Scientists have named the United Kingdom as one of five countries that are “best suited” to withstand the collapse of civilisation.
According to a new study, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand are among the five countries best adapted to survive the utter collapse of civilisation.
Climate change, harsh weather, and population increase, according to researchers, might bring civilisation to the brink of collapse “in the next years and decades.” A new study from Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute looked at how such a collapse could disrupt global supply lines, diplomatic accords, and financial systems. However, the UK and Ireland are well positioned to weather the storm.
The study was published in the journal Sustainability on July 28 and identified the five countries that are “best adapted” to withstand the collapse of civilisation.
“Significant changes are possible in the coming years and decades,” said Professor Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
“The severity of these changes could be determined by the impact of climate change, which includes increasing frequency and intensity of drought and flooding, high temperatures, and increased population movement.”
The authors of the study looked at how a number of issues, such as environmental devastation, limited resource access, and population increase, could lead to the collapse of complex civilization.
Climate change was subsequently added as a “risk multiplier,” with the belief that it would exacerbate the alarming trends.
New Zealand topped the list of countries most likely to keep civilisation within its boundaries, according to the survey.
Tasmania, Ireland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom came in second, third, and fourth, respectively.
Although hypothetical, the collapse of civilisation could be a protracted process that takes years or decades to complete.
However, the experts have warned that it might happen extremely quickly – within a year or less – and without warning.
A third scenario has evolved, in which the collapse occurs gradually before reaching a point of no return.
A number of “feedback loops” were discovered by the researchers as having the potential to cause a catastrophic collapse.
Because of the financial world’s “hyper-connectivity,” the problems could spread like wildfire from country to country.
So, what makes the United Kingdom and the other four countries the “best suited” to survive the collapse of civilisation?
The researchers weighed the countries’ energy and manufacturing self-sufficiency, as well as the availability of arable land, against their population.
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