The 2090s (pronounced "twenty-nineties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2090, and will end on December 31, 2099. Decades are generally considered to end in years ending in a zero, since the first decade began in AD 1 (there was no year 0). Things included here are notable predictions by world organizations, figures of ideal goals set, and scheduled events as of the present year.[a] As a caveat, there is no way for sure to predict any given event as up to date information frequently changes. There are ongoing futures studies that seek to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change. Predictions for apocalyptic events and the second coming of Christ are discussed elsewhere.
Notable predictions and known events
- Work on cleaning up the site of the Oldbury Nuclear Power Station[b] is scheduled to be complete in 2092 (early estimate).
- March 19 – A time capsule sealed exactly seventy-five years before, is scheduled to be opened at Denver International Airport.
- April 7 – Mercury transits Jupiter, this is the only known such event of the decade.
- The United Nations predicted in 1987 that there would be no growth in the world population by this time due to the amount of births equaling deaths.
- Another prediction by the United Nations has the world population at just over 10 billion people in 2095.
- By this time, the average life expectancy worldwide is predicted to be 82.6 years.
- A time capsule sealed one-hundred years before, is scheduled to be opened in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to celebrate 300 years of the city's incorporation.
- The 99-year lease for Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City is set to expire.
- The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research predicts that carbon in the atmosphere could rise to 774ppm[c] under a "business-as-usual" model path.
- December 31 – According to the Future of Humanity Institute there is a 19% probability of human extinction by this time.
- Foresight (psychology)
- Outline of futures studies
- Technology forecasting
- Time series
- List of 21st-century lunar eclipses
- List of solar eclipses in the 21st century
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- Leonard J. Duhl (1987). The Future of Mental Health Services: Coping with Crisis. Springer Publishing Company. p. 16.
- Jo. M. Martins, Fei Guo, David A. Swanson (2018). Global Population in Transition. Springer. p. 27.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune". Science Daily. July 11, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- Arthur Hirsch (November 4, 1997). "Maybe they'll figure out what we were thinking Parody: There is a lot we'd like to bury with Baltimore's bicentennial time capsule. Please, don't open till 2097". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
- "After Schumer, Maloney Push, NPS Approves Kaufman Astoria Studios application for a 99 year lease term". Charles E. Schumer. October 16, 2012.
- "Climate Model: Temperature Change (Hadley a1b) - 1860 - 2099". NOAA. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
- Global Catastrophic Risks Survey, Technical Report, 2008, Future of Humanity Institute