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The 2020s (pronounced as "twenty-twenties" or "two-thousand (and) twenties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2020 and will end on December 31, 2029.
Notable predictions and known events
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- The interaction of the three main decadal solar cycles suggests an upcoming reduction in solar activity, with a low-energy period centered on 2020. As suggested by John Maddox of Nature, this might mitigate the global warming trend (at least temporarily) in the 2010s and 2020s.
- Assuming that the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation runs through a 70-year quasi-cycle (after peaks in 1880 and 1950), its current warm phase is likely to reach its peak.
- The ESA (Europe), CNSA (China), FKA (Russia), and ISRO (India) each plan to send a human mission to the Moon.
- According to a 2008 report released by the National Intelligence Council, the United States will experience the relative decline of its economic and military power, driven both by the rise of new behemoths such as China, India and the EU, and by domestic constraints on its global leadership.
- Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.
- By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.
- By 2022, India is projected to surpass China as the most populated country on Earth.
- The Mars-Grunt sample return mission is proposed to launch in the mid-2020s.
- As of late 2017, global liquefied natural gas are expected to remain oversupplied in the 2020s, due to a surge in production.
- By the mid-2020s, SpaceX will launch a manned mission to Mars with their BFR rocket.
In popular culture
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- Berger, Wolfgang H.; et al. (2002). "A Case for Climate Cycles: Orbit, Sun and Moon". Climate development and history of the North Atlantic realm. Berlin: Springer. pp. 101–123. ISBN 3-540-43201-9.
- Maddox, John (1995). "Natural antidote to global warming?". Nature. 377 (6546): 193. doi:10.1038/377193a0.
- Curry, Judith A. (2008). "Potential Increased Hurricane Activity in a Greenhouse Warmed World". In MacCracken, Michael C.; Moore, Frances; Topping, John C. Sudden and disruptive climate change. London: Earthscan. pp. 29–38. ISBN 1-84407-478-1.
Assuming that the AMO continues with a 70-year periodicity, the peak of the next cycle would be expected in 2020 (70 years after the previous 1950 peak).
- Enfield, David B.; Cid-Serrano, Luis (2010). "Secular and multidecadal warmings in the North Atlantic and their relationships with major hurricane activity". International Journal of Climatology. 30 (2): 174–184. doi:10.1002/joc.1881.
- Kluger, Jeffrey (November 13, 2008). "40 Years Later, It's Moon Race 2.0". Time.
- "China considering manned lunar landing in 2025-2030". Xinhua. May 24, 2009.
- Page, Lewis (October 31, 2007). "Russia plans 2025 Moonbase, 2035 Mars shot". The Register.
- Singh, Harmeet Shah (July 17, 2009). "India's space odyssey: Moon dreams move east". CNN.
- Finn, Peter; Pincus, Walter (2008-11-21). "Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability". Washington Post.
- "Voyager – Spacecraft – Spacecraft Lifetime". NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2003-01-14. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- see various projections and sources at World population estimates
- "India 'to overtake China's population by 2022' - UN". BBC News. 2015-07-30. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
- "Global LNG markets to face glut in 2020s". Oman Tribune. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
- Media related to 2020s at Wikimedia Commons