Todd Myers

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Todd Myers

 Credentials

  • M.A., Russian/International Studies, University of Washington.
  • B.A., Politics, Whitman College.

Source: [1]

 Background

Todd Myers a public relations professional and the director for a small think-tank located in Seattle, Washington called the Washington Policy Center (WPC).

According to their website, the WPC's mission is to “promote free-market solutions through research and education.” Former Republican politician Jack Kemp describes the Washington Policy Center as the “The Heritage Foundation of the Northwest.”

Myers runs the WPC's Center for Environmental Policy. Prior to the WPC, Myers worked as a Communications Director for the Department of Natural Resources. [2]

Myers also runs his own public relations business, Todd Myers Communications. According to his profile, Myers has “more than a decade [of experience] in public relations. His experience “combines planning and implementing public relations strategies for sports franchises, producing award-winning public events, managing successful statewide political campaigns, building strong grassroots coalitions, and creating innovative Internet marketing solutions” (emphasis added).

Myer's past clients include Pfizer, PhRMa, and the Washington Policy Center. [3]

In 2000, Myers ran Doug Sutherland’s campaign for Commissioner of Public Lands and served as his Communications Director until 2004. [1]

Stance on Climate Change

“[C]limate models indicate that the impact of current CO2 concentrations on the climate is slight, within the 'noise level' in the data. In other words, according to the climate models, we are at levels in which it is hard to distinguish the CO2 impacts from natural forces.” [4]

Key Quotes

“[W]e challenge Sightline to find one climate scientist at the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences who says recent weather patterns (unusually hot in 2009 or unusually cold in 2011), are the result of anthropogenic climate change. I'll give you until the end of the day on Tuesday to find someone.

If I lose, I'll send $50 to the charity of their choice. If I win, they send $50 to KIVA.ORG, to fund entrepreneurs in developing countries.” [5]

Key Deeds

March 2 - 4, 2008

Myers was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's First International Conference on Climate Change

The Heartland Institute has received significant funding from ExxonMobil, Phillip Morris and numerous other corporations and right-wing foundations with vested interest in the global warming debate.

The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change introduced the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, which was created by the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) in 2008.

The declaration states that “global warming is not a global crisis” and that “there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.”

The conference was co-sponsored by numerous prominent climate change denier groups, think tanks and lobby groups, almost all of which have received money from the oil industry, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, the Frontiers of Freedom Institute, the George C. Marshal Institute and many others.

 Affiliations

 Publications

Myer's books include Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment, Five Years of Environmental Policy: Are We Making a Difference; Promoting Personal Choice, Incentives and Investment to Cut Greenhouse Gases, among others.

Myers does not have a scientific background, and a search for his name on Google Scholar does not return any articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

 Resources

  1. About: Tod Myers,” Todd Myers Communications. Accessed February, 2012. Archived February 3, 2012 with WebCite.

  2. Our Staff,” Washington Policy Center. Accessed February, 2012. Archived February 3, 2012 with WebCite.

  3. “Current and past clients,” Todd Myers Communications. Accessed January, 2012.

  4. Climate Data That Sounds Meaningful…But Isn't,” Washington Policy Center, June 9, 2011.

  5. Greens vs. Science: Is Climate Change Already Here? I'll Take That Bet!”, Washington Policy Center. Accessed February 3, 2012.

  6. Heartland Experts: Todd Myers,” The Heartland Institute. Accessed February 3, 2012.

  7. Inside Alec, January/February 2020 (PDF, Page 9). Archived April 7, 2011.

  8. Todd Myers. “Left-Wing Group Exposes Its Environmental Ignorance,” National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), August 17, 2011.

  9. Todd Myers,” SourceWatch Profile.

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