2012- Are you prepared?

Reminiscent of the hype surrounding Y2K, the perceived possible end of the world in 2012 has seen a sudden influx of books and films on this topic. There are many theories that point to some cataclysm that may occur in the latter half of that year, including polar reversal, where the north and south magnetic poles reverse (an event that last occurred 780,000 years ago and which we are apparently 30,000 years overdue for), alignment of the solar system with the centre of the Milky Way, exposure to radiation from a pulsar star, civilisation decline from peak oil, Revelations, Planet X, and of course the media-sensationalised end of the Mayan calendar. Whichever side you may believe, the library has a range of books and resources on the catalogue to ensure that you have all the facts on the theories and have the chance to plan for the survival of humanity.

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