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Realistic projections of economic growth and carbon emissions

Between 2008 and 2015, the United States was able to reduce carbon emissions while enjoying limited economic growth. But in a recent commentary, John Deutch, who has worked with the energy departments of several presidential administrations, urges cautious optimism. He explains the country experienced a short-term decoupling of emissions and economic growth that models suggest won't sustain in the future or be enough to prevent climate change.
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