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.

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Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change The National Academies Press Mar 11, 2016 Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Attribution of Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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.)
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
NCA 4: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (Volume II) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 23, 2018 Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
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
What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall Shepherd
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Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year Nature Jan 22, 2009 Eric J. Steig, David P. Schneider, Scott D. Rutherford, Michael E. Mann, Josefino C. Comiso, Drew T. Shindell
Water and energy budgets of hurricanes: Case studies of Ivan and Katrina Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Dec 12, 2007 Trenberth, Kevin E., Davis, Christopher A., Fasullo, John
Water, drought, climate change, and conflict in Syria American Meteorological Society Feb 3, 2014 Peter H. Gleick
Weakening of tropical Pacific atmospheric circulation due to anthropogenic forcing Nature May 4, 2006 Gabriel A. Vecchi, Brian J. Soden, Andrew T. Wittenberg, Isaac M. Held, Ants Leetmaa, Matthew J. Harrison
Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Preface Jun 1, 2008 Thomas R. Karl, Gerald A. Meehl, Christopher D. Miller, Susan J. Hassol, Anne M. Waple, and William L. Murray
Western Pine Beetle Populations in Arizona and California Differ in the Composition of Their Aggregation Pheromones Journal of Chemical Ecology Apr 28, 2016 Pureswaran DS, Hofstetter RW, Sullivan BT, Grady AM, Brownie C
Western Wildfires: A Fiery Future Climate Central Jun 23, 2016 Alyson Kenward, PhD, Todd Sanford, PhD, James Bronzan
What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall Shepherd
Wheat yield loss attributable to heat waves, drought and water excess at the global, national and subnational scales Environmental Research Letters Jul 5, 2017 M Zampieri, A Ceglar, F Dentener and A Toreti
Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America’s Arid–Humid Divide. Part II: The Meridian Moves East Earth Interactions Mar 21, 2018 Richard Seager, Jamie Feldman, Nathan Lis, Mingfang Ting, Alton P. Williams, Jennifer Nakamura, Haibo Liu and Naomi Henderson
Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula Current Biology May 18, 2017 Matthew J. Amesbury, Thomas P. Roland, Jessica Royles, Dominic A. Hodgson, Peter Convey, Howard Griffiths, Dan J. Charman
Widespread movement of meltwater onto and across Antarctic ice shelves Nature Apr 19, 2017 Jonathan Kingslake, Jeremy C. Ely, Indrani Das & Robin E. Bell
Widespread persistent changes to temperature extremes occurred earlier than predicted Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2018 Chao Li, Yuanyuan Fang, Ken Caldeira, Xuebin Zhang, Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Anna M. Michalak
Widespread shifts in the coastal biota of northern California during the 2014–2016 marine heatwaves Scientific Reports Mar 12, 2019 Eric Sanford, Jacqueline L. Sones, Marisol García-Reyes, Jeffrey H. R. Goddard, John L. Largier
Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith, and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica, from 1992 to 2011 Geophysical Research Letters May 27, 2014 Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Morlighem, M., Seroussi, H., Scheuchl, B.
Wildfire smoke and health impacts: A closer look at fire attributes and their marginal effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management Nov 1, 2013 K. Moeltnera, M.-K. Kimb, E. Zhu, W. Yangd
Wildfires Dynamics in Siberian Larch Forests Forests Jun 17, 2016 Evgenii I. Ponomarev, Viacheslav I. Kharuk, and Kenneth J. Ranson
Wildlife in a Warming World National Wildlife Federation Jan 30, 2013
Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult? American Meteorological Society Aug 11, 2016 Kerry Emanuel
Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult? American Meteorological Society Aug 11, 2016 Kerry Emanuel

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