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.


Title Source Date Author(s)
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Assessment: Part I Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 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 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press 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.)
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Title Source Date Author(s)
Zika Virus Infects Neural Progenitors in the Adult Mouse Brain and Alters Proliferation Cell Stem Cell Hongda Li, Laura Saucedo-Cuevas, Jose A. Regla-Nava, Guoliang Chai, Nicholas Sheets, William Tang, Alexey V. Terskikh, Sujan Shresta, Joseph G. Gleeson
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
WMO Presentation: Foehn jets and their implications for the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica Elvidge
WMO expert team statement on Hurricane Harvey World Meteorological Organization News Knutson et al.
Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming Nature Geoscience Qinghua Ding, Eric J. Steig, David S. Battisti, Marcel Küttel
Winter ticks on moose and other ungulates: factors influencing their population size Alces Samuel, W. M., & Welch, Dwight A.
Winter storms drive rapid phenotypic, regulatory, and genomic shifts in the green anole lizard Science Shane C. Campbell-Staton, Zachary A. Cheviron, Nicholas Rochette, Julian Catchen, Jonathan B. Losos, Scott V. Edwards
Winter Snow Level Rise in the Northern Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2017 Water Benjamin J. Hatchett, Orcid, Britta Daudert, Christopher B. Garner, Nina S. Oakley, Aaron E. Putnam , and Allen B. White
Winter in North America Is Cold — Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018 World Weather Attribution Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Hylke de Vries (KNMI), Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University), Friederike Otto (University of Oxford), Claudia Tebaldi (Climate Central and NCAR)
Winter climate change in plant–soil systems: summary of recent findings and future perspectives Ecological Research Kobayashi Makoto, Takuya Kajimoto, Lina Koyama, Gaku Kudo, Hideaki Shibata, Yosuke Yanai, J. H. C. Cornelissen
Winter 2015/16: A Turning Point in ENSO-Based Seasonal Forecasts Oceanography Judah Cohen, Karl Pfeiffer , Jennifer Francis
Wind speed trends over the contiguous United States Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Pryor, S. C., Barthelmie, R. J., Young, D. T., Takle, E. S., Arritt, R. W., Flory, D., Gutowski, W. J., Nunes, A., Roads, J.
Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult? American Meteorological Society Kerry Emanuel
Wildlife in a Warming World National Wildlife Federation
Wildfires Dynamics in Siberian Larch Forests Forests Evgenii I. Ponomarev, Viacheslav I. Kharuk, and Kenneth J. Ranson
Wildfire smoke exposure under climate change: impact on respiratory health of affected communitie Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Reid CE and Maestas MM
Wildfire smoke and health impacts: A closer look at fire attributes and their marginal effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management K. Moeltnera, M.-K. Kimb, E. Zhu, W. Yangd
Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith, and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica, from 1992 to 2011 Geophysical Research Letters Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Morlighem, M., Seroussi, H., Scheuchl, B.
Widespread shifts in the coastal biota of northern California during the 2014–2016 marine heatwaves Scientific Reports Eric Sanford, Jacqueline L. Sones, Marisol García-Reyes, Jeffrey H. R. Goddard, John L. Largier
Widespread severe wildfires under climate change lead to increased forest homogeneity in dry mixed‐conifer forests Ecosphere Brooke A. Cassell, Robert M. Scheller, Melissa S. Lucash, Matthew D. Hurteau, E. Louise Loudermilk