Daniel A. Lashof is the director of NRDC's climate and clean air program. He is active in the areas of national energy policy, climate science and solutions to global warming. Dan is involved in developing federal regulations and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America's dangerous dependence on oil. He has followed international climate negotiations since their inception and is a lead author of the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the role of land-use change and forestry in exacerbating or mitigating global warming. Dan has testified many times before Congress about energy policy and global warming. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been appointed an Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at Yale University and is the author of numerous articles on climate change science and policy.