- However, it's clearly stated by Morpheus in the first movie that it was indeed humanity that scorched the sky.
- I also belive humanity scorched the sky. However Morpheus is hardly a reliable narator, or atleast not a terribly well informed one. In the second film we discover that he was missing a lot of information and was being deliberatly misled.
Fridge / The Animatrix
Unreliable Narrator. If the machines block out the Sun, they can use geothermal/nuclear/wind/etc power to replace solar. Humanity on the other hand has no real choice but to die off by the billions. As a plan by the humans for stopping the machine uprising, it makes no sense. As a plan by the machines for committing genocide against humanity, it's pure brilliance.