Already we have had an entire years worth of earth quakes, by comparison to the average, and it is only April.
We are also seeing volcanic activity, in the case of the link above, disrupting air travel and grounding thousands of flights.
I don't believe the earth is going to do anything like in the movie 2010, but for some it already has been just like in the movie, such as the quake in Haiti.
In some scientific exploration and theory, we are experiencing a harmonic convergence, or possibly a shift in magnetic filed and polarity.
It isn't too far a stretch to consider this will cause unrest, and even possibly a large number of earth events.
As we understand, volcanic ash can indeed reflect solar radiation, and coupled with the affects of CO2 and the resulting increase in precipitation, could trigger an extreme climate change.
We can do a Mr. Wizard experiment
Take shavings of iron or steel and spread them on a piece of thin cardboard (draw a picture of earth on it) and place a strong magnet under it.
We will then see the polar ends and the field. Imagine the field around the earth.
Now flip the magnet around and watch the metal shavings move.
Our earth has a great deal of metals as well as a gravitational field around it, and it isn't then hard to imagine how this change could cause a great deal of disruption on earth.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/04/16/d ... tml?hpt=C1
Editor's note: Rosanne D'Arrigo is a senior research scientist at the Tree-Ring Laboratory of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. She is also the associate director of the Biology and Paleoenvironment Division at the observatory.
The complex nature of these events may well make large and small changes in our environment.
This possibly may affect us and our own life in ways, after all we are "of the earth".
Could the Mayans have had some understandings of this kind of alignment and change? Is 2012 the focus of these events?
Is the earth and its magnetic field subject to the alignment of the galaxy? the sun? planets? all of them? Simply put, absolutely.
In the past this may have been a very catastrophic time. Now with our very populated earth, possibly much more so.