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Lunar lunacy and bot battles

An exclusive preview of our glorious leader's preface to the 2043 edition of Outlook

Solar, wind, lithium-ion, precious metals and natural gas markets should remain stable in 2043. The Beijing-based IMF expects global GDP to rise again by 2%—its fifth consecutive year at that pace—and the Global Energy Input Algorithm (Geia) has stipulated that demand will rise gradually through the year to reach 180,000 terrawatt-hours. The Global Solar Index has dismissed concerns about sun spots in 2043 and says photo-voltaic capacity will expand to 68TW with completion of the Great Arabia Mirror Project. Wind capacity will hit 43TW. The year's decisive event will come in October at the Greater China Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Chairman Xi Jinping, the still sprightly octogenari

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