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.


Title Source Date Author(s)
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change 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 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 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press 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.)
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Title Source Date Author(s)
Climate change made UK heatwave at least 10 times more likely World Weather Attribution M. Zachariah, R. Vautard, D. Schumacher, M. Vahlberg , D. Heinrich, E. Raju, L. Thalheimer, J. Arrighi, R. Singh, S. Li, J. Sun, G. Vecchi, et al
The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the globe since 1979 Communications Earth & Environment Rantanen, M., Karpechko, A.Y., Lipponen, A. et al.
Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood Science Advances Xingying Huang and Daniel L. Swain
Over Half of Known Human Pathogenic Diseases Can Be Aggravated by Climate Change Nature Climate Change Mora, C., McKenzie, T., Gaw, I.M. et al.
Responses of compound daytime and nighttime warm-dry and warm-humid events to individual anthropogenic forcings Environmental Research Letters F. Chiang , B. Cook, S. McDermid, K. Marvel, G. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, M. Kelley
Cascading Drought-Heat Dynamics During the 2021 Southwest United States Heatwave Geophysical Research Letters M. Osman, B. F. Zaitchik, & N. S. Winstead
Rising Waters: Climate Change Impacts and Toxic Risks to Lake Michigan’s Shoreline Communities Environmental Law & Policy Center Kiana Courtney, Jill Geiger, Joshua Gonzalez, Pouyan Hatami, Maya Peña-Lobel, Lena G. Reynolds, Lucas Stephens, and Tanmay Shukla
Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches Nature Climate Change Laura H. Antão, Benjamin Weigel, Giovanni Strona, Maria Hällfors, Elina Kaarlejärvi, Tad Dallas, Øystein H. Opedal, Janne Heliölä, Heikki Henttonen, Otso Huitu, Erkki Korpimäki, Mikko Kuussaari, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Reima Leinonen, Andreas Lindén et al.
Decadal-scale phenology and seasonal climate drivers of migratory baleen whales in a rapidly warming marine ecosystem Global Change Biology Daniel E. Pendleton, Morgan W. Tingley,Laura C. Ganley,Kevin D. Friedland,Charles Mayo,Moira W. Brown,Brigid E. McKenna,Adrian Jordaan,Michelle D. Staudinger
The intensification of winter mid-latitude storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere Nature Climate Change Rei Chemke, Yi Ming & Janni Yuval
The role of human-induced climate change in heavy rainfall events such as the one associated with Typhoon Hagibis Climatic Change Sihan Li & Friederike E. L. Otto
The heatwave in North India and Pakistan in April-May 2022 UK Met Office Nikolaos Christidis
5th National Risk Assessment: Fueling the Flames First Street Foundation
The 2021 western North America heat wave among the most extreme events ever recorded globally Science Advances Vikki Thompson, Alan T. Kennedy-Asser, Emily Vosper, Y. T. Eunice Lo, Chris Huntingford, Oliver Andrews, Matthew Collins, Gabrielle C. Hegerland, and Dann Mitchell
Climate change increases cross-species viral transmission risk Colin J. Carlson, Gregory F. Albery, Cory Merow, Christopher H. Trisos, Casey M. Zipfel, Evan A. Eskew, Kevin J. Olival, Noam Ross & Shweta Bansal
Extreme Atlantic hurricane seasons made twice as likely by ocean warming Journal of Weather and Climate Dynamics Peter Pfleiderer , Shruti Nath, and Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
A Multidataset Assessment of Climatic Drivers and Uncertainties of Recent Trends in Evaporative Demand across the Continental United States Journal of Hydrometeorology Christine M. Albano, John T. Abatzoglou, Daniel J. McEvoy, Justin L. Huntington, Charles G. Morton, Michael D. Dettinger, and Thomas J. Ott
Climate change affects bird nesting phenology: Comparing contemporary field and historical museum nesting records Journal of Animal Ecology John M. Bates, Mason Fidino, Laurel Nowak-Boyd, Bill M. Strausberger, Kenneth A. Schmidt, and Christopher J. Whelan
Monitoring global carbon emissions in 2021 Nature Reviews Earth & Environment Zhu Liu, Zhu Deng, Steven J. Davis, Clement Giron & Philippe Ciais
Emergence of climate change in the tropical Pacific Jun Ying, Matthew Collins, Wenju Cai, Axel Timmermann, Ping Huang, Dake Chen & Karl Stein