Articles by Hans H.J. Labohm

Proliferation of Climate Scepticism in Europe

Climate scepticism has now gained a firm foothold in various European countries. In Denmark Bjørn Lomborg stands out as the single most important sceptical environmental­ist, defying the political correctness which is such a characteristic feature of his home count Read More

The French Climate Skeptic

Skeptical voices in the international global warming debate are predominantly Anglo-Saxon, with occasional smatterings of Nordic, Russian, Italian and Dutch. But the French are conspicuously absent. How come? French intellectuals are reputed for their independence Read More

Europe in Hibernation

As Madeleine Albright once said, "To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French." John Gillingham, author of Design for a New Europe, is definitively not French - as a matter of fact, he is an American... Read More

Not So Stern Review

Sir Nicholas Stern leads the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, reporting to the United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer and to the Prime Minister. His report will be published in Autumn 2006. In the journal World Economics,... Read More

My Green Friend

Alexander de Roo is former member of the European Parliament for Green Left. Together, we take part regularly in public discussions in the Netherlands on the climate issue and Kyoto. He believes anthropogenic global warming may yield disastrous consequences for... Read More

Emission Impossible

Over the last few weeks, several good, even excellent articles have been published on the vicissitudes of the EU's Emissions Trading System. However, many of them overlook one crucial factor: In the bewildering array of technicalities, the original, and ostensibly. Read More

Getting Warmer

True, it needs close reading; and true, it comes from an obscure and mostly powerless institution. But it's possible to detect subtle shifts in the EU's position on the Kyoto Protocol. In an 'Opinion' of 28 April 2006, on the... Read More

Fed Up in France

Fed Up. That is how the title of a book just published in France, Ras le Bol, translates into English. Its subtitle explains: "The imminence of the new revolution in France." The book's author is Denis Castel, a pseudonym for... Read More

Social Model Myths

Earlier I wrote about a report on the Celtic Tiger published by WorkForAll, a young, independent free market think tank, based in Leuven (Belgium), the town which is also home to the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Recently WorkForAll came out... Read More

'For God's Sake, Please Just Stop Aid'

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted at a summit in 2000, are extremely ambitious, especially for least developed countries. They include halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (i.e., on less than a dollar a day)... Read More

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