Nature Climate Change

(The TQCC of Nature Climate Change is 25. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Temporary reduction in daily global CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 forced confinement1364
Climate warming enhances microbial network complexity and stability686
Global maps of twenty-first century forest carbon fluxes428
The burden of heat-related mortality attributable to recent human-induced climate change401
Current and future global climate impacts resulting from COVID-19385
Global terrestrial water storage and drought severity under climate change348
The hydrogen solution?343
Anthropogenic climate change has slowed global agricultural productivity growth340
Understanding and managing connected extreme events270
Potential and risks of hydrogen-based e-fuels in climate change mitigation268
The meaning of net zero and how to get it right264
The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale249
Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021243
Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change243
Achievements and needs for the climate change scenario framework240
Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990236
Increasing ocean stratification over the past half-century228
Increasing probability of record-shattering climate extremes223
Climate change impacts on renewable energy supply221
A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change207
Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic199
A global analysis of subsidence, relative sea-level change and coastal flood exposure198
A sustainable development pathway for climate action within the UN 2030 Agenda186
Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt186
Plant pathogen infection risk tracks global crop yields under climate change184
Pronounced loss of Amazon rainforest resilience since the early 2000s182
A proposed global layout of carbon capture and storage in line with a 2 °C climate target171
Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era170
Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink166
Carbon loss from forest degradation exceeds that from deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon166
Observation-based early-warning signals for a collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation164
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from national climate legislation163
Phytoplankton dynamics in a changing Arctic Ocean159
A meta-analysis of country-level studies on environmental change and migration159
A digital twin of Earth for the green transition157
Divergent forest sensitivity to repeated extreme droughts156
The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage149
Global multi-model projections of local urban climates149
Increasing impact of warm droughts on northern ecosystem productivity over recent decades148
Increasing risk of glacial lake outburst floods from future Third Pole deglaciation146
Crafting strong, integrated policy mixes for deep CO2 mitigation in road transport137
Observed increases in extreme fire weather driven by atmospheric humidity and temperature136
Social determinants of adaptive and transformative responses to climate change136
Soil moisture–atmosphere feedbacks mitigate declining water availability in drylands136
Climate change decisive for Asia’s snow meltwater supply135
Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being134
Extremes become routine in an emerging new Arctic132
Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement131
Climate change and locust outbreak in East Africa126
Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene126
Increased economic drought impacts in Europe with anthropogenic warming125
Impacts of COVID-19 and fiscal stimuli on global emissions and the Paris Agreement124
Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future118
Anthropogenic emissions and urbanization increase risk of compound hot extremes in cities117
Climate economics support for the UN climate targets117
Electrification of light-duty vehicle fleet alone will not meet mitigation targets117
Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rise117
Embodied carbon emissions in the supply chains of multinational enterprises116
Extreme sea levels at different global warming levels114
An assessment of community-based adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Islands114
Global hunger and climate change adaptation through international trade114
Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom111
Adjusting the lens of invasion biology to focus on the impacts of climate-driven range shifts109
Aerosols in current and future Arctic climate109
Winter melt trends portend widespread declines in snow water resources109
Precipitation trends determine future occurrences of compound hot–dry events108
Plant hydraulics accentuates the effect of atmospheric moisture stress on transpiration106
Future increases in Arctic lightning and fire risk for permafrost carbon105
Constraining human contributions to observed warming since the pre-industrial period105
Increasing contribution of peatlands to boreal evapotranspiration in a warming climate104
The co-evolution of technological promises, modelling, policies and climate change targets103
Cost and attainability of meeting stringent climate targets without overshoot103
No projected global drylands expansion under greenhouse warming103
Climate change threatens terrestrial water storage over the Tibetan Plateau102
Future impacts of climate change on inland Ramsar wetlands102
Dust dominates high-altitude snow darkening and melt over high-mountain Asia101
Warming trends increasingly dominate global ocean99
Next-generation ensemble projections reveal higher climate risks for marine ecosystems97
Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole96
The future of Arctic sea-ice biogeochemistry and ice-associated ecosystems96
Business risk and the emergence of climate analytics96
COVID-19-induced low power demand and market forces starkly reduce CO2 emissions94
Light limitation regulates the response of autumn terrestrial carbon uptake to warming93
Vegetation feedbacks during drought exacerbate ozone air pollution extremes in Europe93
