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Old 02-01-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Brazil and Australia for me
Australia? To me that's hell, either it's a frying pan or under water
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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I think Mediterranean countries have it good. Further south is too hot, further north too cold
On the other side of the equator, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile have pretty good climate.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Eastern Russia and Central Canada.

My favorite climates are places like Yakutsk, Norilsk, Yellowknife, etc.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: In transition
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They are having a huge drought in Southern Brazil, they will simply run out of water in the not too distant future unless there is a little miracle... Of course that is not the climate's fault, but that of the growing population. But then again, what is climate good for if there is no population to appreciate it?
That's happening all over the world, so not specific to Brazil. In the not too distant future that problem will be solved with cheap desalination technology.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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That's happening all over the world, so not specific to Brazil. In the not too distant future that problem will be solved with cheap desalination technology.
Well, the state of São Paulo with its 45 or so million people will run out of water within a few months they say. I doubt that new technology will be ready this fast. Plus, the scale is just too huge, a city like SP uses huge amounts of water, I doubt desalination will be the solution. Even if it were possible on that scale, it would have new, unknown impacts on the oceans' salt content and thus things like those huge intercontinental streams.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/new...1208-0007.html

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Old 02-01-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Well, the state of São Paulo with its 45 or so million people will run out of water within a few months they say. I doubt that new technology will be ready this fast. Plus, the scale is just too huge, a city like SP uses huge amounts of water, I doubt desalination will be the solution. Even if it were possible on that scale, it would have new, unknown impacts on the oceans' salt content and thus things like those huge intercontinental streams.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/new...1208-0007.html
That is scary.. didn't realize the situation was so imminent but I still think that when times are desperate, people will do desperate things like build new infrastructure and have severe water rationing with penalties for overuse. I know California, the Southwest USA and Australia are having the same problem.
As far as desalination not being the solution, there is so much water in the oceans that even providing enough water for a city the size of Sao Paulo would barely register a change in the ocean level. However, getting it to provide for all the water needs will take at least another decade and so is not an immediate solution.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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The only desperate things that will happen are people fighting over the last water, prices for bottled water skyrocketing, etc.
I have read a report on California, many cities there are basically also waiting for a miracle. In both countries authorities have waited way too long before they started to think of solutions, or before they even realized there really is a problem. Those are huge problems that require huge solutions, which will take a long time to come up with, though.
I think that is the first taste of what is to come around the globe. Ultimately there might have to be a global plan to relocate people on a grand scale, to regulate water usage and trade across borders, to build pipelines for water instead of oil and gas, etc.
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