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View Poll Results: If you were FORCED, which horror climate would you choose?
Loco 9 40.91%
Bakensteam 13 59.09%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Loco has a very comfortable dry winter, a brief warm and rainy thunderstormy spring, and brutally hot summers with low dewpoints for all of summer and early fall. Early November cools down back to regular hot weather and finally comfortable weather in late November again.





Bakensteam has no comfortable season. Very hot and dry half of the year and very hot and humid and stormy the other half of the year with dewpoints that make it feel hotter than the dry half. Temperatures don't go quite high as Loco but there's no comfortable season and the humidity is oppressive. Even the daily torrential downpours in the monsoon season provides no relief cuz the rainwater is warmer than your bathtub.



So do you put up with Loco's brutal, extreme heat in exchange for a comfortable season or do you pick Bakensteam with year round very hot temperatures, but never quite as hot as Loco, but never having a comfortable season either?

 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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I'm not sure humans can live in 158 degree average high temperatures in summer without a firesuit of some kind. So I'd have to say Bakensteam.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Loco. There is a comfortable season so it gets my vote.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Waiting to hear from the hardcore cold lovers and hard core heat lovers.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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I guess I'd choose Loco. Slightly lower annual avg. temps, so slightly cooler ground temps. An underground cave would be stable at 36-37 C. That could be ventilated easily in the winter. Summers are more complicated, but I'm sure it's possible to construct an air conditioning system that pulls in inside air, at 36 C, cools and conditions it, and dumps the heat into a portion of the air that then gets vented to the outside. To compensate for the constant pressure differential, pipes would bring in outside air that has been cooled to 36 C by the ground. This would reduce the efficiency of the air conditioner, but with sufficient power, a cave temp. of 25 C could probably be maintained.
 
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Waiting to hear from the hardcore cold lovers and hard core heat lovers.
You're not going to get a response, the last time had a poll with Loco everyone except one avoided it. No one is going to chose an unliveable climate. Bakenstan very likely involves near-deadly dew points as well. Even if not deadly, they are so far removed from anyone's experience due to their extremes there's little to say or judge. Neither can one say much about climate or geography from these climates.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Both are solid F- climates so I don't even want to vote.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Bakensteam. Loco is unlivable.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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I don't see the point in climate battles that are completely unrealistic and even lethal. Neither do I see any point in being "FORCED" to choose between these ones, even at gunpoint. The end result would be the same: death. I'd rather take the bullet than a slow and painful death.

The 189F record high of Loco is worse than you'll find on Mercury's high latitudes.
 
Old 08-13-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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I don't see the point in climate battles that are completely unrealistic and even lethal. Neither do I see any point in being "FORCED" to choose between these ones, even at gunpoint. The end result would be the same: death. I'd rather take the bullet than a slow and painful death.

The 189F record high of Loco is worse than you'll find on Mercury's high latitudes.

I guess at some point, if we colonize other planets, we may be subject to such temperatures. However, we would probably end up constructing some kind of geo dome that has reflective properties.

Firefighters routinely go into 189 degrees or higher temperatures with the right kind of firesuit. I'm sure that we could design a firesuit of sorts to resist that kind of temperature, just like we have a kind of suit to resist Antarctica's deadly temps.

This illustration exhibits how our tolerances are more on the cool side than warm side of the absolute scale of temps. Many microbes and bacteria can stand temps over 212 degrees and are fine. I think this shows a limitation of our species in many ways.

We have become more adapted to hot climates recently since A/C though. Just imagine, Dubai wouldn't have been possible 100 years ago.
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