So I justified Planet of the Humans think as much as I respect the work and as much as I would like to thank the creators for their courageous film: viewed as a whole, the film is too one-sided, too shady. Therefore, I would like to add at least a few points to bring some balance in the observations.
1. Life needs energy, life is energy
As long as we don't sit still, but move, dance, cry, laugh, live, we consume energy. And in a global civilization, we consume a lot and need a lot of it. It's not a fact of winning hearts or elections, but organizing 7 billion humans on a planet requires efficient industries, uses resources, and produces huge amounts of waste. A carpenter might say: where there is planing, chips fall. As a civilization, as a species, we need an energy source. When criticizing the renewable energy systems in the film Planet of the Humans should have been pointed out the seriousness of this dilemma.
2. We need alternatives to the existing energy system
Fossil fuels are finite and will be used up in 50, 100 or 200 years. Apart from the climate debate, the source of the fossil energy system is therefore not sustainable. At the same time we are building a global civilization that consumes more and more energy every day (currently a 76.000 km high barrel of oil per day = 95 million barrels). So if we don't want our children and grandchildren to have to lead increasingly aggressive conflicts over finite resources, we need alternatives. In addition, fossil fuels cannot be obtained in a decentralized manner, but their production is limited to a few places on the planet. Complex infrastructures and transport systems for distribution are the result. Perhaps the total of renewable energies are not always more environmentally friendly than fossils, but wind, photovoltaics and bioenergy use solar energy directly, which is why they are infinite in the time periods of our species and can be "harvested" across the entire planet. Renewables are based on the circular economy and strive for harmony with nature. The implementation of this ideal may lie further in the future than we would like, but at least renewables offer this perspective.
3. We “Humans” are a species that learns quickly
The lesson out Planet of the Humans shouldn't be that we desperately stick our heads in the sand and hide from the evolution of our energy system. Taking responsibility for our actions means learning from our mistakes. And we humans can do that pretty well. In a way, we humans are a collective consciousness of this planet. If one species succeeds in changing this planet in a few centuries, it will be ours. And it will probably be something between utopia and dystopia.
There are many examples that show that our species is capable of learning. Some may still remember the 1980s with completely sooty cities and forests suffering from acid rain. We learned our lesson, developed filters and catalysts, stopped the use of chemicals (DDT, CFCs etc.) and initiated hazardous substances regulations. Admittedly, a lot of creepy developments happen at the same time, but it is not the fault of the three renewable energies if a South American president does not (yet) recognize the true treasure of his country and relies on the quickest possible profit to develop his country.