Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Global Warming?

And other existential issues facing mankind. Here

is Michael Moore's latest offering. Scott Adams is promoting it since he is quite impressed with Mr. Moores ability to seemingly change his mind when confronted with problematic facts. Bottom line: the green movement is a bunch of bunk. I'm about halfway through it (100 minute run time) and so far I'm not seeing anything I haven't known about for years.

First off let me say that in the first 50 minutes, Mr. Moore has not made an appearance. So far they're describing the shortcomings of all the stuff college students find so attractive; wind, solar, biomass, and the like. So far, nuclear hasn't come up. I guess I need to listen to the whole thing to find out, but I'm not optimistic that this topic will come up even though it's been the source of all the significant advances in energy production in the last 20 years or so.

The movie plods. Moore should have hired some stunt men and blown some stuff up from time to time. Still it's refreshing to see avowed greenies come to the conclusion that they're wrong and admit it.

1 comment:

Sailorcurt said...

Moore was just the producer. He's rich enough now he doesn't need to really work, he can just "produce" (meaning provide funding for) movies and then take a cut of the profits.

-spoiler alert-

My takeaway wasn't that they've changed they're minds...they still think we're killing the planet, they just don't think that solar panels and windmills are the solution. Basically, their premise is that the environmental movement's fatal flaw is that they're trying to figure out ways of saving the environment while maintaining the rich lifestyle to which they've become accustomed.

They don't come right out and say it, but the implication is that the population of humanity needs to be drastically reduced and we basically need to return to a pre-industrial lifestyle to prevent destroying the planet.

So, there premise is not "this isn't working so let's stop supporting it". Their premise is "this isn't working so let's burn it all down".