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)
Human influence has intensified extreme precipitation in North America Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 16, 2020 Kirchmeier-Young and Xuebin Zhang
Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India Jun 19, 2020 Editors: Krishnan Raghavan, Sanjay Jayanarayanan, Chellappan Gnanaseelan, Milind Mujumdar, Ashwini Kulkarni, and Supriyo Chakraborty
Heat-Related Deaths — United States, 2004–2018 MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Jun 19, 2020 Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Josephine Malilay, Paul Schramm, Shubhayu Saha
Increasing trends in regional heatwaves Nature Communications Jul 3, 2020 S. E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. C. Lewis
Human influence on joint changes in temperature, rainfall and continental aridity Nature Climate Change Jul 6, 2020 Céline J. W. Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, John C. Fyfe, Kate Marvel, Thomas J. Phillips & Susan R. H. Zimmerman
Extreme Runoff Generation From Atmospheric River Driven Snowmelt During the 2017 Oroville Dam Spillways Incident Geophysical Research Letters Jul 24, 2020 Brian Henn, Keith N. Musselman, Leanne Lestak, F. Martin Ralph, Noah P. Molotch
Future Warming and Intensification of Precipitation Extremes: A “Double Whammy” Leading to Increasing Flood Risk in California Aug 10, 2020 Xingying Huang, Samantha Stevenson, and Alex D. Hall
Global snow drought hot spots and characteristics Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 18, 2020 Huning and AghaKouchak
Aircraft observations since the 1990s reveal increases of tropospheric ozone at multiple locations across the Northern Hemisphere Science Advances Aug 21, 2020 Audrey Gaudel, Owen R. Cooper, Kai-Lan Chang, Ilann Bourgeois, Jerry R. Ziemke, Sarah A. Strode, Luke D. Oman, Pasquale Sellitto, Philippe Nédélec, Romain Blot, Valérie Thouret, and Claire Granier
Extremes become routine in an emerging new Arctic Nature Climate Change Sep 14, 2020 Laura Landrum & Marika M. Holland
The Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 12, 2021 Marshall, Burke, Anne Driscoll, Jenny Xue, Sam Heft-Neal, Jennifer Burney, and Michael Wara
A Later Onset of the Rainy Season in California Geophysical Research Letters Jan 12, 2021 Jelena Luković, John C. H. Chiang, Dragan Blagojević, & Aleksandar Sekulić
Future changes in Northern Hemisphere summer weather persistence linked to projected Arctic warming. Geophysical Research Letters Jan 14, 2021 Kai Kornhuber & Talia Tamarin‐Brodsky
Review article: Earth's ice imbalance The Cryosphere Jan 25, 2021 Thomas Slater, Isobel R. Lawrence, Inès N. Otosaka, Andrew Shepherd, Noel Gourmelen, Livia Jakob, Paul Tepes, Lin Gilbert, and Peter Nienow
Increasing importance of temperature as a contributor to the spatial extent of streamflow drought Environmental Research Letters Feb 9, 2021 Manuela Brunner, Daniel L Swain, Eric Gilleland, and Andrew Wood
Anthropogenic climate change is worsening North American pollen seasons Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb 16, 2021 William R. L. Anderegg, John T. Abatzoglou, Leander D. L. Anderegg, Leonard Bielory, Patrick L. Kinney, and Lewis Ziska
Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium Nature Geoscience Feb 25, 2021 L. Caesar, G. D. McCarthy, D. J. R. Thornalley, N. Cahill & S. Rahmstorf
Globally observed trends in mean and extreme river flow attributed to climate change Science Mar 12, 2021 Lukas Gudmundsson, Julien Boulange, Hong X. Do, Simon N. Gosling, Manolis G. Grillakis, Aristeidis G. Koutroulis, Michael Leonard, Junguo Liu, Müller Schmied, Lamprini Papadimitriou, Yadu Pokhrel, Sonia I. Seneviratne, Yusuke Satoh, Wim Thiery et al.
Change in the Occurrence Frequency of Landfalling and Non-Landfalling Tropical Cyclones over the Northwest Pacific AMS Journal of Climate Mar 17, 2021 Mingzhong Xiao
Intensification of El Niño-induced atmospheric anomalies under greenhouse warming Nature Geoscience Apr 15, 2021 Kaiming Hu, Gang Huang, Ping Huang, Yo Kosaka, and Shang-Ping Xie