Seattle has decided to take the one drastic step needed to stop global warming, ban beach bonfires.
The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.
According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, "The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon ... emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming."
Because that is all it should take:
But at Alki, Nguyen said he'd be OK with banning bonfires.
"By all means, I'd rather not have bonfires than have global warming," he said.
In unrelated news, the Seattle Times has a list of fun things to do while we continue to have unseasonably cold and wet weather:
Puget Sound under cover: Fun places, out of the cold and wet
Here's a list of Puget Sound-area attractions and fun places to go — under a roof.
Of course you could always go to the mountains and play in the new snow:
Snow forecast for mountains, rain for lowlands
By Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press
Snow is in the forecast for the higher elevations of the Olympics and North Cascades, and rain will continue to fall in the lowlands through the rest of today.
The National Weather Service says up to two feet of new snow are possible by tonight above 5,400 feet, creating avalanche danger and hazardous conditions for climbers or hikers in the backcountry.
The Weather Service says the strong low pressure system over the Northwest will bring cool, cloudy weather with a chance of showers through the weekend across Washington. That means rain is likely off and on through the weekend, with temperatures in the mid-50s to lower 60s.