Planet of Half Truths – Michael Moore’s attack on renewables unmoored

By their nature, documentary films are supposed to expose mistruths – this one often amplifies them

The latest Michael Moore documentary, Planet of the Humans, ends with a powerful scene. Picture two orangutans climbing the last standing tree in a foggy clear-cut rainforest. Dead tree branches slowly give way and the apes are forced down into the deep mud below.  Weak and shivering they push through the muck, heading away from the camera towards their likely demise. As disturbing as the scene is, the film is not really about endangered species or ecological destruction.  The target here is instead human nature itself: our inability to reconcile insatiable greed with the limitations of a finite planet – and the billionaires among us shilling imperfect renewable energy machines as the solution to this dilemma.

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