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December 2012: end of the world? - 2012 Explained - Why it shouldn’t be feared

2012 is a business

Before you read this article, here is a video I recently recorded about 2012 and how people build businesses around it to make money. While a lot of people say that you can’t trust NASA or the government because they would certainly hide this 2012 stuff from us, I say there are a lot of people who want to spread this because they make money out of it. So, in the end, who do we trust? Watch it, I think that explains it all, but still, read the article and all the comments for more information.

What is 2012 about?

The year 2012 is referring to the last year of the Long Count Maya calendar. The current Great Cycle, as the Mayas call it, is set to end on the winter solstice of 2012: December 21 2012 and many people believe that on that date, the world will change and never be the same. Some predict terrible events resulting in the destruction of our world and some predict that it won’t necessarily end, but that we will enter a new era and massive changes will occur.

This article will try to answer most questions you may have in a rational way. because there are way too many websites creating some sort of fear propaganda around 2012 and as you will see, you have nothing to be scared of.

There’s too much disinformation going on about this subject and there’s an article you can read that was published around 1990 that reminds me the current situation:
  • 1990’s End of World

What will happen on December 21 2012?

Quick answer: Nobody knows, but probably not much.
There have been a lot going on regarding the 2012 prophecy recently, including the movie “I am legend”, but  surprisingly, not much information about what is really supposed to happen on that date is available. This is Probably because nobody knows and also because probably not much will happen. Most information available about 2012 is making reference to mass destruction of the world as we know it, earth’s pole shift/magnetic field reversal, Nostradamus predictions, end of Mayas calendar, etc.

The base of all the predictions is the end of the Maya calendar in 2012, which is supposed to mean the end of the world or a period of radical changes. In fact, the end of the Maya calendar is known as the end of the Great Cycle. People find it easy to believe in that theory because Maya civilization is known for advanced writing, mathematics and astronomy. It can seem like they really know what they’re talking about, but the truth is that the end of the Great Cycle is not the end of the world, it’s in fact a great celebration for the Mayas:

For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle” says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.”

2012 conspiracy theory

I mentioned in the “What will happen” section that there’s a lack of scientific information coming from well respected sources like NASA. Some people claim there’s a conspiracy theory behind the prophecy to hide it from the public so it doesn’t create mass panic. Now, this does and doesn’t make sense. At first, it sounds like it could be true b ecause I totally agree the government could restrain publications from the NASA as it’s a governmental agency, but I find it weird that this kind of information wouldn’t “leak”.

Do you really think something as big as the end of the world wouldn’t leak from any agency? Keep the NASA apart, do you really think the scientific community would miss something as big as that? When there’s no scientific data about a subject, you really have to doubt.

You’ve probably read a lot of information on websites from people claiming they know more than they should know and that the government is hiding all this information from you. Government is hiding a lot of things from you, more than you probably imagine and they would probably try to hide the end of the world if it was going to happen. But, let’s picture this: The Mayas were there 1000 years before Christ which makes it about 3000 years from now. Do you think someone could hide the end of the world for 3000 years if it was really going to happen and was really that possible and scientific?

Pole shift/reversal, the only 2012 end of the world possibility

The only rational “2012 End of world” possibility is actually pole shifting. A Pole shift is a rare phenomenon and is characterized by the north and the south poles swapping places. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago.

Will I die on December 21 2012?

I can’t tell, the Mayas can’t, Nostradamus can’t and the aliens can’t. On December 21 2012, a comet won’t hit the earth, a pole shift won’t happen instantly and a massive gravity burst won’t happen either. The only thing you can fear is a pole shift and it can take up to 5,000 years to complete…

What if you’re wrong?

In the case that I am wrong, that every scientist on this planet is wrong and that the NASA can’t figure out a simple galactic alignment that would put our world to an end then I guess we are all in the same situation. You, me and everyone will die. Scary isn’t it? Well, no one can tell what will happen tomorrow or in 2012.

