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  • Watching the TV, it's easy to worry the world is ending.

  • Between the virus, the riots, and the wildfires, things are looking hairy out there.

  • But this is far from the worst Earth has faced - as earthquakes, volcanoes, and mysterious

  • extinction events have brought life on the planet far closer to midnight.

  • Good news, right?

  • Maybe not.

  • Between global warming, nuclear arms races, and that giant volcano under Yellowstone,

  • it's not a surprise many people are wondering if the end of the world could come during

  • their lifetime.

  • And if it did happen...is there a way to survive?

  • Obviously, if a massive asteroid was going to come and wipe us out like the dinosaurs,

  • the odds aren't good to escape.

  • But many apocalypses are survivable - if you know where to be.

  • Here are some of the best places to survive the end of the world.

  • With most crises, your best bet is to get away from the epicenter of the country.

  • That's why one of the best places to survive the apocalypse is New Zealand, the island

  • nation in the southern hemisphere.

  • Islands have a big advantage in any crisis - as we saw in 2020.

  • They have greater control of their borders, and a relatively isolated island like New

  • Zealand is unlikely to get caught up in border disputes.

  • In the pandemic of 2020, New Zealand was one of the few countries able to isolate fully

  • enough to mostly eliminate community spread before vaccines were distributed, and the

  • island has a thriving economy, plenty of livestock, and decent climate that would allow it to

  • be a haven for many apocalypses.

  • Its one weak spot?

  • As a small island, it would be vulnerable to rising sea waters.

  • Its closest competitor as an apocalyptic survival base may be right next door.

  • New Zealand is small, but Australia is massive - being the sixth largest country by surface

  • area.

  • Sure, a lot of that is the inhospitable Outback desert and the summer season - in what's

  • winter in the northern hemisphere - can be brutally hot.

  • But Australia has many advantages for the end of the world, including several thriving

  • population centers that are spread far apart.

  • This minimizes community spread in the event of a plague, as was seen in 2020 when they

  • were able to do isolated lockdowns to clamp down on outbreaks before they spread.

  • It's not likely to be a combat flashpoint in anything but a massive World War, and its

  • large surface area means it's well equipped to withstand a climate disaster - as long

  • as the air conditioning keeps working.

  • Just be careful of the wildlife - it's notorious for venomous animals.

  • But what if you're looking for something a little cooler?

  • Europe is a busy hub of countries, making it a tricky place to survive the apocalypse.

  • But one country offers a big change of pace.

  • Iceland is located hundreds of miles from any other countries.

  • It's also one of the most energy-independent countries on earth.

  • The island is full of active volcanoes and uses geothermal energy to power much of its

  • grid.

  • Between that and the island's massive fishing sector, this is one of the best places in

  • the world to isolate.

  • They even came pretty close to an apocalypse when their banking sector collapsed, so the

  • citizens are hardy.

  • But be warned - winters are cold and dark, so while you'll be able to survive there,

  • it may not be a fun time for part of the year.

  • But what if the oceans themselves are becoming the danger?

  • Rising sea levels are a big concern due to climate change, so one of the best ways to

  • survive the apocalypse is high elevation.

  • Some of these places might be a little more isolated, but can provide long-term safety.

  • While the highest places in the world are inhospitable mountain ranges, a surprising

  • refuge can be found in Bolivia.

  • The Altiplano is the highest plateau outside of Tibet, and it offers a refuge with plenty

  • of fresh water, a brisk - maybe too brisk - wind, a stunning view of the mountains,

  • and plenty of food in the form of flamingos.

  • They probably taste like chicken - if you can catch them.

  • But another high-in-the-sky refuge offers much greater biodiversity.

  • The kingdom of Lesotho is a small, landlocked nation entirely within the borders of South

  • Africa, and hidden inside it is one of the most stunning natural hideaways in the world

  • - the Kingdom of the Sky.

  • Surrounded by mountains and plateaus, this deep canyon has no fault lines nearby - which

  • means earthquakes and volcanoes aren't a threat.

  • There is no shortage of fresh water, countless species of plants, and local fauna that can

  • easily be hunted for a supply of food.

  • It's also relatively isolated, meaning that you're not likely to have too many people

  • crowding your personal haven.

  • But what if when you want to get away, you REALLY want to get away?

  • If you've never heard of Tristan da Cunha, you're not the only one - it's the most

  • isolated inhabited place in the world.

  • A British Overseas Territory, it's only accessible by boat - a six-day trip from South Africa.

  • This archipelago has several main islands - including the pointedly named Inaccessible

  • Island.

  • The main island has under three hundred permanent residents who make their living primarily

  • by fishing.

  • They're sure to be surprised when they get some new end-of-the-world neighbors, but if

  • you're looking to stay out of the fray, it's hard to do any better.

  • That is, unless you go to the most isolated place in the world.

  • Going to Antarctica to survive doesn't seem to make much sense.

  • After all, it's one of the few places on Earth that has no permanent inhabitants.

  • A frozen wasteland mostly populated by penguins and the occasional researcher who lives there

  • temporarily, it's one of the only places in the world that might get MORE hospitable

  • as climate change melts the ice - but you should probably still be prepared for bitter

  • cold and come equipped.

  • The good news is, the frozen continent is dotted with research stations that may be

  • full of supplies and perfect for camping out.

  • This isn't a place for someone who will go stir-crazy with isolation, but if you're

  • looking to ride out a global conflict in the most far-flung place possible and you have

  • the supplies, Antarctica will provide.

  • And hey, there's always penguins if you run out of food.

  • But what if you DON'T want to get away from it all?

  • Surviving the apocalypse will always be easier in isolated locations, but not all cities

  • are created equal.

