To many people around the world, today, December 21st, 2012, marks the day the world is expected to end. According to Wikipedia, the “2012 Phenomenon” as it’s called, “is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none has been accepted by mainstream scholarship.”

The widely held belief is that the world will end today according to Mayan prophesy. However, scholars of Mayan history and culture and representatives of Mayan communities themselves made it clear that such a belief is a misrepresentation of their calendar.

Whether or not the world will end within the next 15 hours, what most scientists agree on is that for as long as humanity remains on our current course of over-consumption and rapacious exploitation of the earth’s resources, global extinction of our species is a near-certainty in the coming years.

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