WSJ: The Seinfeld Strategy for Climate Change

April 29, 2020 2:28 pm ET

Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore notices the problems with green energy.

The good news is that even some radical leftists are starting to acknowledge problems with so-called green energy. The bad news is they now favor limiting energy production from current sources and replacing it with… nothing.

Just a few decades after the Manhattan Institute’s Peter Huber began explaining that alternative energy sources are inefficient and therefore require huge environmental footprints, the celebrity left is beginning to comprehend. A few Hollywood folks have even noticed how much green space and wildlife have to make way for solar farms.

Sandernista filmmaker Michael Moore and director Jeff Gibbs are out with a new movie called “Planet of the Humans,” which has racked up more than four million views since its online release last week. Mr. Moore asks on his YouTube page:

Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars?

Jill Serjeant at Reuters explains that the film “argues that the mainstream environmental movement has sold out to corporate interests and that solar and wind energy components and electric cars rely too heavily on deforestation and electricity generated from coal and natural gas to produce them.”

As always, Mr. Moore is blaming capitalism. But what he’s actually describing is cronyism—profits generated by politically-favored but economically and environmentally questionable energy sources.

Read the Article (paywalled).

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-seinfeld-strategy-for-climate-change-11588184917?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb

 

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Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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