Where to hide during the apocalypse?
Are you ready for an attack of the apocalypse? If not, then it's time to think about it, because the end of the world can come at any moment because of the sudden pandemic, nuclear war or other threats that could lead to the extinction of humanity. If being in the right place at the time of the disaster, the scientists believe can survive and eventually help to restore mankind. A group of researchers from the University of Otago (New Zealand) has identified and classified even the best potential shelter in case the apocalypse: a place that can ensure the long-term human survival in the event of a disaster. The study is 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 case of apocalypse. Despite the fact that at first glance resembles the work of scientists of the story of science fiction works or film, the researchers warn that the danger, though not inevitable, is still possible in the future. One way or another, the clock Day of Judgment is still at around two minutes to midnight, reminding humanity that the situation on the planet, to put it mildly, strained.
Neil Uolson, one of the authors of the study said that the latest discoveries in biotechnology may lead to a pandemic. Although the disease carriers can easily overcome the land borders, self-contained, private island may contain isolated and technically qualified people, able to colonize Earth after a disaster. According to scientists, the island - the best place to survive the end of the world. It should be noted that the work of experts did not consider small islands. Although some groups of people can survive without assistance, small group without technical experts are unlikely to effectively restructure and recreate the modern technological civilization.
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For this reason, scientists have considered only independent sovereign state, recognized by the United Nations (UN), with no land borders, in common with other countries (not related to other nations), and with a population of more than 250 thousand people. Also in the paper the characteristics of the population, the location of shelters, 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 five best of them.
The best refuge in case of end of the world - Australia
Island states of Australia, followed by New Zealand and Iceland, appear to have the characteristics necessary to become an effective refuge from the disaster, followed by a large-scale technological society can be successfully rebuilt. According to data for 2017, in Australia, home to more than 24 million people - among them there are certainly those who are well versed in the art.
Australia can be a great place to survive the apocalypse
New Zealand - the best place to hide from the zombies
New Zealand in second place. As expected, the leaders were countries with a high GDP, with no problems with the production of food, medicines and energy, and are at a distance from other states.
In New Zealand, there is no problem with food production
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Iceland - one of the best places to live after the end of the world
The results show that some island states have the characteristics necessary for the preservation of technological culture in the event of a disaster. According to scientists, humanity must be prepared for extreme situations. Iceland has taken an honorable third place out of 20 countries that are suitable for life after the end of the world.
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Malta - yet another escape from the apocalypse
In fourth place is Malta, which is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. If the world suddenly comes a zombie apocalypse in the TV series "The Walking Dead", namely Malta will be the safest place on the planet. However, experts believe that such a development less likely.
Malta can save us from the zombie apocalypse
Japan - a country of earthquakes and tsunamis
The top five leaders of Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. In this country too, there are certainly people who are able to restore destroyed during the apocalypse technology. However, Japan often suffers from earthquakes and tsunamis, so the chances of survival in its territory is smaller.
In Japan, too, can survive. The main thing is that we all did not die in the event of an earthquake