To the Editor:
Re “Trump Imperils the Planet” (editorial, Dec. 28):
This editorial is correct about the destructiveness of President Trump’s actions on climate change. It accurately and poignantly portrays the status of the climate change movement. It is buttressed with historical and scientific fact. It impassionedly appeals to our hearts, minds and souls.
Unfortunately, however, it misses what would be most effective — namely, removing the corrupt power of oil companies and other wealthy interests over government. This power is exerted through the legal bribery of public officials with lobbying and other money by the rich heads of private industries. And that problem could be fixed by rewriting campaign finance law.
No matter how persuasive the pro-climate argument, no matter how great a majority of the public can be convinced to support climate change action, that action will not happen so long as government officials depend for their political livelihood on the fossil fuel industry.
Art SalukPembroke Pines, Fla.
To the Editor:
Thank you so much for your powerful and insightful editorial. In 20 or 30 years we can look back on climate change and see if we should have done more about it sooner.
Many are more concerned about the perceived costs of doing something effective to stop climate change like carbon pricing (putting a price on polluting), not realizing that we are already paying the large and increasing costs of fossil fuel combustion and greenhouse gases in many other ways. Fortunately, there is a way to price carbon without inflicting economic pain on people: Give the revenue from a carbon fee back to households in the form of a monthly payment.
Bipartisan legislation to do just that — the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act — has been introduced in the House and Senate. It will drive down America’s carbon pollution by putting a price on fossil fuels and also protect Americans from increased costs associated with the fee.
Climate should be a bridge issue, not a wedge issue. Solving climate change is too urgent to get caught up in partisan politics.
John MacateeIowa City
To the Editor:
As the Democrats take over the House, they have a lengthy to-do list consisting of both investigations and legislation. Here is one suggestion for the legislative agenda that no one seems to be talking about: Now is the ideal time to increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993.
At that time, the average gas price was .11 per gallon. The tax represented 16.5 percent of the retail price. The current national average price for unleaded regular gas is .25, according to the AAA. If that 16.5 percentage were applied today, the tax would be about 37 cents.
