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Net Cereal Deficits Increase in Developing Countries

Net Cereal Deficits Increase in Developing CountriesMarch 22, 2030 - The net cereal deficits in the developing countries have increased to 13% of the consumption, or 232 million tonnes. 30 years ago the deficits were 103 million tonnes, or only 9% of consumption. Read more...»

Auto Scrap Piling Up in Developing Countries

Auto Scrap Piling Up in Developing CountriesMarch 8, 2020 - Even though the major carmakers are very conscious about recycling their vehicles already during the production, the auto scrap in the developing countries are now 393 million tons. This number has tripled during the last 20 years. Read more...»

Antarctic Ozone Layer Soon to be Restored

Antarctic Ozone Layer Soon to be RestoredJanuary 31, 2050 - Scientists now believe that the ozone layer over Antarctic will in 15 years be basically restored to the level it had in 1980. This will mean a great victory for international co-operation when it comes to the reduction of ozone-depleting gases. Read more...»

1 Million Hydrogen-Fueled Cars in the US

1 Million Hydrogen-Fueled Cars in the USJanuary 19, 2035 - According to the latest statistics presented this week, 1 million hydrogen-fueled cars have now been sold in the US. The figures for last year show an increase in sales by 50% from 2033. Read more...»

Oil Price to Reach US$ 350 in Near Future

Photo: Dawn AllynnJanuary 12, 2020 - Even though the oil price crossed another barrier earlier this week with US$ 320 a barrel, we have probably not seen the end of it. With the stumbling of the world's current oil production even higher oil prices are to expect in the future. 1 Read more...»

Another Great Year for Wind Power

Photo: EcotecniaDecember 18, 2020 - This year shows strong growth for wind power when the total global installed capacity added a record 62,000 MW, making the total capacity more than 480,000 MW. Wind power is by far the renewable source with the largest growth in worldwide capacity during the last decade. Read more...»

Icelandic Hydrogen Finally Pushed Gasoline Off the Road

Icelandic HydrogenDecember 8, 2040 - Today was a historic day for Iceland when their President this morning at a symbolic ceremony officially shut down the last gasoline pump in the country. Iceland is a model country when it comes to the fuel transition from gasoline to hydrogen and became today the first country in the world to complete it. Read more...»

Less Coral on The Great Barrier Reef in the Future

Less Coral on The Great Barrier Reef in the FutureNovember 28, 2050 - Scientists claim that the Great Barrier Reef has lost 95% of the corals since year 2000. This is due to the global warming and increased water temperature during the last decades. Since the temperature will continue to increase during the coming 50 years, there is a risk that all living coral will disappear in the future. Read more...»

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the US

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the USNovember 7, 2025 - Last year the Americans consumed more than 6.6 billion pounds (3.0 million metric tons) edible weight of seafood for the first time. This is 18.9 pounds per person, which is a new record up 1.6% from the year before, compared to 16.6 pounds per person 20 years ago. Read more...»

Taming Hurricane Pedro Gives Hope for the Future

Taming Hurricane Pedro Gives Hope for the Future August 29, 2040 - Analysts believe that the effort in taming the hurricane Pedro is the main reason for it to still be considered a category four hurricane, before it reached the coast of southern Florida today. This is the first time ever a major hurricane has been affected in a measurable way by humans. Read more...»

Hottest Summer Ever in Taiwan

Hottest Summer Ever in TaiwanAugust 25, 2035 - This summer is considered as the hottest ever in Taiwan. The temperature will for the first time average over 35 degrees Celsius for more than 60 days during the summer. The heat is causing power shortages due to air conditioners in homes and factories. Read more...»

The World's Largest Cross-Country Skirace is Cancelled...Forever

SkiingAugust 8, 2025 - Due to the global warming and higher temperatures for the last years, the arrangers of the world's largest annual cross-country skirace, Vasaloppet in Sweden, has decided not to continue. They have had problems for several years to make enough snow for the 89 kilometer race and it has been cancelled now and then, the first time already in 1990. Read more...»

