The thought of a nuclear apocalypse is a scary scenario, with the aftermath of a global nuclear war painting a bleak picture for humankind. However, a new study has revealed that some parts of the world may offer pockets of hope for survival in the event of a nuclear winter. What Was Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in 1986? Worst Nuclear Disaster.
According to the study published in the journal Risk Analysis, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, and two Pacific Ocean island countries (Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) have a higher chance of survival in a post-apocalyptic world. These countries are believed to have the capability of producing enough food for their populations, and could play a vital role in restoring human civilization.
Ranking the 38 island countries on 13 factors, the study found that Australia and New Zealand had the best chance of survival, partly due to their distance from areas that would likely spark a nuclear war. Additionally, Australia scored well due to its strong infrastructure, energy surplus, high health security, and more. However, its close ties with the US and UK make it a potential target for nuclear attacks, whereas New Zealand is considered to be at a lower risk.