I think this is the topic worth discussion. I wonder if it has gripped the attention in your area, but out here, its slowly getting into people's minds.
The notion is that on the 21st of December, 2012, the earth would be destroyed and the belief is supported by scientific and mythological belief. The forecast is based primarily on what is claimed to be the end-date of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which is presented as lasting 5,125 years and as terminating on December 21 or 23, 2012.
I wouldn't get into why's and how's of the matter.
Check this out though--> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
It may interest you.
What do you think? Is it really going to happen?
Personally, my gut feeling says that our lives would still suck on 24th December as they are doing now.