Photos from Moscow show backhoes spreading snow to get shopping patrons in the holiday spirit. At least we have the pleasure of taking a picture in front of the Kremlin with some snow,” a couple told the Guardian. “It’s not festive at all,” said a resident to the Moscow Times.

Some people are ready to embrace a new kind of new year. Over a quarter million people signed a petition for Sydney to cancel its New Year’s Eve fireworks display in solidarity with the ongoing bushfires. Deputy premier John Barilaro called to cancel the festivities, too.

But Sydney’s fireworks display is set to go off as planned as the world’s first 2019 New Year’s Eve celebration—citing the potential loss of $130 million in business for New South Wales.

When midnight strikes around the world, we sing Auld Lang Syne, but consider the lyrics’ meaning: should we do something just for old time’s sake? From fireworks, fake snow, to confetti—biodegradable or not—keeping these traditions in spite of an endangered world is costly. So it’s time: Time to lose the Instagram-worthy snow covered streets and magnesium-illuminated night skies. In the future, they’re feel tired and out of place, just like all those 20/20 jokes.

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