3Qs: Doomsday Predictions Debunked
December 21, 2012
Some people are not making plans for the New Year. From hiding in bomb shelters to sharpening their survival skills, doomsday theorists are preparing for judgment day, which the Mayan calendar predicts will take place on Friday. Toyoko Orimoto is an assistant professor of physicsin the College of Scienceand a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider—the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. Here, she explains what a potential end of days scenario would look like and why we should be more concerned about climate change.