Michael Moore pulls the chain on RE

A remarkably revealing documentary on the rise of the RE movement and the failure of the dream. Support your prejudices and watch when you have a bit over an hour to spare. All the bad guys are here and they end up looking silly.

You may not need to watch it but do persuade your green friends and relations to do so, they probably admire Michael Moore on the basis of his politics.

If they are too busy they can get the same message from these two five minute classics Why Wind Won’t Work and The German Trifecta of Failure.

Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids.

No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”).

This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.

Note sure what the new way is, only up to 22 mins.  OK half way through it gets to be about too many people and at 1.11 it gets the evil of capitalism. Someone explain the difference between crony capitalism and the markets operating under the rule of law with minimum state intervention at the beck and call of special interests.

Michael Shellenberger’s commentary. A handy summary if you are busy.

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23 Responses to Michael Moore pulls the chain on RE

  1. He’s not a Moor, but he is more often than not, a Moron.

  2. Mind you, given that he’s now railing against those who pay the way of the Greenfilth, it won’t be long before he earns their wrath and is excommunicated.

  3. max

    Malcolm Muggeridge quote:

    “Any religious expression of truth, however bizzare or uncouth, is more sufficing than any secular one, however elegant and intellectually brilliant. Animistic savages prostrating themselves before a painted stone have always seemed to me to be nearer the truth than any Einstein or Bertrand Russell.”

  4. DaveR

    This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event,

    I assume that human-caused extinction event is the leak of the genetically-modified virus from the Chinese weapons lab 300m from the Wuhan wet markets.

    It surely isnt the natural climate change that is only a fraction of the variation exhibited in the recent earth history.

  5. Up The Workers!

    Save the Planet – Burn a Greenie.

    There’s more than enough fat and blubber on Michael Moore to keep the turbines ticking over for yonks!

    Who needs coal?

  6. PeterM

    Note sure what the new way is, only up to 22 mins

    It’s Michael Moore. Prepare to be disappointed.

  7. a happy little debunker

    Mike and the Malthusians singing ‘All we need is a miracle’ is no basis for a system of government.

    Mynd you, moore bites Kan be pretti nasti

  8. Rafe Champion

    I am prepared to be disappointed Peter and sure enough he has got a bee in his bonnet about too many people and the rampant growth of world population. Someone tell him about the demographic transition.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is what we realists have been saying for 15 year at least. Just practical analysis, science, engineering and economics.

    I hope he takes the next step and finds out for himself that CAGW isn’t happening and cannot happen. But lefties really seem to have problems understanding inconvenient science that doesn’t fit with their wishes and fantasies.

  10. John A

    Rafe Champion #3425247, posted on April 23, 2020, at 1:23 pm

    I am prepared to be disappointed Peter and sure enough, he has got a bee in his bonnet about too many people and the rampant growth of world population. Someone tell him about the demographic transition.

    So Club of Rome “Limits To Growth” redux, is it?

    Must be the YouTube equivalent of the bearded guy walking the streets with a sandwich board declaring “Repent, the end is nigh!”

  11. Rafe Champion

    OK at 1.11 we move on from the cancerous infestation of humans on the plant to anti-capitalism.

  12. Professor Fred Lenin

    You have to admire fatty moore like gore he has made a fortune out of climate bullshit And it must be fattening ,suppose he would be upset that the Extremely Urgent Climate Holocaust Crisis Climate Conference in Glasgow is cancelled for a year to protect the valuable lives of the 30,000 concerned climate hysterics ,er sorry scientits ,I mean whatwould the world do without these taxeating drones ? The world would be a different place without them .

  13. From the movie:
    “Have you ever wondered what would happen if a single species took over an entire planet?”

    I think the environmental movement of the hippies in the 1960s was mostly a good thing but somewhere along the line it became a planetary issue and that’s when the jokers got on board and it’s been a jokers’ parade since – particularly so now in the age of human caused climate change that is about to destroy the planet.

    Please see

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/03/30/the-humans-must-save-the-planet/

  14. max

    “When Man ceases to worship God he does not worship nothing but worships everything.”

    Intellectuals worship power.

    Why?

    Because power give them money and prestige

  15. Pyrmonter

    So Michael Moore confirming our prejudices … confirms our prejudices? Instead of warning us to check them?

  16. Beachcomber

    I think we know what the “new way” is.

    It’s Covid1984.

  17. iamok

    I admire your lack of bias Rafe but I’m afraid I can’t watch this fat twat for more than about, oh I dunno, 10 seconds before I want to retch. Perhaps his message is good for once, but for more than once I won’t be watching.

  18. RobK

    I gather the movie is some kind of Damascus moment for some of his audiences. They’d be people we are unlikely to be able to reach(like my sister). This can only be a good thing in my book.
    Credit where it’s due. ( haven’t seen the filum)

  19. Snoopy

    “Have you ever wondered what would happen if a single species took over an entire planet?”

    This would have greater impact if accompanied by graphic footage of Michael Moore blowing his brains out.

  20. Rafe Champion

    I can only say it was unbelievably good as an expose of environmentalism gone mad (as Alan Carlin described it) and it was a relief when he turned out to be Paul Ehrlich all over again.

    Jamal, I was in the environmental movement in the ’60s and now think it was ignorant and misguided from the go get. There was a perfectly reasonable and well informed conservation movement on the ground and environmental awareness was growing but the movement was immediately taken over by the communist- organized anti-nuclear power program, as described by the late John Grover. Alan Carlin described the same process in the US in his book Environmentalism Gone Mad.

  21. Rafe Champion

    As Jo Nova wrote – its like someone read all the major skeptics blogs in the world and turned them into a doco.

  22. TFX

    In defence of Michael Moore, he has always been a realistic lefty. In 2016 he was going public warning the Democrat establishment that traditional Democrat working class voters were going to go for Trump. He is one of the few lefties that has muddy boots.

  23. TBH

    This is what we realists have been saying for 15 year at least. Just practical analysis, science, engineering and economics.

    I would be one of those realists and I agree. The practical realities just don’t stack up for RE absent a significant technological breakthrough.

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