Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is no stranger to garnering controversy. His back catalogue of 'Bowling for Columbine', 'Fahrenheit 9/11', and 'Sicko' have all landed him in hot water for placing the American people under the microscope. Normally, his movies enrage the type of people who deserve a wake-up call.
However, this time around, his newest documentary has felt the wrath of the very people who have typically been fighting alongside him - climate change activists. You see, the new Michael Moore documentary 'Planet of the Humans' has been blasted for confusing viewers, and deceiving them about the benefits of clean energy.
Released on YouTube ahead of Earth Day last week, the new documentary is directed by Jeff Gibbs and executive produced by Moore and has been viewed nearly four million times within a week. Unfortunately however, the movie seems to be exactly what the world doesn't need at this very moment.
Various climate change activists and publications have blasted the documentary online as not being researched enough, with many claiming that it is ultimately saying green energy is a fraud.
'Planet of the Humans' appears to argue solar power and electric cars as alternative power sources are not the answer for fossil fuels, branding them as extensions of these resources. Many have said the documentary was poorly researched, and completely ignores the next generation of nuclear energy altogether.
I nominate Michael Moore for the Jonathan Franzen Award for the worst and least researched climate documentary of 2020.
— Dr. Jonathan Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) April 23, 2020
This is an absolute disaster of over-generalization and short-sightedness in an attempt to undermine the scientists and engineers who are working their asses off to make the world better. I'm disgusted that you'd promote this propaganda to maintain the fossil fuel status quo.
— Ben Wehrman (@benwehrman) April 23, 2020
Very disappointing, Trump level story telling. Next up: Moore claiming Internet search does not work based on a 403-error screenshot of Google’s in 1997 and interviews with Excite, Altavista, and Infoseek.
— rmr 💎 (@rmrnow) April 25, 2020
Why was next generation nuclear energy completely ignored? Completely safe, eats waste from older nuclear tech, can be ramped up quickly with minimal environmental impact.
— Ian (@ianjcutts) April 22, 2020
Whatever your opinion, it might be worth checking out the new Michael Moore documentary 'Planet of the Humans' to see what all the fuss is about. The movie is available for free over on YouTube.