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View Poll Results: Country climate battle: China vs. Australia
China 20 48.78%
Australia 21 51.22%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Old 03-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I know both of these large countries contain many different climates. Which of these two large countries on the whole do you prefer the climates of?
To be fair, we'll only count the latitudes where these 2 countries over lap - approximately 18° to 43° from the equator - so in Australia, that means no places north of a line that crosses both Townsville and Broome approximately and in China, no places north of a line that crosses Changchun and Urumqi approximately.

For me of course I choose Australia by a landslide.. no cold arctic weather in winter even in places like Hobart
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:31 PM
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Ditto - Australia for the much milder winters. Also more generous sunshine hours.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Location: Toronto
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Interesting one to compare. I picked Australia because it has more pleasant climates I'd like than China, it has more climates that are hot or warm without being humid or muggy; it doesn't have too many gloomy, cold or low-sunshine climates.

I wonder how Canada vs. Australia would fare.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:05 PM
Location: Denver
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Interesting comparison. Surprisingly, I prefer Australia overall.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Location: Leeds, UK
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China for the snowier climates. Australia climate-wise doesn't really interest me apart from the thunderstorms, but I can find those in China anwyay.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:41 PM
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The landscape of Australia is pretty much tropical-subtropical. In China it is much more diverse.
On the other hand, it is very hard to find a Chinese city with nice climate but there are quite some in Australia.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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China has a wider range of temperatures, but its usually very dry during the winter with little snowfall to make the cold temperatures worth it. Summers in China are generally more oppressive as well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:52 PM
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It has more of the climates I like, and climate vs climate (apples vs apples) Australia is more comfortable.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:05 PM
Location: New York City
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I'm not a big fan of Chinese climates. Sure, China has a lot of diversity. Also it is a fairly warm country overall. But most Chinese cities are either too hot and muggy, or too cold, or too cloudy.

Australia on the other hand has some of the most amazing climates on earth. Both on the east coast and west coast, summers are warm but not hot, while winters are very mild. I'd probably miss snow but at least I would be comfortable living there.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Australia, no bias of course.
China is too extreme for the same corresponding latitudes.
There are also no continental climates like Beijing here.
I have never been north of SEQ -ie to the tropics in Oz - and have no desire to bar maybe a winter holiday.
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