Bridging the Science-Society Divide: Developing Integrated Scenarios for Climate Change Decision Support

Richard Moss, Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland.

Richard H. Moss is a decision support scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute, located at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Moss’s research focuses on vulnerability and resilience assessment methods, climate and socioeconomic scenarios for research and decision support, frameworks for modeling impacts in coupled human-environment systems, and uncertainty characterization and communication. More broadly, Moss’s work seeks to evaluate the content and communication of global change science for application in decision contexts.

Moss has held several public service positions at the science-policy interface. He serves as chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained US National Climate Assessment. Past appointments include director of the US Global Change Research Program Office (spanning the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations); technical support director, author, and review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); chair of the IPCC task group on scenarios; and director of climate and energy programs at the World Wildlife Fund and the UN Foundation. Moss also chairs the National Academy of Science Board on Environmental Change and Society. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees from Princeton University in public policy, and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program.

Bridging the Science-Society Divide: Developing Integrated Scenarios for Climate Change Decision Support

Publish Date

February 15, 2010

Presenter(s)

Richard Moss

Video Length

00:56:11

Richard Moss, Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland.

Richard H. Moss is a decision support scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute, located at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Moss’s research focuses on vulnerability and resilience assessment methods, climate and socioeconomic scenarios for research and decision support, frameworks for modeling impacts in coupled human-environment systems, and uncertainty characterization and communication. More broadly, Moss’s work seeks to evaluate the content and communication of global change science for application in decision contexts.

Moss has held several public service positions at the science-policy interface. He serves as chair of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained US National Climate Assessment. Past appointments include director of the US Global Change Research Program Office (spanning the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations); technical support director, author, and review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); chair of the IPCC task group on scenarios; and director of climate and energy programs at the World Wildlife Fund and the UN Foundation. Moss also chairs the National Academy of Science Board on Environmental Change and Society. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees from Princeton University in public policy, and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program.