Priestley Centre researchers are leading international efforts to better understand the climate of the past, present and future. By bringing together palaeontologists, geochemists, volcanologists and climate modellers we can better understand the past in a way that helps us to predict future climate. In partnership with the Met Office and National Centre for Atmospheric Science, we use our expertise in atmospheric science and biogeochemistry to couple laboratory studies, fieldwork, remote sensing and computer modelling to improve global and regional predictions of climate change, extreme weather, air quality and carbon budgets. Our team involves experts in behavioural decision research, environmental social science and risk communication, enabling us to better understand how different stakeholders use and engage with climate predictions. Below are some examples of our research in this area.