Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans

“Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late. Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla. Music by: Radiohead, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Blank & Jones, If These Trees Could Talk, Valentina Lisitsa, Culprit 1, Patrick O’hearn, The Torquays, Nigel Stanford, and many more.”

3 thoughts on “Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans

  1. ” . . . . This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”). . . . .”

    Here is talk about the only thing that MIGHT save us: Getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption!!!

  2. Here is what I found about the three guiding ethics of PERMACULTURE:

    “Permaculture has three guiding ethics; People Care, Fair Share and Earth Care — or at least this is how they’ve become popularised over time. The original ethics, outlined by Bill Mollison, went along the lines of; Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Setting Limits to Population and Consumption.”

    Well, it looks to me that ‘people care’ and ‘earth care’ have been guiding ethics for permaculture all along. But I ask myself, what is fair share? How on earth can there be ‘fair share’ if there are not limits set to population and consumption?

    Jeff Gibbs warns in his movie that to save us we need to get a grip on our ‘out-of-control human presence and consumption.’ And the question is:

    ‘Why is this not THE issue?’

    And the answer to this is:

    ‘Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business.’

    So what, do we live for profit and for business? Can we not live sustainably on this earth without aiming for huge business with more and more profit, which ends up only at 1 to 10% of the earth’s population anyway?

    As far as I remember, Bill Mollison pointed out that when people get the chance to live sustainably they quite naturally reduce the amount of children they want to have. So, why are people all over the world not prepared to grant everybody on this earth ‘a fair share’?

    Maybe the Coronavirus can have a good influence on our rate of consumption and hopefully on our willingness to ‘share’ with others. . . .

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