The new Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans, which takes aim at the green movement, has provoked a furious reaction from scientists and campaigners all over the world. Moore states in his film that the green movement is hypocrite, and in fact dangerously misleading the public. He exposes for example the illusion of electric cars and solar energy; both unreliable and relying heavily upon fossil fuels to function.
The green movement in it’s turn calls Planet of the Humans “dangerous, misleading and destructive” and wants the movie to be removed from public viewing. Some climate scientists and environmental enthusiasts go as far as calling it “shockingly misleading and absurd”.
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Planet of the Humans has been shown at Moore’s Traverse City film festival, where the producer said it was “perhaps the most urgent film we’ve shown in the 15-year history of our film festival.” Jeff Gibbs, who wrote and directed the film, has suggested that unrestrained economic and population growth should be the target of environmentalists’ efforts rather than technological fixes.
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate the occasion Moore made the new movie available for free on Youtube. In less than a week, it has racked up over 4,3 million views on YouTube.