In response to the overwhelming grassroots interest we've received we have in being nominated for a Nobel Prize in honor of our contribution to the promulgation of environmental economics in the blogosphere, I've done some research (i.e. I Googled 'Nobel Prize in Economic Scence nomination'--I would've Google 'Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel' but I can never remember the real name...that will change when we win).
Here are the criteria for being a nominator:
The right to submit proposals for the award of a Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel shall, by statute, be enjoyed by:
- Swedish and foreign members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences;
- Members of the Prize Committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel;
- Persons who have been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel;
- Permanent professors in relevant subjects at the universities and colleges in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway;
- Holders of corresponding chairs in at least six universities or colleges, selected for the relevant year by the Academy of Sciences with a view to ensuring the appropriate distribution between different countries and their seats of learning; and
- Other scientists from whom the Academy may see fit to invite proposals.
Somewhere in my family tree is a two-time President of the Swiss Confederation: Robert Haab. That should count for something, right?
Oh, wait, Swiss=Switzerland.
Anyhow...still looking for that nominator.
Rise up env-econers! Grass doesn't grow without roots.