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.


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
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
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.)
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
Title Sourcesort ascending Date Author(s)
Assigning historic responsibility for extreme weather events World Weather Attribution, Nature Climate Change Nov 2, 2017 Friederike Otto, Ragnhild Skeie, Jan Fuglestvedt, Terje Bertsen, and Myles Allen
Rapid attribution of the August 2016 flood-inducing extreme precipitation in south Louisiana to climate change World Weather Attribution, Hydrology and Earth Systems Science Feb 14, 2017 Karin van der Wiel, Sarah B. Kapnick, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Kirien Whan, Sjoukje Philip, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Roop K. Singh, Julie Arrighi, and Heidi Cullen
Attribution of extreme rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, August 2017 World Weather Attribution, Environmental Research Letters Dec 13, 2017 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Karin van der Wiel, Antonia Sebastian, Roop Singh, Julie Arrighi, Friederike Otto, Karsten Haustein, Sihan Li, Gabriel Vecchi and Heidi Cullen
Trends in Weather Extremes World Weather Attribution Feb 28, 2018 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
Unusually high temperatures at the North Pole, winter 2016 World Weather Attribution Dec 21, 2016
Great Barrier Reef Bleaching, March 2016 World Weather Attribution Apr 28, 2016
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
Euro-Mediterranean Heat — Summer 2017 World Weather Attribution Sep 27, 2017
Record Hot Year, 2015 World Weather Attribution Nov 24, 2015
Heatwave in northern Europe, summer 2018 World Weather Attribution Jul 28, 2018
European Heat, June 2017 World Weather Attribution Jun 29, 2017
Human contribution to record-breaking June 2019 heatwave in France World Weather Attribution Jul 2, 2019
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
WMO expert team statement on Hurricane Harvey World Meteorological Organization News Sep 10, 2017 Knutson et al.
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Mar 21, 2017
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