Culture Apr 27, 2020 12:30 PM EST

The left wants to cancel documentary darling Michael Moore

Michael Moore's new documentary exposes the environmental impact of the renewable energy industry, and for that he has raised the ire of climate activists.

The left wants to cancel documentary darling Michael Moore
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Left-wing activists have now turned against their very own in Michael Moore‚ who produced the new documentary Planet of the Humans, which exposes the follies of renewable energy, arguing that solar energy, wind farms, and biomass have done tremendous damage to the environment.

Josh Fox, director of the anti-fracking documentaries “Gasland” and “Gasland II,” reached out to fellow activists and scientists, urging them to sign a letter “demanding an apology and an immediate retraction by the [film’s] producers, director and other advocates.”

Fox wrote: “It is very difficult to write this letter, because Michael Moore has always been a hero of mine. I’m a first-person documentary maker, I have watched his movies since I was a kid and they have inspired and delighted me. However, I am compelled to write this letter because his latest film PLANET OF THE HUMANS, which he executive produced and is promoting for Earth Week, is such a blatant affront to science, renewable energy, environmental activism and truth itself.”

“The film trades in debunked fossil fuel industry talking points that are specious and meant to disparage the efficiency, durability and affordability of renewable energy.”

“The film is dangerous, misleading and destructive to decades of progress on environmental policy, science and engineering.”

Among those who have signed Fox’s letter is Michael Mann, who came up with the now-discredited “Hockey Stick” chart that was previously quoted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as substantial evidence of man-made climate change.

But there are those who have criticized the Left’s attempt to maintain its shaky narrative on renewable energy while simultaneously shutting down anyone who has come to a different conclusion.

Mike Shellenberger, an environmental activist, has provided evidence that Fox’s “Gasland” is the documentary film that should be dismissed, as it is riddled with false information that has misled millions of people.

Planet of the Humans arrives at possible solutions that may be difficult for some to accept, such as population control and a serious reduction in consumption.

“[W]e are not going to be able to solar-panel and windmill our way out of this,” Mr. Moore said on CBS’s Late Night with Stephen Colbert. "We need a serious new direction.”

“The only reason we’ve been force-fed the story ‘climate change plus renewables equals we’re saved’ is because billionaires, bankers and corporations profit from it,” Mr. Gibbs said, according to The Washington Examiner.

Moore admitted in interviews that he “thought solar panels last forever” and “didn’t know what went into the making of them,” referring to rare-earth minerals such as quartz and fossil fuels currently used in production.

Moore used to support electric vehicles, but says “I didn’t really think about, where is the electricity coming from?” More than 60 percent of the US utility-scale power grid operates on natural gas and coal.

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