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.


Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Jan 2, 2020 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 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
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 climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. 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)
Surface Pressure a More Skillful Predictor of Normalized Hurricane Damage than Maximum Sustained Wind Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 22, 2020 Philip Klotzbach, Michael Bell, Steven Bowen, Ethan Gibney, Kenneth Knapp, and Carl Schreck
Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019 Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Jan 9, 2020 Lijing Chengm, John Abraham, Jiang Zhu, Kevin E. Trenberth, John Fasullo,Tim Boyer, Ricardo Locarnini, Bin Zhang, Fujiang Yu, Liying Wan, Xingrong Chen, Xiangzhou Song, Yulong Liu, and Michael E. Mann
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Jan 2, 2020 Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
Forecasted attribution of the human influence on Hurricane Florence Science Advances Jan 1, 2020 K. A. Reed, A. M. Stansfield, M. F. Wehner, C. M. Zarzycki
Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather Nature Climate Change Dec 23, 2019 J. Cohen, X. Zhang, J. Francis, T. Jung, R. Kwok, J. Overland, T. J. Ballinger, U. S. Bhatt, H. W. Chen, D. Coumou, S. Feldstein...M. Wendisch, Y. Wu, J. Yoon
EEE 2018: Extreme Hail Storms and Climate Change: Foretelling the Future In Tiny, Turbulent Crystal Balls? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Kelly Mahoney
EEE 2018: Quantifying Human-Induced Temperature Impacts on the 2018 United States Four Corners Hydrologic and Agro-Pastoral Drought Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Williams, E., Funk, C., Shukla, S., and McEvoy, D.
EEE 2018: The Record Low Bering Sea Ice Extent in 2018 – Context, Impacts, and an Assessment of the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 9, 2019 Thoman R. T., Bhatt, U. S., Bieniek, P. A., Brettschneider, B. R., Brubaker, M., et al . . . Walsh, J. E.
Evaluating the performance of past climate model projections Geophysical Research Letters Dec 4, 2019 Zeke Hausfather, Henri F. Drake, Tristan Abbott, Gavin A. Schmidt
The impact of rising CO2 and acclimation on the response of US forests to global warming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 25, 2019 John S. Sperry, Martin D. Venturas, Henry N. Todd, Anna T. Trugman, William R. L. Anderegg, Yujie Wang, Xiaonan Tai
Widespread severe wildfires under climate change lead to increased forest homogeneity in dry mixed‐conifer forests Ecosphere Nov 21, 2019 Brooke A. Cassell, Robert M. Scheller, Melissa S. Lucash, Matthew D. Hurteau, E. Louise Loudermilk
A reversal in global terrestrial stilling and its implications for wind energy production Nature Climate Change Nov 18, 2019 Zhenzhong Zeng, Alan D. Ziegler, Timothy Searchinger, Long Yang, Anping Chen, Kunlu Ju, Shilong Piao, Laurent Z. X. Li, Philippe Ciais, Deliang Chen, Junguo Liu, Cesar Azorin-Molina, Adrian Chappell, David Medvigy, Eric F. Wood
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
How daily temperature and precipitation distributions evolve with global surface temperature Earth's Future Oct 26, 2019 B.H. Samset, C.W. Stjern, M.T. Lund, C.W. Mohr, M. Sand, A.S. Daloz
Enhanced El Niño‐Southern Oscillation variability in recent decades Geophysical Research Letters Oct 25, 2019 Pamela R. Grothe, Kim M. Cobb, Giovanni Liguori, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Antonietta Capotondi, Yanbin Lu et al . . . Lauren T. Toth
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
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
Variations in the Intensity and Spatial Extent of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Geophysical Research Letters Oct 18, 2019 Danielle Touma, Samantha Stevenson, Suzana J. Camargo, Daniel E. Horton, Noah S. Diffenbaugh