2012: The End of the World?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

With Russian and Chinese populace gripped by fear of the 2012 Mayan apocalypse this Friday 21st 2012, we thought it might be time to update our End of The World? infographic exploring evidence from both skeptics and believers.

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» See it on the Guardian Datablog.

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  • Brad Koehn

    The magnetic poles are moving several miles per year, far faster than what is indicated on the poster. This really screws up navigation by magnetic compass. (I’m a pilot, and the isogonic lines are constantly moving on the charts, to the point that airports commonly need to paint new numbers on their runways).

  • marcello

    actually believers have NO evidence, they have only their beliefs.
    on the other hand skeptics have tons of scientific evidence against.

  • benjsondata

    I think you’re right marcello. If the Mayans had not been wiped out, they probably would have made an extension to their calendar.