NewEnergyNews: Michael Moore For White Supremacists And The Extreme Right

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    Friday, May 15, 2020

    Michael Moore For White Supremacists And The Extreme Right

    How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right?

    George Monbiot, 7 May 2020 (UK Guardian)

    “…Long after [deniers’] last, desperate claims had collapsed, when they had traction only on “alt-right” conspiracy sites…[Planet of the Humans, whose executive producer and chief promoter is Michael Moore, now] promotes the discredited myths that deniers have used for years… There are real issues and real conflicts to be explored in seeking to prevent the collapse of our life support systems. But they are handled so clumsily and incoherently by this film that…Moore, former champion of the underdog, unwittingly aligns himself with white supremacists and the extreme right…[There are] genuine and difficult problems with renewable energy…But the film’s attacks on solar and wind power rely on a series of blatant falsehoods…On average, a solar panel generates 26 units of solar energy for every unit of fossil energy required to build and install it. For wind turbines the ratio is 44 to one…

    Planet of the Humans also claims that you can’t reduce fossil fuel use through renewable energy…[But] in the third quarter of 2019, renewables in the UK generated more electricity than coal, oil and gas plants put together. As a result of the switch to renewables in this country, the amount of fossil fuel used for power generation has halved since 2010. By 2025, the government forecasts, roughly half our electricity will come from renewables…There is also a real story to be told about the co-option and capture of some environmental groups by the industries they should hold to account…[The film offers only population control as a] concrete solution to our predicament: the most toxic of all possible answers…Population is where you go when you don’t have the guts to face the structural, systemic causes of our predicament…” click here for more

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