According to Wikipedia and other web sites, the Mayan civilization predicted the end of the world for the end of 2012. However, the Mayans themselves saw an end to their own civilization around 1000 A.C.E. One scholar seem to think they were concerned that they would disappear, which they did. Their prophecy should have disappeared with them.
Consequently their ability to predict was flawed. In any event their lack of accuracy should give us a sigh of relief. The Western Bible has hundreds of correct predictions about many things, and modern prophets have a remarkable level of accuracy – all say the end is not yet.
For example – KimClement.com.
At any given time in history someone somewhere will sow seeds of panic and fear in people about the end of the earth, or whatever. It used to be the Soviets, or flesh-eating diseases. Usually they are out for a headline or maybe money. One thing is certain. No one who is born on this earth lives forever so yes, the end is coming for everyone. Our job is not panic but assured preparedness.
Ignore the fearmongers – we are to be ready for anything.