...[T]he time period after December 21, 2012 should see an increase in catastrophes such as meteor airburst and impact events like the one that took place in Russia on February 15, 2013. I made this assessment based on my interpretation of the ancient writings and astronomical records of the Maya. I argued that the Maya were aware of multiple cycles of such catastrophes which they encoded into their calendars. Their 250-year calendar tracked smaller events and their 5000-year calendar tracked the larger events. December 21, 2012 marked the end of this 5000-year cycle and far from representing the "end of the world" I argued that it represented the beginning of a new age of disasters and cosmic catastrophes.