As Paris Deal Is Signed, Gulf Coast Residents Demand End to Drilling - Entirely

Many countries still need to formally approve the Paris climate agreement, which will only enter into force when it is ratified by 55 nations that account for 55 percent of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

Experts say the cuts promised in the deal are insufficient to avert dangerous global warming. This comes as Gulf Coast communities marked the sixth anniversary of the BP oil spill by demanding no new drilling.

For more, we speak to reporter Antonia Juhasz. Her new report in Rolling Stone is "Six Years After BP Gulf Oil Spill, Residents Demand 'No New Drilling.'" Her most recent book is "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill."


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