Predictions for 2012

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2012 Predictions
This site is a directory of links to prophecies and predictions relating to the year 2012, no matter whether they relate to global catastrophes, changes of consciousness, or mundane predictions about science and economy. Which ones turn out to be correct will be revealed in the fullness of time ….
Mayan tablet does not predict end of the world in 2012, says expert
A reference to 2012 on a Mayan tablet denotes a transition to a new era, not the apocalypse, according to Sven Gronemeyer
[Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology] has tried to dispel talk of a 2012 apocalypse, the subject of numerous postings and stories on the internet.

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Obama’s re-election and other perilous predictions for 2012
(Globe&Mail) … last year I went out on a limb with 10 perilous predictions for 2011. Surprisingly, eight of the ten guesses are generally correct, albeit some achieving the predicted result in different ways than envisaged.

ICC enters 2012 on a high note
The International Criminal Court was successful in playing a pivotal role in international affairs during 2011, stepping in to act on situations in Libya, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya and elsewhere. The court will get a new head prosecutor in 2012: Gambian prosecutor and longtime ICC deputy Fatou Bensouda is replacing Luis Moreno-Ocampo when he steps down this summer. The Christian Science Monitor (1/5)

Economists see bleak year ahead
Output will be hit by the continuing debt crisis in the eurozone, according to a large majority of economists polled by the Financial Times

Predictions for 2012: BBC correspondents look ahead
It’s Not Just Obama
Twenty elections that could change the world in 2012
(Foreign Policy) If 2011 was the year when governments were overthrown in the streets, 2012 could be the year when politics plays out at the ballot box. A third of the world’s nations will be holding local, state, or national elections; a number of Arab Spring countries will be putting their democratic aspirations into action; and four out of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the United States, Russia, China and France — may retreat from the world stage as they undergo leadership transitions, with major implications for international affairs. Let’s take a look at the races that will make headlines in the year to come.

Karl Rove: Political Predictions for 2012
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or both will leave the Democratic leadership by year’s end.
• Republicans will keep the U.S. House, albeit with their 25-seat majority slightly reduced.
• Republicans will take the U.S. Senate.
• This will be the fourth presidential election in a row in which turnout increases.
• Scandals surrounding the now-bankrupt Solyndra, Fannie and Freddie, MF Global and administration insider deals still to emerge will metastasize, demolishing the president’s image as a political outsider. And more …

Why 2012 is a landmark year for climate change
2012 is a lot of things. It is the UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The Year of the Dragon. The year Nostradamus predicts the world will end, again. It could also prove to be a crunch year for climate change action.

This prediction was made in January 2010 Global supply of rare earth elements could be wiped out by 2012 We are curious whether the claim that 97 percent of the world’s supply comes from mines in China, and China is prepared to simply stop exporting these strategic elements to the rest of the world by 2012 is still true.

Five political stories to watch in 2012
2011 was a banner year for Canadian politics, one that saw the Conservatives capture a majority government, the obliteration of the federal Liberals and the stunning loss of NDP Leader Jack Layton. So how will these issues play out in the new year? Here are five stories watch in 2012.

ANTONIA MAIONI: A wish list for 2012 Canada
A year can be a long time in politics. As 2011 has proved, it can seem like a lifetime. Even though there was enough writing on the wall a year ago to sense the fate of the federal Liberals’ fortunes or to predict what a Conservative government might do with a majority, no one could have foreseen all of what’s happened in Ottawa or the provinces.
In this season of predictions and punditry, here’s a wish list of what Canada could use to improve its prospects for 2012: Read the comments. Few subscribe to Professor Maioni’s view  and some make very valid points.

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