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Old 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yes for ice wine right?
Nope lots more than ice wine. Ice wine is the most famous internationally but the Okanagan valley in B.C and Niagara peninsula in Ontario produce everything from Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Reisling, Pinot Gris etc etc.. you get the picture. In the images below you can see why these regions would produce more than ice wine.. They are far being cold lands most of the year actually

Southern Ontario Wineries (which are on the same latitude as southern France)
https://www.google.ca/search?q=niaga...w=1518&bih=687

British Columbia's Okanagan Valley Wineries
https://www.google.ca/search?q=okana...w=1518&bih=687

I've seen some posts in here that demonstrate a lack of awareness of Canadian geographical and to a certain extent climactic diversity.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Essex County Wineries - Wines and Vineyards in Windsor Essex Southwestern Ontario
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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The US has two tropical regions; one is offshore in Hawaii, the other is on the mainland in Florida. Florida has a number of what are called "tropical hammocks," which are basically like smaller/isolated rainforests (as opposed to a single, large continuous one like the Amazon), and has a temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest... basically, the US has jungles, Russia doesn't.

India and China both have jungle, and more of it than the US, but again, they lack tundra.
China doesn't have any jungles...? Where did you get that info? They have some subtropical rainforests, much like the SE USA, but the US, with the hammocks of Florida and the forests of Hawaii, actually has tropical jungle areas than China does.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:32 AM
 
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What hurts America is much of the lower 48's interior is plains and farmland. So even though it has diverse landscapes your typical worldly person would claim its not diverse compared to a country like Europe for that reason.


Atleast that is the way i see it.
Not unlike the endless steppes of Northern China and the Monotonous deserts of Central Australia. If you traveled, you would realize that the Plains encompass a wealth of diversity, as does many of the central USA, so no, it doesn't hurt anything.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:40 AM
 
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Climatically I think the US technically has every climate zone, so it probably wins, but it seems rather lacking in the tropical savanna/monsoonal type climates. China lacks Mediterranean and Oceanic maritime type climates, which is not surprising since they are generally only found on the west coasts of continents: Eurasia's west coast is in Europe.
Tropical Savanna climate is found in far south texas and San padre island, south Florida, and Hawaii. A region of tropical monsoon climate is located in South Florida. Subtropical/tropical savanna biomes are located in the southeast, in florida, and along the gulf coast.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Munich, Germany
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This is what tropical China looks like

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:B...s_County_1.jpg
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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No. Numerous countries are more diverse within Eurasia.

I don't even think the USA is more diverse than Canada.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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Not unlike the endless steppes of Northern China and the Monotonous deserts of Central Australia. If you traveled, you would realize that the Plains encompass a wealth of diversity, as does many of the central USA, so no, it doesn't hurt anything.
Numerous plains and farmland is boring though.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Curitiba
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Yes, probably.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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US doesn't have tropical jungle (as in multi-level rainforest ecosystems between the canopy and forest floor), dipterocarp trees etc =- though a case can be argued for parts of Hawaii whether it's tropical or merely subtropical.

China does have jungle - in SW Yunnan and on the island province of Hainan (a UNESCO World biosphere reserve):

This kind of jungle:
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www.freesanya.com

China also has atolls (which US doesn't have) - the only ones in North America are off Belize.


www.efatek.com

And China also has vast areas of tundra, especially over Tibet (aka the Third Pole).


https://intothemiddlekingdom.files.wordpress.com

It also has some ecosystems completely unique, such as ice deserts (the only places where glaciers meet desert) for examples, or sudden subtropical valleys among the high plateau tundra (Tibet), or parallel wind valleys, or multicoloured badlands.

The world of the weird in China:



www.educationworld.com, http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-sinkhole


www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com



http://www.thetrueentertainer.in/201...-on-earth.html


http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/08...dongchuan.html


www.chinatrekking.com

https://beammeupbiscotti.files.wordpress.com

www.s2ki.com

The Yarlung Tsangpo river courses through the world's deepest canyon, one of several twice the deth of the Grand Canyon

http://veloverden.org

The thousands of pinnacles at Zhangjiajie were the inspiration for Avatar



The Empire State Building can scrape under the world's largest natural arch in the deserts of Western China


www.expatmonkey.com


The world's largest sand dunes, at 1600ft, in the Taklimakan are created by water content that cements them into a much larger structure



It also has the world's largest area of mountains, plateau, karst (think Guilin, but covering an area the size fo France and Spai combined), the largest caves and sinkholes. And 5 out the 12 longest rivers.


The worlds largest cavern has it's own weather and cloud system


www.newscientist.com#


worlds largest loesslands


http://arnenaessproject.org

The remains of the prehistoric Tethys sea in Tibet, complete with folklore of lake monsters

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http://news.xinhuanet.com

The source of the Polynesian peoples, Eastern China, Taiwan and Hainan:


www.lifeofguangzhou.com, www.absolutechinatours.com


http://en.hainan.gov.cn

www.visithainan.com.au


The worlds tallest cliffs, Penghu


http://culture.teldap.tw

Taiwan (not technically China PRC), has the highest concentration of High mountain in the world, with 258 peaks over 4000m in an area the size of Belgium:

[pimg]http://i54.tinypic.com/23uq455.jpg[/img]
http://www.sharegoodstuffs.com/2011_11_16_archive.html

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NE Asia is the world's snowiest region outside Antarctica. The volcano lake of Baitoushan



Frozen seas, NE China


http://images.china.cn


The worlds 2 tallest mountains - Mt Everest is known as Qomolangma in Chinese, and K" is Qogir.


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