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.


Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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
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.)
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
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
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Widespread persistent changes to temperature extremes occurred earlier than predicted Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2018 Chao Li, Yuanyuan Fang, Ken Caldeira, Xuebin Zhang, Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Anna M. Michalak
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
Widespread shifts in the coastal biota of northern California during the 2014–2016 marine heatwaves Scientific Reports Mar 12, 2019 Eric Sanford, Jacqueline L. Sones, Marisol García-Reyes, Jeffrey H. R. Goddard, John L. Largier
Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith, and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica, from 1992 to 2011 Geophysical Research Letters May 27, 2014 Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Morlighem, M., Seroussi, H., Scheuchl, B.
Wildfire smoke and health impacts: A closer look at fire attributes and their marginal effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management Nov 1, 2013 K. Moeltnera, M.-K. Kimb, E. Zhu, W. Yangd
Wildfire smoke exposure under climate change: impact on respiratory health of affected communitie Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine Mar 25, 2019 Reid CE and Maestas MM
Wildfires Dynamics in Siberian Larch Forests Forests Jun 17, 2016 Evgenii I. Ponomarev, Viacheslav I. Kharuk, and Kenneth J. Ranson
Wildlife in a Warming World National Wildlife Federation Jan 30, 2013
Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult? American Meteorological Society Aug 11, 2016 Kerry Emanuel
Wind speed trends over the contiguous United States Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Jul 23, 2009 Pryor, S. C., Barthelmie, R. J., Young, D. T., Takle, E. S., Arritt, R. W., Flory, D., Gutowski, W. J., Nunes, A., Roads, J.
Winter 2015/16: A Turning Point in ENSO-Based Seasonal Forecasts Oceanography Jan 23, 2017 Judah Cohen, Karl Pfeiffer , Jennifer Francis
Winter climate change in plant–soil systems: summary of recent findings and future perspectives Ecological Research Dec 31, 2013 Kobayashi Makoto, Takuya Kajimoto, Lina Koyama, Gaku Kudo, Hideaki Shibata, Yosuke Yanai, J. H. C. Cornelissen
Winter in North America Is Cold — Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018 World Weather Attribution Jan 11, 2018 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Hylke de Vries (KNMI), Gabriel Vecchi (Princeton University), Friederike Otto (University of Oxford), Claudia Tebaldi (Climate Central and NCAR)
Winter Snow Level Rise in the Northern Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2017 Water Nov 18, 2017 Benjamin J. Hatchett, Orcid, Britta Daudert, Christopher B. Garner, Nina S. Oakley, Aaron E. Putnam , and Allen B. White
Winter storms drive rapid phenotypic, regulatory, and genomic shifts in the green anole lizard Science Aug 4, 2017 Shane C. Campbell-Staton, Zachary A. Cheviron, Nicholas Rochette, Julian Catchen, Jonathan B. Losos, Scott V. Edwards
Winter ticks on moose and other ungulates: factors influencing their population size Alces Apr 1, 1991 Samuel, W. M., & Welch, Dwight A.
Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming Nature Geoscience Apr 10, 2011 Qinghua Ding, Eric J. Steig, David S. Battisti, Marcel Küttel
WMO expert team statement on Hurricane Harvey World Meteorological Organization News Sep 10, 2017 Knutson et al.
WMO Presentation: Foehn jets and their implications for the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica Jun 28, 2017 Elvidge
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Mar 21, 2017