Im in 7th grade and i need to write a persuasive essay on how the world ISNT going to end in 2012? help?
The burden of proof is on those who say it will end. They have to present some evidence, otherwise we’ll just assume life will go on as normal. The problem is that they haven’t got any evidence. The claimed events such as pole shift, PlanetX/Nibiru, deadly solar storm, rare alignment, photon belt, etc. are just complete unscientific nonsense.
Just go through the claims one by one and say why they won’t happen. This website should help: http://www.2012hoax.org
You could also cover reasons why people predict such things. It’s largely the work of the paranoid, conspiracy theorist types who are desperate to appear important and grab people’s attention by making wild claims. Latching on to them are the scammers who see an opportunity to fleece gullible people of their cash by selling them survival kits and other useless junk. Read here how they do it: http://www.astroengine.com/?p=6404