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Meanwhile, Representative Nancy Pelosi, expected to be sworn in as speaker of the House this week, has appointed Kathy Castor, a Florida Democrat, to lead a new select committee on climate change. Ms. Castor said in a statement that Congress must reduce carbon pollution “by unleashing American ingenuity and creating clean energy jobs to power our future.”
The committee has its critics, including incoming Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who has championed the idea of a “Green New Deal” that would, among other things, transition the country to 100 percent renewable energy and provide a universal jobs guarantee. In a tweet this week, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez commended the creation of the select committee but she said the panel would be weakened without subpoena power or a mandate to develop Green New Deal legislation. “There is still time to strengthen it,” she wrote.
Notably, one solution that doesn’t seem to be up for serious consideration from the panel is a carbon tax. That could be because, as Justin Gillis asserts in this thought-provoking opinion column, it’s too politically toxic at the moment. On the other hand, the idea is getting new traction in some quarters, including from Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, who co-sponsored legislation at the end of 2018 with Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, to tax emissions and return the proceeds to American households as a dividend.
Expect this issue to heat up in the next Congress.
One thing you can do: New Year’s resolutions edition
New Year’s resolutions often mean doing more, like working out more or saving more for retirement. But one common thread we found was that if you want to lower your climate footprint, you can find some success in simply consuming less. And it will save you money, too.
Hang onto your phone
Take, for example, your cellphone. Most of us hold onto them for only two years, but as we noted in November, producing a common smartphone released the equivalent of 178 pounds of carbon dioxide, about as much running a modern refrigerator for a year. That is one of the biggest reasons that the global carbon footprint of smartphones is projected to increase by 730 percent this decade.
While some companies are making strides in reducing the environmental impact associated with producing our favorite mobile devices, hanging onto your phone for longer than two years is one way to make a difference.
Buy less clothing
Another thing that’s helpful to hold onto? Your old clothes. The amount of textile waste in the United States increased by more than 800 percent from 1960 to 2015, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (The population grew by about 78 percent during that period.)
The process of creating all of that fabric has a significant environmental impact, including on the climate. One thing you can do is to buy less clothing; spend the new year shopping in your closet instead.
Reduce food waste
Also spend more time searching through your cupboard this year. January is a great time to use up the contents of your fridge and cabinets before food spoils and you have to throw it out.
Globally, we throw out about a third of the food we buy, and if food waste were its own country it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the United States, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Reducing food waste is a great way to cut your greenhouse gas emissions, and it can help reduce your grocery bill at the same time.
But while you’re thinking about the best ways to cook up holiday leftovers, don’t do it in front of the refrigerator. Make sure to shut the fridge door when you’re not pulling things out — keeping the door shut is the most effective thing you can do to lower your fridge’s energy consumption.
Eduardo Garcia, Henry Fountain and Julia Rosen contributed reporting.
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【陈】【默】【当】【然】【激】【动】【了】，【眼】【看】【着】【自】【己】【的】【杰】【作】【就】【要】【出】【现】【了】，【不】【激】【动】【没】【理】【由】【啊】。 【可】【他】【身】【边】【的】【瑞】【兹】【这】【一】【刻】【却】【是】【激】【动】【不】【起】【来】，【心】【里】【总】【觉】【得】【有】【些】【慌】【乱】，【这】【是】【每】【一】【次】【大】【灾】【难】【来】【临】【前】【才】【会】【有】【的】【预】【兆】，【自】【己】【要】【不】【要】【告】【诉】【陈】【默】【呢】？ 【瑞】【兹】【在】【犹】【豫】【是】【不】【是】【自】【己】【先】【跑】，【毕】【竟】【他】【可】【是】【号】【称】【灾】【难】【追】【不】【上】【的】【流】【老】【师】。 【然】【而】【还】【没】【等】【他】【开】【口】【呢】，【陈】【默】【所】【在】2017买马全年马报【反】【正】【那】【人】【落】【入】【蛇】【窟】，【就】【算】【拉】【上】【来】，【只】【怕】【也】【被】【蛇】【咬】【得】【差】【不】【多】【了】。 【四】【个】【人】【又】【交】【换】【了】【一】【个】【眼】【色】，【然】【后】【便】【走】【过】【去】，【帮】【着】【林】【依】【把】【春】【和】【哑】【姑】【给】【拉】【了】【上】【来】。 【等】【把】【两】【个】【人】【拉】【上】【来】，【哑】【姑】【已】【经】【满】【脸】【发】【黑】，【整】【个】【人】【晕】【了】【过】【去】。 【春】【的】【一】【只】【手】，【也】【是】【乌】【黑】【乌】【黑】【的】，【软】【弱】【无】【力】【的】【垂】【在】【身】【侧】。 【只】【不】【过】，【他】【的】【眼】【睛】【还】【睁】【着】，【只】【是】【有】【气】【无】【力】
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“【你】【的】【意】【思】【是】【你】【这】【件】【事】【情】【这】【辈】【子】【处】【理】【不】【完】，【你】【今】【生】【今】【世】【就】【没】【有】【成】【亲】【的】【打】【算】【了】？”【沈】【母】【气】【的】【喉】【咙】【里】【快】【能】【喷】【出】【火】【来】。 【沈】【赋】【态】【度】【诚】【恳】【认】【真】【回】【答】：“【那】【倒】【没】【有】。【遇】【上】【自】【己】【喜】【欢】【的】【还】【是】【要】【追】【求】【一】【下】【的】，【要】【是】【人】【家】【不】【喜】【欢】【我】，【我】【再】【考】【虑】【孤】【独】【终】【生】。” “【那】【今】【天】【正】【好】，【你】【二】【舅】【母】【给】【你】【挑】【了】【几】【个】【称】【心】【如】【意】【的】【小】【姐】，【你】【见】【过】【之】【后】【铁】【定】