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ShoNuff2 wrote: i prefer a little "too hot" over "too cold" but i can understand folks not liking the heat. my neighbour doesn't have ac and she looked like she was about to faint when i saw her yesterday.

on another note, they are blasting the AC in our office/ building and many people are freezing.
too hot is bearable than too cold. but anyway..
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test9251 wrote: too hot is bearable than too cold. but anyway..
That is your opinion...again.

I had a headache yesterday that started late afternoon and I put that down to the heat.
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cardle wrote: That is your opinion...again.

I had a headache yesterday that started late afternoon and I put that down to the heat.
Figure out how to make fire radiate cool instead of warm and you’re golden.

No electricity people are screwed in the hot. Not true when. When the temps plummet.
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Supercooled wrote: Figure out how to make fire radiate cool instead of warm and you’re golden.

No electricity people are screwed in the hot. Not true when. When the temps plummet.
Really... ?

In our climate you got no electricity you pretty much gonna freeze to death when it gets well below zero / freezing.

I am old enough to remember when pretty much no one had AC

And some folks houses didn’t have central heating ... just wood stoves (my Grandparents house)

It was not a pleasant way to live.

Too dang hot in the summertime, and unbearable cold in the wintertime ... mornings were particularly bad as by then the fire had gone out... and took hours for the house to warm up to any degree

We have no idea how lucky we are.
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PointsHubby wrote: Really... ?

In our climate you got no electricity you pretty much gonna freeze to death when it gets well below zero / freezing.

I am old enough to remember when pretty much no one had AC

And some folks houses didn’t have central heating ... just wood stoves (my Grandparents house)

It was not a pleasant way to live.

Too dang hot in the summertime, and unbearable cold in the wintertime ... mornings were particularly bad as by then the fire had gone out... and took hours for the house to warm up to any degree

We have no idea how lucky we are.
Look sir madam, I am from south east Asia and we had hot summers like you wouldn’t imagine but it’s a new beast now what we are facing. The type of weather we are getting is not the same as the 80s or whatever era you are fondly remembering but I’d wager between the two winter is much more manageable. We have clothing that can witharwnd South Pole weather and if you light a fire it’s probably comfortable. Not sure what we can do as temperatures rise every year. 45c is not normal. India saw 50c. My god that’s hot enough to melt the damn street never what it does to our body. Our internal items is cooler than the ambient for crying out bout!!!
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test9251 wrote: too hot is bearable than too cold. but anyway..
How is this possible? You can always put on more clothing to keep warm. There is nothing you can do if it’s too hot.
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Thank the Lord for what we gots.
Very first world problem type compared to what others be getting/have.
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Supercooled wrote:
Figure out how to make fire radiate cool instead of warm and you’re golden.

No electricity people are screwed in the hot. Not true when. When the temps plummet.
Supercooled wrote: Look sir madam, I am from south east Asia and we had hot summers like you wouldn’t imagine but it’s a new beast now what we are facing. The type of weather we are getting is not the same as the 80s or whatever era you are fondly remembering but I’d wager between the two winter is much more manageable. We have clothing that can witharwnd South Pole weather and if you light a fire it’s probably comfortable. Not sure what we can do as temperatures rise every year. 45c is not normal. India saw 50c. My god that’s hot enough to melt the damn street never what it does to our body. Our internal items is cooler than the ambient for crying out bout!!!
You sir, or madam ...

Are rambling.

Going on between hot & cold ... and making no sense in either state.

I was referring to one point you made, that makes NO SENSE whatsoever ... given THIS CLIMATE ... CANADA

One can survive without electricity in Summer ... just ask any Camper.

Whole other ball of wax come Winter.

To think that Winter is easier than Summer ... IS RIDICULOUS

Ask anyone who’s lived thru a MAJOR POWER OUTAGE (Days or Weeks ... not Hours)

The January 1998 North American Ice Storm comes to mind
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/January ... _ice_storm

Versus, the Northeast Blackout of 2003
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northea ... ut_of_2003

Ask anyone in Quebec or Ontario
Which one they’d prefer and they’ll no doubt regale you with stories of Great Summer Backyard BBQs, and Parties in the dark
Vs Life threatening situations that were unbearable due to there being NO ELECTRICITY

For most ... NO ELECTRICITY = NO HEAT
And major disturbances to their lives
And DAMAGE to their homes
NO PICNIC !!!!

