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)
Trends in indices for extremes in daily temperature and precipitation in central and western Europe, 1901–99 International Journal of Climatology Jan 10, 2005 Moberg, Anders, Jones, Philip D.
New estimates of future changes in extreme rainfall across the UK using regional climate model integrations Journal of Hydrology Jan 10, 2005 H.J. Fowler, M. Ekströmb, C.G. Kilsbya, P.D. Jones
Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003 Nature Dec 2, 2004 Peter A. Stott, D. A. Stone, M. R. Allen
Ozone and Short-term Mortality in 95 US Urban Communities, 1987-2000 JAMA Nov 17, 2004 Michelle L. Bell, Aidan McDermott, Scott L. Zeger, Jonathan M. Samet, Francesca Dominici
Detecting the effect of climate change on Canadian forest fires Geophysical Research Letters Sep 29, 2004 N. P. Gillett, A. J. Weaver, F. W. Zwiers, M. D. Flannigan
More Intense, More Frequent, and Longer Lasting Heat Waves in the 21st Century Science Aug 13, 2004 Gerald A. Meehl, Claudia Tebaldi
Factors contributing to the summer 2003 European heatwave Weather Aug 1, 2004 Black, Emily, Blackburn, Mike, Harrison, Giles, Hoskins, Brian, Methven, John
Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans Science Jul 16, 2004 Richard A. Feely, Christopher L. Sabine, Kitack Lee, Will Berelson, Joanie Kleypas, Victoria J. Fabry, Frank J. Millero
The 2003 heat wave as an example of summers in a greenhouse climate? Observations and climate model simulations for Basel, Switzerland Global and Planetary Change Jun 28, 2004 Martin Benistona and Henry F. Diaz
East African Rainfall Anomaly Patterns in Association with El Niño/Southern Oscillation Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Jun 15, 2004 Henry K. Ntale and Thian Yew Gan
Forest Harvest Can Increase Subsequent Forest Fire Severity Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: A Global View Apr 19, 2004 Carter Stone, Andrew Hudak, and Penelope Morgan
The role of increasing temperature variability in European summer heatwaves Nature Jan 11, 2004 Christoph Schär, Pier Luigi Vidale, Daniel Lüthi, Christoph Frei, Christian Häberli, Mark A. Liniger, Christof Appenzeller
Detection of a Human Influence on North American Climate Science Nov 14, 2003 David J. Karoly, Karl Braganza, Peter A. Stott, Julie M. Arblaster, Gerald A. Meehl, Anthony J. Broccoli, Keith W. Dixon
Contributions of Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing to Recent Tropopause Height Changes Science Jul 25, 2003 B. D. Santer, M. F. Wehner, T. M. L. Wigley, R. Sausen, G. A. Meehl, K. E. Taylor, C. Ammann, J. Arblaster, W. M. Washington, J. S. Boyle, W. Brüggemann
Attribution of regional‐scale temperature changes to anthropogenic and natural causes Geophysical Research Letters Jul 16, 2003 Peter A. Stott
Increasing Great Lake–Effect Snowfall during the Twentieth Century: A Regional Response to Global Warming? American Meteorological Society Apr 9, 2003 Adam W. Burnett, Matthew E. Kirby, Henry T. Mullins, William P. Patterson
Detection of human influence on sea-level pressure Nature Mar 20, 2003 Nathan P. Gillett, Francis W. Zwiers, Andrew J. Weaver, Peter A. Stott
Causes of atmospheric temperature change 1960–2000: A combined attribution analysis Geophysical Research Letters Mar 11, 2003 Gareth S. Jones, Simon F. B. Tett, Peter A. Stott
Toward Regional-Scale Climate Change Detection AMS Journal of Climate Mar 1, 2003 Francis W. Zwiers and Xuebin Zhang
Liability for climate change Nature Feb 27, 2003 Myles Allen