I’m not entirely sure what press releases are for or do (other than get ‘released’ to the press). So I’m not entirely sure what will happen once the press release that has been written for Iain’s and my PLOS Computational Biology paper is released. Most probably nothing. But just in case you have stumbled across this page from another website and would like to know more about the work then this conference paper has the bones of the model while much of its mathematical aspects can be understood as descending from Andy Watson’s and Jim Lovelock’s Daisyworld, first published in 1982. You can get a review of all the developments of Daisyworld from various researchers up to 2008 here. The press release is reproduced below.