Nature Climate Change

(The H4-Index of Nature Climate Change is 88. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-10-01 to 2023-10-01.)
Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement1260
Climate warming enhances microbial network complexity and stability481
Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic383
Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather361
Insights from Earth system model initial-condition large ensembles and future prospects359
Unprecedented burn area of Australian mega forest fires350
Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19347
Global maps of twenty-first century forest carbon fluxes325
Sandy coastlines under threat of erosion314
Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow amidst slowly emerging climate policies293
The burden of heat-related mortality attributable to recent human-induced climate change293
The hydrogen solution?270
Global terrestrial water storage and drought severity under climate change265
Anthropogenic climate change has slowed global agricultural productivity growth264
Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world245
Understanding and managing connected extreme events232
A reversal in global terrestrial stilling and its implications for wind energy production221
The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale201
Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990200
Potential and risks of hydrogen-based e-fuels in climate change mitigation198
Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation productivity under climate change196
Acceleration of global N2O emissions seen from two decades of atmospheric inversion186
Achievements and needs for the climate change scenario framework186
Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic184
Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021178
The meaning of net zero and how to get it right175
Increasing probability of record-shattering climate extremes173
Flash droughts present a new challenge for subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction171
Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region167
Increasing ocean stratification over the past half-century165
Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt161
Climate change impacts on renewable energy supply161
Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era149
A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change149
Evidence suggests potential transformation of the Pacific Arctic ecosystem is underway144
Latest climate models confirm need for urgent mitigation142
Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change139
Climate migration myths139
A global analysis of subsidence, relative sea-level change and coastal flood exposure136
A sustainable development pathway for climate action within the UN 2030 Agenda135
Plant pathogen infection risk tracks global crop yields under climate change135
Protecting irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems133
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale132
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from national climate legislation131
Carbon loss from forest degradation exceeds that from deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon131
Phytoplankton dynamics in a changing Arctic Ocean130
A proposed global layout of carbon capture and storage in line with a 2 °C climate target130
Amplified Rossby waves enhance risk of concurrent heatwaves in major breadbasket regions129
Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts129
Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink128
Increased control of vegetation on global terrestrial energy fluxes127
A meta-analysis of country-level studies on environmental change and migration123
The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage120
Global multi-model projections of local urban climates119
Intact and managed peatland soils as a source and sink of GHGs from 1850 to 2100118
Pronounced loss of Amazon rainforest resilience since the early 2000s118
A digital twin of Earth for the green transition116
Extremes become routine in an emerging new Arctic116
Increasing risk of glacial lake outburst floods from future Third Pole deglaciation114
Soil moisture–atmosphere feedbacks mitigate declining water availability in drylands111
More green and less blue water in the Alps during warmer summers111
Impacts of COVID-19 and fiscal stimuli on global emissions and the Paris Agreement109
Changing risks of simultaneous global breadbasket failure109
Crafting strong, integrated policy mixes for deep CO2 mitigation in road transport108
Social determinants of adaptive and transformative responses to climate change107
Ocean community warming responses explained by thermal affinities and temperature gradients107
Climate change and locust outbreak in East Africa105
Coral reef survival under accelerating ocean deoxygenation103
An assessment of community-based adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Islands103
Climate change decisive for Asia’s snow meltwater supply102
Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement102
Global hunger and climate change adaptation through international trade99
Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rise98
Electrification of light-duty vehicle fleet alone will not meet mitigation targets96
Climate economics support for the UN climate targets95
Increasing impact of warm droughts on northern ecosystem productivity over recent decades94
Observation-based early-warning signals for a collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation93
Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future93
Increasing contribution of peatlands to boreal evapotranspiration in a warming climate91
Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom91
Climate and health damages from global concrete production91
Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene91
Adjusting the lens of invasion biology to focus on the impacts of climate-driven range shifts90
Embodied carbon emissions in the supply chains of multinational enterprises90
Aerosols in current and future Arctic climate89
Winter melt trends portend widespread declines in snow water resources89
Increased global nitrous oxide emissions from streams and rivers in the Anthropocene88
Increased economic drought impacts in Europe with anthropogenic warming88
Dust dominates high-altitude snow darkening and melt over high-mountain Asia88