Are you ready for the onset of the apocalypse? If not, then it's time to think about it, because the end of the world can come at any time due to a sudden pandemic, nuclear war or other threat that could lead humanity to extinction. If you find yourself in the right place at the time of the disaster, then according to scientists, you can survive and later help restore humanity. A team of researchers from the University of Otago (New Zealand) has identified and even classified the best potential shelters in the event of an apocalypse: places that can guarantee long-term human survival in the event of a disaster. The study is published in the Risk Analysis Journal.
- 1 How to behave during the apocalypse?
- 2 Best Doomsday Refuge - Australia
- 3 New Zealand - the best place to hide from zombies
- 4 Iceland - one of the best places to live after the end of the world
- 5 Malta - another salvation from the apocalypse
- 6 Japan - a country of earthquakes and tsunamis
How to behave during the apocalypse?
The study shows a map of the world with the mosteffective havens in the event of an apocalypse. Despite the fact that at first glance, the work of scientists resembles the plot of a science fiction work or film, the researchers warn that danger, though not inevitable, is still possible in the future. One way or another, the doomsday watch hands are still at around two minutes to midnight, reminding humanity that the situation on the planet is, to put it mildly, tense.
Neil Walson, one of the authors of the study believesthat the latest discoveries in biotechnology could lead to a pandemic. Although disease carriers can easily cross land boundaries, a self-contained, enclosed island can contain an isolated and technologically skilled population that can populate the Earth after a natural disaster.
According to scientists, the island is the best place forto survive during the end of the world. Note that in their work, experts did not take into account small islands. Although individual groups of people can survive without outside help, small groups without technical experts are unlikely to be able to effectively rebuild and recreate modern technological civilization.
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For this reason, scientists only consideredindependent sovereign states recognized by the United Nations (UN), without land borders common with other states (not related to other nations) and with a population of more than 250 thousand people. The paper also considers the characteristics of the population, the location of the shelter, the availability of natural resources, as well as political and social characteristics. The result is a list of the 20 safest places in the world. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the top five of them.
The best refuge in the event of the end of the world - Australia
Australia's island states followed byfollowed by New Zealand and Iceland, apparently, have the characteristics necessary to become an effective refuge from the catastrophe, after which a large-scale technological society can be successfully rebuilt. According to 2017 data, more than 24 million people live in Australia - among them there are certainly those who are well versed in technology.
New Zealand is the best place to hide from zombies
New Zealand in second place. As expected, the leaders were countries with high GDP, which do not have problems with the production of food, medicine and energy, and are also far from other states.
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Iceland - one of the best places to live after the end of the world
The results of the study show that someisland states have the characteristics necessary to maintain technological culture in the event of a disaster. According to scientists, humanity should be prepared for extreme situations. Iceland took an honorable third place out of 20 countries suitable for life after the end of the world.
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Malta - another salvation from the apocalypse
In fourth place is Malta, whichlocated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. If a zombie apocalypse suddenly occurs in the world like in the series The Walking Dead, then Malta will become the safest place on the planet. However, experts believe that such a development of events is the least likely.
Japan - a country of earthquakes and tsunamis
Closes the top five Japan, locatedin the pacific ocean. In this country, there are also likely to be people who are able to restore the technology destroyed during the apocalypse. However, Japan often suffers from earthquakes and tsunamis, so there is less chance of survival on its territory.