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2012 End of the World

2012 has been a superstition to be the "End of the World" in many cultures around the world.  One of the major evidence to be found is from the writings of the Mayan culture.  The Mayans were brilliant artist of studying astrology and predicting events around the world.  For some reason their calendar ends in the year 2012 A.D. which has brought up many suspicions.  Are you ready for a major catastrophic event if it was to happen in your local area or to your family?  It is always better to be safe then sorry, and it is a good idea to know how to survive any catestrophic event if it were to happen. Be prepared and get a survival guide by clicking this link How to Survive Catastrope Knowledge of knowing how to prepare will help aid others in advance. 

Could it be that there is some sort of catastrophic event to occur in the year 2012?  Or is this some sort of superstition similar to the Y2K controversy?  This is my article which will be updated and revised periodically for the sole purpose of letting society be aware of what could come or what is to come. 

I will pull out a number of evidence and facts I found to support my article.  I am in a neutral position of what could happen.  Because why would I want the world to end?  I would rather be prepared of what could possibly happen rather then deny what could happen.  This should not scare others but bring awareness of what man kind could fall into.

The "End of the World" is stated in the Bible, in Nostradamos's prophecies, and even in Mayan culture.  There are a number of websites dedicated for the "2012 End of the World" concept which has brought a lot of debate on the table.  SatansRapture is one website that offers a number of information about the predictions.  The site speaks of a large comet that could travel through our solar system causing catastrophic world changes.  Some call it Planet X and others call it Nibiru . Supposedly this comet is larger than Jupiter and if it ever passes through our solar system it could cause planet Earth to shift the world's polar axis which could cause severe weather conditions such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and climate changes. But, that is not simply enough to convince any normal reader that this could be true. 

Well, if some website made by a proclaimed doomsday fan just brings skepticism then what about Nasa?  What can Nasa tell us about Nibiru?  Check this out, Nasa claims to have found another planet Nasa Site. 

However, a simple chance of a comet colliding with the Earth is still possible but also slim.  It has happened before and it’s more the possible to happen again.  Could mankind be ready for this?  Some engineers are developing nuclear warheads to use specifically on large objects that could collide with the Earth. 

But, let’s forget about the comet theory for a bit.  There are other hazardous things that could destroy life as we know it.  The issue of "Global Warming" should not be neglected and be taken very seriously.  However with natural "green" energy us humans could reverse global warming by installing natural energy into our own homes How to Build Solar Energy which is just one of many examples to control global warming.  With the whole "green house effect" and temperatures rising every year the world will witness weather changes that could be irreversible.  Would anyone believe that this could be the first time in human history where the North Pole will melt away completely by the end of summer?  Could this play a role in "2012 End of the World" theory or possibly later on?  I found an article about it located here if anyone is interested....North Pole gone by the end of summer.

So let’s say "Global Warming" never causes any catastrophic events and amazingly people like Al Gore helps contribute to reverse it and humans go about their daily lives like nothing happened.  We are forgetting other problems that could destroy us.  Political tensions and the wars in the <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 />Middle East play a big role in the survival of human kind. 

With the wars going on in the Middle East many believe it could get worse.  How long has the war with Iraq been going on for?  I remember just being a college student of the age of 20 years old when America first started bombing Iraq.  And that was years ago.  Sure, America has accomplished a lot in Iraq but there is a huge debate on what the main reason for the invasion to begin with.  From what I remember there was supposedly "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.  No weapons of mass destruction were found.  And Iraq did not play a role in 9/11 either.  But, I believe 9/11 triggered one of the reasons to invade Iraq as a purpose for "war against terrorism". 

Either way it’s too late to point fingers at this time.  There are issues in Afghanistan that need to be taken care of as well.  Many lives have been taken, and I hope it’s not in vain.  I wish someday that the world could be at peace and let everybody live their own lives equally in respect.  The major issue I would like to bring up is Nuclear Weaponry.  We have made threats or what others could call ultimatums against North Korea and Iran to cease any further nuclear weaponry.  Iran will not give up and simply laughs at America.  And honestly if we ever invaded Iran it would be more difficult then Iraq was.  North Korea however eventually cooperated with America and destroyed any Nuclear development.  Are you ready for a potential nuclear war or even another World War? 

