Average surface air temperatures from 2011 to 2020 compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980 (Source:
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of
greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been
previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.
Image 8Edward Snowden, former
NSA employee who revealed a large number of global surveillance programs. (from 2010s)
Image 9Pitbull and
Enrique Iglesias recorded a remix version of the album track "
Dirty Dancer" was released as the fourth English single and became his ninth Hot Dance Club Play chart topper, tying with Prince and Michael Jackson as the male with the most No. 1 dance singles. (from 2010s in music)
Image 14In the 2010s, the
BTS broke numerous records in South Korea and the rest of the world, with the hit songs "
Fake Love", and "
Idol", and obtaining an immense fanbase globally. (from 2010s in music)
Image 31For over 15 months it was unclear what exactly happened to
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 until at the end of July 2015 a few remnants of the plane swept to the shores of the island of
Réunion (from 2010s)
Image 35The financial crisis dissipated through the early 2010s under
Barack Obama. The United States economy was at its all-time best, when former reality television star and businessman
Donald Trump became president. (from 2010s)
Image 36In 2013, China launched the ambitious
Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, with over 150 countries announcing participation by the end of the decade. (from 2010s)
Image 54Greece and Eurozone's rise of debt in the early years of the decade (from 2010s)
Image 55Taylor Swift was one of the most successful country artists of the 2010s. Her albums Speak Now (2010) and Red (2012) both debuted at number one selling more than one million copies in its first week of availability. (from 2010s in music)
Image 56Flume's Flume peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and won four awards at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013. (from 2010s in music)
Image 59The Arab Spring saw mass unrest in the
Arab world early in the decade: Government overthrown multiple times Government overthrown Civil war Protests and governmental changes Major protests Minor protests Other protests and militant action outside the Arab world (from 2010s)
Image 66Adele during this decade established herself as the best selling British female artist of the century, and one of the biggest artists worldwide. Her two albums released during this decade; 21 (2011), and 25 (2015), became the biggest and second biggest selling albums of the 2010s respectively. (from 2010s in music)
Image 80BRICS, a supranational economic cooperative comprising five major
emerging national economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—grew to represent over 3.1 billion people, or about 41 percent of the world population by 2015. (from 2010s)