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.


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
Attribution of Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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.)
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 climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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
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
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
Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
Climate Change: A Deadly Threat to Coral Reefs Apr 12, 2017 The Climate Council
Multimodel ensemble simulations of present-day and near-future tropospheric ozone Apr 26, 2006 Stevenson, Dentener, Schultz, Ellingsen, van Noije, Wild, G. Zeng, Amann, Atherton, Bell, Bergmann, Bey, Butler, Cofala, Collins, Derwent, Doherty, Drevet, Eskes, Fiore, Gauss, Hauglustaine, Horowitz, Isaksen, Krol, Lamarque, Lawrence, Montanaro et al
Grey swan tropical cyclones Aug 31, 2015 Ning Lin and Kerry Emanuel
Influence of Tropical Tropopause Layer Cooling on Atlantic Hurricane Activity Apr 1, 2013 Kerry Emanuel, Susan Solomon, Doris Folini, Sean Davis, and Chiara Cagnazzo
Sensitivity of Limiting Hurricane Intensity to SST in the Atlantic from Observations and GCMs Aug 6, 2013 James B. Elsner, Sarah E. Strazzo, Thomas H. Jagger, Timothy LaRow, Ming Zhao
UK Climate Projections science report: Climate change projections Dec 1, 2010 James Murphy, David Sexton, Geoff Jenkins, Penny Boorman, Ben Booth, Kate Brown, Robin Clark, Mat Collins, Glen Harris, Lizzie Kendon
Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice under Warming Atmospheric and Oceanic Conditions Sep 18, 2006 Jiinlun Zhang
Trends of the timing and volume of streamflow and their relationship with climate Apr 1, 2015 Shen, Yanjun; Shen, Yanjun; Fink, Manfred; Flügel, Wolfgang-Albert
Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia Apr 21, 2013 PAGES 2k Consortium, Moinuddin Ahmed, Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Asfawossen Asrat, Hemant P. Borgaonkar, Martina Braida, Brendan M. Buckley, Ulf Büntgen, Brian M. Chase, Duncan A. Christie et al
East Antarctic ice sheet stability recorded in a high-elevation ice-cored moraine Mar 1, 2017 Nicole A. Bader, Kathy J. Lichta, Michael R. Kaplan, Christine Kassab, Gisela Winckler
Permafrost is warming at a global scale Jan 16, 2019 Boris K. Biskaborn, Sharon L. Smith, Jeannette Noetzli et al
WMO Presentation: Foehn jets and their implications for the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica Jun 28, 2017 Elvidge
A Review of the Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects Aug 1, 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events Climate Council of Australia Limited Feb 8, 2017 Professor Will Steffen, Professor Lesley Hughes, Dr David Alexander and Dr Martin Rice
Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Feb 1, 2016 James M. Vose, James S. Clark, Charles H. Luce, Toral Patel-Weynand
State of the Lake UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center Jul 28, 2016 Geoffrey Schladow
Exceptionally Hot and Cold Summers in Europe (1951-2010) Acta Geophysica Feb 1, 2015 Robert Twardosz, Urszula Kossowska-Cezak
Large Wildfires in Forests: What Can be Done? Action Bioscience Apr 1, 2015 Scott L. Stephens, Malcolm P. North, and Brandon M. Collins
Unprecedented warming revealed from multi-proxy reconstruction of temperature in southern China for the past 160 years Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Jun 29, 2017 Yang Liu, Jingyun Zheng, Zhixin Hao, Xuezhen Zhang
2017 was the Warmest Year on Record for the Global Ocean Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Jan 29, 2018 Lijing Cheng and Jiang Zhu