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Old 12-29-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Please forgive me if someone said this already; I haven't read thoroughly all the answers. I think there are two different topics here :

1. Personal weather preferences

2. Influence of weather and climate on an environment.


What the OP wanted to show, and I agree with that, is about 2., i.e. warm climates are more prone to life, not only human life, but all kinds of life, that's why there is incomparably more 'life' in general in the Amazonian forest - think animal, bugs, etc. than in the taiga, let alone polar areas. Also, as said by the OP, warm areas are in general more populated than very cold areas (Africa vs Siberia or northern Canada), though not more than temperate areas (China, USA, Europe) which seemed like the best environment for human societies to develop, and develop successfully.

As for 1., i.e. weather preferences, I believe there is nothing to prove, no superiority of any kind of weather over another. People simply have different preferences and there is nothing you can do against that. Some people enjoy the cold of Alaska, others will prefer a classic 4-seasons climate like NYC's, many will enjoy a mild Mediterranean warmth and some freaks like myself feel perfectly well in muggy Singapore.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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Please forgive me if someone said this already; I haven't read thoroughly all the answers. I think there are two different topics here :

1. Personal weather preferences

2. Influence of weather and climate on an environment.


What the OP wanted to show, and I agree with that, is about 2., i.e. warm climates are more prone to life, not only human life, but all kinds of life, that's why there is incomparably more 'life' in general in the Amazonian forest - think animal, bugs, etc. than in the taiga, let alone polar areas. Also, as said by the OP, warm areas are in general more populated than very cold areas (Africa vs Siberia or northern Canada), though not more than temperate areas (China, USA, Europe) which seemed like the best environment for human societies to develop, and develop successfully.

As for 1., i.e. weather preferences, I believe there is nothing to prove, no superiority of any kind of weather over another. People simply have different preferences and there is nothing you can do against that. Some people enjoy the cold of Alaska, others will prefer a classic 4-seasons climate like NYC's, many will enjoy a mild Mediterranean warmth and some freaks like myself feel perfectly well in muggy Singapore.

I agree 100%

This back and forth of warm climates vs cold climates proves little. We each have preferences to what climates we seek.

One other point I think...is that we are spoiled here in the states. With so many different climates, we often fail to see why/how others can like where they live: People in Yuma will say to people in Fargo they don't know how they can live like that (or the reverse). Of course each of us views it through a different lens.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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I prefer "cold" climates only because people consider climates that have seasons to be "cold" merely for the fact they have a winter.

With that said, I'd take a moderately year round cold climate like Iceland over somewhere like Singapore for sure.
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