Planet of the Humans
Directed by Jeff Gibbs | RUMBLE MEDIA
WHAT IF THE green energy technologies that have been touted as potential solutions to the climate crisis weren’t really solutions at all? What if it turned out that solar power, wind energy, electric cars, and biofuel were as potentially harmful to the planet as fossil fuels? Executive produced by Michael Moore, Jeff Gibbs’ documentary caused quite a ruckus early in 2020 when it targeted notable organizations and individuals in the environmentalist movement—including the Sierra Club, Al Gore, and Bill McKibben—accusing them of selling out to corporate interests and promoting false hope.
Gibbs’ various contentions have been hotly debated, and will no doubt continue to be. His critics have noted that the information provided about various renewable technologies in the film is often wildly outdated. They have also pointed out that his cynicism about green energy isn’t all that removed from the talking points peddled by right-wing climate-science deniers.
At its heart, Planet of the Humans portrays a despairing journey by Gibbs, a longtime …