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View Poll Results: Rate the climate
A 4 16.00%
B 1 4.00%
C 2 8.00%
D 6 24.00%
F 12 48.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-14-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Any arguments Kaul? I'm honestly curious :P

Back to the topic, that's an obvious F for extreme cold and sunless months.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Good trolling And by the way, Tiksi's population in 1989 = 11,649. Tiksi's population in 2002 (i.e., after the USSR ended and people had the freedom to leave) = 5,873
From a quick internet search, the reason the population was higher in Soviet times was that there were several military bases there that closed at the end of the Soviet UNion.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Quadruple ZZZZ... 'nuff said.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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Great climate, I wouldn't mind living here.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
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A+ from me, very pleasant climate year round, exactly what I have proposed for an ideal climate. This is where civilization should have started. No wonder why everyone is jealous of the Russians, b/c of the fact that their climate is the best in the world and their work ethics are strongly enhanced by it. If every country in the world had this type of climate, they would all be circling the moon like the Russians.
lol. A little too obvious.

Anyway, the European part of Russia - where most Russians live - is almost tropical compared to Tiksi. Northern Siberia is basically unlivable even for Russians (though not aboriginal people).

You joke but you are probably not even aware that even in the Soviet times, Russian laborers that worked in the Arctic had many perks and privileges (such as very long vacations) that most Russians didn't have. They were also paid much more for similar jobs than the rest of the population. The reason was to compensate them for the horrible climate they had to endure. After the fall of the USSR, most of these arctic towns shrunk or even disappeared since the Russian government could no longer afford to pay people to live there.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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lol. A little too obvious.

Anyway, the European part of Russia - where most Russians live - is almost tropical compared to Tiksi. Northern Siberia is basically unlivable even for Russians (though not aboriginal people).

You joke but you are probably not even aware that even in the Soviet times, Russian laborers* that worked in the Arctic had many perks and privileges (such as very long vacations) that most Russians didn't have. They were also paid much more for similar jobs than the rest of the population. The reason was to compensate them for the horrible climate they had to endure. After the fall of the USSR, most of these arctic towns shrunk or even disappeared since the Russian government could no longer afford to pay people to live there.
That's interesting and explains why there are so many large cities (relatively speaking) north of the Arctic Circle and much of Siberia.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I gave it an F. Just two months of relatively mild weather in the summertime, then the rest of the year, it's a deep freeze. I wonder if reindeer can survive when it gets that cold?
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: New York City
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That's interesting and explains why there are so many large cities (relatively speaking) north of the Arctic Circle and much of Siberia.
Well the Russian Arctic has a ton of resources, to be sure. Murmansk, for example, is, ironically, one of Russia's few ports which never freezes even in winter, and has unrestricted access to Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Norlisk, another large city, sits on top of a huge nickel mine. Something like a quarter of all the worlds nickel is mined there.

The problem, however, is that in their attempt to develop the Arctic, the Soviets started a number of projects and ventures which were, in the end, unsustainable and unprofitable. To get people to work there, they had to offer them a lot of benefits and extra pay. With the end of Communism, pragmatism took over and many of these industries were closed.

Of course, there is still profitable business to be had there. Just recently the Russian Government signed a multi billion dollar contract with BP to develop and extract natural gas.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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Jan: -36/-47
Feb: -29/-42
Mar: -6/-31
Apr: 16/-11
May: 37/18
June: 57/37
July: 64/41
Aug: 57/36
Sep: 41/27
Oct: 14/0
Nov: -20/-31
Dec: -29/-42

Average annual precip: 9.53"

Sunshine hours: 1,762.5

Average amount of days with precip: 148

I cant believe people are actually debating this. I LOVE cold weather and this gets a solid F..... I mean cmon.. and 10 inches of precip a year only..probably one of the most hostile places on earth to live...

Just like it baffles me why people love living in the tropics, this baffles me as much or more.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Northern Siberia is basically unlivable even for Russians (though not aboriginal people).
Aren't these aborigines that same ones who migrated to Alaska and Canada over the land bridge?

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After the fall of the USSR, most of these arctic towns shrunk or even disappeared since the Russian government could no longer afford to pay people to live there.
Does that mean there are a number of Arctic ghost towns?
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