Information for Journalists

My Expertise

Contact me, if you are looking for an expert to speak on the following issues:

  • Impacts of climate change, sea-level rise, and coastal hazards such as storms, flooding, and erosion (especially U.S.)
    • Relevant work focuses on community- and state-level responses to coastal erosion, flooding, sea-level rise; ability to adapt to climate change impacts
    • Geographically, my research has focused on Hawai’i, California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Great Lakes shorelines, and US coastal policy in general
  • Impacts of climate change (esp. heat) on human health
    • Relevant work focuses on heat-related mortality in California metropolitan areas
  • Society’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change
    • Relevant work focuses on assessing the coping capacity of various resource sectors in California and the U.S. Northeast as well as historical experience of how states and communities respond to hazards
  • Effective communication of climate change
    • Relevant work focuses on Americans’ perceptions of and attitudes toward global warming, strategies to improve climate change communication, the role of climate contrarians
  • The use of science in decision- and policy-making
    • Relevant work focuses on stakeholder involvement in assessments and decision-making (e.g., in the First U.S. National Assessment, and various resource management contexts); decision-making under uncertainty; the willful misuse or neglect of science in policy-making

    For additional information on my research, go to the Research page or to my CV.

    Contact Information:

    Susanne C. Moser, Ph.D.
    ISSE - Institute for the Study of Society and Environment
    National Center for Atmospheric Research
    P.O. Box 3000
    Boulder, CO 80307-3000
    Tel: (303) 497-8132
    Fax: (303) 497-8125
    Email: Click here

    If you are on deadline…
    …and I am not responding immediately to phone messages, please email me or contact the NCAR Communications Office for additional information.

    NCAR Communications Office
    David Hosansky, Head of Media Relations
    Tel: (303) 497-8611

    My Media Experience

    Since my first professional media training in 1999, I have frequently worked with major international, national, and regional media outlets.

    • News Services and Newspapers for quotes and on background e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Associated Press, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Financial Times, Tampa Tribune, Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, Business Recorder, Saint Paul Pioneer Press; Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Birmingham News, The Denver Post, The Daily Camera (Boulder), San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Tri-Valley Herald (Pleasanton, CA), La Jolla Village News, Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, SD, The Contra Coast Times, The Christian Science Monitor; The Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Radio live, taped, talk shows, and on background e.g., BBC London, RTE Ireland, Los Angeles KPFP, Maine Public Radio, NPR Marketplace, NPR Talk of the Nation, WVDR New Jersey, San Francisco KPFR, Minnesota Public Radio, Earthwatch Radio-Wisconsin, Prairie News Service, Iowa Radio Network
    • Television live, taped, and on background; news, debates, and documentaries e.g., CNN International, ABC World News Tonight, Boston-Channel 5 News, Tampa Bay-Channel 10, San Francisco KRON, San Francisco KPIX (CBS), ABC News, CNBC
    • Online News Services for quotes and on background e.g.,, Grist Magazine, ENN, The Weather Channel/,, Greenwire, U.S. Newswire, Newhouse News Service
    • Documentaries ­ for quotes and background e.g., Canadian Broadcasting Service, PBS, Maine Public Television, Miami NBC6

    I received additional media trainings between 2001 and 2004 and as a 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Program fellow.