Nature Climate Change

(The TQCC of Nature Climate Change is 59. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-01.)
Marine heatwaves threaten global biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services607
Strategies to reduce the global carbon footprint of plastics422
Contributions of GRACE to understanding climate change354
Unabated planetary warming and its ocean structure since 2006313
Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather300
Dramatically increasing chance of extremely hot summers since the 2003 European heatwave296
Taking climate model evaluation to the next level270
Meta-analyses of factors motivating climate change adaptation behaviour248
Carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow amidst slowly emerging climate policies244
Widespread loss of lake ice around the Northern Hemisphere in a warming world231
Global habitat loss and extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates under future land-use-change scenarios226
The evidence for motivated reasoning in climate change preference formation215
Drivers of declining CO2 emissions in 18 developed economies205
Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world205
Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes202
Hydrologic implications of vegetation response to elevated CO2 in climate projections182
Strengthening tropical Pacific zonal sea surface temperature gradient consistent with rising greenhouse gases177
Global patterns and dynamics of climate–groundwater interactions175
Nitrogen and phosphorus constrain the CO2 fertilization of global plant biomass174
Krill (Euphausia superba) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warming173
A reversal in global terrestrial stilling and its implications for wind energy production173
Robustness and uncertainties in global multivariate wind-wave climate projections161
Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990157
Acceleration of global N2O emissions seen from two decades of atmospheric inversion155
A reconciled estimate of the influence of Arctic sea-ice loss on recent Eurasian cooling150
Large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region150
Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation productivity under climate change146
Minimal influence of reduced Arctic sea ice on coincident cold winters in mid-latitudes145
Persistent acceleration in global sea-level rise since the 1960s143
Progressing emergent constraints on future climate change130
Grounding nature-based climate solutions in sound biodiversity science124
Latest climate models confirm need for urgent mitigation124
Sea-level driven land conversion and the formation of ghost forests123
A revival of Indian summer monsoon rainfall since 2002120
Early sowing systems can boost Australian wheat yields despite recent climate change119
Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America114
Global trends in carbon sinks and their relationships with CO2 and temperature114
Amazonian rainforest tree mortality driven by climate and functional traits111
Unchanged frequency of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods in the Himalaya108
Amplified Rossby waves enhance risk of concurrent heatwaves in major breadbasket regions108
Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments107
Evolutionary response of the egg hatching date of a herbivorous insect under climate change106
Climate migration myths105
Consumers underestimate the emissions associated with food but are aided by labels104
Children can foster climate change concern among their parents101
Rapid growth in greenhouse gas emissions from the adoption of industrial-scale aquaculture99
The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions96
Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target96
Intact and managed peatland soils as a source and sink of GHGs from 1850 to 210095
Halving warming with idealized solar geoengineering moderates key climate hazards94
Summer weather becomes more persistent in a 2 °C world93
Nudging out support for a carbon tax92
Prospects for powering past coal90
Potential for low-cost carbon dioxide removal through tropical reforestation90
Changing risks of simultaneous global breadbasket failure89
Ocean community warming responses explained by thermal affinities and temperature gradients88
Increased snowfall over the Antarctic Ice Sheet mitigated twentieth-century sea-level rise87
Anthropogenic forcing dominates global mean sea-level rise since 197085
Amazonian tree species threatened by deforestation and climate change78
Towards operational predictions of the near-term climate77
Learning about urban climate solutions from case studies75
Natural variability of Southern Ocean convection as a driver of observed climate trends75
A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action75
Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change71
The private sector’s climate change risk and adaptation blind spots68
A pathway design framework for national low greenhouse gas emission development strategies68
Reconciling opposing Walker circulation trends in observations and model projections66
Is adaptation success a flawed concept?66
Temperature patterns and mechanisms influencing coral bleaching during the 2016 El Niño66
Pronounced loss of Amazon rainforest resilience since the early 2000s65
The broader importance of #FridaysForFuture65
Asserting the climate benefits of the coal-to-gas shift across temporal and spatial scales65
Sea surface temperature variability in the southwest tropical Pacific since AD 164964
Increased global nitrous oxide emissions from streams and rivers in the Anthropocene64
Potential adaptive strategies for 29 sub-Saharan crops under future climate change63
Evidence-based strategies to combat scientific misinformation62
An emergent constraint on future Arctic sea-ice albedo feedback62
Prediction of unprecedented biological shifts in the global ocean62
Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States61
Constraining human contributions to observed warming since the pre-industrial period60
Madden–Julian oscillation changes under anthropogenic warming60
Widespread increase of boreal summer dry season length over the Congo rainforest59
Phenology of nocturnal avian migration has shifted at the continental scale59