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DOCUMENTARY: Planet of the Humans (2019)


Planet of the Humans dares to say what no one will-that we are losing the battle to stop climate change 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.

Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business.

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 solar panels and wind turbines? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of Fahrenheit 9/11).

This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way-before it’s too late.

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Planet of the Humans is available for viewing on the following platforms:

  • Amazon — Rent for $3.99 HD or buy for $9.99 streaming only, no download. [View]
  • Google Play — Rent for $3.99 or buy for $9.99 streaming only, no download. This service requires Google Chrome or Firefox to view. [View]
  • Vimeo — Rent for $3.99 or buy for $9.99 with the ability to stream and also download the video in HD. [View]
  • YouTube — Rent for $3.99 SD, $4.99 HD, or buy for $9.99 streaming only, no download. [View]

Note that the ability to download the video is only available with the Vimeo purchase.

Action Points

When presented with global problems we are often left wondering “But what can I do?” While Planet of the Humans doesn’t offer a step-by-step guide to solving the various problems we face, it offers the suggestion that decreasing the world’s human population over time may help.

To do this there would need to be billions of people voluntarily deciding to not have children. That would require an awakening and a self-sacrificing determination that rises above the natural human desire to have a family. Imagine people choosing not to have children, so future generations of other people’s children can breath fresh air, have clean water to drink, and enjoy vast pristine wilderness and parks.

While renewable energy seems to work on a small scale for those who curb their consumption and choose simple small sustainable living. However, on a larger scale with unbridled consumption, there seems to be more non-renewable energy put into the system than comes out. Renewable energy combined with a reduced global population might work.


The description of the movie at the top of this page is from the YouTube Movies rental page. [View]

[Video Date: 31 Jul 2019. Posted: 4 Jan 2021.]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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