Science Sources

Search the database below for peer-reviewed studies and organizational reports documenting climate change trends. (Note: The database does not include studies on projected, or future change.) For studies that specifically identify the fingerprint of climate change on observed trends and events, visit Science Sources: Detection and Attribution.


IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press Sep 1, 2013 Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
NCA 4: Climate Change Impacts in the United States (Volume I) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 3, 2017 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Assessment: Part I Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society May 28, 2019 Thomas Knutson, Suzana J. Camargo, Johnny C. L. Chan, Kerry Emanuel, Chang-Hoi Ho, James Kossin, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Masaki Satoh, Masato Sugi, Kevin Walsh, and Liguang Wu
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Jan 2, 2020 Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
Title Source Datesort descending Author(s)
Evaluating the performance of past climate model projections Geophysical Research Letters Dec 4, 2019 Zeke Hausfather, Henri F. Drake, Tristan Abbott, Gavin A. Schmidt
EEE 2018: The Record Low Bering Sea Ice Extent in 2018 – Context, Impacts, and an Assessment of the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Thoman R. T., Bhatt, U. S., Bieniek, P. A., Brettschneider, B. R., Brubaker, M., et al . . . Walsh, J. E.
EEE 2018: Extreme Hail Storms and Climate Change: Foretelling the Future In Tiny, Turbulent Crystal Balls? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Kelly Mahoney
EEE 2018: Quantifying Human-Induced Temperature Impacts on the 2018 United States Four Corners Hydrologic and Agro-Pastoral Drought Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Williams, E., Funk, C., Shukla, S., and McEvoy, D.
Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather Nature Climate Change Dec 23, 2019 J. Cohen, X. Zhang, J. Francis, T. Jung, R. Kwok, J. Overland, T. J. Ballinger, U. S. Bhatt, H. W. Chen, D. Coumou, S. Feldstein...M. Wendisch, Y. Wu, J. Yoon
Forecasted attribution of the human influence on Hurricane Florence Science Advances Jan 1, 2020 K. A. Reed, A. M. Stansfield, M. F. Wehner, C. M. Zarzycki
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Jan 2, 2020 Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Jan 9, 2020 Lijing Chengm, John Abraham, Jiang Zhu, Kevin E. Trenberth, John Fasullo,Tim Boyer, Ricardo Locarnini, Bin Zhang, Fujiang Yu, Liying Wan, Xingrong Chen, Xiangzhou Song, Yulong Liu, and Michael E. Mann
Surface Pressure a More Skillful Predictor of Normalized Hurricane Damage than Maximum Sustained Wind Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 22, 2020 Philip Klotzbach, Michael Bell, Steven Bowen, Ethan Gibney, Kenneth Knapp, and Carl Schreck
Deep-reaching acceleration of global mean ocean circulation over the past two decades Science Advances Feb 5, 2020 Shijian Hu, Janet Sprintall, Cong Guan, Michael J. McPhaden, Fan Wang, Dunxin Hu, Wenju Cai
Extreme population exposure: Hurricane Dorian medical response in Great Abaco, Bahamas EClinicalMedicine Feb 5, 2020 Elizabeth Greig, Barth A. Green, Henri R. Ford, Didi Bertrand Farmer, Krista Marie Nottage, Zelde Espinel, James M. Shultz
A Spatial and Temporal Investigation of Medical Surge in Dallas-Fort Worth During Hurricane Harvey, Texas 2017 Disaster medicine and public health preparedness Feb 14, 2020 William Stephens, Grete E Wilt, Erica Adams Lehnert, NoelleAngelique M Molinari, and Tanya Telfair LeBlanc
Colorado River flow dwindles as warming-driven loss of reflective snow energizes evaporation Science Feb 20, 2020 P. C. D. Milly, K. A. Dunne
Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme autumn wildfire conditions across California Environmental Research Letters Mar 26, 2020 Michael Goss, Daniel L Swain, John T Abatzoglou, Ali Sarhadi, Crystal Kolden, A Park Williams, Noah S Diffenbaugh
The Effects of Heat Exposure on Human Mortality Throughout the United States GeoHealth Apr 1, 2020 Drew Shindell. Yuqiang Zhang, Melissa Scott, Muye Ru, Krista Stark, and Kristie Ebi
The economic costs of Hurricane Harvey attributable to climate change Climatic Change Apr 8, 2020 David J. Frame, Michael F. Wehner, Ilan Noy, Suzanne M. Rosier
Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought Science Apr 17, 2020 A. Park Williams, Edward R. Cook, Jason E. Smerdon, Benjamin I. Cook, John T. Abatzoglou, Kasey Bolles, Seung H. Baek, Andrew M. Badger, Ben Livneh
Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate Science Advances Apr 22, 2020 Gan Zhang, Hiroyuki Murakami, Thomas R. Knutson, Ryo Mizuta, Kohei Yoshida
Detected climatic change in global distribution of tropical cyclones Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 4, 2020 Hiroyuki Murakami, Thomas L. Delworth, William F. Cooke, Ming Zhao, Baoqiang Xiang, Pang-Chi Hsu
The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance Science Advances May 8, 2020 Colin Raymond, Tom Matthews,and Radley M. Horton