I’ve decided to adopt an end-of-the-world theory surrounding 2012. I think it will be all the rage to have one as we approach a year designated by the Mayans as the end of time. For those of you not up to speed, the Maya apparently have an tremendously sophisticated and accurate cosmological calendar which ends on 2012. Sorta.
Mine is to be Solar Superstorms.
I like this one because it doesn’t require the participation of otherworldly beings, divine or otherwise. It also seems a little cleaner and less about mass casualties.
Anyway, I’ve got some time to debunk this one and/or stock up on supplies, so check back periodically as my late-night paranoia wrestles with my innate cynicism.
Original New Scientist Article Here