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)
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
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.)
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Title Source Date Author(s)
Trends of extreme US weather events in the changing climate Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Saahil Shenoy, Dimitry Gorinevsky, Kevin E. Trenberth , and Steven Chu
The Role of Anthropogenic Forcing in Western United States Hydroclimate Extremes Geophysical Research Letters Wei Zhang, Robert Gillies
Slowdown in Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Motion in South China Geophysical Research Letters Kun Wu, Chao Wang, Liguang Wu, Haikun Zhao, Jian Cao
Increase in Intraseasonal Rainfall Driven by the Arabian Sea Warming in Recent Decades Geophysical Research Letters Baosheng Li, Lei Zhou, Jianhuang Qin, & Raghu Murtugudde
Economic losses from hurricanes cannot be nationally offset under unabated warming Environmental Research Letters Robin Middelanis, Sven N Willner, Christian Otto, and Anders Levermann
The Unprecedented Character of California's 20th Century Enhanced Hydroclimatic Variability in a 600-Year Context Geophysical Research Letters Diana Zamora-Reyes, Ellie Broadman, Erica Bigio, Bryan Black, David Meko, Connie A. Woodhouse, Valerie Trouet
Accelerated Transition Between Dry and Wet Periods in a Warming Climate Geophysical Research Letters Huijiao Chen, Shuo Wang
Climate change made UK heatwave at least 10 times more likely World Weather Attribution M. Zachariah, R. Vautard, D. Schumacher, M. Vahlberg , D. Heinrich, E. Raju, L. Thalheimer, J. Arrighi, R. Singh, S. Li, J. Sun, G. Vecchi, et al
The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the globe since 1979 Communications Earth & Environment Rantanen, M., Karpechko, A.Y., Lipponen, A. et al.
Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood Science Advances Xingying Huang and Daniel L. Swain
Over Half of Known Human Pathogenic Diseases Can Be Aggravated by Climate Change Nature Climate Change Mora, C., McKenzie, T., Gaw, I.M. et al.
Responses of compound daytime and nighttime warm-dry and warm-humid events to individual anthropogenic forcings Environmental Research Letters F. Chiang , B. Cook, S. McDermid, K. Marvel, G. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, M. Kelley
Cascading Drought-Heat Dynamics During the 2021 Southwest United States Heatwave Geophysical Research Letters M. Osman, B. F. Zaitchik, & N. S. Winstead
Rising Waters: Climate Change Impacts and Toxic Risks to Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Communities Environmental Law & Policy Center Kiana Courtney, Jill Geiger, Joshua Gonzalez, Pouyan Hatami, Maya Peña-Lobel, Lena G. Reynolds, Lucas Stephens, and Tanmay Shukla
Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches Nature Climate Change Laura H. Antão, Benjamin Weigel, Giovanni Strona, Maria Hällfors, Elina Kaarlejärvi, Tad Dallas, Øystein H. Opedal, Janne Heliölä, Heikki Henttonen, Otso Huitu, Erkki Korpimäki, Mikko Kuussaari, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Reima Leinonen, Andreas Lindén et al.
Decadal-scale phenology and seasonal climate drivers of migratory baleen whales in a rapidly warming marine ecosystem Global Change Biology Daniel E. Pendleton, Morgan W. Tingley,Laura C. Ganley,Kevin D. Friedland,Charles Mayo,Moira W. Brown,Brigid E. McKenna,Adrian Jordaan,Michelle D. Staudinger
The intensification of winter mid-latitude storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere Nature Climate Change Rei Chemke, Yi Ming & Janni Yuval
The role of human-induced climate change in heavy rainfall events such as the one associated with Typhoon Hagibis Climatic Change Sihan Li & Friederike E. L. Otto
The heatwave in North India and Pakistan in April-May 2022 UK Met Office Nikolaos Christidis
5th National Risk Assessment: Fueling the Flames First Street Foundation