We chuckled when Bill McKibben mentioned the new Flat Earth Award on this site in January, and now we’re positively whooping with anticipatory glee. The winner of the prize — which was devised by a handful of Middlebury students to spotlight a public figure in deeeeeeep denial of global warming — will be announced next week. The three nominees are: oh-no-he-didn’t author Michael Crichton; oh-yes-he-did gasbag Rush Limbaugh; and oh-give-me-a-break naysayer Fred Singer. So go on, cast your vote now, and give one of these fatheads — uh, flatheads — his due!

P.S. Got any thoughts about who else should have been nominated? We’re all ears.