The rumors have been flying for the past few years that December 2012 will be the end of the world. A lot of the hysteria has been fueled by the so called Mayan calendar reaching the end of its cycle at that point. Throw in the wacky weather and climate of the past few years, unprecedented March heat, earthquakes in Clintonville, WI, terrible world economies, and a movie dealing with Earth’s demise, “2012″, and you have all you need to stir up a frenzy.
Well some NASA folks have set out to debunk all the end of the world hysteria. They have put together a nice article that basically says there is no science, no evidence, and no facts to support the claim that 2012 is the end. They dive into the following items and explain why we should not be overly concerned about them for this year.
- Planetary alignment
- Magnetic pole shifts
- Planets or brown dwarfs approaching Earth
- Meteors, comets, and asteroids
- Giant solar storms
- Super novas
- Super volcanoes
- Mayan calendar
Well if you are worried that our days are numbered, please check out this NASA link. It should give you a bit of reassurance if nothing else. http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
This post was written by Tony Schumacher on March 22, 2012