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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President Trump again addressed Charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK. California's experiencing an avocado shortage. Netflix has poached prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes from ABC Studios. Drones are no longer confined to shadowy U.S. counter-terrorism missions. 

President Trump again addressed Charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK. California's experiencing an avocado shortage. Netflix has poached prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes from ABC Studios. Drones are no longer confined to shadowy U.S. counter-terrorism missions. 

>90 seconds: 4 stories you can't miss
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President Trump again addressed Charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK. California's experiencing an avocado shortage. Netflix has poached prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes from ABC Studios. Drones are no longer confined to shadowy U.S. counter-terrorism missions. 

President Trump again addressed Charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK. California's experiencing an avocado shortage. Netflix has poached prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes from ABC Studios. Drones are no longer confined to shadowy U.S. counter-terrorism missions. 

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The school, known as BALA, emphasizes science, technology, arts, engineering and math, or STEAM education.

The school, known as BALA, emphasizes science, technology, arts, engineering and math, or STEAM education.

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Confederate statues In Baltimore taken down overnight (WJZ video)

Confederate statues In Baltimore taken down overnight (WJZ video)

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Trump speaks on Klan violence in Virginia

Trump speaks on Klan violence in Virginia

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The American Astronomical Society has an approved list of vendors. Jeff Michael and Sharon Tay reports.

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