Will the Democrats have the political guts to add a nickel or a dime to the tax? If not now, when?
Marvin KaplanWestfield, N.J.B:
北京赛车开奖结果记录“【你】【母】【亲】【说】【的】，【斗】【不】【过】【他】，‘【他】’【说】【的】【便】【是】【黑】【骷】【髅】【吧】？” “【是】【的】，【我】【也】【是】【根】【据】【黑】【骷】【髅】【后】【来】【告】【诉】【我】【的】【的】【种】【种】【推】【断】【出】【来】【的】。”【雨】【作】【云】【将】【目】【光】【望】【向】【沉】【寂】【的】【沼】【泽】，【道】：“【这】【亡】【骨】【摆】【渡】，【其】【实】【也】【不】【是】【天】【然】【生】【成】【的】。” 【唐】【公】【子】【自】【然】【也】【联】【想】【到】【了】，“【是】【雨】【邢】【祁】。” “【也】【不】【完】【全】【是】，【紧】【凭】【借】【他】【一】【人】【也】【没】【这】【个】【能】【耐】。【这】【里】【死】【的】，
【在】【他】【们】【惶】【恐】【等】【待】【的】【时】【候】，【帝】【都】【的】【军】【队】【终】【于】【来】【到】【了】**【宗】【之】【中】，【他】【们】【在】【山】【门】【之】【外】【等】【待】【五】【千】【亲】【卫】，【陛】【下】【这】【次】【前】【来】，【可】【是】【只】【说】【不】【要】【把】【事】【情】【闹】【大】，【并】【没】【有】【让】【他】【们】【阻】【拦】，【或】【者】【说】【和】【对】【方】【亲】【卫】【战】【斗】。 【在】【遗】【迹】【之】【中】【的】【他】【们】，【并】【不】【知】【道】【外】【面】【发】【生】【的】【一】【切】，【他】【们】【已】【经】【进】【入】【到】【了】【遗】【迹】【里】【面】，【各】【自】【寻】【找】【自】【己】【的】【机】【缘】，【时】【间】【已】【经】【不】【多】【了】。 【三】
【可】【是】，【即】【使】【半】【步】【仙】【境】【也】【永】【远】【找】【不】【到】【那】【个】【欺】【骗】【自】【己】【的】【人】，【那】【是】【怎】【么】【能】【看】【穿】【天】【堂】【的】【台】【阶】【的】【呢】?? 【它】【值】【得】【三】【千】【道】【天】【的】【演】【变】。【我】【不】【知】【道】【他】【们】【中】【间】【有】【多】【少】【人】【是】【继】【承】【了】【三】【千】【道】【家】【天】!”【秦】【欢】【听】【了】，【气】【得】【满】【脸】【通】【红】，【自】【言】【自】【语】【道】:“【道】【友】，【我】【解】【释】【过】【了】。【我】【在】【找】【人】。【如】【果】【你】【有】【什】【么】【问】【题】，【那】【不】【是】【我】【的】【本】【意】。” “【当】【我】【发】【现】【的】【时】【候】
【全】【在】【意】【料】【之】【外】【的】【一】【次】【调】【令】…… 【李】【恪】【郁】【闷】【地】【看】【着】【传】【令】【的】【谒】【者】，【想】【了】【想】，【在】【一】【张】【绢】【上】【书】【下】【憨】【夫】，【田】【荣】【两】【个】【人】【名】。 【他】【说】：“【憨】【夫】【乃】【我】【同】【门】【师】【哥】，【现】【任】【道】【路】【主】【章】【一】【职】。【其】【人】【厚】【重】，【稳】【健】，【且】【多】【有】【主】【持】【经】【验】，【可】【使】【直】【道】【按】【期】【保】【质】，【不】【使】【陛】【下】【忧】【扰】。【田】【荣】【现】【任】【阳】【周】【县】【丞】，【自】【我】【离】【任】，【暂】【主】【县】【事】，【乃】【县】【长】【不】【二】【人】【选】。” 【谒】【者】北京赛车开奖结果记录“【张】【县】【丞】【真】【是】【福】【泽】【深】【厚】、【官】【运】【亨】【通】【啊】，【竟】【然】【能】【结】【识】【御】【马】【监】【掌】【印】【太】【监】**【陈】【公】【公】，【我】【等】【无】【忧】【矣】。【日】【后】【张】【县】【丞】【飞】【黄】【腾】【达】【了】，【可】【莫】【要】【忘】【了】【我】【等】【才】【是】【啊】。” “【张】【县】【丞】【真】【是】【令】【人】【羡】【慕】【啊】，【上】【次】【进】【京】【结】【识】【了】【严】【小】【阁】【老】，【这】【次】【又】【结】【识】【了】【御】【马】【监】【掌】【印】【太】【监】【陈】【公】【公】，【有】【这】【等】【关】【系】，【日】【后】【想】【不】【飞】【黄】【腾】【达】【都】【难】【啊】。【张】【县】【丞】【日】【后】【可】【要】” 【一】【干】
【当】【红】【女】【星】【姚】【辰】【星】【继】【上】【一】【次】【的】“【包】【养】【门】”【之】【后】，【又】【一】【次】【被】【卷】【入】【了】【资】【本】【上】【位】【的】【绯】【闻】【里】。 【不】【为】【别】【的】，【毕】【竟】【她】【的】【男】【朋】【友】【确】【实】【有】【些】【过】【于】【突】【出】【和】【优】【秀】【了】。 【在】【江】【禹】【尧】【和】【辰】【星】【的】【恋】【情】【曝】【光】【之】【后】，【有】【好】【事】【者】【迅】【速】【整】【理】【出】【了】【到】【目】【前】【为】【止】，【他】【们】【所】【有】【的】【同】【框】【经】【历】。 【姚】【辰】【星】【出】【道】【就】【是】【江】【禹】【尧】【的】MV【女】【主】；【姚】【辰】【星】【第】【一】【次】【拍】【戏】，【江】【禹】【尧】【客】
“【你】――【背】【着】【本】【王】。”【夜】【倾】【玄】【一】【脸】【理】【所】【应】【当】。 “【什】【么】？” 【苏】【影】【帝】【回】【头】【看】【了】【眼】【夜】【倾】【玄】，【脸】【上】【一】【阵】【惊】【悚】，【你】【还】【是】【人】【吗】？ 【夜】【倾】【玄】【脸】【上】【没】【有】【什】【么】【表】【情】，【苏】【清】【是】【却】【看】【到】【了】【他】【像】【委】【屈】【小】【媳】【妇】【儿】【一】【样】。 “【真】【是】【服】【了】【你】。”【苏】【清】【是】【往】【回】【走】，【蹲】【在】【身】【体】，【将】【夜】【倾】【玄】【背】【起】。 【不】【是】【很】【重】【但】【是】【有】【些】【吃】【力】。 “【往】【那】【边】【走】？”