A dedicated, unabashed, free market capitalist, T. J. Rodgers takes a businessman's and engineer's view of global warming. How serious is it, and what should we make of the plans offered up by politicians such as Al Gore and Barack Obama to deal with it? If "cap and trade" or pollution taxes on CO2 are not the answer, what is?
T. J. Rodgers is the founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and the chairman of SunPower Corporation, a manufacturer of solar power systems. He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University- Hoover Institution
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
T.J. Rodgers is the founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) and the chairman of SunPower Corp, a manufacturer of solar-power systems. He holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University and sits on the board of trustees of Dartmouth College.
Founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and SunPower Corporation, T.J. Rodgers comments on the free-market going green. Rodgers suggests companies should not go green for the sake of green, but for the sake of stockholders and business.
Founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and SunPower Corporation, T.J. Rodgers suggests claims of global warming effects are most likely exaggerated and that global warming is not necessarily dangerous.
TJ cites the IPCC report, and indicates that global warming is not a big deal but many scientists feel that the report was too conservative by discounting some carbon sources. I'm in the snow belt and my petunias were blooming in January, 2006 so I think I will side with the scientists. Personally, I like snow and I'll miss it. Please check out 350.org or wecansolveit.org for more info on climate change. Or Audubon Society, GreenPeace, Sierra Club, the Pew Center, etc. etc, etc. Get involved and use your voices any way you can to catch the ear of the new administration. Also, please push for the President to attend the upcoming climate change conference in Poland. What is good for the environment is good for America. Thanks from Western PA.