UK and Ireland among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, study suggests

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: July 30

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: Sky News

Author(s): Alexa Phillips

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Researchers say a worldwide breakdown could happen “within a few decades” and have identified five countries most likely to withstand future threats.

The UK and Ireland are among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, researchers have said.

A study has suggested a combination of ecological destruction, limited resources and population growth could trigger a worldwide breakdown “within a few decades”, with climate change making things worse.

A “very likely” collapse would be characterised by the disintegration of supply chains, international agreements and global financial structures, according to researchers at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.

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