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But activists are pushing the Democratic leadership to take on warming as a major issue. That hasn’t worked in the past, said David Axelrod, who was chief strategist to President Barack Obama. “Climate change, to our frustration, was never an issue that rung a bell with voters, particularly in the throes of coming out of an economic crisis,” he said. “But now we’re a decade down the road, and the road is surrounded by floods and fires in a way that is becoming more and more visible.”
More visible, yes — but still open to a degree of rhetorical twisting. Brad Plumer explored the “weather wars,” in which scientists are increasingly comfortable explaining the links between extreme weather events and climate change, but every cold snap gets trumpeted by those who deny the scientific evidence for global warming.
Another recent study suggested that people may become inured to weather extremes over time. The researchers looked at billions of messages on social media and found that when weather extremes occurred repeatedly, people were less likely to comment about them online. Researchers suggested that this phenomenon might limit the public’s willingness to support action on global warming.
Well, you might ask, which is it? Will climate change shift the goal posts of normality, or will there be louder calls for action? The 2020 presidential race might help sort that out.
2020: The year of the climate candidates
One thing that’s been missing from the early campaign discourse, however, is what the candidates would actually do. For all the talk of a Green New Deal, there has been little support for its main policy prescription: a price on carbon.
Robert Shrum, a professor of politics at the University of Southern California and a longtime adviser to Democratic candidates, said he was not concerned by the lack of specifics at this point.
“There will be a lot of push in the Democratic primaries to pin people down on specific positions, but right now it’s early days,” Mr. Shrum said. “What’s clear is that the climate issue really matters.”
One thing you can do: Try living a plastic-free life
By Eduardo Garcia
According to a United Nations estimate, by 2050, there will be roughly 12 billion metric tons of plastic litter in landfills or the environment worldwide, and it will stay there for hundreds of years because plastics decompose so slowly.
Since most food products and toiletries come in disposable plastic packaging, is it possible to avoid using plastic in this way?
Sophie Bortolussi, a dancer and choreographer in New York City, has been trying to do just that for about a year — “for the common good,” she said.
Finding staples like bread, yogurt, coffee and pasta in reusable or biodegradable packaging was easy, but nowadays she very rarely buys sparkling water, olives, berries and cookies.
She shops in food co-ops, farmers’ markets and old-school grocery stores that sell products in bulk. “I’ve created new habits around my plastic-free lifestyle by learning what I can buy and where,” she said.
She’s far from the only person trying to go “zero waste.” Many converts chronicle their waste-free lifestyles in blogs and YouTube videos, and some pioneers, like Lauren Singer, have started businesses that sell package-free products.