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What would happen if two counties decided to bomb each other with Nuclear warheads?  The effects would be everlasting and could take many lives for years to come.  A nuclear explosion is equal if not stronger then the temperature of the Sun.  And the radiation a nuclear bomb puts off could affect surrounding areas for a very long time.  This results in cancer caused by radiation and many lives slowly fading away.  A large enough nuclear bomb could cause an artificial winter destroying plant life and animals that depend on this type of food source.  It's all a chain reaction that has nothing but negative effects. 

And what is up with the Economy people?!?!  Seriously, America and most of the world is in an economic mess that is going to take quite some time to get out of.  How does this happen to begin with?  Who is to blame?  How do we get out of it?  Many people would speculate that Ex. President Bush got America into economic depression but really can you put all the blame on just one person?  I think not!  People are using too much resources and everything is becoming more expensive each day.  We are spending too much in the West while the East is saving up so that puts an imbalance on the economy?  The reality is, America is borrowing money from other countries like China and soon enough the American dollar will lose its value further.  I can't even begin to talk about what else is going on but if you want to ride the economic tsunami and survive this depression please visit Economic Survival Guide

So, as much as I love this life and enjoy the planet we lay upon there plays a lot of risk living here.  Some of the risk we can't prevent and others we can prevent.  To reduce the risk is an easier living then what could be.  Whatever happens in 2012 I hope it’s not the "End of the World"  The world is a beautiful place and we should treat it as a gift that could not be replaced.  I hope that everyone realizes the reality of our situation as today is here and tomorrow is never guaranteed. And please folks lets all contribute on preventing "global warming" by installing natural energy into our homes. Natural Energy Resources

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the original legend, the planet comes back every 3700 years ?

Nibiru was invented by a translator with a vivid imagination a few decades ago. Twisting the meaning of old Sumerian texts and certain biblical passages, he created a legend where the inhabitants of Nibiru created us a long time ago to be their slaves and mine gold for them. Every time their planet comes in our area, they would come and collect their gold. In the original legend, the planet comes back every 3700 years (or so) and the next pass was forecast for 2085 or after (not before).

In the 1990s, some hoaxers began to associate Nibiru (already known by us to be fictitious) to a brown dwarf called Nemesis that was thought to be in orbit around the Sun (except the Nemesis theory called for a 26 million year orbit).

The Nemesis theory was set up in 1984 to explain apparent cycles of mass destruction on Earth. Since then, better research has showed us that the cycles were not precise enough to explain any binary companion for our Sun AND infrared telescopes (best to look for brown dwarfs) never found any trace of Nemesis. According to the theory, Nemesis was still on its way out to aphelion and would not return to perihelion for about 15 million years.

The Nemesis theory was thrown in the garbage before the end of the 20th century... where some charlatans picked it up.

In 2003, the charlatans predicted the end-of-the-world. They were selling a book on how to survive the end-of-the-world. Their story is that a planet (called Planet X) was coming around and would be causing storms, earthquakes and pole reversals... sounds familiar?

Shortly after that, astrologists and other "New Wave" types found a link between an old Mayan calendar (a day-count calendar used by ancient astronomers) and the passage of the Winter Solstice position through the thickest part of the Milky Way. So they announced a New Age, where all our problems would be solved and we would live in peace and harmony (the usual astrology stuff).

Lots of people started to make predictions about that date. The charlatans saw an opportunity. They had their book revised, they added all the other junk and loaded up YouTube with videos, pretending that NASA was aware of this.

So now, according to the charlatans, Nibiru and/or Planet X and/or Nemesis will come close to Earth, cause storms, earthquakes and/or pole reversals, and/or hide the Sun, and/or hit us, and/or the inhabitants will take over the world, and/or... and it goes on forever.

Everyone is getting into the act. There are even people who will rent you special bunkers so that you can hide from the Mayan gods, and/or the inhabitants of Nibiru, and/or the asteroids whose orbits will be disrupted by Nemesis (they don't care what your reason is as long as you give them your money).

