The date of December 21, 2012 has engrained itself into the
culture of today. There are many who believe an event or events will happen around or on this date. These beliefs vary from cataclysmic to biblical
but what might happen in 2012? This article will delve into some widely, and not so widely, known possibilities. There are four widely held belief
sets of what might happen. These beliefs are summed up as the end of the world, the end of modern civilization, evolution and nothing.
by Virginia "Tentickles" Nicholson
The End of the World
The complete destruction of all life or nearly all life on the planet Earth is considered the end of the world. Here are a few, end of the world,
NASA defines a solar flare as, “a sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness… Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire
electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves at the long wavelength end, through optical emission to x-rays and gamma rays at the short wavelength
end.” The sheer destructiveness of this event is described as, “[the] equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same
time!” Such an event from our Sun would destroy the surface of the Earth. The radiation alone would reach miles into the crust of the planet,
effectively rendering the Earth a lifeless hunk of rock.
Planet X, Nibiru
Astrologists are on the lookout for large objects headed for the Earth, one of these many objects is named “Planet X” or “Nibiru.” Nibiru is
ancient Sumerian that literally means "Planet of the Crossing." It is said that Nibiru will be a rogue planet. A rogue planet is defined as, “an
object which has equivalent mass to a planet and is not gravitationally bound to any star, and that therefore moves through space as an independent
object.” If an object of this size were to collide with Earth large chunks of the planet will not survive. There is even the possibility that Earth
will be knocked off its orbit and become a rogue planet itself.
In the past, microorganisms and viruses have ravaged the planet’s inhabitants killing up to 95% of all animal life. In recent times there have been
waves of sickness killing a large amount of life forms, the 1918 Spanish flu and bubonic plague when relating to humans. With the rise of science and
microbiology there are fears scientists could create the ultimate plague. These fears come from the ability to take genes from one virus and put it
into another creating an entirely new virus. If an angry scientist decides to create this “ultimate plague” it would not be very hard to get it
into the population.
There are 25 Super Volcanoes on the Earth. Super volcanoes are, “substantially larger than any volcano in historic times.” A single super volcano
can kill up to 60% of the planet’s life forms. This includes plant life. The most dangerous of these super volcanoes are known as calderas. Calderas
are, “cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption.” These dangerous formations are so
large they can cover half the United States in 4 feet of ash during one eruption. It is thought cosmic stresses on the planet will cause more than one
super volcano, or even all of them, to erupt at the same time, killing everything on the surface of the planet.
The End of Modern Civilization
The disruption of the global community, trade and interconnectedness; Extreme regression of modern society to past living conditions and past
technology; Regression of persons into “survival mode,” is the many faced definition of the end of modern civilization.
There are many ways
a complete economic collapse can happen. How society will react to economic collapse is extremely important. Society might
not be equipped to handle such an event. It could break down into lawlessness and crime to such a great degree that law keeping bodies cannot contain
Climate change can be any change in regular weather patterns in a region or the entire planet. Climate changes are occurring all over the world and
because of these changes societies around the globe are being affected. What these changes effect can cause civilization to collapse. Right after
oxygen, food and water are the most important things to any living organism. If a drought were to destroy a major portion of the crops across the
entire Earth, food prices would sky rocket leading to riots and violence. The hungry would be put into “survival mode” where surviving is more
important than laws and morals.
Like a bad 1980s apocalypse movie, a nuclear war can cause the breakdown of society. Nuclear war would destroy most major cities; contaminate the
planet with radiation and burn out electronics with their EMP blasts. The survivors of such a war would be left to pick up the pieces and try to
survive on a new harsher planet.
Evolution of Humanity
Any event or series of events that result in the betterment of humanity as a whole is evolution of humanity.
Some believe that the increasing mistakes of those in power will cause the population of nations to rise up and defend their way of life. Most notably
the citizens of the United States have begun to rebel against the policies of the politicians.
Humans only use 10% of our brains. Some believe our minds will expand to infinite heights, allowing the populous of the Earth to fix the wrongs of
humanity and further science and the arts.
Aliens will make first contact publicly and share their technology with humanity, allowing humans to explore the cosmos and fix our wrongs.
Angels will descend from Heaven to bring humanity into God’s Kingdom.
Of course the entire 2012 hype might just be that, hype but the world won’t know until December 2012 if anything of great magnitude will happen.
(Authors Note: Feel free to check out my first 2012 article here: Why Do So Many Believe In