Originally Posted by stins
I guess I'm a little out of the loop on the whole 2012 thing. How funny...sounds like another Y2K thing.
I suppose if it makes people more inclined to take action to address climate change, then great. But...on the whole, it just seems superstitious.
Yeah it's similar, except there was a real concern with Y2k (a lot of computer code did need to be changed), whereas there's really nothing to the 2012 thing.
It reminds me of my grandmother, who's a super religious born-again person. A couple years back around christmas time she was telling a bunch of us that the world was about to end. I think it might have even been 2 consecutive years. Well, the world is still here, but she still goes to the same church that told her it was going to end. I don't know how you reconcile that. If I went to a chuch that told me the world was about to end, and it didn't happen, I'd be so out of there.
Anyway the 2012 doomsday thing reminds me of that, except it's more of a rumor than a religious thing. On December 22, 2012 everyone will just write it off and move on.
Unfortunately people are using it as a reason not to do anything about global warming. Basically they're just saying global warming is a silly doomsday prediction just like the 2012 thing. But really, most people don't know and/or care about the 2012 thing, and only the most extreme even associate it with global warming.