Film star Daryl Hannah is at the climate change summit in Mexico. So far she has criticised the conference center where the air conditioning was on high, despite it was 70 degrees outside – “a perfect temperature.”
She also condemned US Energy Secretary Steven Chu for proposing “nothing concrete”in his keynote speech.
“We need to decentralise the energy system, our food and agriculture system,” she said. “The only way change happens is from the ground up, not the top down. Most politicians dont have the courage,” she said.
She denied environmental issues were polarising society, saying “the polarising part is advertising, its brainwashing – an attempt to make it a political issue instead of a common sense issue.”
Hannah said she lived off the grid “on a human scale – not in a McMansion,” and that she had just been at a permaculture course in Australia where she learned how to make bio-fertiliser and other old fashioned agriculture methods.
See the full interview here: http://live.tcktcktck.org/2010/12/video-oneclimate-interviews-daryl-hannah-and-mary-robinson/