ARCH-process with exponencial variance function


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I need some help for a proof regarding Engles ARCH-paper from 1982.

For an ARCH-process with a variance function
h_t = exp(a_0 + a_1 y_{t-1}^2)
he states, that the data generatet from this model has infinite variance (or goes to infinity) whenever a_1 is not zero.

I need to explain why or even proof that, can you give me some help/ideas?

Thanks! :D