2016 (MMXVI) is the current year, and is a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

2016 has been designated as:

  • International Year of Pulses by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) by The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) & International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016

"Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable."
Carl Sagan
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