WPC's Center for the Environment brings balance to the environmental debate by promoting the idea that human progress and prosperity work in a free economy to protect the environment.
Seattle – A third-party peer review of the state Climate Advisory Team’s recommendations found serious flaws in economic projections of costs and benefits. Washington Policy Center’s study, a cost-benefit analysis by The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, has concluded that the state Climate Advisory Team’s (CAT) report on addressing climate change in Washington made significant errors, such as overcounting some benefits and ig
Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment, July, 2008
As part of the campaign to reduce CO2 emissions, groups like the Sierra Club advocate a number of lifestyle changes designed to reduce our carbon footprint. These proposals, however, are often costly, meaningless or even counterproductive. Often they are built on outdated and discredited philosophies of environmental impact. Former Seattle Times reporter Eric Sorensen's new book, published by the Sierra Club, recycles many of these old myths. The July Environmental Watch looks at the flawed approach taken by Sorensen and the consequences of following his approach.
On July 15th, WPC was pleased to have acclaimed author Bjørn Lomborg as our keynote speaker. Mr. Lomborg’s best sellers include Cool It and The Skeptical Environmentalist. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2004 and one of the "50 people who could save the planet" by the UK Guardian in 2008.
Seattle – Bjorn Lomborg, best-selling author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, will keynote Washington Policy Center’s annual Environmental Policy Luncheon and Conference tomorrow at the Seattle Westin. More than 300 people will be in attendance.