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Old 12-01-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Originally Posted by saturno_v View Post
Ancient Greece and the Romans, just to make a quick example, beg to disagree
I often think of the Romans in these weather discussions. They considered Britannia the 'land of eternal winter' and named Ireland 'Hibernia' (Winterland). In their depictions of Romano-Britons they show us not people wearing togas and sandals but people wearing 'winter attire' such as socks, leg bindings, hats, and closed-toed shoes. I wonder what they would think of Toronto!
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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.... at the risk of fuelling a stereotype...
they're not always cute.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRddLDynsCs
Dude - I posted that earlier when that guy Joe from NZ said that he would choose Australia over Canada because he's afraid of Grizzly Bears haha.. I actually posted the exact same fight and stated that you'd more likely find this than a Grizzly in the middle of Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver..

Anyway that vid is truly one of the best things i've ever seen!! Classic...... One thing is for certain - Kangaroo's are the coolest animal in either Canada or Australia - they are a riot!
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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#CANADAownsaustralia
False. America owns both of you.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I often think of the Romans in these weather discussions. They considered Britannia the 'land of eternal winter' and named Ireland 'Hibernia' (Winterland). In their depictions of Romano-Britons they show us not people wearing togas and sandals but people wearing 'winter attire' such as socks, leg bindings, hats, and closed-toed shoes. I wonder what they would think of Toronto!
Oh they'd probably loooove it - especially The villiage - lots of brotherly love and Sauna's.. It would also give em an excuse to dress up...
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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False. America owns both of you.
zzzzzzz i'm sorry who depends on who for energy bwahahahaha.... We don't need yer energy hun... Actually a good thread - Australia/Canada vs U.S in the world forums... Who'd you think would get PHHHOWNED
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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False. America owns both of you.

Okay, Biff. lol


Canada:




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Oh......Australia:



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Old 12-01-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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^^HAHahahaHa

I love that
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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False. America owns both of you.
C'est vrai.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Nobody goes for tourism in Yellowknife or in Whitehorse....but millions flock to Palm Springs and Las Vegas
You seriously suggest people flock to Las Vegas because of the weather?

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Heating won't help you on a walk outside.....and the thousands of granmas and granpas strolling on the streets of Palm Springs in summer do not have wearable AC backpack either....

You still have not replied to Hobbesdj question...why we do have snowbirds from Canada or the northern part of the US and not people from the US going the other way??
Do you really see granmas and granpas strolling out in 42C weather in Palm Springs? I doubt it.

As I said, people prefer comfortable temperatures. Even Phoenix is comfortable in winter.

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Each of these are interlinked, and humans have been able to create all of these conditions except for climate. Until we learn how control the weather and sun we will not be able to build that city in central Nunavut. So Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as cities like Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo (and Vancouver, Quebec City, and Edmonton) meet what appear to be the minimum requirements of what is necessary for significant human settlement. But north of these cities there are no significant population centers, and it is due to climate more than anything.
No, it is not. The main reason why Scandinavia is sparsely populated is that during the last ice age people had to live in the most southern parts of Europe, which itself was tundralike. When the ice sheet retreated, people started to move northwards, but migration was dangerous and small scale. If France had 100,000 people in 5000 BC and Finland 8000, it's quite natural that France became the larger country. Meanwhile, in early medieval times people couldn't move, and when France started to get overpopulated, people died of famine. If those people would've been able to move to sparsely populated Finland, most of them would've survived.

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Not much wood in an arctic cold desert either...
Neither one has trees, not cold or hot deserts.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Neither one has trees, not cold or hot deserts.
And that's the problem I also have with saturno's argument that extremely hot desert areas are not necessarily "less bad" than extremely cold Arctic desert areas.

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