Michael Moore: We Are Losing the Battle with Climate Change Because We Obey Corporate Interests

Is It Too Late?

"Planet of the Humans" is the latest and probably one of the most controversial documentaries under Michael Moore's trademark. Jeff Gibbs wrote, directed and narrated the film, while Michael Moore was the executive producer. According to the filmmakers, the production "dares to say what no one else will — 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. It's too little, too late."


Is it really too late? Are we heading to the wrong direction? We will try to find out...


"Planet of the Humans" on YouTube

The premiere of the film was in July 2019 at the Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, Michigan, USA. On 21st of April 2020 "Planet of the Humans" was released for free on YouTube. Shortly after that, the production was temporary taken down because of a copyright claim against Gibbs. It is available now and as of today, the film has more than 10 million views .

The Statement 

Michael Moore said in an interview that "the film is not expected to be a comfortable beginning to the needed conversation". The filmmakers criticize  the solar and wind energy as inadequate against the climate change. Jeff Gibbs points out that "renewable energy represents a massive expansion of a toxic, planet-wrecking, fossil-fuel-dependent industrial civilization, NOT a replacement for it."

The Reaction

"Planet of the Humans" and its authors were and are still being accused for spreading misinformation and false interpretations.  The New York magazine "Jacobin" wrote that the film "embraces bad science on renewable energy and anti-humanist (...) narratives of overpopulation and overconsumption...". The environmental journalist Brian Kahn  wrote in "Earther" that "what's most frustrating about Gibbs' film is he walks right up to some serious issues and ignores clear solutions". "InsideClimate News"  wrote that the film "will almost certainly do far more harm than good in the struggle to reduce carbon emissions"...


We will appreciate your thoughts and comments on this topic. Let's become part of the discussion. Let's become part of our mutual future. For Earth needs us. All.

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Guest - steve Sprengel on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 13:48

Michael Moore please debate the nay sayers in person. It's the only way to convince the masses.

Michael Moore please debate the nay sayers in person. It's the only way to convince the masses.
Guest - jp thomas (website) on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:20

Jeff and Michaels mistake is to label their fine work as a battle with climate change which is a hoax. The reduction of carbon means the reduction of plant life and the population. Study the real science. Carbon is essential to life. This is a carbon tax hoax to fund the 1% and designed to distract and pit human against human. Better named would be The Battle with Designed Corporate Pollution of our food, air, water and medicine to reduce the population and reap profits to fund this 1% agenda which is now completely ignored with the hoax attention diversion to carbon. Wake up Michael, you have become to comfortable in your relationships to the 1% agenda.

Jeff and Michaels mistake is to label their fine work as a battle with climate change which is a hoax. The reduction of carbon means the reduction of plant life and the population. Study the real science. Carbon is essential to life. This is a carbon tax hoax to fund the 1% and designed to distract and pit human against human. Better named would be The Battle with Designed Corporate Pollution of our food, air, water and medicine to reduce the population and reap profits to fund this 1% agenda which is now completely ignored with the hoax attention diversion to carbon. Wake up Michael, you have become to comfortable in your relationships to the 1% agenda.
Guest - Jenn on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 22:47

Agree with Gibbs. I am just a citizen that spends every day outside and I see the battle being lost. You don’t have to be a genius..just go outside and study plants and animals. Since the first earth day, 68% of all animals have been eradicated from the face of th earth and carbon emissions have climbed out of control. That should tell you everything you need to know about how successful the environmental movement has been.

Agree with Gibbs. I am just a citizen that spends every day outside and I see the battle being lost. You don’t have to be a genius..just go outside and study plants and animals. Since the first earth day, 68% of all animals have been eradicated from the face of th earth and carbon emissions have climbed out of control. That should tell you everything you need to know about how successful the environmental movement has been.
Guest - Honor on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:30

Either way, whenever there are corporate profits hanging in the balance, there's always plenty of people willing to rally people behind a false narrative. So it's worth considering the film's point of view.

After all, we were all suckered into believing plastics are as reusable as steel and aluminum. I'm sure there's more webs spinning behind the green industry than just that one.

Either way, whenever there are corporate profits hanging in the balance, there's always plenty of people willing to rally people behind a false narrative. So it's worth considering the film's point of view. After all, we were all suckered into believing plastics are as reusable as steel and aluminum. I'm sure there's more webs spinning behind the green industry than just that one.
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