Now you want to talk ... Climate Change in general
That’s a whole other ball of wax

The earth is getting warmer
The Polar Ice Caps are melting
And that accounts for some very wacky weather
Including more hurricanes, tornadoes, hotter summer’s ... and crazy out of the norm cold too
- 40 C in Eastern Ontario has never been “the norm”
But it’s been seen several times this last decade
Look up polar vortex.
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JayLove06 wrote: How is this possible? You can always put on more clothing to keep warm. There is nothing you can do if it’s too hot.
well.. if its too hot, you can move around, no frostbite, everyone is out, you see lots of people in good mood, just need shades/cap/hat and water.

if its too cold, outdoor population decreases, risks of frostbite, you have to wear 2-3 kg of clothes/jacket (less flexibility), i dont think there is any advantage in winter months.
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Back on topic, today is straight up AWESOME outside. Sunny. Cool. Breezy. Especially after what we had earlier in the week.
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willdacanucker wrote: Back on topic, today is straight up AWESOME outside. Sunny. Cool. Breezy. Especially after what we had earlier in the week.
This is how it should be IMO.
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test9251 wrote: well.. if its too hot, you can move around, no frostbite, everyone is out, you see lots of people in good mood, just need shades/cap/hat and water.

if its too cold, outdoor population decreases, risks of frostbite, you have to wear 2-3 kg of clothes/jacket (less flexibility), i dont think there is any advantage in winter months.
We just aren't going to agree on this.
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test9251 wrote: well.. if its too hot, you can move around, no frostbite, everyone is out, you see lots of people in good mood, just need shades/cap/hat and water.

if its too cold, outdoor population decreases, risks of frostbite, you have to wear 2-3 kg of clothes/jacket (less flexibility), i dont think there is any advantage in winter months.
In winter you are not overcomed by the odor of people sweating.
In winter people use less cologne/perfume.
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PointsHubby wrote: You sir, or madam ...

Are rambling.

Going on between hot & cold ... and making no sense in either state.

I was referring to one point you made, that makes NO SENSE whatsoever ... given THIS CLIMATE ... CANADA

One can survive without electricity in Summer ... just ask any Camper.

Whole other ball of wax come Winter.

To think that Winter is easier than Summer ... IS RIDICULOUS

Ask anyone who’s lived thru a MAJOR POWER OUTAGE (Days or Weeks ... not Hours)

The January 1998 North American Ice Storm comes to mind
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/January ... _ice_storm

Versus, the Northeast Blackout of 2003
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northea ... ut_of_2003

Ask anyone in Quebec or Ontario
Which one they’d prefer and they’ll no doubt regale you with stories of Great Summer Backyard BBQs, and Parties in the dark
Vs Life threatening situations that were unbearable due to there being NO ELECTRICITY

For most ... NO ELECTRICITY = NO HEAT
And major disturbances to their lives
And DAMAGE to their homes
NO PICNIC !!!!

Now you want to talk ... Climate Change in general
That’s a whole other ball of wax

The earth is getting warmer
The Polar Ice Caps are melting
And that accounts for some very wacky weather
Including more hurricanes, tornadoes, hotter summer’s ... and crazy out of the norm cold too
- 40 C in Eastern Ontario has never been “the norm”
But it’s been seen several times this last decade
Look up polar vortex.
Actually my argument has always been that under the same circumstance winter survival has a far greater percentage for success than heat. People die from the cold because they are ill prepared but given enough eduction and time as a species we can survive more in the cold. Both are scary propositions but I remember watching s documentary where there are people living under ground in the badlands of Australian outback where they contend with scorching heat almost year round.

Personally given a choicebibwiuldnprefer the south pole than the Sahara desert at least we still have snow to melt for water.

It’s frightening to see how the rise in temperature has decimated the life line of Indian villages of their water source. Now imagine that happening globally I don’t think bbq parties will be on anyone’s minds.

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