The international climate negotiations in Paris are officially underway, and the hype has been completely over-the-top. Pundits and commentators are saying that the next week will decide whether or not humanity deals with climate change. From the media coverage, you would think that the UN negotiations were like an episode of 24, with global leaders counting down the remaining hours left to save the world.
But that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth. What happens in the negotiating rooms, though important, isn't what really matters. What matters is what happens in the streets.