88 predictions for 2031 | Future forecast

What 2031 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 88 predictions for 2031, a year that will see the world transform in big and small ways; this includes disruptions throughout our culture, technology, science, health and business sectors. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Fast Forecasts for 2031
  • The first fully electric commercial airliners go into service for shorter domestic flights inside the US and within Europe between 2029 to 2032. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • Between 2028 and 2031, the US Department of Energy completes the construction of a next-generation, nationwide, high-voltage, direct-current “super-grid” that’s designed to move surplus renewable energy to major urban centers. The result of this new infra Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Due to climate change, 2030 to 2035 sees the American Southwest begin to experience megadroughts that last for years, crippling the region’s agricultural capacity and forcing states to enact strict water conservation policies. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2025, Canada enacts a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system worth $15 billion that will draft a national list of prescription medicines that will be covered by the taxpayer. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Between 2030 to 2040, the Atlantic (eastern) provinces of Canada begin to face more severe and expensive weather events (hurricanes and heavy snowfalls) on a more regular basis. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2030 to 2040, southern Quebec begins to experience more regular flooding from overflowing rivers and lake banks. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The wildfire season will begin to lengthen between 2030 to 2040, especially in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Wildfires will become an increasingly large source of carbon dioxide emissions. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Climate change will start warming the Northern regions of provinces faster between 2030 to 2040, ultimately impacting communities faster than in southern regions. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2030 to 2040, forests across Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec gradually move northward, shrink in size, and increasingly suffer from invasive alien species and pathogens. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Farmers in the western provinces begin experiencing more crop failures between 2030 to 2040, due to unusual weather. However, the extended warm growing seasons may allow some farmers of certain crops to increase their total annual crop yields. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Warmer temperatures will increase the area that disease-carrying insects can expand to between 2030 to 2040, exposing more citizens to vector-borne illnesses, like Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Food prices for fruits and vegetables begin to increase and their availability becoming more unpredictable between 2030 to 3035, due to extreme weather and changing seasonal cycles damaging domestically grown crops, and the increased cost of importing. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Property damage and insurance premiums become more expensive across Canada between 2030 and 2040, as homeowners are forced to invest in improving the weather resilience of their homes and technologies for heating or cooling during extreme temperatures. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Public infrastructure, such as roads and highways, begin costing cities more money to maintain and repair between 2030 to 2035, due to extreme weather. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The warming climate begins to extend the allergy season for the southern regions of provinces between 2030 to 2035, as plants produce more pollen for longer durations. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The warming climate between 2030 to 2035 begins to noticeably warm the spring and fall months, as well as make heatwaves with high humidity the new uncomfortable normal during the summer months. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • By 2030 to 2033, Alberta-based energy companies begin investments into build clean-hydrogen production facilities alongside (and in some cases, in place of) they shale oil production facilities. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Canadians vote in a wealth tax on the super-rich, potentially resembling a 2% tax on personal assets above $50 million and 3% on assets above $1 billion between 2030 to 2032. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Electric vehicle charging stations are now accessible nationwide, especially along highways and urban areas between 2030 to 2033. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,569,999,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 13,826,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 266 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 782 exabytes 1

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.
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