I am trying to get Gallup to do a scientific poll of published climatologists to greatly strengthen the credibility of the 97% consensus.
This must start with very excellent formal definitions of these two key terms: "published" and "climatologist".
The end result of this process is intended to be an exhaustively comprehensive list of: "published climatologists".
What is the best process for deriving the definition of these two key terms to maximize the plausibility of their specification?
I am shooting to actually directly ask all of the world's published climatologists using a very high quality (comparable to Gallup polls) survey that has only true/false or multiple choice answers.
The current best guess of the definition of a published climatologist (based on all the feedback) requires three factors:
(1) They must have at least one published paper directly pertaining to climate change.
(2) This must have been in a peer reviewed academic journal directly related to climatology or meteorology.
(3) They must have a PhD degree in climatology or meteorology.
This will screen out many very well qualified individuals because we cannot afford to have any unqualified individuals in this set.