Is the World Going to End in 2012? Some Disagree with the Predicted Apocalypse
According to the Mayan long count calendar, the world as we know it is predicted to end at 11:11 pm on December 21, 2012. Theories of why or how the supposed apocalypse will occur have filled the internet with concerns: Global warming? Nuclear fallout? Plague or epidemic? Asteroids? Super volcanoes? Aliens? The only certainty about this specifically feared day of the year is that the sun will be centrally aligned with the milky way for the first time in nearly 26,000 years. Whether or not this really counts for something, or the Mayan long count calender itself, is up for debate.
The opinion of some Americans is that it isn’t the first time people have predicted an apocalypse, and it won’t be the last. From religious zealots to biological and ecological catastrophe predictions, the reoccurring theme of “the end of days” has become a human routine, and fearing it is only human nature.
There is a lot to be aware of, threats to our way of life, that may indeed change the way things are. However, maybe not on such a drastic apocalyptic scale. Some concerns that have drawn up fears for the end of the world are catastrophes like global famine, nuclear wars, thinning ozone, climate changes and epidemics. It’s true enough that we have been plagued in recent years by persistently aggressive weather and increasing patterns of natural disasters, but what that means to the 2012 apocalypse is uncertain.
No one, however educated or skeptical, can simply rule out all possibility of an apocalypse or a major scale disaster of any kind, on any particular day. This is why we preach preparedness. It’s essentially being ready for anything and everything. Understanding the risks, whatever their probability of occurring may be, is a part of safeguarding your survival in any circumstance. So, whether or not your doomsday clock is set to go off on December 21, prepare now with long term food and survival water storage. It’s by far the most rational and mind-easing approach to the uncertain future.