  • These population centers are fairly well-equipped to survive global catastrophe.

  • Denver is called theMile High Cityfor a reason - it's the US population center

  • with the highest elevation, and that makes it one of the most easy cities to defend in

  • a war or other crisis.

  • Not only is it surrounded by mountains, but the city is close to shale-oil reserves that

  • give the population a supply of emergency fuel if they become isolated.

  • The climate is temperate and is well equipped to handle global warming - with the rising

  • temperatures making the nearby farmland more fertile and helping to make the city self-sustaining.

  • But would you believe the safest place in America is...the midwest?

  • Kansas City is one of America's quieter cities - unless you're a big Chiefs fan

  • - but in a global crisis, it might be the city everyone wants to head to.

  • The coasts are likely to be in the most danger from rising waters or invading armies, and

  • Kansas City is in the middle of farmland almost a thousand miles from sea water.

  • It's in the center of America's agricultural hub, meaning there will never be a shortage

  • of fresh food if the climate permits.

  • And while it may be out of the way of the biggest cities, it's connected to several

  • major rail lines which should make it easy to bring supplies in and out.

  • But the United States isn't the only country with haven cities.

  • Switzerland has a unique distinction in Europe - it's remained officially neutral in every

  • major war in the last century, and unless it changes that position, this makes it the

  • safest place in Europe during global upheaval.

  • Their capital city Bern is surrounded by the Alps, making it harder to invade and allowing

  • greater control of the borders.

  • The region has rich farmland that is getting even more fertile as the climate warms, and

  • its thriving cultural scene and beautiful architecture means it's not just a place

  • to survive global upheaval - it might be possible to thrive there long-term.

  • But what if things got really bad?

  • While some regions of Earth are better for living in crisis, what happens if a nuclear

  • disaster or massive volcanic eruption renders the surface completely inhospitable for a

  • period of time?

  • The good news is, there are some isolated locations that just might make it possible

  • to survive.

  • Going back to ancient times, our ancestors frequently survived dangerous climates by

  • hiding in caves.

  • Assuming there were no bears inside, of course.

  • In a modern apocalypse, the same holds true, with one cave in the nation of Georgia offering

  • enough space to hide an entire city.

  • Krubera Cave is the second-deepest cave known to man, with a massive drop of over seven

  • thousand feet before you get to the massive cavern within.

  • With eight miles of real estate far below the surface and running water from natural

  • sources, you could easily deploy a team of survivors down there with supplies to wait

  • out the chaos on the surface.

  • Just make sure you have enough food - and plenty of light sources and rock-climbing

  • equipment.

  • Of course, some of the best havens are man-made.

  • It just won't be easy to get in.

  • If you're a member of the United States Air Force, you should hope you get stationed

  • in Colorado.

  • Not just for the ski resorts in Aspen - but because you'll be working in the most secure

  • base in the United States.

  • Welcome to Cheyenne Mountain, a massive military complex surrounded underneath a mountain fortified

  • enough to survive a nuclear bomb or crashing meteor.

  • The electronics in the mountain - which can monitor around the world - are protected by

  • shielding that can block any electromagnetic waves that could knock out power to the whole

  • country.

  • It's designed as a last-ditch fortress for the US Government and is stocked with six

  • million gallons of water - enough to keep a large group of people hydrated for a very

  • long time.

  • But it's not the only haven for the US Government.

  • Where would Congress go if they had to evacuate in the event of a possible nuclear war?

  • The answer is...a luxury resort in West Virginia.

  • The Greenbrier is mostly known today as a popular golf course and hotel, but buried

  • deep under the property is a massive bunker with over 100,000 square feet of real estate.

  • Since 1958, it's been filled with a hospital, pharmacy, and dormitories that can hold over

  • 1,100 people.

  • Designed primarily for surviving nuclear fallout, it's equipped with decontamination facilities

  • and was built in secret.

  • While its existence was exposed in 1992 and the government ended its lease, the bunker

  • still exists - and could easily be equipped with new supplies in the event of a global

  • crisis.

  • This next site is entrusted with the survival of some of Earth's most important organisms.

  • No, not humans.

  • The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located in an isolated Norwegian archipelago in the

  • Arctic circle and has a very important role - to preserve a stock of viable seeds from

  • as many plants as possible to re-seed the Earth in the event of a global catastrophe.

  • While humanity might survive an apocalypse, to heal the Earth they would have to restore

  • its biodiversity so that humans can thrive on the surface again.

  • Officially opened in 2008, it's stocked with seeds from around the world and contains

  • just under a million seed samples.

  • It's climate-controlled and designed to withstand water overflow during warm seasons.

  • It's probably one of the safest sites in the world - although humans aren't its top

  • concern, with no permanent staff on site.

  • But if you're rich enough, anywhere can be your end-of-the-world haven.

  • Vivos, a private bunker-design company, has promised to build a haven for the end of the

  • world anywhere you'd like - even under your home, if the laws will allow it.

  • In a modern version of the classic bomb shelters from the cold war, this company's arch-shaped

  • bunkers are designed to withstand a nuclear strike or a climate disaster, have high-tech

  • ventilation systems that ensure clean air, and average about two thousand square feet

  • - a little cramped, but more than enough to house a family in a crisis.

  • The starting cost?

  • $35,000, which isn't the highest tag - but the more amenities you want, the higher the

  • price tag.

  • The question is, how many of the world's super-rich already have their apocalypse-survival

  • plan built into the ground under their house?

  • For more on the bizarre ways the world could have ended, watchScary Experiments That

  • Could Have Ended the World”, or check outWhat You Should Do to Survive in the Wilderness

  • for some last-ditch survival tactics.

Watching the TV, it's easy to worry the world is ending.

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