If you read this with the eyes of a denialist, you will immediately think that we are out of the woods now. No worries, the human race is only going to have to deal with 2 degrees centigrade of higher temperatures.
Hold the phone, dudes. The findings in this ONE study (compared to a lot of other climate modeling studies that arena whole lot less optimistic) still assume that the human race will make a serious effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. so far, those emissions are still headed UP- and in the case of China, the worst offender now, are headed up steeply, despite international efforts to reduce them over the past 20 years. lobal warming is also an open ended process, which the article totally failed to mention. let's say that we manage to limit temperature rise this century to two degrees. What about next century? hint: it's going to go up another two degrees.
Over the past thirty years, scientific studies attempting to predict the damage from global warming have almost always ended up underestimating the actual damage. Sorry, but it is a fact. In the absence of actual progress on global greenhouse gas emissions, I am not going to get all worked up about an outlier study from Scandinavia, the home of denialist figure Bjorn Lomborg among others. look, when you live in a place that is ice locked more than half the year, it can perhaps color your thinking? as in, hey, it's so cold in my country I am going to say that global warming is No big deal, even if it causes me to ignore the droughts and famines that will happen in Africa and India.