State of science in 2021 | Future Forecast

Read 41 science predictions for 2021, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in science that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore them all. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Science releases for 2021
In 2021, a number of science breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • The French government creates its first national strategy for research — a plan designed to energize French science that will come with a meatier funding boost. 75% 1
  • Between 2020 to 2023, a periodic solar event called a "grand minimum" overtakes the sun (lasting through 2070), resulting in diminished magnetism, infrequent sunspot production and less ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching Earth — all bringing a cooler per Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Health Canada restricts the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides in the agricultural industry starting between 2021 to 2022, in an effort to reverse the decline of Canadian bee populations. Likelihood: 100% 1
Science related predictions due to make an impact in 2021 include:
Related science articles for 2021:
Next Scheduled Update For This Future Timeline
June 2, 2022. Last updated June 2, 2020.
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