Worst is that we believe that some of these charlatans are posing as innocent persons, asking questions on Yahoo-answers just to keep the topic alive (they usually include links to their YouTube videos).

So there you have it. The Big 2012 Hoax Off is far from over. It's like a contest to see who will come up with the most outrageous lie about the end-or-the-world.

It would be fun if it were not for the fact that some people actually believe it and get scared.

?? Planet X and Nibiru ??

Planet X and Nibiru, which are separate frauds, do not exist. X was supposed to be here in 2003. It's a bit late. Any other planet like Nibiru that was supposed to be here in 2012 would be visible with binoculars by now. Don't believe cr@p about it only being visible from the southern hemisphere, some of the biggest telescopes in the world are in South Africa, Australia and Chile.

Nibiru was invented by a fraud called Zecharia Sitchin 20 - 30 years ago. He lied about being able to translate Babylonian writing, he lied about some planet with a 3600 year orbit being inhabited by aliens who bred humans from themselves and apes and made them mine gold. The Babylonian "Nibiru" was the planet we now call Jupiter.

The Mayan calendar does not end. They had two calendars and a count of days from a date in their mythical past, about 3114BC. One calendar of 260 days for religious purposes, a second of 365 days for practical purposes and the count of days. Their complex system of counting cannot handle large numbers easily so when the numbers got much above around 1.8 million (by our system) they found it more convenient to start again. Some inscriptions mention later dates, so it looks as if they expected nothing much to happen.

In any case prediction based on this by Mayans or anyone else are superstition. The prediction was invented by typical woo-woos just a few years ago.

Every shred of "evidence" brought forward to support disaster or some significant change in late December 2012 is fraud. There will be no planetary alignments, the Sun, Earth and galactic centre will not align (even if these alignments happened there would be no effect).

Prophecies based on Nostradamus or Revelation have never been fulfilled in the past,. no matter what the lunatic fringe Christians say. The "Bible Codes" predicted nuclear war for 1997 but were shown to be fraud a dozen years ago.

Everything about this is lies, superstition, delusion and practical jokes, mostly for the purpose of selling faked up books, videos and cheap documentaries to the Fox network who will transmit anything so long as it is focus and does not defame anyone who is likely to sue.

Irresponsible money grubbing creeps in suits.

NASA- end of the world in 2012?

Do you really believe that a planet called nibiru is going to hit earth in 2012?

In fact, David Morrison, a senior scientist at NASA, has gone out of his way to deny the existence of Nibiru/Planet X:


Scientists don't expect anything out of the ordinary to happen in the year 2012, or specifically on the date December 21, other than the solstice, which happens every year.

None of the "predicted" happenings for 2012 hold up under close scrutiny. "Planet X" and "Nibiru" simply don't exist. The Mayan calendar ends a cycle, but there were no predictions of the end of the world. The Sun doesn't line up with the galactic centre; it's 6 degrees off. No asteroids or comets are actually predicted to hit Earth.

All of this stuff was put together by crackpots in order to promote their books and TV shows, and shamelessly promoted by the History Channel. Don't take any of it seriously!

What you need to know (NASA comments in quotes) Why 2012?

"The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012. Then these two fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 -- hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012."
Should we be worried about mysterious planets going rogue?
"If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye."
Is what Woody Harrelson (appropriately cast as an apocalypse-predicting radio DJ) says about planetary alignments science or gibberish?
"There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible."
About this doomsday calendar business ...
"The Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then -- just as your calendar begins again on January 1 -- another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar."
What about meteors and asteroids?
"... Nothing is predicted to hit in 2012."
The earth's crust won't do a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?
"A bait-and-shift to fool people."
So what you're saying is ...
"Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012 ... scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."

