Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's End
Apocalypse 2012 An Investigation into Civilization's End Author:Lawrence E. Joseph Don’t look up — It won’t help. You can’t get out of the way, you can’t dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it. — So why read this book? — Because you can’t look away when not just the religious fanatics are saying we’re all going to be destroyed but the sc... more »ientists are in on the act too. Here’s what they’re saying:
We’re a million years over due for a mass extinction.
The sun at radiation minimum is acting much worse than at solar maximum, and one misdirected spewing of plasma could fry us in an instant.
The magnetic field—which shields us from harmful radiation—is developing a mysterious crack.
Our solar system is entering an energetically hostile part of the galaxy.
The Yellowstone supervolcano is getting ready to blow, and if it does, we can look forward to nuclear winter and 90 percent annihilation.
The Maya, the world’s greatest timekeepers ever, say it’s all going to stop on December 21, 2012.
So, see? There’s nothing you can do, but you might as well sit back and enjoy the show.
You’ll get a good chuckle.
That’s why you should read this book.Dear Reader,
If there were a chance that opening this book could set off a chain of events that would lead to Apocalypse, to the end of Life as we know it, would you be tempted? Finger poised uncertainly above the flashing red button? How about if the Apocalypse promised to result in a new age of enlightenment, a Heaven on Earth like never before?
Personally, I’ll take the security of my cozy life over a chance at nirvana. But status quo may no longer be an option, for any of us. This book will convince you that there is a nonnegligible chance that the year 2012 will be more tumultuous, catastrophic, and, quite possibly, revelatory, than any other year in human history.
Parts of this book are best read with a bowl of popcorn: looking into the jaws of a great white shark in search of the meaning of death; touring a picturesque Guatemalan town with Mayan shaman just weeks before it is utterly destroyed. Other sections go better with a tranquilizer, such as the impending eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, or the mass extinction headed our way—on the scale of the great collision that destroyed the dinosaurs and 70 percent of all other species, our best scientists contend that it’s now overdue. Nail-biters should beware the fact that the next peak in the sunspot cycle, due in 2012, is widely expected to set records for the number and intensity of solar storms pummeling the Earth with radiation and igniting natural calamities such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and Katrina-sized hurricanes. And that our entire solar system appears to be moving into a dangerous interstellar energy cloud.
Is it a coincidence that the burgeoning war between Christianity and Islam seems hell-bent for Armageddon? Or that numerous other religions, philosophies, and cultural traditions are signaling that the end is near, with 2012 emerging as the consensus target date? A new era is about to be born, with all the pain and blood and joy and release that birth naturally entails.
Facing oblivion, or at least mega-metamorphosis, is something that few of us are emotionally prepared to do. Thus my excuse for the gallows humor that pervades this story. In a memorable Mary Tyler Moore episode, Mary cracks up laughing at the funeral of Chuckles the Clown who, dressed as a peanut while marching in a parade, was shucked to death by an elephant. If Mary can giggle in the face of death, so can we.
This book gives you insight as to what might happen to the earth and the world as we know it. Some of the studies and predictions seem a little far out. Anything is possible, the planet earth as we know it can not survive forever. The book is titled "Apocalypse 2012", however according to the author any of the disasters could happen before or even after 2012. There is some evidence that disasters are already in the preliminary stages. What really caught my attention is current events happening today in our life with the Chile earthquake. There was a news media saying that Chile's Earthquake likely Shifted Earth's Axis, Shortening The Day. Which to me goes hand in hand with what the author has written. You need to have an open mind and take the information with a grain of salt. Some of the things written may be controversial and even seem far fetch, but none the less it is a great book to read.
Do not let the fact that this was published a few years ago get in the way of reading this book....this is great reading for anyone interested in learning about the various multiple scenarios for a potential serious change in the world as we know it.
Mayan prophecy is only one of the many theories (and science based fact) that this book explores. You may not believe that something big might happen this year but you also might come away from this a believer!
Frankly, I could not put it down. Written by a journalist without bias...presents it as he has heard it from the experts.
I loved this book! I liked the science and was kept interested throughout! It was full of all the information I had heard of in the past and was clear and concise. I got it from my library and plan on buying it soon.
The author is not saying that he believes this stuff is going to happen. He's just doing the research on what others have said and putting it together in one book for those of us who like everything all in one book.
Thank you to the author for writing this book. :-)