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View Poll Results: What's your LEAST favorite climate type?
Tropical [AF/AM/AS] 6 12.50%
Hot Desert [BWH] 14 29.17%
Cold Desert [BWK] 3 6.25%
Semi-Arid [BSH/BSK] 0 0%
Subtropical [CFA/CWA] 0 0%
Oceanic [CFB/CWB] 0 0%
Subpolar Oceanic [CFC/CWC] 1 2.08%
Hot Summer Mediterranean [CSA] 0 0%
Warm Summer Mediterranean [CSB] 1 2.08%
Hot Summer Contenental [DSA/DWA/DFA] 2 4.17%
Warm Summer Continental [DSB/DWB/DFB] 0 0%
Subarctic [DSC/DSD/DWC/DWD/DFC/DFD] 2 4.17%
Arctic [ET/EF] 19 39.58%
Other/something more specific 0 0%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-22-2020, 01:36 PM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I wouldn't like to live in an Arctic climate, but then I also hate heat. There are about 8 climates listed that I would never consider.
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Old 12-22-2020, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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The ice cap stations like Vostok would be the worst but since arctic climate is the coldest on the list tropical is the worst.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Tropical is the worst. I would honestly rather spend the rest of my life in Bellingshausen Station than live in some malaria infested craphole with constant heat exhaustion and chafing swamp ass. I would be highly reluctant to even vacation in such a disgusting climate. Hot desert is next worst, though still a few notches above the feces that is the tropical climate type.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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This should have excluded the obvious climatic extremes, in order to get the things interesting.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:15 PM
 
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I chose arctic, but I've never been to a hot desert. I hear that the dust gets into everything. It sounds really bad, but at least the temperature at twilight is nice.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Arctic
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Yadaa.at Kale
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Hot, dry desert would be the worst for me. I dislike dry climates, except for vacations.
Arctic would be pretty awful too, I imagine. At least some parts of the year would be interesting and comfortable with the correct clothing. Zero days of the year in that category for hot desert. Well, maybe a sandstorm would be..
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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The Chicago climate is pretty rotten. It's Dfa (humid continental) in name, but Dfc (subarctic) in practice, even though its coordinates are about 42*N 88*W. So I voted "subarctic".

Chicago winters are long and bitter cold: December thru April. Springs are almost nonexistent. It doesn't fully warm up until May or June most years, then turns warm very quickly. Summers are warm but relatively short, with relative cold snaps starting in August. Falls are OK for the most part. All in all, NOT a place I'd recommend for anyone south of the Ohio River.
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Old 12-23-2020, 06:29 AM
 
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I didn’t see the point in checking Arctic since I’m never going to live in Nome. I hate hot & humid so I picked that. I have plenty of high tech clothing to be outdoors doing winter leisure activities. There’s nothing I can do about 95F and humid except cower indoors in the air conditioning.
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Old 12-23-2020, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Augusta, Ga
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There’s nothing I can do about 95F and humid except cower indoors in the air conditioning.
That's what I do from May to October in Augusta , it's so hot and steamy I've almost fainted a couple of times, you can't cool off outside even in the shade.

But at least we get 4 or 5 months of cool to mild comfortable temperatures, so tropical rainforest climate would be the worst for me.
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