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Millennia: 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium - 4th millennium

Centuries:
20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
Decades:

1980s 1990s 2000s - 2010s - 2020s 2030s 2040s

Years:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019


The Decade as a Whole

This decade is expected to be called the teens. The roman decennia number is X.

Events and Trends

The baby boomer generation which is designated as "officially" including babies born after the end of World War II in 1945 reaches the age of 65 beginning with this decade. 65 is the standard (though not universally accepted) age of retirement in the United States. A rapid expansion of the number of retired persons due to the aging Baby Boomers is expected to have a drastic effect on the economy of the United States and Europe, especially Social Security and Medicare. This expected surge in the distribution of retirement benefits has been dubbed the pension bomb.

Technology

Around this time, the Hubbert peak of global oil production dictates widespread disruptions to conventional energy supplies of oil and natural gas. Some academic and business research into hydrocarbon deposits has concluded that the continued usage of this form of energy source will inevitably create widespread reductions in its supply during the 2010s, resulting in a sudden need to switch to alternative energy sources such as nuclear energy and "green" sources such as solar and wind power. Similar predictions about the "end of the age of oil" have been made almost since oil first became a major commodity, and so far no such predictions have borne out. However, Marion Hubbert's 1954 prediction that U.S. oil production would peak in 1970 proved to be startlingly accurate, so it is possible that the prediction of the same methodology applied to world oil production may be equally accurate. Still, it is a hotly debated subject. See also future energy development.bg:2010-те de:2010er et:2010. aastad el:Δεκαετία 2010 es:Wikipedia:Artculo futuro eo:2010-oj fr:Annes 2010 it:Anni 2010 la:201. decennium nl:2010-20 ja:2010年代 pl:Lata 2010-2019 pt:Dcada de 2010 ro:Anii 2010 sl:2010. fi:2010-luku sv:2010-talet zh:2010年代

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