Friday, March 2, 2012

Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

This article is meant as a call to action. It may already be too late, so we cannot afford to wait any longer. We need to begin bringing about the changes needed to save our planet and humanity, immediately. We must do whatever is necessary to save our earth and with her mankind as a species.

Massive environmental disasters? A planetary collision? Weird solar flares? Strange gravitational effects? A new ice age? Global famine? Global enlightenment? 2012 is loaded with “end of the world” scenarios, but will 2012 be the year the world ends, or will 2012 fizzle by with nothing noteworthy to happen at all?

You may have noticed that a lot of people believe in some 2012 Doomsday scenario. This can be partially attributed to the disaster movie "2012," coupled with a massive social media, viral marketing and a multi-million dollar advertising campaign launched by a website claiming to belong to the "Institute of Human Continuity." Though the Mayan calender phenomenon is nothing more than a numerical coincidence, with no evidence suggesting the Mayans believed the end of their Long Count calendar would spell doomsday, facts mean nothing to con artists trying to sell a book.

According to Ian O'Neill of Discovery News, the whole "2012 business" is easy to debunk. "There is zero scientific evidence to suggest any 2012 doomsday scenario will happen. No one has ever predicted the future and that isn't about to change," writes O'Neill, continuing, "2012 will have its fair share of disasters, wars and turmoil, but none will have been predicted by a crazed doomsayer or prophesized by an ancient civilization."

Back on earth the freedom of the Internet will face serious challenges in 2012, with America’s New Internet Censorship System, as the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) goes before Congress. SOPA threatens to make social sharing on sites like Facebook, Youtube, Tumblr and Twitter a thing of the past.

Predicting the state of American politics, Dr. David B. Cohen, professor of political science, believes 2012 will look an awful lot like they did in 2011. Dr. Cohen believes gridlock will reign and nothing of substance will get through the dysfunctional and unpopular Congress. If the economy improves or is perceived to be improving by the summer of 2012, President Barack Obama will likely win a second term.

Divided as to the fate of our world's economy, the majority of prominent economists do for-see the Global Economy surviving 2012, however. Even if some are hesitant about any positive predictions, it appears that most don't expect the economic Armageddon some had feared only a few short months ago.

For example, Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist of the Joint Economic Committee and member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, sees the recent trend in the unemployment rate and other economic measures as justifying that early optimism. "I think this is going to be a better year than the pessimistic, dour outlook that many people have laid out," Wesbury says.

Both John Herrmann, senior fixed-income strategist at State Street Global Markets in Boston, and the second most-accurate U.S. economic forecaster based on data from the last two years compiled by Bloomberg, and Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at the world’s biggest asset manager, BlackRock Inc., agree that the U.S. economy is beginning 2012 on a brighter note in a sign investors may be too pessimistic.

"There is more horsepower to this economy than most believe," Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at California State University, said. "The stars are aligned right for a meaningful economic recovery."

Considering my thorough investigation of the 2012 phenomenon, many would consider me an expert, as I have written several articles on the subject, the latest being the encouraging article, Why Experts say World will NOT End in 2012, which included reassuring testimony from Dr. David Morrison, who runs NASA's 'Ask an Astrobiologist' service. So, considering the positive outlooks of all these experts I researched, why can I not shake a sense of impending doom headed towards humanity? No matter the lack of concrete evidence or how hard I try, I can't help but fear for the survival of mankind, as well as worry about the future of our planet.

It could be, because never before in our history have there been so many different circumstances that could spell disaster for our survival. Never mind the 2012 Doomsday predictions of Nostradamus, the Mayans and religious prophets, and never mind the encouraging financial predictions by some of the world's leading economists, NASA reports solar flares could cause power grid systems collapses and total power blackouts for months on 100 million people in the U.S. along with many millions across the globe, while a solar Maunder minimum could bring about a new ice age and global famine. Meanwhile, leading meteorologists like Professor James McCarthy, are predicting more and worse disastrous whether patterns than ever before in recorded history. They warn that the disasters we witnessed in 2011 were but a preview of the record-breaking earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, fires and droughts to come, as there is abundant evidence of an unprecedented number of severe weather events.

“Weather records are being set all the time now. We’re in an era of unprecedented extreme weather events.” - Professor James McCarthy

And lets not dismiss, Web Bot reports of a ’data gap’ due to solar flare activity found between early 2012 running through May 2013, “supporting large scale “wild card” events involving countless UFO sightings or landings in 2012 or beyond.

But no, rather than these 2012 Doomsday scenarios, the real cause of man's meltdown will more likely be "predatory capitalism," the malicious form of our economic system that encourages extensive exploitation to benefit a minority of already very wealthy people.

This new political system has big business, rather than governments, controlling everything. Corporate CEO's control international, national, even local policies, assets and actions down to minute detail. In their relentless drive to amass ever greater fortunes, they have destroyed the planet we live on, while widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots and doubling those who are malnourished or starving.

We are at a critical time in human history. A storm is rapidly forming on the horizon. With every person in the world is connected like never before in history via the World Wide Web and cell phones, most people understand that we are being threatened by a number of serious economic, technological, social, environmental and natural disasters.

Whether you believe in the 2012 Doomsday predictions or not, most of you will agree that we must turn things around. We must abandon our gluttonous, exploitative ways in favor of lifestyles and systems so that our children and grandchildren may inherit a world they will want to inhabit. We must become sustainable.

2012 End of the World, Doomsday predictions and visions that are associated with Nostradamus, the Mayans and various religious prophets of old.

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