Columnists

Too many people crowding the great sights

ROME — On a recent June day, about 24,999 other tourists and I squeezed into the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Seeing the Vatican and its museums is one of the most visually magnificent experiences on Earth. Clearly, the word has gotten out. The chapel’s ceiling — where Michelangelo painted God sending the spark of life to...

Northwest Voices

Climate change: Cost of inaction is too high

In his recent guest opinion piece (“State and city climate policy is mired in symbolism,” Opinion, June 27) Todd Myers characterizes Seattle and Washington’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution as merely “symbolic.” While there is still much work to do and the author is correct that we didn’t meet an important goal, Seattle’s numbers tell...