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View Poll Results: Which continent has more interestingly diverse climate?
North America 6 28.57%
Asia 15 71.43%
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:55 PM
 
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I know Asia is bigger, so it's more likely to win. But North America has some pretty variable and distinct climates. So it stands a good chance here.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Asia probably.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Definitely Asia.

Those who vote North America are probably forgetting that Asia extends as far west as Israel/Lebanon/Turkey, and as far north as the Arctic Ocean coast of Siberia.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Asia: no contest. It's more climatically diverse than North America and South America put together.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:24 PM
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east of the Rockies, North America isn't really diverse for the area. It's humid subtropical -> humid continental -> subarctic with semi-arid on the western edges. West Coast has Mediterranean and then oceanic climates. Asia lacks Mediterranean climates unless you count the Middle East; but Iran and Central Asia have pockets. I think there's a high variety in central Asia.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:22 PM
 
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east of the Rockies, North America isn't really diverse for the area. It's humid subtropical -> humid continental -> subarctic with semi-arid on the western edges. West Coast has Mediterranean and then oceanic climates. Asia lacks Mediterranean climates unless you count the Middle East; but Iran and Central Asia have pockets. I think there's a high variety in central Asia.
Mexico is usually included in North America. So, east Mexico has tropical climates.
Asia includes of course the Middle East. So, it has med climate aswell.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:22 PM
 
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east of the Rockies, North America isn't really diverse for the area. It's humid subtropical -> humid continental -> subarctic with semi-arid on the western edges. West Coast has Mediterranean and then oceanic climates. Asia lacks Mediterranean climates unless you count the Middle East; but Iran and Central Asia have pockets.I think there's a high variety in central Asia.
The Middle East is almost always considered to be part of Asia. Georgia and Armenia may be categorised under Eastern Europe, but that's a rarity in geography books.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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Easy - Asia. Where else can you go from -80F in the winter to 120+ in the summer on a regular basis.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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Easy - Asia. Where else can you go from -80F in the winter to 120+ in the summer on a regular basis.
In North America
From Inland Greenland to Death Valley.
I guess they are close in climate diversity, albeit Asia may have a slight edge.

However, if you consider the whole Americas (similar surface area as Asia), then Americas trash Asia in climate diversity.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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In North America
From Inland Greenland to Death Valley.
I guess they are close in climate diversity, albeit Asia may have a slight edge.

However, if you consider the whole Americas (similar surface area as Asia), then Americas trash Asia in climate diversity.
What climate does South America or North America have that Asia doesn't? Asia does go past the equator, Indonesia is an Asian country. I think the only major climate that Asia is missing is the oceanic climate, but northern Turkey comes pretty close except that it has very warm lows, which pushes the average temps above 22C, but there cities that don't even go into the 80sF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinop,_Turkey#Climate
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