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.


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
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
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
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.)
Title Source Datesort ascending Author(s)
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
Increasing trends in regional heatwaves Nature Communications Jul 3, 2020 S. E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. C. Lewis
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
Human influence has intensified extreme precipitation in North America Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 16, 2020 Kirchmeier-Young and Xuebin Zhang
Greater flood risks in response to slowdown of tropical cyclones over the coast of China Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jun 15, 2020 Yangchen Lai, Jianfeng Li, Xihui Gu, Yongqin David Chen, Dongdong Kong, Thian Yew Gan, Maofeng Liu, Qingquan Li, Guofeng Wu
Increased drought severity tracks warming in the United States’ largest river basin Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 26, 2020 Justin Martin, Gregory Pederson, Connie Woodhouse, Edward Cook, Gregory McCabe, Kevin Anchukaitis, Erika Wise, Patrick Erger, Larry Dolan, Marketa McGuire, Subhrendu Gangopadhyay, Katherine Chase, Jeremy Littell, Stephen Gray, Scott St. George et al.
Global increase in major tropical cyclone exceedance probability over the past four decades Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 18, 2020 James P. Kossin, Kenneth R. Knapp, Timothy L. Olander, Christopher S. Velden
Cyclone Fani: The tug-of-war between regional warming and anthropogenic aerosol effects Environmental Research Letters May 11, 2020 Lin Zhao, S.-Y. Simon Wang, Emily Becker, Jin-Ho Yoon, Avik Mukherjee
The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance Science Advances May 8, 2020 Colin Raymond, Tom Matthews,and Radley M. Horton
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
Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate Science Advances Apr 22, 2020 Gan Zhang, Hiroyuki Murakami, Thomas R. Knutson, Ryo Mizuta, Kohei Yoshida
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
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
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
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
Colorado River flow dwindles as warming-driven loss of reflective snow energizes evaporation Science Feb 20, 2020 P. C. D. Milly, K. A. Dunne
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
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