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Sharing Environmental Concerns with Ancient Mayans

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(December 20, 2012) DECEMBER 20, 2012 - According to the ancient Mayan calendar, on 21 December, 2012, the 13th baktun – a calendrical measure equivalent to 144,000 days – will conclude as the next one commences. Many have interpreted this epochal transition from one era of human civilisation to another as a harbinger of apocalypse. Others believe that the turning of the Mayan calendar will mark a qualitative shift in the human relationship with the cosmos. More than a millennium ago, the ancient May...