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DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

  • 1.  DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 04-28-2020 06:29

    DOCUMENTARY

    An educational and thought-provoking documentary, challenging environmental politics and practices.  Are we trying to save the planet by destroying it?  Also, the end credits contain interesting notes about actions resulting from the film.  Worth watching.  Best, Howard Wong, AIA  

    REAL CLEAR POLITICS:  Michael Moore Presents "Planet of the Humans" Documentary: We Are Losing The Battle To Stop Climate Change  (1:40)  https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/21/michael_moore_presents_planet_of_the_humans_documentary_we_are_losing_the_battle_to_stop_climate_change.html  

    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. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement's answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late. 



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    Howard Wong AIA
    San Francisco CA
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  • 2.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 04-29-2020 18:29
    Isn't this the controversial film where Moore says electric cars neither handle well or are do much for reducing carbon usage?  Just glances at a review this morning and there seems to be a lot of opposition from the scientific community.  Moore has done a lot of good but he picks an argument and won't be swayed from it.

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    Christopher Craven AIA
    Christopher Craven Architecture
    Miami Beach FL
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  • 3.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 05-01-2020 08:49

    You lost me at 'Michael Moore'....uggghhh

     

    -Jade Ritter

     




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  • 4.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 05-04-2020 17:48
    I watched (endured) the whole thing, all one hour and twenty minutes.  It's very dark and there's barely any winners in this movie.  Al Gore - is tarred and feathered.  Then there's the massive destruction of the environment, and nothing beats watching live cows get dumped into a giant grinder, except possibly for the emaciated live apes at the end.  Michael Moore doesn't appear or narrate it, as he's the executive producer.  It's more like he's added his name to someone else's film.  Watching trees getting destroyed in the name of renewable energy is it's most convincing point.  Trading oil which produces CO2 for wholesale destruction of trees which absorb CO2 really doesn't help the environment or greenhouse gasses.
    However the comments were mostly the haters, climate deniers or bots, so then there's that!

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    William Figdor, AIA
    Art & Architecture, LLC
    Maplewood, NJ
    Figdor@mac.com
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  • 5.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 05-04-2020 19:02
    This says more about Moore than anything else.  Here's a response from one of those he slimed:  


    Moore is like Trump.  As long as he's in the camera's eye, little else matters.  

    Thank you

    Chris
    Christopher Craven Architect



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  • 6.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 05-05-2020 11:32
    Architects who do not like or appreciate Michael Moore are on the wrong side of People, Cities, Life, the Environment, etc.

    Moore is one our best thinkers and producers. He tells it like it is.


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  • 7.  RE: DOCUMENTARY: PLANET OF THE HUMANS (worth watching)

    Posted 05-05-2020 11:23
    The movie says what needed to be said, like with "The Emperors New Clothes". Covering mass amounts of virgin land with solar panels and mirrors (only to be left to rot years later), feeding biomass power plans with trees and environmental leaders in bed with billionaire bankers show how hypocritical much of the "green" movement is. Most of what is being done in the name of "green" is creating new ways to fuel the current human way of life. The movie does provide an answer but no one wants to hear it, let alone practice it. Consume less. Make what has been made last and only buy, build or manufacture when it is really needed. Of course that would hamper our economy as it functions now much like how COVID19 has done recently, but maybe we have been presented with a learning curve to study and take note of.

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    Sally Anne Smith AIA
    Smith Architectural Studio
    Carmel CA
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