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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Southern California is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. President Trump has raised expectations about the GOP's timetable for tax reform. The Northern California wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

Southern California is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. President Trump has raised expectations about the GOP's timetable for tax reform. The Northern California wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

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Southern California is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. President Trump has raised expectations about the GOP's timetable for tax reform. The Northern California wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

Southern California is bracing for hot weather and extreme fire danger. President Trump has raised expectations about the GOP's timetable for tax reform. The Northern California wildfires will likely leave scars in the minds of survivors. 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

>World Series preview with Andy McCullough and Dylan Hernandez
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Los Angeles Times sportswriters Andy McCullough and Dylan Hernandez discuss the Dodgers' advantages and disadvantages against the Houston Astros heading into the 2017 World Series.

Los Angeles Times sportswriters Andy McCullough and Dylan Hernandez discuss the Dodgers' advantages and disadvantages against the Houston Astros heading into the 2017 World Series.

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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about getting the team ready to play the Houston Astros in the World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about getting the team ready to play the Houston Astros in the World Series.

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The Dodgers are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1988, Former President George W. Bush has delivered a scathing assessment of President Trump, A sixth woman has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts and Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused over $1 billion in insured losses.

The Dodgers are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1988, Former President George W. Bush has delivered a scathing assessment of President Trump, A sixth woman has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts and Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused over $1 billion in insured losses.

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President Trump finally spoke up this week about four American soldiers killed in Niger, Former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito saw patients after using meth, investigators allege, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions faced barbed questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday and Cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

President Trump finally spoke up this week about four American soldiers killed in Niger, Former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito saw patients after using meth, investigators allege, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions faced barbed questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday and Cubs avoid elimination with 3-2 victory over Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS

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

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