Good morning fellow classmates and Mr Sinha. today I am going to talk to you about the phenomena that is 2012; supposedly the end of the world and why it is NOT going to happen. Throughout my speech I will introduce, deconstruct and point out the flaws in the theories that have provoked the question; are we all doomed?.
Since the beginning of time man has said "the end is near" and every time man has been proven wrong. There are many apocalypse theories that have emerged into society such as y2k and the rapture. the theories that predict the world will come to an end on December 21st 2012 are. Geomagnetic reversal, Planet X/Nibiru, Timewave zero and the I Ching, Galactic alignment and The Mayan calendar.
The first theory to be deconstructed is geomagnetic reversal, aka pole shift. Pole shift is when the earth's poles; north and south, rapidly switch places. this would completely disrupt ecosystems, the atmosphere and essentially rip the earth apart; earthquakes volcanoes, tsunamis, that kind of stuff. This occurs when a massive solar flare, one with energy equal to 100 billion atomic bombs explodes out of the sun. This belief is supposedly supported by observations that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, and if our magnetic field is weak the reversal of the north and south magnetic poles is inevitable. Scientists believe the Earth is overdue for a geomagnetic reversal, and has been for a long time, even since the time of the Mayans, because the last reversal was 780,000 years ago. However even if geomagnetic reversals happens, it takes up to 5,000 years to complete, and this would not a cataclysmic effect on the earth.. Also, NOAA now predicts that the solar maximum will peak in 2013, not 2012, and that it will be fairly weak. In any case, there is no scientific evidence linking a solar maximum to a geomagnetic reversal. A solar maximum would be mostly notable for its effects on satellite and cellular phone communications.