Dr. Richard H. Moss

Richard H. Moss, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park


Dr. Moss’s research on global environmental change focuses on (1) scenarios (including the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), (2) uncertainty characterization in integrated models and scientific assessments, and (3) 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. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in public and international affairs.