Mr Nitze has been working on energy and environmental issues for most of his career. He currently serves as chairman of two companies that are developing clean energy technologies: GridPoint, Inc., which designs, manufactures and markets intelligent energy management systems; and Oceana Energy Company, which is developing an innovative technology for converting tidal energy into electricity. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Climate Institute, and serves on the board of the Galapagos Conservancy. Mr Nitze has served as Assistant Administrator for International Activities at the EPA during the Clinton Administration and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment in the Reagan and Bush administrations, where he played a key role in creating and organizing the IPCC in 1988. After leaving the State Department in early 1990, Mr Nitze was a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, where he wrote a monograph entitled The Greenhouse Effect: Formulating a Convention. Many of the elements discussed in this monograph were subsequently incorporated into the Framework Convention on Climate Change, signed in 1992. Mr Nitze holds B.A. degrees from Harvard College and Wadham College, Oxford, and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
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Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.