Skip to comments.Climate experts call for 'dangerous' Michael Moore film to be taken down
Posted on 04/28/2020 9:21:49 AM PDT by grundle
A new Michael Moore-produced documentary that takes aim at the supposed hypocrisy of the green movement is dangerous, misleading and destructive and should be removed from public viewing, according to an assortment of climate scientists and environmental campaigners.
The film, Planet of the Humans, was released on the eve of Earth Day last week by its producer, Michael Moore, the baseball cap-wearing documentarian known for Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine. Describing itself as a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, the film argues that electric cars and solar energy are unreliable and rely upon fossil fuels to function. It also attacks figures including Al Gore for bolstering corporations that push flawed technologies over real solutions to the climate crisis.
Planet of the Humans has provoked a furious reaction from scientists and campaigners, however, who have called for it be taken down. One distributor, Films for Action, temporarily took down the film after describing it as full of misinformation, though they later reinstated it, saying they did not want accusations of censorship to give the film more power and mystique than it deserves. A free version on YouTube has been viewed more than 3m times.
A letter written by Josh Fox, who made the documentary Gasland, and signed by various scientists and activists, has urged the removal of shockingly misleading and absurd film for making false claims about renewable energy. Planet of the Humans trades in debunked fossil fuel industry talking points that question the affordability and reliability of solar and wind energy, the letter states, pointing out that these alternatives are now cheaper to run than fossil fuels such as coal.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
How do you like communism now Mike?
MICHAEL MOORE made this film? Wonder what happened.
dangerous, misleading and destructive
That succinctly describes the entire CO2 scaremongering.
CO2 is essential to life.
It is not a pollutant.
Everyone who believes it is should immediately stop exhaling.
I never thought I would support anything done by Michael Moore.
I haven’t see the movie. But assuming it is attempting to be a true documentary about the global warming business, and points out problems with the zeal to get rid of fossil fuels, etc. then he deserves credit for producing it.
I thought mikey was willing to lie anytime for his marxist masters.
Yet more proof that the Left is intellectually dishonest.
“dangerous, misleading and destructive”
Doesn’t that description fit all of Malted Milkshake Mikey Moore’s movies?
Why? I'll bet Fox did not protest Gore's movie. So who really is the propagandist?
I’m surprised he hasn’t apologized yet and yanked his movie!
Who gets to decide what’s “dangerous information”
This is a power higher then that of any elected office.
I understand how you obtain a career as a climate scientist. The easiest route is to get a BA in Environment studies or other non-science major. But how do you become an environmental campaigner? Do you need to be a 15 year old girl that doesn't go to school and instead protests? But what if you are a guy? Maybe that requires a sex change for some (really, not all that far fetched if you think about it). But exactly how do you change your age? I want in on that if there is a way.
You can’t go around speaking truth in front of liberals and those committed to government control of everything.
The truth is anti-green-agenda, and anti-global-warming and anti-climate-change gospel.
Off with Michael Moore’s head.
How did I miss that cinematic masterpiece?
Again, just as with the Soviet Union, the American progressive movement is collapsing under the weight of its own internal contradictions.
Our Stalinazi betters, of course.
Yeah, what happened?
Michael Moore's getting it... good for him.
If Michael Moore says it’s so then it obviously isn’t, so now I’m going to have to become an environmentalist nut.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.