The World in 2021: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

The World in 2021 will start to look beyond covid-19: to the launch of an asteroid-smashing space probe, the next step in the fight against climate change and China’s supremacy at the box office. Here are five stories to watch out for.

00:00 – Top five stories for 2021
00:39 – Democracy under threat
04:17 – The electric revolution revs up
06:55 – A chance to turn a corner on climate change
10:39 – China v Hollywood: battle of the box offices
14:40 – Defending the planet

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2020: the year when everything changed:

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Electric vehicles: who will rule the Teslaverse?

Countries should seize the moment to flatten the climate curve:

Paris-anniversary climate pledges bring progress but fall short:

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The World in 2021: the pandemic has shaken up the movie business:

Daily chart: Hollywood is losing ground in China:

How Hollywood should deal with Chinese censors:

Why easier access to space imposes new environmental responsibilities on humanity:

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