2060

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This article is about the year 2060.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 2030s  2040s  2050s  – 2060s –  2070s  2080s  2090s
Years: 2057 2058 205920602061 2062 2063
2060 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2060
MMLX
Ab urbe condita 2813
Armenian calendar 1509
ԹՎ ՌՇԹ
Assyrian calendar 6810
Bahá'í calendar 216–217
Bengali calendar 1467
Berber calendar 3010
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2604
Burmese calendar 1422
Byzantine calendar 7568–7569
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth Rabbit)
4756 or 4696
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4757 or 4697
Coptic calendar 1776–1777
Discordian calendar 3226
Ethiopian calendar 2052–2053
Hebrew calendar 5820–5821
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2116–2117
 - Shaka Samvat 1982–1983
 - Kali Yuga 5161–5162
Holocene calendar 12060
Igbo calendar 1060–1061
Iranian calendar 1438–1439
Islamic calendar 1482–1483
Japanese calendar Heisei 72
(平成72年)
Juche calendar 149
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4393
Minguo calendar ROC 149
民國149年
Thai solar calendar 2603
Unix time 2840140800–2871763199

2060 (MMLX) will be a leap year starting on Thursday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2060th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 60th year of the 3rd millennium, the 60th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2060s decade.

Predictions[edit]

  • Temperatures could rise by 4°C.[2][3]
  • Sea levels will rise by 9-24 inches.[4]
  • China and India combined will be economically larger than the entire developed world.[5]
  • Japan estimates that 40% of its population will be of retirement age,[7] whilst its population will have shrunk by 30% from its maximum.[8]

Metaphysical speculation[edit]

  • Isaac Newton predicted that the world, according to his interpretation of the Bible, would end no sooner than 2060.[11]

References in fictional works[edit]

  • In The Planet of Doubt, the Young expedition explores Uranus.
  • The storyline of the anime The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz is set in the year 2060.
  • On September 14, according to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, the United Nations Starship Unity launches from the remnants of Earth to the Alpha Centauri System and the planet Chiron.
  • BE, a concept album by Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation, tells that in this year the human population will be reduced to only 1.2 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Third of World's Energy Could Be Solar by 2060, Predicts Historically Conservative IEA". World Future Energy Summit. December 2, 2011. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Cancun climate change summit: temperatures could rise 4C by 2060". Telegraph. November 29, 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Could big bills from extreme weather drive climate action?". Thomson Reuters Foundation. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Sea level rise in South Florida: expect floods, sea wall woes". Sun Sentinel. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  5. ^ Walker, Andrew (2012-11-09). "OECD: 'Dramatic shift' in balance of economic power". BBC. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  6. ^ Easton, Mark (2012-07-16). "England and Wales population up". BBC. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Japan's lower house passes sales tax bill". BBC. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  8. ^ Lah, Kyung (2012-01-30). "Japan's population faces dramatic decline". CNN. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  9. ^ "Total Solar Eclipse of 2060 Apr 30". Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Annular Solar Eclipse of 2060 Oct 24". NASA. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  11. ^ "The world will end in 2060, according to Newton". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2013-06-23.