"Detailed forecasts are not possible, because we don't know how emissions will in fact develop. We climate researchers can only offer possible scenarios. In other words, things could end up being completely different. But there are undoubtedly parts of the world that will benefit on balance from climate change. Those areas tend to be in the north, where it has been cold and uncomfortable in the past. But it's considered practically heretical to even raise such issues."
Dr. Hans von Storch- Director of Institute for Coastal Research of the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht, Professor at the Meteorological Institute
of the University of Hamburg