Climate change is self-evidently a global phenomenon. From the most populous countries to the loneliest, everyone, everywhere will be affected in some way by climate change.
Climate change resilience varies widely from place to place. Also, not everyone’s circumstances are equal.
Is there any place anywhere on Earth, within reason, relatively protected from the ravages of climate change?
Well, we have listed some of the places on Earth which are safe on the event of massive climate change.
Switzerland might be a desirable place to live. It is a landlocked country which means it’s buffered from rising sea levels.
The officials in this country tend to take climate-related threats more seriously than rest of the world.
The country promised to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.
But it doesn’t mean Switzerland is impervious to the effects of climate change. Warmer temperatures mean more melting snow resulting in higher risks of floods and rockslides.
New Zealand is a green country with a very small population. The residents mostly use renewable sources of energy.
All electricity is produced by sustainable and renewable means. To service the national needs, this country produce enough petrochemicals and coal.
New Zealand is not at a risk of being swamped by migrating messes as other countries might be.
Also, this country can handle significant rise in sea level and considerable changes in weather.
Kodiak Island Borough
This island is a remote community of around 14000 people that spreads down the coast of the coast of the Alaska Peninsula.
This place sits downwind from a cluster of active volcanoes and is home to 3500 oversized bears.
When it comes to climate change, it is also one of the safest place to live in the United States.
This city can handle considerable weather changes being the most climate resilient place in the entire nation.
The tropics region at mild elevation but near to the sea would be one of the safe place to live in.
If radical global warming occurs, temperate regions will be affected more than the tropics, especially the regions near water.
A slight elevation i.e. 10 feet above water will be sufficient to avoid any problems from sea level.
In case of severe global cooling, the tropics are likely to remain habitable, regardless of what happens to temperate regions.
Cities such as Northern coastal California, Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia are few safe places to live in Pacific Northwest during adverse climate change.
These places will see better weather and will get less snow than they do now. This place has good supplies of water.
They are steep, so water rise is not a problem. And they are also resilient to adverse climate changes.
This country is far enough from the equator to have its weather moderated and far enough to have fewer climate refugees cross its borders.
The temperature here is relatively cold winters and warm summers which is influenced by oceanic air currents from the west.
The winter here is dominated by frosty weather with heavy snowfalls at times. The late summer and autumn months bring heavy rainfall.
The climate change here is moderate making it one of the safe place to live in the event of adverse climate change.
It depends on how exposed and sensitive each place is, and how well it can prepare for the climate event and deal with it afterwards.
Also, it depends on how badly somewhere is being affected by climate change.
The key to safety isn’t to escape or relocate to another world but to deal with and prepare for the reality of what’s happening.