. But the media have widely reported it, so the genie is out of the bottle – are they hoping to delete all mention of it everywhere, and silence the people who made it?

  9. oldbrew says:

    Moore and Gibbs wouldn’t win much support from voters if they put up their policies at an election…

  10. oldbrew says:

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    The renewables industry is big on misinformation which the media rarely questions.

  11. Dscott says:

    Sold out? Michael can’t quite bring himself to admit that his self serving liberal elites have lied about Global Warmi Warming. They didn’t sell out, they sold him a bill of goods to enrich themselves on everyone’s backs. He at least recognizes they are self serving money grubbing corporatist.

    Here’s the real truth: liberalism is not an ideology, it is a sales promotional campaign to enrich the few at the expense of the many. President Madison warned you 200+ years ago in Federalist Paper 62.

  12. oldbrew says:

    Apr 30, 2020,03:25pm EDT
    Stanford Professor Can’t Muzzle “Planet Of The Humans,” Must Pay Defendants’ Legal Fees In SLAPP Suit

    On April 20, Jacobson was ordered to pay the legal fees of Chris Clack, the Colorado mathematician who Jacobson sued in 2017 for $10 million on claims that Clack had defamed him. Jacobson’s lawsuit, which also named the National Academy of Sciences, was a classic example of a SLAPP suit, or strategic litigation against public participation. What was Clack’s sin? He, along with nearly two dozen other prominent scientists, debunked the claims that Jacobson was making about – what else? — renewable energy.


    [The District of Columbia’s Anti-SLAPP Act prohibits the filing of lawsuits aimed at limiting public participation.]
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    The Prof could hire Emma Thompson and di Caprio to star in a film about the wonders of renewables and why we should all be dancing round windmills forever 🥱

    He must have some wealthy backers to be hiring top lawyers to make trouble.
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    Planet of the Humans will be remembered because it has sparked a long-overdue debate about the myriad problems with renewables, a list that includes land-use conflicts, intermittency, availability of rare-earth elements, mining, and the lethal toll that wind energy is having on birds and bats. Sure, renewables will grow in the years ahead. But they aren’t enough, not by a long shot. The sooner we accept that fact, the better.

  13. oldbrew says:

    Re. last comment – Emma Thompson already hired…

    Spiked: Now, on behalf of XR, Thompson has starred in a new short film called Rebellion. Much has been made in the press about the film’s use of all-vegan costumes. But what’s really remarkable about it is how clearly it shows her and other activists’ delusions of radicalism.

  14. oldbrew says:

    David Blood: ‘David spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.’

    Clip from Planet of the Humans.