Is Earth Really In Peril?

We are all witnessing that SOMETHING is going on. Things are changing rapidly, people are starting to wake up and we have signs of it all over the World. Protests on the streets, on the internet, people somehow just got sick of it and decided to take control in their hands. Could all this be a part of this celestial happening or is it something totally unrelated? They say Earth entered energy cloud that is changing us and the Planet. Governments are performing measures that obviously point to the fact that something is ahead. Is it purely an economical crysis as they want us to believe, or there is something much much bigger behind it all?