Well, the loons will have gotten their way if nothing changes. The projection, if things continue their path is that by the year 2035 we will still not have emissions equal to 2005 levels.
We might be tempted to say this is good news! But, here’s why these projections were made…..
Recovery from the 2008-2009 recession is expected to show the slowest growth of any recovery since 1960. Table 2 compares average annual growth rates over a five-year period following U.S. recessions that have occurred since 1960. For the most recent recession, the expected five-year average annual growth rate in real GDP from 2009 to 2014 is 1.3 percentage points below the corresponding average for the three past recessions, with consumption and non-farm employment recovering even more slowly. The slower growth in the early years of the projection has implications for the long term, with a lower economic growth rate leading to a slower recovery in employment and higher unemployment rates. Real GDP in 2035 is 4 percent lower in the AEO2012 Reference case than was projected in the AEO2011 Reference case.
The following figures are from Table2 with the year Recession ending first and then the corresponding 5 year Real GDP average increase.
In other words, no real recovery is expected for the next 25 years. Thus, keeping our CO2 emissions low. Our insane anti-American Americans are having their way, destroying our economy and depriving future generations of a chance for shared prosperity.
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