Sabrina Katz, 24, says she was once a “shopaholic,” but in college she came across Ms. Singer’s blog Trash Is For Tossers, which inspired her to go plastic-free.
It wasn’t easy — she had to give up chips, many tofu products, granola bars and Oreos. But three and a half years later, she still buys most of her groceries at stores that sell in bulk and takes them home in Mason jars.
“The foods that I find in bulk are really healthy foods — things like beans, whole grains, oats, pasta and fresh fruits and vegetables,” she said. “That means that I cook most of what I eat, which is a blessing and a curse.”
Like Ms. Bortolussi and Ms. Katz, I want to see if I can reduce the amount of plastic I waste. Over the next week, I’ll adopt a lifestyle free of plastic packaging. I think it will be “a blessing and a curse.”
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【白】【浅】【无】【奈】，【既】【然】【都】【喊】【自】【己】【师】【父】，【她】【必】【定】【得】【帮】【下】【元】【贞】【去】【向】【其】【主】【人】【说】【下】。 【此】【时】【司】【命】【星】【君】【和】【夜】【华】【忽】【然】【现】【身】【空】【中】，【这】【一】【下】【便】【把】【侍】【女】【吓】【晕】【了】【过】【去】。 【为】【了】【避】【免】【麻】【烦】，【司】【命】【施】【法】【抹】【去】【了】【太】【子】【元】【贞】【的】【记】【忆】。【司】【命】【告】【诉】【白】【浅】，【如】【今】【这】【元】【贞】【气】【运】【圆】【满】，【改】【名】【之】【事】【颇】【为】【成】【功】，【但】【此】【番】【也】【影】【响】【了】【帝】【君】【的】【命】【格】。 【她】【希】【望】【白】【浅】【能】【一】【同】【前】【往】【寻】
【见】【着】【二】【人】【慌】【忙】【向】【外】【走】，【洛】【暝】【晗】【心】【里】【也】【终】【于】【有】【了】【些】【许】【宽】【慰】，【而】【正】【在】【这】【时】，【洛】【神】【宫】【的】【外】【面】【突】【然】【传】【来】【徐】【公】【公】【嘹】【亮】【的】【通】【传】【声】：“【皇】【上】【驾】【到】——” 【这】【一】【声】【通】【传】，【确】【实】【让】【屋】【内】【的】【四】【个】【人】【都】【止】【住】【了】【动】【作】，【龙】【贵】【妃】【瞟】【了】【一】【眼】【洛】【暝】【晗】，【挑】【了】【挑】【眉】，【眼】【神】【便】【收】【回】【来】，【看】【向】【门】【外】【的】【方】【向】，【故】【作】【柔】【弱】【的】【依】【靠】【在】【沁】【霖】【身】【上】。 【安】【闵】【冬】【款】【步】【走】【进】【屋】
“【关】【键】【就】【是】【日】【向】【凌】【天】【是】【日】【向】【一】【族】【的】【人】!”【猿】【飞】【日】【斩】【接】【着】【说】【出】【了】【自】【己】【反】【对】【凌】【天】【做】【火】【影】【的】【原】【因】! “【日】【向】【一】【族】?【日】【向】【一】【族】【怎】【么】【了】?【日】【向】【一】【族】【对】【村】【子】【不】【是】【挺】【忠】【心】【的】【吗】?”【自】【来】【也】【有】【些】【摸】【不】【着】【头】【脑】，【自】【来】【也】【虽】【然】【是】【一】【个】【强】【大】【的】【忍】【者】，【不】【管】【是】【小】【规】【模】【战】【斗】，【还】【是】【国】【与】【国】【之】【间】【的】【交】【锋】【都】【十】【分】【厉】【害】，【但】【是】【对】【村】【子】【内】【部】【的】【勾】【心】【斗】【角】【还】【是】【不】133期开码之料【两】【年】【前】，【她】【的】【梦】【想】【里】【从】【来】【没】【有】【夏】【玥】【风】【的】【出】【现】，【哪】【怕】【是】【做】【白】【日】【梦】【也】【没】【想】【过】【会】【有】【一】【位】【真】【正】【的】【白】【马】【王】【子】【把】【她】【当】【成】【公】【主】【宠】【她】【入】【骨】。 【可】【是】【夏】【玥】【风】【却】【让】【她】【如】【置】【云】【端】，【所】【有】【的】【美】【好】【看】【起】【来】【触】【手】【可】【及】。 “【学】【长】，【你】【这】【是】【在】【求】【婚】？？”【圆】【溜】【溜】【的】【杏】【眼】【满】【满】【的】【不】【可】【置】【信】。 “【嗯】！”【夏】【玥】【风】【答】【得】【很】【干】【脆】，【掏】【出】【手】【机】【让】【明】【夜】【来】【一】【趟】，【然】
【傍】【晚】，【白】【玉】【宫】。 【何】【氏】【集】【团】【这】【几】【年】【也】【算】【如】【日】【中】【天】，【何】【西】【洲】【的】【六】【十】【大】【寿】，【申】【城】【各】【界】【名】【流】【名】【士】【来】【了】【个】【半】。 【宁】【归】【晚】【因】【为】【何】【振】【淼】【和】【黎】【漾】【一】【事】，【跟】【何】【家】【说】【得】【上】【有】【过】【节】，【天】【池】【与】【何】【氏】【集】【团】【素】【来】【没】【有】【生】【意】【上】【的】【往】【来】，【并】【没】【收】【到】【何】【家】【的】【邀】【请】【函】。 【但】【是】【邀】【请】【函】【这】【东】【西】，【只】【要】【有】【门】【路】，【弄】【到】【一】【张】【两】【张】【不】【是】【什】【么】【难】【事】。 【宁】【归】【晚】【到】【时】
【看】【似】【轻】【若】【鸿】【毛】【的】【碧】【羽】，【却】【有】【重】【如】【泰】【山】【的】【重】【量】，【仅】【是】【从】【那】【上】【面】【散】【发】【出】【来】【的】【清】【辉】，【就】【给】【姜】【昊】【以】【如】【负】【千】【钧】【一】【般】【的】【压】【力】。 【那】【碧】【羽】【晶】【莹】【剔】【透】，【由】【内】【而】【外】【散】【发】【出】【柔】【和】【的】【碧】【绿】【清】【辉】，【似】【是】【生】【命】【之】【光】，【但】【在】【姜】【昊】【感】【觉】【来】，【却】【是】【如】【同】【绝】【望】【之】【息】。 【而】【从】【那】【碧】【羽】【之】【上】，【他】【感】【受】【到】【的】【那】【股】【熟】【悉】【气】【机】，【也】【有】【些】【许】【不】【同】，【似】【乎】【与】【神】【陨】【秘】【境】【中】【神】【使】
【季】【以】【深】【抬】【手】，【指】【腹】【摁】【了】【摁】【她】【的】【眼】【角】。 【周】【予】【念】【拉】【了】【下】【来】，【握】【在】【手】【里】，【摇】【摇】【头】：“【我】【没】【事】。” “【我】【只】【是】，【有】【点】【感】【慨】。”【她】【说】【道】:“【深】【深】，【还】【好】【我】【们】【还】【在】【一】【起】。” “【嗯】。”【季】【以】【深】【低】【下】【头】，【用】【侧】【脸】【蹭】【了】【蹭】【她】【的】【发】。 【经】【历】【了】【白】【天】【盛】【大】【的】【喧】【闹】【之】【后】，【这】【个】【夜】【晚】【显】【得】【格】【外】【的】【静】【谧】【温】【柔】。 【周】【予】【念】【身】【上】【还】【穿】【着】