Think the Nobels are arbitrary ? Try Steve Milloy's Junk Science X-Prize --
"$125,000 will be awarded to the first person to prove, in a scientific manner, that...
...1 Manmade emissions of greenhouse gases do not discernibly, significantly and predictably cause increases in global surface and tropospheric temperatures along with associated stratospheric cooling....2 The benefits equal or exceed the costs of any increases in global temperature caused by manmade greenhouse gas emissions between the present time and the year 2100, when all global social, economic and environmental effects are considered.
* Entrants acknowledge that the concepts and terms...in the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge hypotheses are inherently and necessarily vague... JunkScience reserves the exclusive right to determine the meaning and application of such concepts...
* JunkScience, in its sole discretion, will determine the winner, if any,
* JunkScience does not promise or guarantee that the UGWC will have any winner.
* A fee of $15 is required for each entry...There will be no refunds..."