Climate velocity reveals increasing exposure of deep-ocean biodiversity to future warming92
Equity in allocating carbon dioxide removal quotas91
The blue carbon wealth of nations89
Meta-analyses of fifteen determinants of public opinion about climate change taxes and laws89
Zonally contrasting shifts of the tropical rain belt in response to climate change89
Increased ENSO sea surface temperature variability under four IPCC emission scenarios89
Climate change risk to global port operations88
Climate change drives widespread shifts in lake thermal habitat88
Day-to-day temperature variability reduces economic growth88
A near-term to net zero alternative to the social cost of carbon for setting carbon prices87
Atmospheric dynamic constraints on Tibetan Plateau freshwater under Paris climate targets86
The evolution of ideas in global climate policy85
Disconnects between ecological theory and data in phenological mismatch research85
The future of coal in a carbon-constrained climate84
Climate-driven changes in the composition of New World plant communities83
Leaf senescence exhibits stronger climatic responses during warm than during cold autumns83
Impact of high-speed rail on road traffic and greenhouse gas emissions81
Systematic review of the outcomes and trade-offs of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments81
Machine-learning-based evidence and attribution mapping of 100,000 climate impact studies81
Climate change experiences raise environmental concerns and promote Green voting81
Tropical cyclone climatology change greatly exacerbates US extreme rainfall–surge hazard80
A social–ecological perspective on climate anxiety in children and adolescents80
Record warming at the South Pole during the past three decades79
Opposite response of strong and moderate positive Indian Ocean Dipole to global warming79
Carbon intensity of global crude oil refining and mitigation potential79
Global changes in oceanic mesoscale currents over the satellite altimetry record79
Plausible energy demand patterns in a growing global economy with climate policy79
Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack79
Sources of uncertainty in long-term global scenarios of solar photovoltaic technology78
Biodiversity–productivity relationships are key to nature-based climate solutions78
Diminishing CO2-driven gains in water-use efficiency of global forests77
Stranded fossil-fuel assets translate to major losses for investors in advanced economies77
Weakened evidence for mid-latitude impacts of Arctic warming76
Fuel availability not fire weather controls boreal wildfire severity and carbon emissions76
Increasing threat of coastal groundwater hazards from sea-level rise in California75
Temperatures that sterilize males better match global species distributions than lethal temperatures75
Aligning artificial intelligence with climate change mitigation74
Performance determinants show European cities are delivering on climate mitigation74
Human influence on joint changes in temperature, rainfall and continental aridity74
Observational constraints on low cloud feedback reduce uncertainty of climate sensitivity73
Past perspectives on the present era of abrupt Arctic climate change72
Uncertain storage prospects create a conundrum for carbon capture and storage ambitions72
Potential impacts and challenges of border carbon adjustments72
Reduced efficiency of the Barents Sea cooling machine72
Increased ocean heat transport into the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean over the period 1993–201671
Asymmetry in the climate–carbon cycle response to positive and negative CO2 emissions69
High climate sensitivity in CMIP6 model not supported by paleoclimate69
Fasting season length sets temporal limits for global polar bear persistence69
Sea-ice-free Arctic during the Last Interglacial supports fast future loss68
The importance of warm habitat to the growth regime of cold-water fishes68
Winter temperatures predominate in spring phenological responses to warming68
Arctic sea-ice loss intensifies aerosol transport to the Tibetan Plateau68
A multi-model analysis of long-term emissions and warming implications of current mitigation efforts68
Emergent biogeochemical risks from Arctic permafrost degradation68
Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves67
Climate change increases global risk to urban forests67
Declining tropical cyclone frequency under global warming67
Constraining the increased frequency of global precipitation extremes under warming66
Widespread shift from ecosystem energy to water limitation with climate change66
Climate services promise better decisions but mainly focus on better data66
Maladaptation, migration and extirpation fuel climate change risk in a forest tree species64
Fair-share carbon dioxide removal increases major emitter responsibility64
Estimating the global risk of anthropogenic climate change64
Disproportionate increase in freshwater methane emissions induced by experimental warming63
Relocation planning must address voluntary immobility63
Rebooting a failed promise of climate finance63
Impact of 1, 2 and 4 °C of global warming on ship navigation in the Canadian Arctic62
Critical adjustment of land mitigation pathways for assessing countries’ climate progress59
Rapid increases and extreme months in projections of United States high-tide flooding58
Soil quality both increases crop production and improves resilience to climate change58
Tradeoff of CO2 and CH4 emissions from global peatlands under water-table drawdown58
Protect, manage and then restore lands for climate mitigation58
Enhanced risk of concurrent regional droughts with increased ENSO variability and warming57
Future high-resolution El Niño/Southern Oscillation dynamics57
Keeping infrastructure reliable under climate uncertainty57
Gender equality in climate policy and practice hindered by assumptions56
Enhanced warming constrained by past trends in equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature gradient55
Biophysical and economic constraints on China’s natural climate solutions54
African heritage sites threatened as sea-level rise accelerates54
Circumpolar projections of Antarctic krill growth potential53
Economic and social constraints on reforestation for climate mitigation in Southeast Asia53
