Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
2017 Speaker

Cambridge, MA

Peter C. Frumhoff is director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A global change ecologist, Frumhoff has published and lectured widely on climate science and policy, the climate responsibilities of fossil fuel companies, and tropical forests and biodiversity conservation. He was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Fourth Assessment Report and the 2000 IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry, and he served as chair of the 2007 Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment. He serves on the advisory committee on climate change and natural resource science at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the board of directors of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, the board of editors of Elementa’s Sustainability Transitions, and the steering committee for the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS.

In 2014 Frumhoff served as a Cox Visiting Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. Previously he taught at Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD in ecology and an MA in zoology from the University of California Davis, and a BA in psychology from the University of California San Diego.

Frumhoff has been quoted widely, including by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, National Journal, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and has appeared on National Public Radio.