“Planet of the Humans,” May 7, 2020 (2019), Amazon Prime. Michael Moore produced this attack on both the activist ecology movement (e.g., Bill McKibben) as shilling for Green Capitalism and destructive forms of energy generation, such as biomass. As McKibben acknowledges in a rebuttal, he initially supported biomass but shifted his position not, as implied, because this film was coming out, but because he was convinced of the flaws in biomass (more carbon now is not less later). It also underestimates, at least from what I’ve been reading, the heightened efficiencies available through mixed and planned systems of renewables joined to the improved localized and individualized renewables coming forward regularly. The film rightly goes after many green capital funds and, as someone who invested in one and then read its backers, I concur with that critique. However, the film accuses individuals like McKibben of duplicity and collusion. It also falls deep into neo-Malthusianism and basically offers no solution. Alternative systematic change hardly rears its head in any realistic manner. Perhaps we’re all just doomed. But the winners in this film are not simply green funds, but the oil/coal/gas/nuclear companies themselves. If renewables can’t replace fossil-fuels with consumption rising, there’s nowhere else to go except that big die-off. This may or may not be part of Moore’s agenda. It seems unlikely given his large body of work, some of it excellent, some more advertisements for himself. But it certainly doesn’t help to build resistance to climatic catastrophe. Instead it denounces those who are still trying to move forward to build mass movements to demand and make necessary change. In so doing it serves those barbarians who see their own pocketbooks as the only books that matter.