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Notable predictions and known eventsEdit
- In July 2008, the G7 agreed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by half in 2050.
- In November 2006, Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, “warned of a global collapse of all species being fished, if fishing continues at its current pace.”
- In March 2006, Professor Gerry Gilmore predicted that ground-based astronomy would become impossible by this year because of pollution from aircraft exhaust trails and climate change.
- Arnulf Jaeger-Walden of the European commission's Institute for Energy believes that solar power from North Africa can provide 100 GW to the entire continent of Europe.
- Under a plan announced in July 2016, New Zealand aims to eradicate all non-native rats, possums, and mustelids by this year.
- A time capsule in Rachel, Nevada is set to be opened in this year.
- The United States Air Force is set to retire the B-52 bomber from service; this comes after prior retirement dates that had been set in the past for 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2040.
- April – One of the METI messages Cosmic Call 1 sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar in 1999 arrives at its destination, Gliese 777 star.
- June 1 – The Washington State Ferries time capsule will be opened, celebrating WSF's 100th anniversary.
- Over 1.7 million people in the United Kingdom will be suffering from dementia according to reports published in 2007 by the London School of Economics and Institute of Psychiatry.
- August 29 – A Total Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur the first since 2006, a span of 47 years. 
- The United States of America's armed forces are presumed to phase out the entire M1 Abrams fleet from service. By this time, the M1 Abrams will have seen 71 years of service with the U.S. Army and USMC. It will be presumably replaced by Main battle tanks or weapons systems resulting from either the cancelled Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program, or cancelled Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.
- November 7 – The lease agreement International Speedway Corporation has with Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District expires.
- Hawksbill Creek Agreement tax exempt status is scheduled to expire.
- This year will see the very rare occurrence of two total solar eclipses in a single calendar year (on January 5 and December 26). The last time this occurred was 1889. The next time it will occur is 2252. (Eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.)
- February – A METI message Cosmic Call 1 sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, 15 Sge star.
- May – A METI message, called the Teen Age Message, sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, HD 76151 star.
- December – A METI message, called the Teen Age Message, sent from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar arrives at its destination, 37 Gem star.
- In the UK the Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) contract to run the M6 Toll expires.
- Kuhn, Anthony (2008-07-08). "G-8 pledges to halve emissions by 2050". NPR. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- Kanter, James (2007-10-26). "U.N. Warns of Rapid Decay of Environment". The New York Times. Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- "Telescopes 'worthless' by 2050". BBC News. 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
- Alok Jha (July 22, 2008). "Saharan sun to power European supergrid". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- 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.
- "ID4 - Rachel, Nevada - Time Capsules on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
- Insinna, Valerie (September 15, 2019). "US Air Force nears battle over next B-52 engine". Defense News. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
- "1.7m 'will have dementia by 2051'", BBC News, 27 February 2007
- Closest supermoon since 1948!, EarthSky, retrieved 14 November 2016
- "Daytona International Speedway signs long-term lease". March 30, 2006.