Grannie is convinced the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Given the spate of earthquakes, volcanoes, unnatural storms, floods and oil spills, who am I to argue?
She says it all has something to do with 2012 - the galactic alignment and all that. Maybe she's right. Maybe those who interpret the Mayan Calendar ending as a portent of catastrophe are right. Frankly, I think the day after December 21st, 2012, will be just as plebeian as the one before.
There are more things coming that many will continue to see as proof the Mayan Calendar ending means disaster.
I think, some time in the next year - maybe year and a half - there is going to be an earthquake which will strike New York City. It will be a disaster. Geological and financial disaster.
I think there is going to be volcanic activity across the world. These clusters of activity, like we're experiencing now, are common, but as ice melts away from crustal rock, and releases the rock from the overburden of downward pressure, fault systems all over the world are going to become more active. Volcanic activity and increased earthquake activity will result - but people will blame it on 2012.
Darn Mayans. You'd think they would have told us how to avoid all this.