'Alternative' energy and less energy

20/06/20
Author: 
Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira
Deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Brazil, 2019. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
17 June 2020

The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economy

06/06/20
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

Death and decay are winning in Canada's vast managed forest lands. And this victory is unleashing a rising flood of climate pollution. Put simply, our forests are dying and being cut down faster than they can grow back.

In 2018, the flood of CO2 pouring out of them reached record levels, at nearly a quarter billion tonnes of CO2 in a single year. That's more than Canada's once biggest climate pollution source — the oil and gas sector — emitted that year.

14/05/20
Author: 
Frédéric Simon
Accelerating renewable energy investment in the recovery phase of the pandemic would deliver global GDP gains of $98 trillion above a business-as-usual scenario by 2050, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). [EPA-EFE/KHALED ELFIQI]
May 5, 2020 (updated:  May 6, 2020)
 
A coalition of 40 global businesses – including energy majors such as BP, Iberdrola, Orsted, and Shell – have called on governments to support “a massive wave of investments in renewable electricity” and other low-carbon energy solutions when devising recovery plans from the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/05/20
Author: 
Yves Engler
Planet of the Humans
[Editor: If not the last words on the film certainly worth reading.]
 
May 10, 2020

The backlash may be more revealing than the film itself, but both inform us where we are at in the fight against climate change and ecological collapse. The environmental establishment’s frenzied attacks against Planet of the Humans says a lot about their commitment to big-money and technological solutions.

08/05/20
Author: 
George Monbiot
Heliostats at the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California’s Mojave Desert. ‘The film’s attacks on solar and wind power rely on a series of blatant falsehoods.’ Photograph: Alamy

May 7, 2020

The filmmaker’s latest venture is an excruciating mishmash of environment falsehoods and plays into the hands of those he once opposed

Denial never dies; it just goes quiet and waits. Today, after years of irrelevance, the climate science deniers are triumphant. Long after their last, desperate claims had collapsed, when they had traction only on “alt-right” conspiracy sites, a hero of the left turns up and gives them more than they could have dreamed of.

30/04/20
Author: 
The Hill

Apr 28, 2020

Academy award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and associates discuss their new documentary, 'Planet of the Humans,' a documentary that says we are selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America.

Watch here. (22 min.)

27/04/20
Author: 
Ketan Joshi
wind turbines - Planet of the Humans
April 24, 2020
 
The film ‘Planet of the Humans’ opens with the director, Jeff Gibbs, operating a fossil-fuelled combustion engine vehicle, on a road full of combustion engine vehicles, followed up with some footage taken from the International Space Station (fossil fuelled rockets put that in space).
27/04/20
Author: 
Elizabeth May

April 26, 2020

During a Green Party webinar last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, one message from a member of the audience caught my attention:

“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.”

And then the question: 

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