Planet of the Humans

April 23, 2020

by John McClaughry

Some readers of my commentaries  may recall that back in September of last year during “climate strike week” I discussed a documentary by left wing filmmaker Michael Moore, titled “Planet of the Humans”. I quoted Michael Donnelly, who has long been a part of Michael Moore’s entourage. Donnelley like Moore is a strong believer in the apocalyptic climate crisis.

I quoted Donnelley then as saying Planet of the Humans is  “the most dismaying Eco-documentary of the century.” He couldn’t understand “why we climate change activists are losing.” His conclusion after seeing early parts of the documentary, was that “we have been following corporation/foundation-financed Democratic Party-tied misleadership.”

He concluded “Renewable Energy is not our salvation. It is a myth that is very lucrative for some. Feel-good electric cars are actually powered by coal, natural gas… or dead salmon in the Northwest”. (That seems to be a reference to Big Hydro). 

 “None of these technologies existed nor could they exist, without fossil fuels. The grid cannot even operate without fossil fuel-derived steam-generated baseloads.” 

Then comes the dagger: “We have to hold the bad actors on ‘our’ side’s feet to the fire, as well, if we are to survive this one.” The film shows Bill McKibben Al Gore, Richard Branson, and Robert Kennedy Jr. speaking to environmentalists, and then clips of them speaking to industry about all the profits to be made.”

Now the film is available free online at

John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane Ballou April 25, 2020 at 12:12 am

I needed that good news. Thanx!


Mike April 25, 2020 at 12:47 pm

If I’m not mistaken, John, I recently read that good ole Michael has made another documentary mocking Al and friends for their false crusade condemnng all the folks causing climate change. Seems as if Michael either wants it both ways or he’s had a massive awakening.


Bill April 27, 2020 at 1:44 am

I’d be interested to see just how huge and deep of a carbon footprint Michael himself makes. If you drive past his place at night I bet you’re going to see all the lights on until well past dawn. Just a hunch. But that is okay. He’s up all night making films to help, you guessed it, SAVE THE PLANET!


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