Director Michael Moore's "Planet of the Humans" has his comrades up in arms as he dismantles the "green energy" myth -- showing how the fantasy of wind turbines and solar power is propped up by burning fossil fuels. Director Michael Moore's "Planet of the Humans" has his comrades up in arms as he dismantles the "green energy" myth -- showing how the fantasy of wind turbines and solar power is propped up by burning fossil fuels.
I pay as little attention to Michael Moore as humanly possible. But when his latest documentary opened on Earth Day to attacks from fellow leftists, including calls for censorship, it got my attention.
After all, one of my favorite scenes in Lord of the Rings is watching the orcs fight among themselves.
So I grabbed a bowl of popcorn and sat down to watch Planet of the Humans.
Director Moores latest documentary starts with electric cars, the vehicle of choice for the environmentally conscious. As GM proudly unveils its battery-powered Volt, his narrator innocently asks the executive in charge where the electricity to recharge it comes from.
Power plants, comes the answer. Coal-burning power plants.
Memo from Moore to those who think they are driving green: You may indulge your illusions if you prefer. But all youve really done is transfer your emissions from the tailpipe of your car to the smokestack of the local power plant.
Maybe you think solar power is the answer?
Moore treats you to a visit to a showy solar array that covers an entire football field. The power-company executive present admits that it can only power ten homes, and then only when the sun shines. Enlarge Image
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