Are you ready for the coming of the Apocalypse? If not, then it’s time to think about it, because the world could end at any moment due to the sudden pandemic, nuclear war or other threats that could bring humanity to extinction. If you happen to be in the right place at the time of the accident, then according to scientists it is possible to survive and subsequently to help restore humanity. A group of researchers from the University of Otago (New Zealand) has identified and even classified the best potential refuge in case of Apocalypse: the place, which can guarantee the long-term human survival in the event of a disaster. A study published in the journal Risk Analysis Journal.
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The study shows a map of the world with the most efficient shelters in the event of the Apocalypse. Despite the fact that at first glance, the work of scientists resembles the plot of a sci-Fi works or film, the researchers warn that the danger, though not inevitable, in the future still possible. Anyway, the hands of the doomsday clock is still at around two minutes to midnight, reminding humanity that the situation on the planet, to put it mildly, tense.
Neil Walton, one of the authors of the study believes that the latest discoveries in biotechnology can lead to the emergence of a pandemic. Although carriers of the disease can easily overcome the land boundary, self-contained, gated island may contain an isolated and technologically skilled people, able to repopulate the Earth after the disaster.
According to scientists, the island is the best place in order to survive during the end of the world. Note that in their work the experts would not consider a small island. Although some groups of people can survive unaided, without a small group of technical experts is unlikely to effectively rebuild and recreate a modern technological civilization.
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For this reason, scientists have considered only an independent sovereign state recognized by the United Nations (UN), with no land borders shared with other States (not associated with other Nations) and with a population of over 250 thousand people. Also discussed are the characteristics of the population, location of shelters, availability of natural resources as well as political and social characteristics. The result is a list of the top 20 most secure places in the world. We offer you to familiarize yourself with the five best of them.
The best refuge in case the end of the world — Australia
The island state of Australia, followed by New Zealand and Iceland, appears to have the qualities necessary to be an effective refuge from disaster, after which large-scale technological society can be rebuilt successfully. According for 2017, Australia is home to more than 24 million people — among them there are certainly those who are well versed in the art.
New Zealand is the best place to hide from zombies
New Zealand in second place. As expected, the leaders were countries with a high GDP, do not have problems with food production, medicine and energy, and are far from other States.
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Iceland is one of the best places for life after the end of the world
The results of the study show that some island States have the characteristics necessary for the preservation of the technological culture in the event of a disaster. According to scientists, humanity must be prepared for extreme situations. Iceland took the third place among the 20 countries that are suitable for life after the end of the world.
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Malta — another rescue from the Apocalypse
In fourth place is Malta, which is located in the centre of the Mediterranean sea. If the world suddenly come the zombie Apocalypse in the TV series “the Walking dead”, that Malta will be the safest place on the planet. However, experts believe that such a development is the least likely.
Japan is a country of earthquakes and tsunamis
The top five leaders of Japanlocated in the Pacific ocean. In this country, too, there are certainly people who are able to restore the destroyed during the Apocalypse technology. However, Japan often suffers from earthquakes and tsunamis, so the chances of survival in its territory remains less.