The latest Michael Moore film, ‘Planet of the Humans’, written and co-produced by Jeff Gibbs, questions the idea that a future with 100% renewable power is possible. It has been roundly criticised by many in the environmental movement (such as George Monbiot), many of whom are concentrating on a switch to renewable fuels as a way of averting climate change.
Here, environmental economist Tom Smith supports the film and says that the problems go deeper than renewable energy. Our whole way of life and use of earth’s materials, not just fuels, will need to change. As he says, ‘An insatiable system based on renewable energy is no improvement over an insatiable system based on fossil fuels……..If there is to be an end to this madness, we need to end the death cult of capitalism.’
Has anyone seen the film? Depressing? Realistic? Your views are welcome.