Pine Plantations Continue to Spread

Pine Plantations Continue to SpreadMay 9, 2040 - In the southern US states pine plantations now cover an area of 52 million acres. This increase of 67% in the last 45 years is mainly because of the demand of paper products. Pine plantations now account for almost half of southern timber volume growth. Read more...»

Re-Hydro to Dominate in the Future

Re-Hydro to Dominate in the FutureApril 12, 2040 - Although introduced in the market only five years ago, 10% of all hydrogen fuel now sold in the US is of the enviromental friendly Re-Hydro label, produced through electrolysis based on a source of 100% renewable energy. Read more...»

Mount Kilimanjaro Naked in the Future

Mount Kilimanjaro Naked in the FutureOctober 11, 2020 - Scientists now claim that the snowcap is completely gone from the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The glaciers have melted due to the global warming and deforestation has speeded up the process. Read more...»
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First Tourist Heading for Mars

First Tourist Heading for MarsSeptember 21, 2050 - At a press conference today it was announced that the first tourist heading for Mars will be the 38-year-old US businessman Patrick Clifford. He will leave the earth in the launching window of June 2052 and set his foot on the surface of Mars in November, together with the other 6 astronauts assigned for the mission to further explore the planet. Read more...»

Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer

Beam Yourself Around the World with TelebeamerSeptember 12, 2035 - Are you kidding? Is it possible to beam myself? No, of course not, but you can now make a 3-D projection of yourself anywhere in the world. The first product for real teleimmersion has been released, the Telebeamer.
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Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future?

Can Paralyzed Walk in the Future?September 5, 2035 - More than 20,000 quadriplegics around the world have now got a BCI, a Brain Computer Interface. It gives them the ability to control their environment, from driving their own electric wheelchairs outside their house, to make their own dinner. Read more...»

Now You Can Have Your Own Therapist 24/7

Now You Can Have Your Own Therapist 24/7September 1, 2040 - From today you have your own therapist available 24 hours a day, always there if you need someone to talk to, always in a good mood, and remembers every word you have ever said. This is the first automated therapist, with the best knowledge known to mankind on treatment and rehabilitation.
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Is Tickle the Future of the Movie Industry?

Is Tickle the Future of the Movie Industry?August 24, 2020 - The first full-length animated movie with realistic-looking humans, "Tickle" opens tonight. It is an intriguing thriller about a woman who gets framed by her husband, but the most intriguing is to see if you can spot the difference between real actors and these created by computers. Read more...»

First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens

First Hotel on the Moon Finally OpensAugust 23, 2025 - Today a new chapter in space tourism was written. Rod Markham and his wife-to-be Susan Millster arrived safely to the moon to spend 5 days as the first guests at the Starbright Hotel that was set up for this purpose two years ago. Read more...»

Transcript from Multi Voice Recognition to be used as Evidence

Transcript from Multi Voice Recognition to be used as EvidenceAugust 16, 2020 - For the first time a court case is based on a multi voice recognition transcript as the main evidence. It was when Frank Levin took part in a dispute with four people that resulted in a fired gun that killed Adam Denny. The three other all testified that Frank had pulled the trigger, while Frank claims that according to the transcript, it clearly states that he was not the one holding the gun. Read more...»

In-atmosphere Travel is Increasing Safely

In-atmosphere Travel is Increasing SafelyJune 6, 2040 - For the first time ever, in-atmosphere passenger kilometers have passed 8,000 billion per year worldwide, according to the latest statistics, which is an increase by three times during the last 30 years. The introduction of the super-jumbo (600-seat airliners) combined with the low price level for flight traveling has kept the numbers steadily increasing. Read more...»

Re-Hydro to Dominate in the Future

Re-Hydro to Dominate in the FutureApril 12, 2040 - Although introduced in the market only five years ago, 10% of all hydrogen fuel now sold in the US is of the enviromental friendly Re-Hydro label, produced through electrolysis based on a source of 100% renewable energy. Read more...»
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