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Published:April 8th, 2009 21:16 EST
Is A Solar Storm Going To Destroy The Earth In 2012?

Is A Solar Storm Going To Destroy The Earth In 2012?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The average solar cycle lasts for eleven years. The cycle includes a minimum of solar activity and a maximum. The sun is unusually quiet right now and has been for some time but there should be an increase in solar activity at some point in the near future.

The best current scientific estimate for the next solar maximum is 2012. If this estimate is correct, there is still a few years to try and prevent the potential of a future global disaster. A disaster that would begin on the surface of the sun and could end with tragedy on earth.

A disaster for the planet would occur if a solar storm reaches and hits the earths magnetic shield in just the right way. If it were to happen, millions of people would lose their lives and the planet would be thrown into chaos as the technology that has become crucial to every day living suddenly gets taken away."

Are we enjoying the quiet before the storm, a solar storm that could wreak havoc of global proportions?

We are completely at the mercy of the sun, there is nothing our scientists can do to prevent a solar storm. And there is nothing scientists can do to protect our power grid and communication satellites from the perfect solar storm. We are as helpless and impotent as our ancestors who prayed to the sun deity for good crops.

What`s really scary is that scientists estimate that the next period of maximum solar activity will be in 2012. Why did it have to be in that portentous year that is feared by people all over the world?

"The 2012 Doomsday Prediction is a cultural phenomenon consisting of present-day speculation that cataclysmic and apocalyptic events will occur in the year 2012. This idea has been disseminated by numerous books, internet sites and by documentaries airing on the History Channel since 2006. The forecast is based primarily on a claimed end-date of the 5,125-year Mesoamerican Long Count calendar" Wikipedia

We might as well pray to the sun for salvation, or party like it`s 2011. I predict that as the end of the world (Dec 21, 2012) draws near there will be "End of the World" parties all over the world. There will also be multitudes who in desperation will pray to the sun not to destroy humankind.

Y2k came and went without incident, but how many times can we dodge the bullet? Maybe it`s time to start fulfilling all our fantasies -- we may have only a few more months before Armageddon.