One of the best voices own the post-Paris agreement has been Daryl Hannah. In a recent article posted in Time magazine, she has called for a stronger public voice, greater mass participation in the future of climate warming action. This is no great new voice. Advocates have been struggling for years to develop, maintain and increase the role of Joe Public. Truth is, public pressure has been a constant in creating awareness and action on the constantly increasing world pollution levels.
Hannah has simply reiterated the need for the public to maintain pressure, that promises is not action. While world leaders have agreed to decreasing carbon emissions and trying to keep temperature increase to less than two percent, current processes mean the world is heading to a five percent increase. Hannah advocates working to a future that is less tied to corporate design.
Industrial farming, unaddressed in Paris, has been a formidable contributor to global warming. A return to more traditional farming, improving soil health, decreasing the factory based means of food production would be instrumental in decreasing carbon emission levels. The role of the general population in creating a different food chain through insisting on products that are less aggressive would be fundamental to a new future. And, again, Hannah presents the future as a responsibility as much for the average citizen as it is for world leaders and anonymous corporate giants.