Some environmentalists have taken the movie as a knife in the back, or a slap in the face by Michael Moore. Some have gone so far as to call for its removal.
I don’t see it that way, and I don’t think removing it will help; that amounts to green-censorship which will immediately backfire.
What this movie has done has put a spotlight on the Green Energy industry and highlighted some of its contradictions. Green Energy isn’t entirely green. We should at least agree on this.
The movie laments the corporate control over the movement too.
While I’m no expert on Green Energy, it’s fair to ask questions and not right that some folks feel that it’s beyond scrutiny.
Much of the technology involved in green energy comes from rare earth metals and minerals that are..well..rare.
They’re sourced by industrial giants in far off places in countries where they tend to have lax environmental protections and even lower labour standards.
Doing the right thing can, at times, come at an ethical cost.
And I say this as a supporter of the Green Energy industry. Do better, research more. There’s progress to be had, but we’re going to have to do this different.
Instead of demonizing Michael Moore as a sell out, listen to the message. If what we’re doing isn’t working, then we need to change.
Updated: climate change deniers have latched onto this movie. They should not. It’s a reality check that the Green Energy industry needed, and a call to action. Not surrender.