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Old 11-30-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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Australia because Canada is not fit for human habitation.
Dude, in Canada's defense one could argue that for Australia as well... Only extremes are perhaps the opposite in comparison - In Canada you can freeze to death, in Aussie you can boil to death... But it's unlikely if one wears the right clothing
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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Dude, in Canada's defense one could argue that for Australia as well... Only extremes are perhaps the opposite in comparison - In Canada you can freeze to death, in Aussie you can boil to death... But it's unlikely if one wears the right clothing

Sorry but no, is not the same thing.....the only limiting factor in living even in the most remote Australian outback is lack of adequate supply of water....living in almost arctic conditions presents way more difficulties. It is significantly easier to make livable the most inhospitable parts of Australia compared to Canada....do you find more pleasant to live in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, etc.. or Yellowknife??
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Sorry but no, is not the same thing.....the only limiting factor in living even in the most remote Australian outback is lack of adequate supply of water....living in almost arctic conditions presents way more difficulties. It is significantly easier to make livable the most inhospitable parts of Australia compared to Canada....do you find more pleasant to live in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, etc.. or Yellowknife??
Most of Canada's population doesn't live in 'almost' arctic conditions - we live within 200 miles of the U.S border. The most populous parts of Canada is the Greater Toronto and Greater Montreal Areas and in either case they are surrounded to the east/west by the United States. So although an interesting 'what if' discussion, it bears little reality in practical terms..

Even in the U.S, although we can all agree that for most Las Vegas, Houston, Miami, Atlanta and Palm Springs etc would represent better year round weather than many colder U.S parts - 4 of the top 8 most populous metro areas (NYC most populous city in the U.S, Chicago third, Philly 6th and D.C 7th) have real winters with minus temps in the winter and real snow - omg lol but tons of people still choose to live in those places!

Snow in NYC and Chicago during that dreaded thing called winter OMG - the horror the horror

https://www.google.ca/search?q=D.C+s...sch&q=NYC+Snow

https://www.google.ca/search?q=D.C+s...now+in+Chicago

Anyway the Inuit live in Arctic conditions (extremely minor percentage of the population of Canada) and they have been there for thousands of years and adapted to the environment just fine - they'll even let you sleep with their wife to keep you warm! Nutritional studies show that they have all the requisite nutrition to survive and the reason they die earlier has nothing to do with lack of food but because they are in such sparse areas - there isn't alot of good access to modern medical care - everyone in Canada lives to the south well below the 'almost' arctic or arctic regions in mostly urban areas with all modern day amenities available all year round..

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Old 11-30-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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Most of Canada's population doesn't live in 'almost' arctic conditions - we live within 200 miles of the U.S border. The most populous parts of Canada is the Greater Toronto and Greater Montreal Areas and in either case they are surrounding to the east/west by the United States. So although an interesting 'what if' discussion, it bears little reality in practical terms.. Anyway the Inuit live in Arctic conditions (extremely minor percentage of the population) and they have been there for thousands of years - they'll even let you sleep with their wife to keep you warm!

I was just only responding to this line:

"Dude, in Canada's defense one could argue that for Australia as well... Only extremes are perhaps the opposite in comparison - In Canada you can freeze to death, in Aussie you can boil to death... But it's unlikely if one wears the right clothing"


It is easier to make hospitable the extremes landscape of Australia compared to the extreme landscape of Canada...
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Oh i'm sure I would - I was just letting Jas know what things are like in Canada....

Sydney Mardi Gras looks amazing!
It is a heap of fun,...and more than just the parade. You should visit!
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Australia.

I saw the movie "Grizzly" when I was a kid, and vowed never to live where grizzly attack was a possibility.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I was just only responding to this line:

"Dude, in Canada's defense one could argue that for Australia as well... Only extremes are perhaps the opposite in comparison - In Canada you can freeze to death, in Aussie you can boil to death... But it's unlikely if one wears the right clothing"


It is easier to make hospitable the extremes landscape of Australia compared to the extreme landscape of Canada...
What about access to water/food in extreme regions of Australia?

Believe it or not an igloo's internal temperature can be 16 degrees c on the inside just by body heat alone - even though outside temps can be -45 degrees c
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It is a heap of fun,...and more than just the parade. You should visit!
Yes - I would definately do that
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Australia.

I saw the movie "Grizzly" when I was a kid, and vowed never to live where grizzly attack was a possibility.
by the looks of it - you'd have a much greater chance of encountering this in populated areas of Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRddLDynsCs

Than seeing a Grizzly in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver...
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:50 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Like I said both are great countries and most of the world would give up their first born to move to either one.

It depends on what you like and want.

Australia certainly has the weather, beaches, and laid back lifestyle that are very enviable and a high income country although the cost of living is bizarre. Canada offers a more liberal society and one that has a more diverse history and cultures with a wider variety of cultures and lifestyles.

I just think I would find the relative lack of social and cultural diversity in Australia a bit numbing particularly because going anywhere else requires a 12 hour flight and at least $2k in your pocket.

I guess socially, historically, and culturally Australia is a microcosm of the UK while Canada is a microcosm of all of Northern Europe.
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