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View Poll Results: Which is higher profile area-Gulf Coast or Great Lake?
Gulf Coast 33 50.77%
Great Lake 32 49.23%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-13-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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Originally Posted by QCongress83216 View Post
Typical arrogant Texan point of view.
No, we're talking about the whole Gulf Coast, not just Texas.

Most people choosing the Great Lakes clearly are not reading OP's post properly.

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Originally Posted by bjimmy24 View Post
How sustainable is the continuation of development in the south?
The South exhibits a subtropical climate, and therefore affords the natural equability to support massive populations. We've seen this pattern time and time again thought history, where the greatest empires all flourished in regions that are warm and lush like the South.

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On a side note, it's also laughable when people try to claim Houston will overtake Chicago. Hah. hah. hah.
Honestly, I won't be surprised if it does. The subtropical climate just has that natural equability for sustaining huge populations, as we can see from the many megacities burgeoning out in China.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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No, we're talking about the whole Gulf Coast, not just Texas.

Most people choosing the Great Lakes clearly are not reading OP's post properly.



The South exhibits a subtropical climate, and therefore affords the natural equability to support massive populations. We've seen this pattern time and time again thought history, where the greatest empires all flourished in regions that are warm and lush like the South.
True, I guess I'm thinking more southwest, which we have spent centuries of energy to populate and maintain. It truly is shocking. But that isn't the topic here.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Houston for Living/Los Angeles for Work
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Then they better start now because "tomorrow" is coming soon. The Great Lakes is still a more vital region, regardless. On a side note, it's also laughable when people try to claim Houston will overtake Chicago. Hah. hah. hah.
First off, no one really cares if Houston overtakes Chicago besides a couple of people on this forum. Ive lived here for 5 years and its never once come up in conversation anywhere.

Second, the regions are not clearly defined. If were talking about only the cities that boarder the Great Lakes vs. the cities that border the Gulf, it would be Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, and Cleveland vs. Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, and Fort Meyers. If that is the case, then yes I agree the Great Lakes cities are more important overall.

Third, oil and gas companies already (almost uniformly) have green energy divisions. So yeah, theyre already there. In the mean time, using natural gas and carbon capture greatly slows down the threat from that industry.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Water is the gold of the future. Maybe not in our lifetime, but the Great Lakes has already had to fend off different countries, for their water. Fresh water, I mean...not water with salt in it.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Houston for Living/Los Angeles for Work
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True, I guess I'm thinking more southwest, which we have spent centuries of energy to populate and maintain. It truly is shocking. But that isn't the topic here.
Having fresh water in the Gulf region is a complete non-issue. We get so much rain we can easily support our population with no issue.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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Having fresh water in the Gulf region is a complete non-issue. We get so much rain we can easily support our population with no issue.
I wasn't speaking of water in the Gulf region...I was speaking of the rest of the world, with water shortages. Africa has already tried to get Great Lakes water.....
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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I wasn't speaking of water in the Gulf region...I was speaking of the rest of the world, with water shortages. Africa has already tried to get Great Lakes water.....
In the case of Africa, the continent has its own set of Great Lakes.
[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Great_Lakes[/url]
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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In the case of Africa, the continent has its own set of Great Lakes.
[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Great_Lakes[/url]
My mistake...it was Asia, not Africa.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: The South
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Huge powerhouses located on a Great Lake-Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Detroit.

Gulf Coast has Houston, New Orleans, and Tampa.
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This is not a comparison of those cities against each other.[/B]


In terms of a city being positioned in the more commercially and culturally relevant area, Gulf Coast or Great Lake?
Gulf coast, its in the South.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Gulf coast, its in the South.
Name checks out.

But seriously, if anything this Gulf coast region is the most unsustainable part of the south, when you look at disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Hell, New Orleans is literally built below sea level.

And while I do enjoy a southern climate to an extent.... the area immediately off the coast more inland is literally a swamp, which in the summer is somewhere I would absolutely not want to be anywhere near. The Great Lakes region is also somewhat swamp like in terms of humidity, but the winters make it more moderate.
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