Climate Reader is a digital language installation which extends the formalism of climate modeling onto the grammar of poetics. The suite is comprised of a video poem documenting the digital labor of ‘reading’ or ‘parsing’ climate change discourse with the use of natural language processing. The video is organized by sequential process. First, climate documents appear as text files, pdfs and websites. Next, the simplified formula for a climate model is ‘translated’ into approximated sets of language which mimic the climate model yet break apart linguistic meaning. We then begin to view a process of approximal poetic excavation of climate documents (including Poems from the Millenium) by way of Natural Language Processing, Grammar Trees, and traditional editing. The list poem generated by the process is read by a machine as the video loops. A machine reading a poem produced by a machine reading a climate document produced by data produced by a machine.