Planet of the Humans is the latest documentary from filmmaker Michael Moore. It was released on the eve of Earth Day, 2020, and takes direct aim at the supposed hypocrisy found within the green movement. Moore states that we are losing the battle to stop climate change here on Earth because we are following political leaders who have chosen to take us down the wrong road. Alleging that they have sold out the green movement to the wealthy interests and corporate America.
The film is daring to say what no one else will on Earth Day and calls for us to wake up to the reality that we are apparently afraid to face. That being, whilst in the middle of a self-created extinction event, the environmental movement is deciding to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. In the opening scenes, we see director Jeff Gibbs, challenge companies who are selling electric cars with the question “where does the power charging the cars come from, and is it green?”. Making the point that whilst the car is electric, the power is still generated mostly by the burning of fossil fuels.
Gibbs warns that no amount of batteries are going to save us. This argument seems to have caused quite a stir within the scientific and green communities, stating that it is riddled with misinformation. The director of Gasland, Josh Fox, has even gone as far as urging the removal of the “shockingly misleading and absurd” film for making false claims about renewable energy.
Here at Documentary Heaven, we encourage healthy debate and are choosing not to censor this film but rather leave it to you to make your own mind up on the matter.
Directed by: Jeff Gibbs