Climate change, growing inequality, systemic racism, militarized police, rising fascism, Covid-19 pandemic, plagues of locusts. From is2020over.com, a list of 2020's bad news to date.
- More than 20% of Australia's forest is lost to forest fires.[>]
- World War III is barely averted after US aggression.[>]
- Africa is plagued by unprecedented locust swarms.[>]
- The UK withdraws from the European Union.[>]
- The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are postponed due to COVID-19.[>]
- COVID-19 is declared a global pandemic. Hundreds of thousands die. [>]
- Schengen borders are closed, halting European travel.
- Global public air traffic comes to a halt.
- Mecca sits eerily empty, despite Ramadan.
- Pentagon releases UFO footage.
- White people riot to get haircuts.
- 1986 sent a "Miss Me?" as a wildfire in the radioactive forests around Chernobyl caused radiation to spike 20-fold.
- Eurovision Song Contest is cancelled.
- Microsoft breaks Windows via update, again.
- Locusts now sweep India and Pakistan.
- The murder of George Floyd sparks protests & riots throughout the US.
- A new Ebola outbreak was declared in Mbandaka, Congo, where no cases had been found since 2018.