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I am the director of NRDC's climate center. My main focus is solutions to global warming, in particular developing federal legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants. I also do a lot of work on the related areas of national energy policy and efforts to reduce America's dangerous dependence on oil. I have participated in scientific assessments of global warming through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and have monitored international climate negotiations since their inception. I earned my bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics at Harvard and have a doctorate from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. I became an environmentalist the first time I went backpacking on the continental divide above Boulder, Colorado. I live with my wife Diane, my youngest son Robin, and our dog Diva. We have two older sons in college. I enjoy bicycling, hiking, and skiing when there is enough snow.

Roots in:
Favorite place:
Glacier National Park

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