"The year will end on December 21, 2012." This claim is a common one these days; all of us have heard it. Many of us have heard these claims and know where they have stemmed from: The Mayan Calendar. Quite of number of people believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar also means the end of the world. The problem with this is the claim is outrageous and with other "doomsday" predictions such as Y2K and May 21, it is hard to believe.
When reading this article the evidence that the supporters give us isn't very helpful. The Mayan Calendar ending on this date: easily dismissible. Increased activity on the sun: not very alarming. The decrease in oil and other social problems: humans have always had problems before; one problem doesn't mean the end of the world. The problem with all these claims about the end of the world is there isn't any strong sign that shows an upcoming catastrophe.
I don't think the world is coming to an end soon. The Mayan Calendar idea most likely is being used as a reason to spout another claim. My reason for the calendar ending on December 2012 is they either didn't have time or a reason to continue forward with it. There is also little to nothing about the world ending in Mayan records.
Sure there may be a possibility for an upcoming apocalypse, but it cannot be proved by rumors or random findings. You need some outrageous evidence to support this claim.