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)
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
Hurricane stalling along the North American coast and implications for rainfall npj Climate and Atmospheric Science Jun 3, 2019 Timothy M. Hall, James P. Kossin
Recent warming of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the west coast of the United States Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres May 30, 2019 Katerina R. Gonzales, Daniel L. Swain, Kyle M. Nardi, Elizabeth A. Barnes, Noah S. Diffenbaugh
The role of stratospheric ozone for Arctic-midlatitude linkages Scientific Reports May 28, 2019 Erik Romanowsky, Dörthe Handorf, Ralf Jaiser, Ingo Wohltmann, Wolfgang Dorn, Jinro Ukita, Judah Cohen, Klaus Dethloff, Markus Rex
The role of stratospheric ozone for Arctic-midlatitude linkages Scientific Reports May 28, 2019 Erik Romanowsky, Dörthe Handorf, Ralf Jaiser, Ingo Wohltmann, Wolfgang Dorn, Jinro Ukita, Judah Cohen, Klaus Dethloff, Markus Rex
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
Past and Future Hurricane Intensity Change along the U.S. East Coast Scientific Reports May 24, 2019 Mingfang Ting, James P. Kossin, Suzana J. Camargo, Cuihua Li
Intensification of the North American Monsoon Rainfall as Observed From a Long‐Term High‐Density Gauge Network Geophysical Research Letters May 16, 2019 Eleonora M. C. Demaria, Pieter Hazenberg, Russell L. Scott, Menberu B. Meles, Mary Nichols, David Goodrich
Global and Regional Increase of Precipitation Extremes under Global Warming Water Resources Research May 9, 2019 Simon Michael Papalexiou and Alberto Montanari
Twentieth-century hydroclimate changes consistent with human influence Nature May 1, 2019 Kate Marvel, Benjamin I. Cook, Céline J. W. Bonfils, Paul J. Durack, Jason E. Smerdon, A. Park Williams
Extreme weather events in early summer 2018 connected by a recurrent hemispheric wave-7 pattern Environmental Research Letters Apr 26, 2019 Kai Kornhuber, Scott Osprey, Dim Coumou, Stefan Petri, Vladimir Petoukhov, Stefan Rahmstorf, Lesley Gray
Global Issue, Local Risk Colorado Health Institute Apr 22, 2019 CHI Staff