Just looking at the world today is scary enough. Food, water and energy resources are unable to meet the demand. The potential of religious wars, class wars, racial wars, economic wars, cyber wars etc hang over our heads. The world IS changing. Into what, I am not sure. I do expect a worst case scenario of about 90% of the world population dying, if there is a major breakdown of the world economy. As for 2012, why worry? I tend to agree with Cosmo and KC.