Michael Moore film attacks wind power and "environmental groups"

New Michael Moore-backed documentary tackles alternative energy (AP article in Portland Press Herald)

'Planet of the Humans' questions the common wisdom about electric cars, solar panels, windmills and the like.

What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival...................................

“I like so many people in the film and I’m one of those people who wanted to believe all of these years that that was the right path,” Moore said. “(But) I refuse to let us die out. I refuse to let this planet die.”

They were even nervous to show it to the festival crowd, where they expected maybe a “50-50 response.” Instead, they got a standing ovation......................It’s part of the reason why they had to make it independently. Gibbs said he tried for years to get an environmental group on board to help offset the costs, only to be turned down at every door. ...........................




‘Planet of the Humans,’ possibly most bracing environmental documentary ever made, premieres at Traverse City Film Festival

“Environmental groups have been collaborating on the lie of growth by helping us pretend that there will be ‘green growth.’ As if you can have wealth or stuff that doesn’t destroy the planet. News flash: that’s an impossibility of physics and biology,” the director tells me. “There is nothing you will ever have in your life that’s not an extraction from the planet earth. And so we’ve all lost touch with that.”

Even Al Gore has lost touch with that, Gibbs asserts (as have, in his opinion, environmental and global warming activists like Robert Kennedy Jr. and Bill McKibben). In the mid 2000s, the former vice president formed a “sustainably focused” investment group with David Blood, a one-time executive at Goldman Sachs.

“Mr. Gore says sustainable investing, which he defines as ‘improving quality of life without borrowing from the future,’ is the ‘single largest investment opportunity in history,'” according to a 2018 piece in the Financial Times.

But it is borrowing from the future, Gibbs says in his film. From the near future.

“On the surface it looks like we [Gore and prominent environmentalists] are all on the same team,” Gibbs observes. “It slowly gets funneled down to what they’re all profiting from...................




“This is perhaps the most urgent film we’ve shown in the 15 year history of our film festival.”
– Filmmaker, Michael Moore

founder Traverse City Film Festival



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Comment by Whetstone_Willy on August 8, 2019 at 9:23pm

With the folks predicting by mid century the deaths of billions due to the climate change they foresee, why does every solution they demand exclude nuclear power out of hand? Obviously these folks haven't thought this through. Estimates for all nuclear plant deaths in history range from perhaps 200 to 10,000. Compare that to billions and ask - why not nuclear? If you take the upper end estimate of 10,000 and average it across 60 years of reactors, it's an average of 167 deaths a year from nuclear. That's about 1/4th of the number of people murdered each year in Chicago. Every year about 90,000 die across the world from snakebites. In other words, 167 deaths a year from nuclear is not a big price to pay if it will stop billions from dying. High time we put the adults in charge of these decisions.

Comment by Kenneth Capron on August 8, 2019 at 7:52pm

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Comment by Whetstone_Willy on August 8, 2019 at 6:44pm


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."


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