Last night on the History Channel′s Brad Meltzer′s Decoded, we get another look at the 2012 Mayan prophecies. Will the world end on December 21, 2012? Brad Meltzer wants to know! So first we get the usual briefing about how the Mayans had advanced astronomical knowledge. December 21, 2012 is the day they foresaw the Sun rising in the Center of the Galaxy. The Mayans themselves came to an end as a civilization when they outgrew their resources. Are we in danger of doing the same?

The team next meets with Shuni Giron, a Mayan expert who really believes the end of the world is at hand. She points to a common theme of Mayan art, a snake eating itself. Shuni also raises the issue of solar flares and reminds us that the Mayans were Sun worshipers. The team then talks with an expert about solar flares. We are about to enter a period of heightened solar activity. A major flare could disrupt electricity and electronics. If transportation breaks down, cities will run out of food within three days.

Anchorage, Alaska is the team′s next destination. There they get a first hand look at climate change. Mac is from Alaska and notices how much some glaciers have shrunk. Since water weighs more than ice, could melting glaciers cause earthquakes? Who can say? The Bible speaks of Earth changes in the Book of Revelations. The team explores possible scenarios where scarcity of food and water could cause unrest and widespread violence.

Frank Schein, a survival expert, warns the team about hungry mobs. He has a group of twenty people who have formed an organized survival camp. They have caches of food, water, guns and ammo. The group has a mixture of skills needed to survive and even has plans to make their own energy. They train regularly and are always ready for any disaster.

So are the 2012 Mayan prophecies beginning to come true? 2011 is said to be a record year for disasters, from tornadoes to earthquakes. Floods and droughts are everywhere. Political upheavals show that human civilization is coming unglued. Brad Barker, another survival expert, discusses how quickly existing food and water supplies would become contaminated, leading to widespread disease. A new plague could kill millions, if not billions. Darwinism would become the law of the land within three days.

Brad Meltzer and his Decoded team concluded that there is cause for concern over the 2012 Mayan prophecies last night on the History Channel. While the world may not end on December 21, 2012, the potential for disasters, great and small, is enough to demand people take action to prepare. The future is unpredictable, but a disaster can happen anytime. So stock up on food, water, guns and ammo!