Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 20, 2016, it’s the Electoral College Edition of the podcast…only it’s not! It is really the Judy Curry podcast where we talk with the noted climatologist and courageous skeptic about the details – we’re talking details here – of the climate alarmist argument.

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We started with the idea that we would bring you three (fascinating) topics. But the interview with Professor Curry of Georgia Tech was so engrossing that we whittled the other stuff down. So we will talk about (1) the electoral college, Donald Trump’s win (again) and whether democracy would be better served by having any old 50.00001% of the people making the choice. What are these “state” things all about anyway!?!

And then (2) on to our discussion with Judy Curry. There are few more courageous climate scientists around and about these days than Dr. Curry. Her specialty is the exchange of heat between different components of the climate system, in particular between the ocean and the atmosphere. She talks about the dichotomy between those who believe that external forcings like CO2 and solar radiance dominate the temperature, on the one hand, or whether internal dynamics are dominant and external forcings less relevant on the other hand. As I say, we do some real nuts and bolts here, so hold onto your hats.

We will have our shower thoughts as always. And our hidden gem this week is a little Christmas music from Africa (though not reggae): The Little Drummer Boy. Getting into the spirit.

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Members have made 6 comments.

  1. Profile photo of bill.deweese Coolidge

    What a fantastic podcast today. I really liked the discussion with Dr. Curry but so liked the nanoparticle shower thought discussion.

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    • December 20, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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  2. Profile photo of Old Vines Thatcher

    I enjoyed the podcast once it got started. By my reckoning it was nearly 10 minutes into the podcast before we got past the commercials (required to pay the bills) and the really irritating throats clearing promo’s and other overhead. This is why I have a fast forward button but it does reduce my interest. Just an observation.

    Dr. Curry was fascinating. A really thoughtful long form interview of her where she makes, in a more detailed way, her point that we have confused the noise with the the trend would be really interesting podcast.

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    • December 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Michael Stopa Podcaster

    Old Vines:I enjoyed the podcast once it got started. By my reckoning it was nearly 10 minutes into the podcast before we got past the commercials (required to pay the bills) and the really irritating throats clearing promo’s and other overhead. This is why I have a fast forward button but it does reduce my interest. Just an observation.

    Dr. Curry was fascinating. A really thoughtful long form interview of her where she makes in a more detailed way her point we have confused the noise with the the trend would be really interesting podcast.

    We sort of front loaded too many commercials this time. Sorry. I know that is irritating.

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    • December 21, 2016 at 8:19 am
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  4. Profile photo of Michael Stopa Podcaster

    bill.deweese:What a fantastic podcast today. I really liked the discussion with Dr. Curry but so liked the nanoparticle shower thought discussion.

    Hi Bill,

    Would be your bff if you gave us a review on iTunes!!

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    • December 21, 2016 at 8:20 am
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  5. Profile photo of OmegaPaladin Coolidge

    Best HLC podcast thus far. Dr. Curry is great, the discussion was interesting, and it played to your strengths. Also, there were no “Have you accepted Donald Trump as your personal savior?” moments :p

    I do not have an iTunes account, so I cannot leave a review.

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    • December 22, 2016 at 6:24 am
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  6. Profile photo of Sleepywhiner Member

    Thanks for interviewing Dr. Curry.

    The warmists have done their best to marginalize and destroy her, but she’s a much needed voice of reason. Also, since she’s a Tech professor, I can use her to badger my fellow alumni with someone they should respect in the scientific community when they’re railing about climate change.

    Of course those friends who buy this crap are not ones I ever thought were very thoughtful, or questioning to begin with.

    End rant.

    PS- 5 star iTunes review submitted.

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    • December 25, 2016 at 10:41 am
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