How Donald Trump Can Save The Planet And Make Himself Look Good

To the editor: I am so grateful to The Times Editorial Board for its thoughtful and reasoned opinions regarding President Trump and his administration’s impact on us all. I fear that Trump will be remembered as the leader who failed to save us from ecological disaster. (“Trump hasn't destroyed the environment — yet. So the fight is on,” editorial, May 15)

However, like you, I think Trump’s legacy could be entirely different if we appealed to his vanity. Trump, the quintessential deal maker, could make a deal with the fossil fuel industry to leave the oil, gas and coal in the ground in return for assistance in re-tooling themselves to develop wind and solar energy solutions. Trump, who props himself up by belittling others, could be urged to out-do President Obama by achieving even bigger and greater reductions in emissions.

If the “Make America Great Again” president could somehow marshal resources to mitigate climate chaos, his legacy would be much more than a slogan.

Robert Taylor, Newport Beach

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The Supreme Court revived parts of Trump's travel ban. The Congressional Budget Office scored the Senate healthcare bill. Police arrested a South Pasadena man on suspicion of murdering his son. Federal fishery agencies pushed forward a controversial water project

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The Supreme Court revived parts of Trump's travel ban. The Congressional Budget Office scored the Senate healthcare bill. Police arrested a South Pasadena man on suspicion of murdering his son. Federal fishery agencies pushed forward a controversial water project

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The Supreme Court revived parts of Trump's travel ban. The Congressional Budget Office scored the Senate healthcare bill. Police arrested a South Pasadena man on suspicion of murdering his son. Federal fishery agencies pushed forward a controversial water project

Credits: Getty / Irfan Khan / KTLA

The Supreme Court revived parts of Trump's travel ban. The Congressional Budget Office scored the Senate healthcare bill. Police arrested a South Pasadena man on suspicion of murdering his son. Federal fishery agencies pushed forward a controversial water project

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>Excerpt from the White House press briefing from June 27, 2017
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Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday. (Courtesy video)

Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday. (Courtesy video)

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Greenberg is set to host a new ESPN TV program in January 2018, with "Today"-style morning-show elements and "SportsCenter"-style highlights and commentary. (June 28, 2017)

Greenberg is set to host a new ESPN TV program in January 2018, with "Today"-style morning-show elements and "SportsCenter"-style highlights and commentary. (June 28, 2017)

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Amtrak service delayed after fatal pedestrian accident. (WJZ)

Amtrak service delayed after fatal pedestrian accident. (WJZ)

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CNN has found itself in President Trump's 'fake news' crosshairs. Critics are questioning the new union contract for L.A. DWP workers. Construction of up to eight prototypes for a border wall could begin by late summer. Six months since the right-to-die law went into effect, 111 Californians have taken their own lives.

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CNN has found itself in President Trump's 'fake news' crosshairs. Critics are questioning the new union contract for L.A. DWP workers. Construction of up to eight prototypes for a border wall could begin by late summer. Six months since the right-to-die law went into effect, 111 Californians have taken their own lives.

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