The following article summary’s are a courtesy of Susan Rennison’s website…
Inside Britain’s Armageddon houses: Meet the ‘preppers’ who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end
Daily Mail, 29th November 2012
* Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms
* Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikes
* They all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster
* Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012
The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.
Meet the UK’s ‘preppers’- people who are preparing for Armageddon behind closed doors. Between them they fear a new dark age, natural disasters, a solar flare, and a world without law and order. They spend their entire lives and thousands of pounds preparing for disaster. […]
They all feature in PREPPERS UK:SURVIVING ARMAGEDDON which is exclusive to the National Geographic Channel on Thursday 29th November at 11pm or Friday 30th November at 8pm.
The show is part of the British version of a series about people preparing for the apocalypse. The date that some believe will bring the end of the world is fast approaching.
Comment: This is a surprisingly long article…. BUT, it is clear these people do not fear the end of the world, just the end of modern societies that are not prepared for drastic changes…
2012 Mayan Apocalypse Rumors Have Dark Side, NASA Warns
Space.com, 28th November 2012
NASA scientists took time on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to soothe 2012 doomsday fears, warning against the dark side of Mayan apocalypse rumors — frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may come to an end Dec. 21.
These fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. On the 21st, the date of the winter solstice, a calendar cycle called the 13th b’ak’tun comes to an end. Although Maya scholars agree that the ancient Maya would not have seen this day as apocalyptic, rumors have spread that a cosmic event may end life on Earth on that day.
Thus NASA’s involvement. The space agency maintains a 2012 information page debunking popular Mayan apocalypse rumors, such as the idea that a rogue planet will hit Earth on Dec. 21, killing everyone. (In fact, astronomers are quite good at detecting near-Earth objects, and any wandering planet scheduled to collide with Earth in three weeks would be the brightest object in the sky behind the sun and moon by now.) […]
Unfortunately, Morrison said, the fantasy has real-life consequences. As one of NASA’s prominent speakers on 2012 doomsday myths, Morrison said, he receives many emails and letters from worried citizens, particularly young people. Some say they can’t eat, or are too worried to sleep, Morrison said. Others say they’re suicidal.
“While this is a joke to some people and a mystery to others, there is a core of people who are truly concerned,” he said.
Rennison’s comment: I think the final comment is worthy of some consideration:
Mitzi Adams, a heliophysicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, agreed. “The greatest threat to Earth in 2012, at the end of this year and in the future, is just from the human race itself,” Adams said.
Unfortunately, NASA scientists are speaking up because of the scale of the doomsday hype based on falsehoods being perpetuated by ignorant and uneducated people… The 21st December 2012 is NOT the end of the world….