Upper environmental pCO2 drives sensitivity to ocean acidification in marine invertebrates53
Global patterns of geo-ecological controls on the response of soil respiration to warming53
Ageing society in developed countries challenges carbon mitigation52
Limited impacts of carbon tax rebate programmes on public support for carbon pricing51
Ethical choices behind quantifications of fair contributions under the Paris Agreement50
Fine-scale tundra vegetation patterns are strongly related to winter thermal conditions50
Addressing power imbalances in co-production50
Dryland productivity under a changing climate50
Disturbance suppresses the aboveground carbon sink in North American boreal forests49
An underestimated negative cloud feedback from cloud lifetime changes49
Differences in the temperature dependence of wetland CO2 and CH4 emissions vary with water table depth49
Climate-resilient coasts require diverse defence solutions49
Renewable energy targets may undermine their sustainability49
Eastern equatorial Pacific warming delayed by aerosols and thermostat response to CO2 increase49
Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation depend on strategic power plant retirements and pollution controls49
2021 North American heatwave amplified by climate change-driven nonlinear interactions48
Future reversal of warming-enhanced vegetation productivity in the Northern Hemisphere48
Increased drought effects on the phenology of autumn leaf senescence47
Evapotranspiration frequently increases during droughts47
Increased melting level height impacts surface precipitation phase and intensity47
Right-wing ideology reduces the effects of education on climate change beliefs in more developed countries47
Observational constraint on cloud feedbacks suggests moderate climate sensitivity47
Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches47
Heat tolerance in ectotherms scales predictably with body size47
Phenological mismatches between above- and belowground plant responses to climate warming47
Don’t forget subterranean ecosystems in climate change agendas46
Growing polarization around climate change on social media46
Ice-sheet losses track high-end sea-level rise projections46
The appropriate use of reference scenarios in mitigation analysis46
Remote sensing northern lake methane ebullition45
Climatic limit for agriculture in Brazil45
Ambitious partnership needed for reliable climate prediction45
Warming drives ecological community changes linked to host-associated microbiome dysbiosis45
Coldest Canadian Arctic communities face greatest reductions in shorefast sea ice45
Shifting Republican views on climate change through targeted advertising44
Cost and emissions pathways towards net-zero climate impacts in aviation44
Empirical evidence for recent global shifts in vegetation resilience44
Warming reduces global agricultural production by decreasing cropping frequency and yields43
Net benefits to US soy and maize yields from intensifying hourly rainfall43
Trade-linked shipping CO2 emissions43
Ocean warming and accelerating Southern Ocean zonal flow42
Emissions rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic41
Prioritizing forestation based on biogeochemical and local biogeophysical impacts41
The economic interaction between climate change mitigation, climate migration and poverty41
Greenland ice sheet climate disequilibrium and committed sea-level rise40
Hot extremes have become drier in the United States Southwest40
Projected shifts in the foraging habitat of crabeater seals along the Antarctic Peninsula40
Climate change literacy in Africa40
Climate change increases predation risk for a keystone species of the boreal forest40
Sea-ice loss amplifies summertime decadal CO2 increase in the western Arctic Ocean40
Anthropogenic warming forces extreme annual glacier mass loss40
Effective climate change adaptation means supporting community autonomy40
South Asian agriculture increasingly dependent on meltwater and groundwater40
Future warming from global food consumption40
Increase in Arctic coastal erosion and its sensitivity to warming in the twenty-first century39
Climate action with revenue recycling has benefits for poverty, inequality and well-being39
Data-driven reconstruction reveals large-scale ocean circulation control on coastal sea level39
The great acceleration of plant phenological shifts39
Multi-hazard dependencies can increase or decrease risk38
Renewable energy certificates threaten the integrity of corporate science-based targets38
Net zero-emission pathways reduce the physical and economic risks of climate change38
Residual flood damage under intensive adaptation38
The impact of climate change on the productivity of conservation agriculture38
Tropical forest restoration under future climate change37
Amplified Madden–Julian oscillation impacts in the Pacific–North America region37
Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation37
Attitudes of urban residents towards environmental migration in Kenya and Vietnam37
Quantifying global potential for coral evolutionary response to climate change37
Adjust urban and rural road pricing for fair mobility36
Human-induced changes to the global ocean water masses and their time of emergence36
Climate change affects land-disposed waste36
Weakening Atlantic overturning circulation causes South Atlantic salinity pile-up35
Rising risks of late-spring frosts in a changing climate35
Phenological shifts of abiotic events, producers and consumers across a continent35
Ratcheting of climate pledges needed to limit peak global warming35
Integrated perspective on translating biophysical to economic impacts of climate change35
Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate35
Climate change mitigation potential in sanitation via off-site composting of human waste35
Emergence of climate change in the tropical Pacific35
Civil disobedience by scientists helps press for urgent climate action34
Decarbonization pathways for the residential sector in the United States34
Hysteresis of the intertropical convergence zone to CO2 forcing34
Double benefit of limiting global warming for tropical cyclone exposure34
Greater committed warming after accounting for the pattern effect34
Climate and land-use changes reduce the benefits of terrestrial protected areas34