NEW ZEALAND - Best Place to Survive Global Collapse

Arno Froese

New Zealand, Iceland, the UK, Tasmania and Ireland are the places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to a study.

The researchers said human civilization was “in a perilous state” due to the highly interconnected and energy-intensive society that had developed and the environmental damage this had caused.

A collapse could arise from shocks, such as a severe financial crisis, the impacts of the climate crisis, destruction of nature, an even worse pandemic than Covid-19 or a combination of these, the scientists said.

The researchers said their study highlighted the factors that nations must improve to increase resilience. They said that a globalized society that prized economic efficiency damaged resilience, and that spare capacity needed to exist in food and other vital sectors.

Billionaires have been reported to be buying land for bunkers in New Zealand in preparation for an apocalypse. “We weren’t surprised New Zealand was on our list,” said Prof Aled Jones, at the Global Sustainability Institute, at Anglia Ruskin University, in the UK.

The study also said, that due to environmental destruction, limited resources, and population growth: “The [academic] literature paints a picture of human civilization that is in a perilous state, with large and growing risks developing in multiple spheres of the human endeavor.”

New Zealand was found to have the greatest potential to survive relatively unscathed due to its geothermal and hydroelectric energy, abundant agricultural land and low human population density.

-www.theguardian.com, 28 July 2021

Arno's Commentary

Words like “perilous state,” “global collapse,” and “preparation for an apocalypse” make one perk up and listen. The Guardian’s article reminds us of prophetic Scripture as documented in Revelation 18. We read in verse 11: “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.” That speaks of total collapse. It’s Armageddon, and that’s what the whole world is headed toward. The Bible makes it clear: there is a beginning and there is an end. The end is described as absolutely catastrophic, never before experienced in the history of humanity. Jesus said, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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