It is not a crazy idea: at some point the world is going to collapse.
And, although the movies talk about alien invasions or other paranormal phenomena, the impact of the pandemic reminded humanity that their end it is practically in your hands.
The excessive industrialization to which the planet has been subjected in recent years has led to several environmental threats take on an inordinate force.
Not in vain the climate change, perhaps the greatest risk, shows every day that it is a latent reality.
Its effects are well demonstrated by the hundreds of deaths that have been registered in a single month due to high temperatures in North America and extreme rains in Europe.
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All that panorama, added to the warning scarcity of natural resources and the lack of energy sources, motivated the latest study that Nick King and Aled Jones, two British scientists, have just published in the prestigious academic journal of environmental focus ‘Sustainability’.
Under the idea of identifying “Nodes of persistent complexity”, places that due to their geographical qualities could survive in chaotic scenarios, they managed to classify in their results the five countries who could better face a global crisis.
Taking into account the variables of energy resources, climatic conditions and agricultural wealth, these were the selected ones.
Formed by a tectonically active volcanic archipelago, New Zealand is the country that greater guarantees it offers to subsist independently of the rest of nations.
According to the analysis embodied in the article, this nation has abundance of energy resources domestic services that would allow them to ensure their permanence in crisis scenarios. Especially when, despite having so much natural wealth, it has not historically been an epicenter of production.
Scientists emphasize that the fact that the Agriculture be its main economic pillar further favors its survival in collapse scenarios.
Iceland, a country located between North America and Europe, is another great option to survive due to its geographical location.
A volcanic island with tectonic activity in Arctic latitudes is a fixed guarantee of energy resources.
Despite not having fertile natural territory for agriculture, Iceland makes up for this with extensive fishing in the North Atlantic and the implementation of technology in new agricultural techniques.
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United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Even if United Kingdom refer to the State that includes the four nations mentioned, the researchers preferred to highlight the relative tendency to endure a possible collapse that this political conjunction of most of the island of Britain.
The big letter is your renewable energy wealth, mainly wind, which would allow it to remain in force for a long time.
However, its high population density (more than 270 inhabitants per square kilometer), and its agricultural weakness do not make it an ideal option for a node of persistent complexity.
The Republic of Ireland, which occupies the island of the same name, does not lag behind its neighbors in the United Kingdom and presents itself as a viable country to recover in the middle of world crises.
Despite its dependence on fossil fuels, the Irish nation has good wind power reserves that give you a good margin of maneuver in critical moments.
Although its territory is not large, its good weather condition and extensive peasant tradition could be favorable for its population to survive in turbulent times.
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Although the main country in Oceania is already experiencing the effects of climate change with high temperatures, its geographical immensity allows it to position itself as a place suitable to endure.
Although logic dictates that your wealth should be in the main portion of land, your future guarantee is in the small 64,519 square kilometer portion of the main island of Tasmania.
This tiny territory, well to the southeast of the world, has great capacities to produce renewable energy. In addition, it is already exploiting them.
Not for nothing, the researchers highlight Tasmania’s current ‘Battery of the Nation’ project, which promotes the development of hydroelectric and wind sources.
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