After the collapse of world civilization, these countries have great opportunities for human survival-BBC News

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New Zealand (New Zealand) is geographically remote and has the best chance of surviving the apocalypse

The latest scientific research shows that if world civilization is destroyed, New Zealand (New Zealand), an island nation in the South Pacific, is where humanity is most likely to survive. not optimistic.

This research conducted by the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK shows that climate change, ecological destruction, resource depletion, population increase and other factors are combined, it is very likely to cause the collapse of civilizations across the world, and this situation is likely to occur “in the next few decades”.

It is believed that climate change can worsen the collapse of civilization and accelerate the rate of deterioration.

The top five countries

The researchers identified five countries with the best chances of surviving the apocalypse and maintaining their own civilization among 20 candidate countries.

New Zealand, located in the southern hemisphere, ranked first, followed by Iceland, Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, while the United States ranked sixth.

The first five places mentioned above are all islands, or island-like continents, where extreme temperatures are relatively rare, and there are oceans to regulate rainfall.

The researchers said that even though they are affected by climate change, these conditions make them more likely to have a relatively stable future state, and the tropics and subtropics are the most affected by climate change.

Durability and autonomy

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Britain also has agricultural production but cannot be self-sufficient

New Zealand ranks first because it has resources such as geothermal and hydroelectric power, as well as vast land for agricultural purposes, and its population is relatively small, so it is easier to overcome difficulties.

Although the land is still fertile and there is some agricultural production in the UK, due to population density and insufficient farmland, in the event of a global disaster it might not be able to guarantee self-sufficiency in the future.

The United States placed sixth and failed to make it into the top five because the United States and other countries are connected by land and have long borders.

Professor Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute, said one of the conditions of the study is the degree of isolation of a place, that is, if global civilization collapses, how will a country connect with its neighbors or if it is in danger, This is a very important consideration.

“So at this point, island countries score higher than countries with land borders.”

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The challenge of climate change

Professor Jones said: “Over the next few years and decades, global society is likely to undergo drastic changes. “

He said the impacts of climate change, including increasingly frequent and severe droughts and floods, and extremely high or low temperatures, will determine the severity of those changes.

He said the collapse of world civilization will completely change people’s lives. This study shows that countries around the world must take action to address interrelated issues such as climate change, agricultural production, energy supply and manufacturing capacity.

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