Skip to comments.Climate Attack Dogs Target Michael Moore for Exposing Green Energy Myths
Posted on 04/30/2020 11:45:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
Leftist leaders of the environmental movement are attacking far Left filmmaker and Bernie Sanders supporter Michael Moore, trying to destroy the progressive documentarian for honestly pointing out the green energy scam is nothing more nor less than crony capitalism disguised as the planets salvation in his new film, Planet of the Humans, released on YouTube for free viewing on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Produced by Moore and directed by his long-time collaborator Jeff Gibbs, the film exposes the facts that green energy cant prevent climate change, and those saying it can are profiting handsomely from government green energy subsidies and mandates.
The movie shows, for example, solar panels are made with metallurgical coal and require 16 times more materials in the form of cement, glass, and steel than do nuclear plants, and create 300 times more waste.
Renewable fuels are produced using tractors that run on diesel, use water pumped by electricity, most often from fossil fuel power plants, and are delivered to distilleries powered by electricity with trucks fueled by diesel. And the crops used to make bio-fuels use millions of gallons of water annually and require the conversion of 400 to 750 times more landdepending upon the crop grown to produce the fuelto produce an equivalent amount of petroleum.
Aside from showing the green energy emperor has no clothes, Moore and Gibbs also skewer green energy profiteers. For instance, billionaire Elon Musk, whose company has benefited greatly from millions of dollars in federal tax credits for electric cars and state property tax abatements for his factories, brags his Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant in Nevada is powered 100 percent by renewables. Gibbs shows it is hooked up to the electric grid, relying on natural gas for much of its power.
The film shows Al Gore, the political godfather of climate alarmism, raked in approximately $100 million when he and his co-owner of Current TV sold the channel to Al Jazeera, a network funded by the government of Qatar, whose operations are largely funded by oil and gas revenues and whose citizens have the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world. Simultaneously, Gibbs shows Gore, his billionaire corporate investment fund cronies, and environmental groups including the Sierra Club, promote and are profiting from biomass burningcutting down and burning trees often mixed with used tiresto replace coal for electric power generation. This emits as much or more carbon dioxide and even worse toxic pollutants into the atmosphere than coal.
When Gibbs examined a supposed green energy investment fund, the Green Century Fund recommended by Bill McKibbens 350.org, he found less than one percent solar and wind and 99 percent things like mining, oil and gas infrastructure, a tar sands exploiter....
Gibbs explained in an interview with Breitbart, neither Moore nor he had intended to challenge the effort to replace fossil fuels with renewable power. Instead, they wanted to understand why it hasnt been more successful. Instead of dark forces and moneyed interests suppressing green energy, they found corporate interests were behind and profiting from policies subsidizing and mandating renewables, and renewables actually require the use of fossil fuels.
It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side, Gibbs told Breitbart. It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in werent real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us these technologies were just another profit center.
For the sin of telling the truth about the Lefts green energy fantasies, environmental leaders are attempting to undermine Planet of the Humans and halt its viewing.
Climate realists have long described the tremendous virtues of fossil fuels when compared to renewable energy sources, including in the authoritative Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels. Realists have also repeatedly pointed out the high environmental and human health costs produced by green energy, as in a recent paper by The Heartland Institute, Policy Brief: How The Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans And The Environment, which examines the horrendous toll on human health and the environment produced during the mining and refining of minerals critical for wind, solar, and battery power. Coming from conservatives, the mainstream media has largely ignored this researchit goes against their liberal bias. Thats why Moores Planet of the Humans is dangerous; it comes from one of their own.
Although I havent often agreed with the messages Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs have promoted in their past films, Planet of the Humans is spot on. Green energy is bad for the environment, the economy, and human freedom. To Moore and Gibbs, in the immortal words of celluloid hero John McClane, I say, Welcome to the party, pal!
How DARE he? He must be running low on money. It is not easy to support several large houses, expensive cars, and a 20,000 calorie per day diet.
I watched in full on you tube
I have to admit, I never knew about burning trees for “green energy” that was new to me
I did know that solar/wind is pretty much a scam, just feel good nonsense to hippy dippies with no brains
And of course we all know electric cars are coal powered cars
It was over all a good movie
Of course the lefty narrator liked to blame capitalism for the problem, but the problem was more like cronyism more then anything.
Gotta love the “green concert” powered by solar panels and a secret diesel generator.....
I had to double check this wasn’t from the Onion.
LOL! Michael Moron. There is a lot THERE to attack. Barnie supporter. LOL! Karl would’ve spit on that bourgeois socialist. Uncle Joe would’ve put one in the back of his head and kicked him into a shallow grave. They hated him.
Eating their own. Will manbearpig disinherit him and have him removed from the will?
i bet they take back his academy award.
I have watched some of michael moore’s films
Even though I did enjoy Roger and Me and Canadian Bacon (own both videos), most of his others just weren’t as good, too leftist, too agenda driven, flawed, lies, unreliable etc. Roger and Me was basically documenting the fall of Flint to globalism and his focus were on the community and what happens next.
I don’t agree with the man’s politics but he isn’t a total idiot either.
However this new movie is great, it exposed the “green industry” as being a fraud that it is. If you have a spare hour or so, go watch it on youtube for free, Michael is giving it away and I think it is worth your time.
I’ll have to check it out on Youtube.
And the lesson in the end? Population reduction and we all have to live in villages with no electric - to save the planet.
Hypocrisy - another big part of it was people living in excess. Hey Mikey, that remind you of someone?
They don’t just burn trees. They burn the chips from logging trees. For example, you harvest trees on your property. They cut the logs to length. The logs got to sawmills, pallet makers, get exported overseas. Basically, whoever will pay you the most money.
The libs and smaller branches of the trees go through a chipper and blow into a chip van. These chips are then burned at a biomass plant to make steam, turn a turbine, make electricity. I have never heard about plants that burn tires too.
Another biomass application is at the sawmill. The sawmill, cuts the logs into lumber with the by product of saw dust and small chips. This is known as hog fuel. Many sawmills have what is known as a coogeneration plant on the premises. This plant burns the chips, boils water and produces steam. The steam is used to heat their dry kilns to dry/season the lumber. This same steam can be also be used to turn a turbine and create electricity. Hence the term co gen(two purposes).
Over the last ten years both states and the federal government have given TAX INCENTIVES to build these co gen plants at your sawmill. They are expensive to build(MANY MILLIONS). I believe Seneca Sawmills in Eugene, OR’s was in the range of $7-10 million dollars. With out the tax incentive(rebate), they would not have able to spend such a large capital expenditure.
The Lumber Broker
The Greenies are eating their own.
Even those with high fat content.
The limbs, not libs.
Credit where credit is due. Moore is calling it as he sees it, and not holding back. As much as I dislike him, and think he’s a lunatic, I give him respect for going against the leftist flow when he sees a wrong.
A slime ball profiteer calling out slime ball profiteers
There isn’t enough popcorn in this house...
Wait a minute!
Michel Moore and honesty in the same sentence?
That’s like oil and water.
Gee... are we being lied to and used by the democrats socialists?
Are the trees used in biomass plants replaced in equal (or greater) amounts by managed new growth, i.e., is biomass a “sustainable” energy source?
Its clear mikey does things that benefit mikey.
he didnt make this because its the right thing to do
he made it to enefit himself, like everything he does
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