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Old 03-21-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ultimately, humans prefer to not be freezing most of the year. In the future we are going to see the Great Lakes region becoming depopulated.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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Ultimately, humans prefer to not be freezing most of the year. In the future we are going to see the Great Lakes region becoming depopulated.
I don't agree. I have met many people who enjoy it up here, prefer the cold and overall enjoy the four seasons weather. And believe it or not, a lot of people like the snow. I just don't happen to be one of them.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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All up to personal taste.

For me, it absolutely it is. I lived in Indianapolis for three years and Iowa for a year - otherwise, I've lived in TN/SC most of the rest of my life. Iowa is absolutely brutally cold in the winter with biting wind. Indianapolis isn't as cold or windy, but has more cloud cover than Iowa or here.

Our winters are basically three months (December/Jan/Feb with occasional good days - November/March are more good than bad) - Indiana was basically four months flipped with more November/March days bad than good, and rarely any good days during the three core winter months.

I like being outside and have no interest in winter sports, much less shoveling snow, having to bring animals in from the snow, not being able to get up my driveway, etc. I can't do many activities that I enjoy doing in the winter, and life is too short to be shortchanged like that.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Ultimately, humans prefer to not be freezing most of the year. In the future we are going to see the Great Lakes region becoming depopulated.
Considering the LIKELY scenario where water becomes a scarce and valuable resource, and the globe continues to warm significantly, I see the opposite scenario: the Great Lakes region becoming a more and more attractive place to live.

Time will ultimately tell.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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All up to personal taste.

For me, it absolutely it is. I lived in Indianapolis for three years and Iowa for a year - otherwise, I've lived in TN/SC most of the rest of my life. Iowa is absolutely brutally cold in the winter with biting wind. Indianapolis isn't as cold or windy, but has more cloud cover than Iowa or here.

Our winters are basically three months (December/Jan/Feb with occasional good days - November/March are more good than bad) - Indiana was basically four months flipped with more November/March days bad than good, and rarely any good days during the three core winter months.

I like being outside and have no interest in winter sports, much less shoveling snow, having to bring animals in from the snow, not being able to get up my driveway, etc. I can't do many activities that I enjoy doing in the winter, and life is too short to be shortchanged like that.
Most of us who live in the cold don't tuck tail and run when it turns colder outside, so we're not feeling shortchanged.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't agree. I have met many people who enjoy it up here, prefer the cold and overall enjoy the four seasons weather. And believe it or not, a lot of people like the snow. I just don't happen to be one of them.
You are rare.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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You are rare.
I believe I said, I am not one of them that prefers the cold and snow (give me 85+ degrees any day). But they do exist up here and there's more of them than you would think.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Most of us who live in the cold don't tuck tail and run when it turns colder outside, so we're not feeling shortchanged.
Yeah the winters will not be as bad up north as global warming sets in.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, Merry Old land of Oz
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Ultimately, humans prefer to not be freezing most of the year. In the future we are going to see the Great Lakes region becoming depopulated.
I disagree. Otherwise, why are people living in Scandinavia at all? And enjoying the world's highest rankings in terms of quality of life, happiness, longevity, etc?

When water shortages become a critical concern in the Sunbelt, the Great Lakes states are going to find themselves in the driver's seat. people might not like snow, but they gotta have water, and the water in the overdeveloped sprawl of Sunbelt cities is drying up or becoming increasingly expensive.

Moving for the weather isn't silly at all. In fact, it's often a primary reason people move at all (all those retirees going to Florida to escape the cold) and a primary reason why I want to move back to Wisconsin (or someplace similarly attuned, up north) after decades of hating the Texas summer. It's just too much, goes on forever, is very stressful and limiting to outdoor activities, breeds insects and pests like you can't believe -- I yearn for normal temperate zone seasons again, so every three months you get something different. And snow at Christmas.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I have lived in lots of states but I told my husband I was never moving where there was huge threat of tornadoes, he would have to move there without me. I grew up on the western side of Wisconsin and we got a few tornados that leveled houses.
I've lived in Texas which was way to hot for me, in Georgia where it was way to humid for me, Idaho was actually really nice. Alaska although it gets a bum rap is pretty nice. We get the occasional earthquake, it's about as cold as Wisconsin. So all and all I found that no matter where you live there is something about the weather you might not like, but you can't change it so you deal or you move onto the next place.
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