Shades of Green

“No Time to Burn” is the title of the cover story in the fall issue of Audubon, the coffee-table magazine of the National Audubon Society. It concerns the Regent Honeyeater, a bird species in Australia which scientists are trying to save against an enemy “they fear they can’t outrun—wildfire.”

Wildfires are a concern not only in Australia and on the U.S. West Coast, but even in New England when their smoky haze crosses our continent and weakens the sun’s power for the electrical grid here.

What about the grid’s “green” energy sources? Solar arrays? Wind turbines? Biomass? What about electric cars and trucks?

Well, if you haven’t seen the 2019 environmental documentary film “Planet of the Humans,” you should, because it is dubious about their effectiveness for staving off catastrophic climate change. I saw it last week online. The movie focuses on the Achilles heel of the mainstream greens who push technological solutions over the need for drastic, massive human behavioral change. (Click HERE or on its title to see it for free.)

Written, directed and produced by Jeff Gibbs, a longtime collaborator of Michael Moore’s, with Moore pushing it as executive producer, the film is quietly controversial in part because it is unkind to Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson, the Sierra Club, and others. It’s controversial quietly because it has been largely shunned by mainstream media.

“Planet” is a must for people interested in environmental truth, but they should also take the trouble to check out what critics say who focus on its outdated or misleading content. For some samples, click HERE, HERE, and HERE. These also include Jesse and Zac in “Planet of the Humans DEBUNKED” an episode of their program, In Depth, on the YouTube channel Now You Know. On the other hand, for an aggressive defense of the movie, read THIS long piece by Mas Blumenthal for The Grayzone.

One interviewee in the Gibbs/Moore film who escapes criticism is Post Carbon Institute senior fellow Richard Heinberg. In this review, he acknowledges its flaws but contends they are outweighed by its valuable information that has been too little considered for too long

— Mark Channing Miller

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