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View Poll Results: Which has a better collection of climates?
The U.K. 44 35.77%
The U.S. South 79 64.23%
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Athens, Greece (Hometowm: Irmo, SC)
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Not everyone wants to be chilly for the whole year. We also like sunshine and storms.
If you look back through history, Britain also has a tendency (an understatement Lol) to imperialize areas like India, numerous islands in the tropics, South Africa, Eastern U.S. etc... What do all of these places have in common? Lol When I was a kid, I was told by my mom that that's why the British take over all of these other places, because their country is too gloomy. Not true, obviously, but still a funny thing to think about


Damnit, FlamingoGalah has me hooked to the
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Tougher but I think I'd give London the edge. There are no date palms in Atlanta like in London


That is the funny thing about the South, given the very small area along the coastal strips, and then FL and S. Texas, pretty much no where else can grow date palms. The vast majority of SC, GA, NC, AL, MS, and LA cannot grow date palms, or mangoes, avocados, bananas (edible and fruiting), or citrus reliably.


What most people think of as a subtropical area based on what grows there or how green it is in winter is really confined mostly to the coast strip, if we use the definition of growing identifiable subtropical vegetation.


On my drive from Augusta to Savannah this past January, it was only when a few miles west of Savannah that I saw my first Georgia date palms.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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That is the funny thing about the South, given the very small area along the coastal strips, and then FL and S. Texas, pretty much no where else can grow date palms. The vast majority of SC, GA, NC, AL, MS, and LA cannot grow date palms, or mangoes, avocados, bananas (edible and fruiting), or citrus reliably.


What most people think of as a subtropical area based on what grows there or how green it is in winter is really confined mostly to the coast strip, if we use the definition of growing identifiable subtropical vegetation.


On my drive from Augusta to Savannah this past January, it was only when a few miles west of Savannah that I saw my first Georgia date palms.
There are palm trees in Augusta
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:16 AM
 
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What's so special about the southern US? It's the most backwards ass region in the entire US., and has poor winter averages. The US South is way overrated compared to New South Wales.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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If you look back through history, Britain also has a tendency (an understatement Lol) to imperialize areas like India, numerous islands in the tropics, South Africa, Eastern U.S. etc... What do all of these places have in common? Lol When I was a kid, I was told by my mom that that's why the British take over all of these other places, because their country is too gloomy. Not true, obviously, but still a funny thing to think about


Damnit, FlamingoGalah has me hooked to the
Spain colonized more of the tropics than the UK did, I believe.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK
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What's so special about the southern US? It's the most backwards ass region in the entire US., and has poor winter averages. The US South is way overrated compared to New South Wales.
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: York
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Summer doesn't really exist in England. Unless of course cool and cloudy is what you want.

The US South might get colder in winter, but it's generally warmer-much warmer through the day, with plenty of sun. Who cares if its cold when you're in bed?

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Old 06-02-2016, 06:18 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Of course summer exists in England.
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK
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Summer doesn't really exist in England. Unless of course cool and cloudy is what you want.
What a silly thing to say, you seem to be a really Debbie Downer on the UK lately

You may as well say winter doesn't exist because it doesn't get to -20C with 10ft of snow... The UK is what it is, an Oceanic Temperate climate without great extremes, it also clearly gets 4 seasons, including summer & winter
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: York
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What a silly thing to say, you seem to be a really Debbie Downer on the UK lately

You may as well say winter doesn't exist because it doesn't get to -20C with 10ft of snow... The UK is what it is, an Oceanic Temperate climate without great extremes, it also clearly gets 4 seasons, including summer & winter
I just wanted a controversial thing to say so I could post that gif. I knew at least one person (B87) would bite.
I know it's not that bad, but it still isn't up to what I'd like for summer.
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