Top 10 countries

What countries and regions would you chose to migrate to (destination) and why (criteria) if we face an average planetary heating of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century? On this page we will add criteria and countries.Criteria that will play a role in choosing a destination:

  1. Moderate climate (fertile soil, agricultural production, et cetera)
  2. (Geo)politically safe and stable
  3. Fairly prosperous and economically diversified
  4. Comparable culture (totally different culture is hard to adapt to)
  5. Defensible to climate change impact
    1. Responsive institutions
    2. Higher than sea-level altitude
    3. Fresh water supplies but no flooding
    4. Managable amounts of climate refugees
  6. Open to your migration
  7. [to be completed]

What countries would be likely to score high for Westerners?

Northern Hemisphere:

  1. Canada
  2. Scandinavian countries
  3. Iceland
  4. Russia
  5. Switzerland
  6. US above 42nd (Michigan, Minnesota, Alaska, et cetera)
  7. United Kingdom / Ireland
  8. Baltic states

 Southern Hemisphere:

  1. New Zealand
  2. Chile
  3. Southern Argentina

If the world warms more than 4°C by the 2070? Heaven help us.

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