Computing the Climate Book Launch

When and Where

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Earth Sciences Building
5 Bancroft Avenue


Professor Steve Easterbrook


The School of the Environment invites you to join Dr. Steve Easterbrook, Director of the School, as he dives into his new book Computing the Climate: How we know what we know about climate change.

As a scientist, seasoned professor, and author, Dr. Steve Easterbrook brings a multifaceted and unique perspective to discussions surrounding the rich history and nature of climate change. In this talk, he will give an all-encompassing view of the topics covered in Computing the Climate that will captivate and inspire all audiences.


4:00: Opening remarks by Dean, Melanie Woodin; Talk by Professor Steve Easterbrook
4:30: Q&A moderated by Professor Miriam Diamond
5:00: Book signing and reception with refreshments will be held in ES1042 and Earth Hub Lobby
6:00: Event concludes


Hybrid Access

If you are unable to make it to Toronto, please register at this link to attend virtually via zoom.

Please note:

  • Only the Book Talk and Q&A session will be live streamed from 4:00 - 5:00 pm


About the Book

Computing the Climate tells the story of climate models, tracing their history from nineteenth-century calculations on the effects of greenhouse gases, to modern Earth system models that integrate the atmosphere, the oceans, and the land using the full resources of today’s most powerful supercomputers. Drawing on the author’s extensive visits to the world’s top climate research labs, this accessible, non-technical book shows how computer models help to build a more complete picture of Earth’s climate system. Computing the Climate is ideal for anyone who has wondered where the projections of future climate change come from – and why we should believe them.


Praise for Computing the Climate:

"This engaging, beautifully written book brings alive the scientists who created climate models, how they did it, and what the models can (and cannot) tell us - all in straightforward, nontechnical language and enlightening illustrations. If you want to understand how modern climate science works, start here."

Paul N. Edwards - Stanford University, author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming


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5 Bancroft Avenue