Worried about the end of the world in 2012? Then know these things, and relax

The internet is awash with tales of how the Earth will end in December 2012. There are books, viral videos, there’s a Hollywood film, scare stories on the news, and you can even buy survival guides.


Well don’t be. It’s all nonsense.

Don’t believe me? Well read the following 20 points, then relax.

These are based on my 2012 research, if you’re unsure about anything click on the link and you’ll be taken to the relevant post.

1. The Maya had more than one calendar, but none of them end in 2012. A new cycle will begin on the 21st of December 2012, this would be a time of celebration for the Maya, but nothing more would be expected to happen. (More?)

2. The Maya NEVER predicted the end of the world. Not once. (More?)

3. Mayan writings mention dates after 2012, some far into our future. (More?)

4. The Maya living today aren’t predicting the end of the world, and they’re sick of all this stupidity. It’s offensive to their beliefs and history. (More?)

5. Planet X/Nibiru does NOT exist, if it did, you would be able to see it in the sky by now. Go and check. You won’t see it. (More?)

6. Not one astronomer, or any other kind of scientist, has ever verified Nibiru’s existence. (More?)

7. No ancient civilization ever mentioned Nibiru. (More?)

8. There will be no cosmic alignments on the 21st of December 2012. (More?)

9. Even if there was a cosmic alignment, this would have no effect on the Earth, it doesn’t matter if the alignment is with Jupiter, a black hole, or a galaxy, these objects are too far away to have any effect on the Earth. (More?)

10. Solar storms created by solar flares happen all of the time; they usually have little effect on us, although they can damage satellites. (More?)

11. There will NOT be a solar maximum in December 2012; it will be in May 2013, and NASA predicts it will be a small one. (More?)

12. We’ve lived through tens of thousands of solar maximums, we’re still here. (More?)

13. Our survival as a species could be threatened by an asteroid or comet colliding with the Earth, but it’s extremely unlikely to happen in 2012. (More?)

14. A polar shift is impossible; it’s a dead scientific idea, continents move very slowly as explained by the theory of plate tectonics. (More?)

15. Geomagnetic polar reversals do occur, but they take hundreds of thousands of years to complete, do not affect the position of the continents and do not harm life on Earth. (More?)

16. Super volcanoes are real and could potentially be dangerous for humanity, but they’re extremely rare, and the Yellowstone Park volcano is not due to blow. It may not blow for millions of years. (More?)

17. Just because lots of people are mentioning 2012 does not mean its real, it’s a fun idea, but nothing to be worried about. (More?)

18. You probably can’t trust your government all of the time, but you can trust scientists; they know their stuff and they don’t like lying. None of them believe in 2012. (More?)

19. Lots of people are making money out of selling 2012 books, movies and other products. These people are lying to you to get your money. Don’t fall for it. (More?)

20. People are always predicting the end of the world, go and google it, how many predictions can you find that the world will end in 2010? How about in 2000?

Still not convinced? Then tell me why in the comments below.

10 Responses to “Worried about the end of the world in 2012? Then know these things, and relax”

  1. 1 Babe March 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    You convinced me. This is all bullshit using people’s stupidity to make money.
    Great post and love th rest of the blog. Hope you’ve reached your record with this one ;))

  2. 3 will omar May 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Good job !! Hope everyone reads this n stops spending money on stupid things n stop quiting your jobs for a stupid myth !!

    • 4 Dan Swindlehurst May 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, I hope so too. I’m not confident though, some people love to believe in crazy stuff.

  3. 5 Anita Hensman September 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I would like to believe you but still freaked out, even more so as I have children and my eldest is asking lots of questions because of what he has been told like the moon is going to crash into earth, etc why did discovery channel make that documentary and why did they make that film, what if the government are making plans to save themselves and not us ?

    • 6 Dan Swindlehurst September 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Please don’t be freaked out. There is absolutely no evidence that the Moon will crash into the Earth in 2012 (it won’t) neither is there any evidence that anything apocalyptic will happen in 2012. These are stories made up to make money, that’s the sad truth of all this, it is about making money. The film and various other documentaries were made because people will watch them, and they’ll make money. You shouldn’t trust governments, this is healthy, but you shouldn’t trust conspiracy theories either. The evidence has shown time and time again that governments all over the world are terrible at covering anything up, from Watergate, to Abu Ghraib, to Wikileaks, governments often try to cover things up, but they are exposed by journalists again and again. The government is not lying to you, the scientists aren’t lying to you, but the people who are making money out of the 2012 nonsense are lying to you. Its sad, but true.

  4. 7 Hannah October 11, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Thankyou so much I have been so worried for ages I should be old enough to know better by now! But whenever I worry I shall look at this and give this link to anyone I know who is worried. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou so much 🙂

  5. 8 blue moon December 4, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I hope your right…. don’t know why but still a little worried, one day I’m not other days I am, if this is a hoax these people should be ashamed of them self’s making people worry like this, I wish I didn’t worry so much and just get on with my life,

    I know for fact the mayan calender does not end on the 21/12/2012 it’s the end of that calender which went on for 5,000 and something years and the next for 400 and something years, but still I just cant relax, really don’t know why…..

    when the morning of the 22/12/2012 comes I promise I will never believe in any hoax of the world ending and I don’t think anyone will I really need to relax…..!!!!!!!

    • 9 Dan Swindlehurst December 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that 😦

      If it helps there’s been hundreds, maybe even thousands, of predictions made that the world will end, and none of them came true. The 2012 prediction is just one in a long list of end of the world predictions that won’t come true. Because you can’t predict the end of the world.

      You can see a list of historic predictions of the end of the world here and here

  1. 1 Richard Dennen « onethousandreasons Trackback on March 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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