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2050 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2050
Ab urbe condita 2803
Armenian calendar 1499
Assyrian calendar 6800
Bahá'í calendar 206–207
Balinese saka calendar 1971–1972
Bengali calendar 1457
Berber calendar 3000
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2594
Burmese calendar 1412
Byzantine calendar 7558–7559
Chinese calendar 己巳(Earth Snake)
4746 or 4686
    — to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4747 or 4687
Coptic calendar 1766–1767
Discordian calendar 3216
Ethiopian calendar 2042–2043
Hebrew calendar 5810–5811
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2106–2107
 - Shaka Samvat 1971–1972
 - Kali Yuga 5150–5151
Holocene calendar 12050
Igbo calendar 1050–1051
Iranian calendar 1428–1429
Islamic calendar 1472–1473
Japanese calendar Heisei 62
Javanese calendar 1984–1985
Juche calendar 139
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4383
Minguo calendar ROC 139
Nanakshahi calendar 582
Thai solar calendar 2593
Tibetan calendar 阴土蛇年
(female Earth-Snake)
2176 or 1795 or 1023
    — to —
(male Iron-Horse)
2177 or 1796 or 1024
Unix time 2524608000 – 2556143999

2050 will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2050th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 50th year of the 3rd millennium, the 50th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2050s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

World population[edit]

  • In November 2001, the United Nations Population Fund reported that the world population is projected to be 9.3 billion in 2050 from 6.1 billion then with most of the increase in developing countries even as the population of industrialized countries will "remain stable".[6] This figure was revised to 9.1 billion in 2005 and 9.2 billion in 2007. In 2008, the United States Census Bureau projected a world population of 9.5 billion.[7]
  • Another study done by the European Commission, community research stated that the world population is expected to grow at a decreasing rate to 8.9 billion in 2050 and after 2030, the population in several countries including those in Europe and China will decrease. Stabilization in the population will happen in the second half of the century.[8]
  • It is calculated there will be 601,000 centenarians (people at least a hundred years old - born before 1950) in the United States by 2050.[9]
  • "The population continues to grow but at a slower pace", summarizes the demographer Thomas Buettner, author of UN report on "World population projections (1950-2050)", presented Thursday, February 24, 2005. According to this study, 9.075 billion people will inhabit Earth in 2050, against 7 billion today.
  • This increase amounts to adding to the current world population the combined populations of China and India, stresses the population division of the United Nations.
  • The general trend is, however, a slowdown in population growth compared to gains of twenty to fifty years, this tends to confirm a gradual stabilization of the overall population.
  • Not surprisingly, population growth will be highest in poor countries already struggling to provide food security for its people. "Births planning and fertility decline explain this difference", stresses the UN report.
  • The United Nations predicts that 2 out of every 9 people in the world will be 60 years or older. World life expectancy at birth is also expected to exceed 76 years.[10]

In fiction[edit]


  1. ^ Kuhn, Anthony (2008-07-08). "G-8 pledges to halve emissions by 2050". NPR. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ Kanter, James (2007-10-26). "U.N. Warns of Rapid Decay of Environment". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Telescopes 'worthless' by 2050". BBC News. 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ Alok Jha (July 22, 2008). "Saharan sun to power European supergrid". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ Ramzy, Austin (July 25, 2016). "New Zealand Vows to Wipe Out Rats and Other Invasive Predators by 2050". The New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "U.N. Says Four Billion Will Be Living in Hunger by 2050". The New York Times. 2001-11-08. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Microsoft Word - WETO-H2 report-final.doc" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  9. ^ National Geographic, November 2011.
  10. ^ "The World at Six Billion" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 

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