According to WUWT (archived here), Tom Fuller, who wanders around different blogs from time to time spouting nonsense and making a general nuisance of himself, has set up a petition for President Obama to nominate Judith Curry as next Chair of the IPCC.
David Malakoff in Science, has listed the people in the running for the job as:
- Jean-Pascal van Ypersele Université catholique de Louvain Earth and Life Institute (ELI) in Belgium, current IPCC Vice-Chair
- Hoesung Lee of Korea University Graduate School of Energy & Environment, current IPCC Vice-Chair
- Thomas Stocker from the University of Bern, Switzerland, co-Chair of Working Group I
- Christopher Field from Stanford University, USA, co-Chair of Working Group II
- Ottmar Edenhofer of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, Co-Chair of Working Group III.
- Nebojsa Nakicenovic of the Vienna University of Technology, lead author.
As far as I can tell, Judith Curry's only experience with the IPCC was as a contributing author to Chapter 7, WGI of the third assessment report (TAR) back in 2001. (Is that it? Does anyone know of more? Is there any sign she's read one of the volumes since then?)
Judith wants the IPCC to "get out of the way so that scientists and policy makers can better do their jobs". She has also said: "We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible".
I doubt that Tom Fuller approached Judith before setting up the petition. I was going to add something along the lines of "even if she agreed etc etc" - but the point is too obvious to bother making.
From the WUWT comments
Tom Trevor has a better suggestion:
March 4, 2015 at 9:06 am
I think Anthony Watts would be a better choice.
Judith is doing a fine job building her bridges with deniers, Ralph Kramden thinks it's a great idea to appoint someone who is not a "warmist" :)
March 4, 2015 at 9:34 am
I think Dr. Judith Curry would make an excellent chair of the IPCC. But I don’t see that happening. President Obama’s administration wants a warmist to chair the IPCC.
Sturgis Hooper muses:
March 4, 2015 at 10:23 am
If there ever be another GOP president, Soon, Baliunas & Curry are liable to hold positions of power in his or her administration
Roy Spencer wonders if anyone cares what a motley mob of deniers think:
March 4, 2015 at 10:06 am
does anyone really believe the UN (or the governments controlling the decisions) cares who a bunch of skeptics thinks should be the next IPCC chairman?
Sturgis Hooper opts for blackmail. (Here's a budget document I found. The USA is the biggest single contributor, but it's such a tiny budget that blackmail is unlikely to work.)
March 4, 2015 at 10:21 am
Actually, if Congress threatened to end US funding of the IPCC unless she were appointed, the UN might well heed a bunch of skeptics.
The Obama Administration wouldn’t support her, but when it comes to the UN budget, no group on the planet carries more weight than the US Congress.
masInt branch 4 C3I in is decides that it will be determined by "race", and some races are "evil":
March 4, 2015 at 10:38 am
Bureaucracies tend to be self perpetuating in that Bureaucracies like bureaucrats; and then there is racism. With Hoesung Lee, a South Korean Economists in the hunt, Bon Ki Moon will anoint “by the blood” rather than on any measurable or rational criteria. Evil is as evil does.
Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7 has had enough. Like Judith, he just doesn't want the world to know about climate science, mitigation, vulnerability or adaptation.
March 4, 2015 at 10:47 am
I’d rather defund the IPCC entirely. That has about as much chance of happening as the current US administration nominating Judith Curry to chair it, but would be much more satisfying. I mean, as long as we’re all dreaming anyway.