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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>At least 19 dead, 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England
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At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack.

 

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack.

 

>At least 19 dead, 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England
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At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack.

 

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack.

 

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Trump takes his first trip abroad as president, starting his itinerary in Saudi Arabia. Can marijuana transform the struggling desert city of Adelanto into the Silicon Valley of pot? By next year, Californians could be warned before an earthquake hits. Step back in time at Melvyn's restaurant in Palm Springs.

Credits: Associated Press / Patrick T. Fallon / Irfan Khan / KTLA / Stuart Palley

Trump takes his first trip abroad as president, starting his itinerary in Saudi Arabia. Can marijuana transform the struggling desert city of Adelanto into the Silicon Valley of pot? By next year, Californians could be warned before an earthquake hits. Step back in time at Melvyn's restaurant in Palm Springs.

Credits: Associated Press / Patrick T. Fallon / Irfan Khan / KTLA / Stuart Palley

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>Car plows into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square
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An overhead view of Times Square after a car plowed into pedestrians.

An overhead view of Times Square after a car plowed into pedestrians.

>Mother pleads for help in finding her 5-year-old boy, missing since April
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A $20,000 reward is offered for information about missing 5-year old Aramazd Andressian Jr.

A $20,000 reward is offered for information about missing 5-year old Aramazd Andressian Jr.

Source : http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-trump-environment-climate-change-20170518-story.html

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