I wonder why we all feel the need to predict what is likely to happen during 2017? Twice this week I heard "winter isn't over yet - there can be some really bad snow in February. I remember in 1979..." Well even the Met Office is not always spot on so really I don't see why we need to even try. Let's wait and see.
Look at Last year and Predictions - Donald Trump and Brexit to name but two. If we lived in Syria, Iraq, Yemen - or many other places - predictions would be far from the top of the list for worrying. Being killed, getting enough to eat, would be much more important. Just staying alive.
There will undoubtedly be more killings - who knows where - I have no doubt there will be earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, Avian flu in this country (it has already arrived). There will be other things we haven't even thought of - good and bad. We just have to hope that the good outweigh the bad.
I for one will just not be predicting anything - wait and see is to be my motto for the year (if I am still alive at the end of it - at my age it doesn't do to look too far ahead.)
If you want to see a U F O then go to Gwil's site (zen my ass) - now there's something to put you off predicting what the year might hold.