NASA wants you to know that the world won't end in 2012

Apparently, NASA scientists are concerned that people might think that Roland Emmerich's new disaster movie "2012" is a documentary. So they put together a Q&A to reassure the nervous masses.
So it's finally arrived. Roland Emmerich's end-of-the-world epic is in cinemas from today and everyone can now see what armageddon will look like from the comfort of a lovely warm cinema. But are we all really going to perish on December 21, 2012? Erm, apparently not.
A few days ago, the US space agency NASA stepped forward in a rare campaign to dispel widespread doomsday rumours in an effort to combat the thousands of paranoid emails they've received.
And now, in attempt to bring closure to the whole affair, Discovery.com have done their part in calming down the human race by collecting the 10 most popular doomsday scenarios and then systematically debunking each one with facts... HARD FACTS.
if you still have any lingering doubts for the future, we advise you to read them. Here are a couple of examples:
The Earth's magnetic field will reverse.
Don't hold you breath. The last field reversal happened nearly 800,000 years ago. Fred Flintstone and our other ancestor cavemen survived. Geological evidence shows that the field has reversed its orientation tens of thousands of times over Earth history. Yet there is no definitive evidence that a magnetic field reversal has ever caused any mass extinction due to increased cosmic ray influx. 
A grand alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will gravitationally perturb Earth.
For the past several decades there have been doomsday claims that the combined gravity from grand planetary alignments will cause geologic and meteorological upheavals on Earth.
None are scheduled for 2012.
In 1962 an extremely rare grand conjunction of the classical naked-eye planets drove astrologers crazy. The conjunction happened on Feb. 4-5 and was accompanied by a solar eclipse! The most infamous grand conjunction was in 1982 and popularized in a book called "The Jupiter Effect," which predicted earthquakes and massive tides. Life went on as usual both years. The moon has a vastly greater gravitational influence on Earth than Jupiter. It's called location, location, location! At a whopping distance of 400 million miles from Earth, Jupiter's tug is pretty wimpy. 
The black hole in the galactic center will affect us.
The Milky Way's black hole has no influence on the galactic disk. The black hole is three million solar masses. The Milky Way is several trillion solar masses when we add the tug of dark matter. Any gravitational influence of the black hole over the galaxy would be like the tail wagging the dog. The Milky Way's collision with the Andromeda galaxy will dump gas into the black hole and it will blaze as a quasar. But that's several billion years away. 
A threatening near-Earth asteroid that's gotten the most press is the 900-foot wide Apophis. But its chances of collision have been downgraded to 1 in 250,000 at its next close approach in 2029. In theory, an uncharted asteroid or comet could come out of the blue tomorrow. But if we don't know about it today, the Mayans certainly didn't know about it 1,200 years ago. Earth-killer impacts are tens of millions of years apart. So there's no reason to be a doomsday clock-watcher. 
The rogue planet Nibiru will swing by Earth.
There isn't such a planet any more than the planet Naboo from the Star Wars trilogy is real. Purported Internet pictures of the interloper are photographic lens flares or hoaxes. Don't believe every dot you see photographed in the sky. 

Is it possible that the influx of questions you describe is part of some kind of campaign for a book or movie, in the hopes that the volume of denials is taken as more “evidence” that there is a conspiracy?

I ask myself the same questions every day, as the volume of mail I receive about Nibiru (along with various alignments and pole shifts) keeps increasing — now more than 20 per week. Clearly there is money to be made from people’s fear about an approaching doomsday. Some of this hype is apparently advertising for the science fiction disaster movie 2012 (see Question 19). 

Many websites are selling books and tapes about Nibiru or even “survival kits”. It is all very sad, that with so many real issues (such as global warming and financial collapse) people are being taken in by these lies. In the final chapter of a new astronomy book (The Hunt for Planet X) by Govert Shilling, he writes: “There is plenty to do for the debunkers – the archaeologists and astronomers who take a long and skeptical look at the tidal wave of Nibiru nonsense and explain with scientific precision what is wrong with this cosmic fairy-tale. They will have their work cut out in the next few years. 

And on December 22, 2012 there will be a new pseudoscientific cock-and-bull story doing the rounds and the whole circus will start all over again. Because no matter how many new celestial bodies are found in our solar system, there will always be a need for a mysterious Planet X.”