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.


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
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
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
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
Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
Attribution of extreme weather and climate-related events Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change Dec 16, 2015 Stott, Peter A., Christidis, Nikolaos, Otto, Friederike E. L., Sun, Ying, Vanderlinden, Jean‐Paul, van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan, Vautard, Robert, von Storch, Hans, Walton, Peter, Yiou, Pascal, Zwiers, Francis W.
Attribution of climate variations and trends to human influences and natural variability Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change Nov 3, 2011 Trenberth, Kevin E.
The impact of Arctic warming on the midlatitude jet‐stream: Can it? Has it? Will it? Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change Mar 13, 2015 Barnes, Elizabeth A, Screen, James A
Destruction or persistence of coral atoll islands in the face of 20th and 21st century sea‐level rise? WIREs Climate Change Jul 20, 2015 Roger McLean and Paul Kench
Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Hydrology : Development of a Methodology through a Case Study in the Andes of Peru World Bank Studies Jan 1, 2011 Vergara, Walter, Deeb, Alejandro, Leino, Irene, Kitoh, Akio, Escobar, Marisa
Global Glacier Change Bulletin (2012 - 2013) World Glacier Monitoring Service Dec 16, 2015 Michael Zemp, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, Samuel U. Nussbaumer, Fabia Hüsler, Horst Machguth, Nico Mölg, Frank Paul, Martin Hoelzle
Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis World Health Organization Jan 1, 2000 Andrew K. Githeko, Steve W. Lindsay, Ulisses E. Confalonieri, & Jonathan A. Patz
Un/natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change World Meteorological Organization Oct 28, 2016 Susan Joy Hassol, Simon Torok, Sophie Lewis, and Patrick Luganda
The global climate 2011-2015: hot and wild World Meteorological Organization Nov 8, 2016
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Mar 21, 2017
WMO expert team statement on Hurricane Harvey World Meteorological Organization News Sep 10, 2017 Knutson et al.
Record Hot Year, 2015 World Weather Attribution Nov 24, 2015
Heatwave in northern Europe, summer 2018 World Weather Attribution Jul 28, 2018
Human contribution to record-breaking June 2019 heatwave in France World Weather Attribution Jul 2, 2019
European Heat, June 2017 World Weather Attribution Jun 29, 2017
Winter in North America Is Cold — Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018 World Weather Attribution Jan 11, 2018 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Hylke de Vries (KNMI), Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University), Friederike Otto (University of Oxford), Claudia Tebaldi (Climate Central and NCAR)
U.S. Heat, February 2017 World Weather Attribution Mar 8, 2017 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Andrew King, Friederike Otto, Gabriel Vecchi, Claudia Tebaldi, and Heidi Cullen
Somalia Drought, 2016 – 2017 World Weather Attribution Mar 29, 2017 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Karin van der Wiel, Sjoukje Philip, Sarah Kew, Heidi Cullen, Kasturi Shah, Roop Singh, Maarten van Aalst, Friederike Otto, Sarah O’Keefe, and Joyce Kimutai
Kenya Drought, 2016 World Weather Attribution Mar 23, 2017 Peter Uhe, Sjoukje Philip, Sarah Kew, Kasturi Shah, Joyce Kimutai, Friederike Otto, Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh, Roop Singh, Julie Arrighi, Heidi Cullen
Rapid attribution of the extreme rainfall in Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda World Weather Attribution Sep 27, 2019 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Karin van der Wiel, Sjoukje Philip & Sarah Kew