Seems to me that the people who are in the position of having the best access to relevant data, don't actually think there are too many "green shoots" at all.
I think those green shoots people reckon they are seeing, are actually mung beans. They're as big as they're going to get any time soon. If you don't crop them and use them very very soon, they will wither and die. Then they will rot in the dirt.
THEN they might become the fertile soil that real mighty oaks might spring from later.