Nostradamus, the world’s most famous 16th-century prophet and mystic, is believed to have prophesied the year 2020 and has called for both disasters and revelations. A year marked with both favorable and dangerous results.
1. Did Nostradamus Predict the Coronavirus Pandemic?
“There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men into dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it.”
2. Rising Global Temperatures
Nostradamus’s famous predictions for 2020 include global warming. The year 2020 will see climate changes affecting the planet and world leaders will begin to work to fight against pollution.
In the last 20 years, we have already seen a global sea-level rise due to global warming affecting marine life and the environment.
Increasing climate change will put more pressure on marine organisms and cause drastic changes to their ecosystems which will lead to species extinction.
Three-quarters of Americans predict that global temperatures will increase in 2020 and will see a new call for individuals to take action to avoid disaster from global warming.
3. Financial Economic Crisis
Famous predictions from Nostradamus for 2020 include an imminent market crash. It is predicted there will be a new crisis, another “bubble” to burst, like in 2008. Experts believe another economic crash is right around the corner.
Americans are pessimistic about a stronger global economy for 2020. Due to high levels of debt and a possible impending stock market crash.
Predictions for America see a high amount of corporate debt as interest rates continue to rise and many companies will fall under the weight of their loans. Contributing to the large pessimism that the economy can turn for the better.
4. Technology and Personal Usage
Technology predictions for 2020 include personal usage of cell phones and t.v time.
People will likely spend more time online than watching t.v. Screen time will be spent more on mobile phones than watching the big screen t.v. Although only 51 percent of people globally feel they will watch t.v more from streaming services than cable or satellite T.V.
Some famous predictions are that more people will own their own cell phones than the number of people who will have electricity and globally there are more smartphone users than those with a basic home phone.
A significant prediction for America is that data security for at least one online account will be hacked. Accounts such as email, social media, and even your banking account are at risk.
5. Common 2020 Predictions are Natural Disasters
Nostradamus predictions include hurricanes and earthquakes in different areas of North America. Numerous natural disasters, including floods, will characterize the year 2020.
Parts of North America such as Canada are less concerned about natural disasters compared to the global population. More than half of survey respondents feel that it is unlikely that a major natural disaster will affect their local town or city.