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View Poll Results: Climate Battle for cold lovers: Esperanza Base, Antarctica vs. Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Esperanza Base 13 46.43%
Longyearbyen 15 53.57%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Here is a climate battle for cold lovers:

- Esperanza Base has overall warmer temperatures year round -5.5°C vs. -7.54°C for Longyearbyen
- Esperanza Base is wetter year round 725mm vs. 271mm for Longyearbyen
- Esperanza Base has warmer winters but also colder summers than Longyearbyen
- Longyearbyen has a true polar night whereas Esperanza Base doesn't (78 latitude vs. 63 latitude)

Which would you choose?

Of course for me, it's a choice between one hellish climate vs. another but given the lesser of the two evils I choose Esperanza Base for it's slightly "milder" winters

Esperanza Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Longyearbyen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Longyearben.

Even though Longyearben is drier then ideal, summers are warmer.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I chose Esperanza solely because of the polar night thing. The temperatures are pretty much a wash, and I'm not fussed about the precipitation differences. Longyearbyen is a pretty aptly named town, incidentally.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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"Permanence, an act of sacrifice" indeed.

Both solid F climates, but Longyearbyen for the midnight sun and its moment of thaw.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Hell vs hell indeed I guess Esperanza - no polar night.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Longyearbyen for the warmer summers.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Paris
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^^ Ditto.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NY suburbs
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Definitely Longyearbyen. It's not blisteringly cold all year long, and there's more civilization there.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Longyearbyen. I like my summers, thank you.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Longyearbyen. I like my summers, thank you.
LOL, what summer? Their warmest month is 2 C colder than my city's coldest month.
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