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View Poll Results: Subpolar Oceanic or Highland Tropical?
Subpolar Oceanic (Scotland, N. Ireland) 14 51.85%
Tropical Highland (Quito, La Paz) 13 48.15%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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Both have similar temps, about 5-15 C in average.

So what do you prefer, a climate of like Scotland or Quito?
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Quito is a little cool for me but a place like Nairobi looks like it has beautiful weather. Not to mention consistent sunshine.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Whichever gets more sunshine.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:35 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Highland tropical for more consistent temps
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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For me it's a question of "world's best climates vs. world's worst climates". I will say that I wouldn't enjoy the UV radiation and altitude sickness in a place like Quito. But anything is better than the sheer climatic horror of somewhere like Grytviken, even if I have to purchase oxygen and avoid the sun altogether.

BTW, I don't think Scotland or NI qualify as Subpolar except for the northernmost parts.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Tropical highland by far.

Comfortable temps and lesser rain.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Whichever gets more sunshine.
Reverse this for me
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:22 AM
 
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Whichever gets more sunshine.
This.
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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For me it's a question of "world's best climates vs. world's worst climates". I will say that I wouldn't enjoy the UV radiation and altitude sickness in a place like Quito. But anything is better than the sheer climatic horror of somewhere like Grytviken, even if I have to purchase oxygen and avoid the sun altogether.

BTW, I don't think Scotland or NI qualify as Subpolar except for the northernmost parts.
Same for me. Oceanic rates D or lower while highland (sub)tropics can get an A. Especially with swimmable water nearby (tropical island like Java). yet still manage cool/mild weather year round (cf. Dieng/Lembang)
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
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but... Ireland and Scotland aren't Subpolar...

i pick Oceanic (Ireland/Scotland) over Tropical Highland mostly because high altitude and the strong sun isn't good long term, and the british isles are not that bad of a climate... you guys act like the sun never comes out lol

on the other hand i would rather have Tropical Highland over a real Subpolar/Subarctic climate like Iceland.

i can't vote because i refuse to pick Subpolar vs anything other than Polar and i refuse to pick Highland over Oceanic.
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