Suppose human civilization is coming to an end, where do you have the best chance of survival? Which country is the best to fly?
What if human civilization ended? Aside from the fact that sometimes and in some places it seems like the time has already come: where would you like to flee best in such a case? Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in England wanted to know. And we’re a little unlucky here in the Netherlands: New Zealand is proving to be the best place to survive a global collapse of civilization.
In the research, they looked at self-reliance, the fertility of the land, and isolation. New Zealand takes the lead, followed by Iceland, England, Australia (notably Tasmania) and Ireland. These are all relatively well isolated places, where there is enough fertile land per capita and where there is also enough knowledge and technology to, for example, generate energy for a long time. If the Dutch manage to get away in time, then aiming for England or Ireland is the best option.
Learn more about the research here: New Zealand best positioned to survive collapse.
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