Planet of the People: Michael Moore green energy documentary branded ‘unsafe’ by climate scientists

Adrian Ovalle

A brand-new Michael Moore documentary about green energy has actually been greatly criticised by climate scientists for being “dangerous, misleading and destructive”.

Planet of the People, composed by Jeff Gibb, was launched on the eve of Earth Day last Wednesday by manufacturer Moore, popular for award- winning documentaries Farenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine.

Calling itself a “full-frontal assault on our sacred cows”, the documentary declares eco-friendly energy is no much better than nonrenewable fuel sources and implicates leading ecologists of being affected by business money.

Moore made his name when he directed Farenheit 9/11 in 2004, criticising George W Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq

Seen almost 4 million times on YouTube in a week, the movie concludes that population control, unclean energy, is the response to fighting climate modification

Leading climate scientists have actually signed a letter from ecological documentary- maker Josh Fox requiring an “apology and an immediate retraction” by the manufacturers, director and supporters.

Oscar-nominated Fox, who states Moore has “always been a hero of mine”, implicated the movie of being a “blatant affront to science, renewable energy, environmental activism and truth itself”.

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

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It has actually been signed by lots of scientists and activists, consisting of leading climate researcher Michael Mann, who compared Moore to Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

He tweeted: “Michael Moore is now promoting the very same agenda of climate inaction that is being pursued by the fossil fuel-beholden Trump administration and Vladimir Putin.”

Leading climate activist Expense McKibben is one of the people implicated in the movie of being affected by business money and supporting biomass burning for energy.

He has actually countered at Moore and Gibbs, rejecting he has ever “taken a penny in pay” from any ecological group and stated that he has actually formerly altered his views on biomass energy, which he now views as harmful to the climate.

Mr McKibben, creator of the350 org eco-friendly energy motion, stated: “I am utilized to nonstop harassment and attack from the nonrenewable fuel source market, and I have actually done my best to disregard a life time of death hazards from conservative extremists.

” It does harm more to be assaulted by others who believe of themselves as ecologists.”

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Leading ecological policy specialist Leah Stokes stated the documentary “peddles falsehoods” and utilizes old realities about wind and solar energy, while she questioned Moore’s inspiration.

“My only hope is that this film will be buried, and few will watch it or remember it. Much like fossil fuels, it would be best left underground,” she composed on

Documentary supplier Movies for Action launched Planet of the People recently and has actually now stated it is “full of misinformation”, however after taking it down for half a day chose to keep it up as they did not wish to offer the movie “more power” by being implicated of censorship.

It added that audiences must check out reviews and evaluations of the movie to comprehend “how misleading it is”, as it is not totally apparent on first seeing it.

Michael Moore has not yet reacted to the criticism. Sky News has actually approached his representative for comment.

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