2020-05-05 12:01:56

Why Environmentalists Are Slamming The New Michael Moore-Backed Doc



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Josh Fox.

A new climate change documentary by Jeff Gibbs, executive produced by Michael Moore has been making all kinds of waves – but for all the wrong reasons.

The film, The Planet of the Humans, is a convincing indictment of the green renewable energy industry and takes aim at large environmental organizations like the Sierra Club and 350.org, arguing that solar and wind energy have a greater carbon footprint than fossil fuels and echoing President Donald Trump’s frequent claims that green energy sources are too dependent on the whims of weather.

Coming to the film’s rescue has been the far-right website Breitbart. Meanwhile, figures like Michael Mann, Naomi Klein, and my guest Josh Fox, have publicly denounced it.

Read his article in The Nation called “Meet the New Flack for Oil and Gas: Michael Moore,” HERE.

Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Gasland. His latest film is How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change. He wrote a scathing review of The Planet of the Humans in The Nation called “Meet the New Flack for Oil and Gas: Michael Moore.” 

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