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: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (Volume II) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 23, 2018 Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)
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 Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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 Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change The National Academies Press Mar 11, 2016 Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall 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)
Normalized US hurricane damage estimates using area of total destruction, 1900−2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 11, 2019 Aslak Grinsted, Peter Ditlevsen, Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen
Viral emergence in marine mammals in the North Pacific may be linked to Arctic sea ice reduction Scientific Reports Nov 7, 2019 E. VanWormer, J. A. K. Mazet, A. Hall, V. A. Gill, P. L. Boveng, J. M. London, T. Gelatt, B. S. Fadely, M. E. et al
New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding Nature Communications Oct 29, 2019 Scott A. Kulp, Benjamin H. Strauss
Historical change of El Niño properties sheds light on future changes of extreme El Niño Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 21, 2019 Bin Wang, Xiao Luo, Young-Min Yang, Weiyi Sun, Mark A. Cane, Wenju Cai, Sang-Wook Yeh, Jian Liu
Marine heat wave and multiple stressors tip bull kelp forest to sea urchin barrens Scientific Reports Oct 21, 2019 L. Rogers-Bennett, C. A. Catton
Rapid attribution of the extreme rainfall in Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda World Weather Attribution Sep 27, 2019
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
Connecting AMOC changes Nature Climate Change Sep 16, 2019 Annalisa Cherchi
Exceptionally High 2018 Equilibrium Line Altitude on Taku Glacier, Alaska Remote Sensing Sep 14, 2019 Pelto, Mauri
Severe Continental-Scale Impacts of Climate Change Are Happening Now: Extreme Climate Events Impact Marine Habitat Forming Communities Along 45% of Australia’s Coast Frontiers in Marine Science Jul 24, 2019 Babcock, Russell C., Bustamante, Rodrigo H., Fulton, Elizabeth A., Fulton, Derek J., Haywood, Michael D. E., Hobday, Alistair James, Kenyon, Robert, Matear, Richard James, Plagányi, Eva E., Richardson, Anthony J., Vanderklift, Mathew A.
Recent increase in catastrophic tropical cyclone flooding in coastal North Carolina, USA: Long-term observations suggest a regime shift Scientific Reports Jul 23, 2019 Hans W. Paerl, Nathan S. Hall, Alexandria G. Hounshell, Richard A. Luettich, Karen L. Rossignol, Christopher L. Osburn, Jerad Bales
Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities Ecological Applications Jul 16, 2019 Contosta, Casson, Garlick et al
Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California Earth's Future Jul 15, 2019 A. Park Williams, John T. Abatzoglou, Alexander Gershunov, Janin Guzman‐Morales, Daniel A. Bishop, Jennifer K. Balch, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Precipitation regime change in Western North America: The role of Atmospheric Rivers Scientific Reports Jul 9, 2019 Alexander Gershunov, Tamara Shulgina, Rachel E. S. Clemesha, Kristen Guirguis, David W. Pierce, Michael D. Dettinger, David A. Lavers, Daniel R. Cayan, Suraj D. Polade, Julie Kalansky, F. Martin Ralph
The day the 2003 European heatwave record was broken The Lancet Planetary Health Jul 8, 2019 Dann Mitchell, Kai Kornhuber, Chris Huntingford, Peter Uhe
Increased Fall Precipitation in the Southeastern United States Driven by Higher‐Intensity, Frontal Precipitation Geophysical Research Letters Jul 8, 2019 Daniel A. Bishop, A. Park Williams, Richard Seager
Human contribution to record-breaking June 2019 heatwave in France World Weather Attribution Jul 2, 2019
Physical Understanding of Human-Induced Changes in U.S. Hot Droughts Using Equilibrium Climate Simulations Journal of Climate Jun 24, 2019 Linyin Cheng
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years Science Advances Jun 19, 2019 J. M. Maurer, J. M. Schaefer, S. Rupper, A. Corley
Concurrent 2018 Hot Extremes Across Northern Hemisphere Due to Human‐Induced Climate Change Earth's Future Jun 7, 2019 M. M. Vogel, J. Zscheischler, R. Wartenburger, D. Dee, S. I. Seneviratne