2020s

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This article is about the decade in the CE calendar. For other uses, see 2020 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 3rd millennium
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Years: 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

The 2020s (pronounced "twenty-twenties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar. It will begin on January 1, 2020 and will end on December 31, 2029.

Pronunciation[edit]

Two pronunciations are used to mention specific years of the 21st century in English.[1][2][3][4][5] For example, 2026 is either pronounced "twenty-twenty-six" or "two thousand twenty-six".[2]

Notable predictions and known events[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ 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. 
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  8. ^ 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). 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Kluger, Jeffrey (November 13, 2008). "40 Years Later, It's Moon Race 2.0". Time. 
  11. ^ "China considering manned lunar landing in 2025-2030". Xinhua. May 24, 2009. 
  12. ^ Page, Lewis (October 31, 2007). "Russia plans 2025 Moonbase, 2035 Mars shot". The Register. 
  13. ^ Singh, Harmeet Shah (July 17, 2009). "India's space odyssey: Moon dreams move east". CNN. 
  14. ^ Finn, Peter; Pincus, Walter (2008-11-21). "Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability". Washington Post. 
  15. ^ "Voyager – Spacecraft – Spacecraft Lifetime". NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2003-01-14. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  16. ^ Briggs, Helen (2008-02-16). "Machines 'to match man by 2029'". BBC News. 
  17. ^ "IDF: Intel says Moore's Law holds until 2029". Heise Online. 2008-04-04. 
  18. ^ see various projections and sources at World population estimates
  19. ^ "The Oil Drum - Peak Coal and China". theoildrum.com.