Senior Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richard H. Moss is a Senior Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Moss’s research on global environmental change focuses on scenarios (including the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), uncertainty characterization in integrated models and scientific assessments, and methods for evaluating potential consequences of interacting societal and environmental changes. Moss has held several public service positions including Director of the US Global Change Research Program/Climate Change Science Program Office (spanning the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations) and technical support director for one of the working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Moss chairs the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained US National Climate Assessment and the National Academy of Science’s Board on Environmental Change and Society. He is a fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science, a National Associate of the National Research Council, and a Distinguished Associate of the US Department of Energy.