The SETI Institue has an internet radio show called "Are We Alone?" The Nov. 9, 2009 episode is titled, "Skeptic Check: Doomsday at the Movies", and features such big names as Dave Morrison, Phil Plait, Lynn Rothschild, and Ken Caldeira. This episode deals with the many problems with 2012 hype.
While many people will quickly dismiss the 2012 hype as a mere joke, there are some rather serious problems caused by panicking the public over such a false prophecy. One of the biggest problems with the 2012 hype is the website set up for the 2012 movie. I will not link it here, because it's that bad... The problem is that they're promoting this movie as if it were actually going to happen, and some people are actually believing it!
So take a listen to this episode of "Are We Alone?". If you're one of the 2012 zealots finding this from Google, you could learn a lot from this radio show. If not, well you'll still enjoy it any ways!