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Everyone knows cold is bad
« on: January 05, 2021, 12:24:16 PM »

Lots of people say they like cold winters. But if we analyze things closely we see that the consensus among humans is that cold is bad, and even among plants and animals there is that same consensus.

When we ignore someone, we are "giving them the cold shoulder"
When two countries have poor relations, we describe those relations as "frosty"
When we say someone has a "cold personality" or is "cold hearted", we don't mean it positively
House Stark urged vigilance among its members by saying "Winter is coming"

This is not a coincidence, people have shown a clear preference for warm weather in surveys and in their migration patterns.

And plants and animals agree. In winter, not summer, trees shed their leaves and animals hibernate or migrate south. The Amazon Rainforest is teeming with biodiversity while Siberia is a barren wasteland.

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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 12:30:05 PM »

If someone is "heated" or "hot-blooded", that's not good either.

Your argument is akin to saying that left handed people are bad, because the Latin for left is the same root word as sinister.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 12:31:35 PM »

If someone is "heated" or "hot-blooded", that's not good either.

Your argument is akin to saying that left handed people are bad, because the Latin for left is the same root word as sinister.

If someone is very attractive, we say that they're "hot".
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 12:32:09 PM »

Would you like to have cockroaches or kudzu or mosquitoes that don't die in winter in your area? I didn't think so.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 12:34:46 PM »

Would you like to have cockroaches or kudzu or mosquitoes that don't die in winter in your area? I didn't think so.

We have chemicals to take care of those. And in the temperate Northeast, we have Lyme Disease spread by ticks.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 12:41:19 PM »

The reason why we call them "colds" is because sneeze particles stay in the air longer when it's cold out so germs spread more easily.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 01:39:03 PM »

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I like cold winters, but I like NOT having:

Hurricanes
Earthquakes
Alligators
Rattlesnakes
Scorpions
July with temps regularly above 100 or above 90 with high humidity

I accept the cold winters in order to not have any of those things.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 01:43:04 PM »

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I like cold winters, but I like NOT having:

Hurricanes
Earthquakes
Alligators
Rattlesnakes
Scorpions
July with temps regularly above 100 or above 90 with high humidity

I accept the cold winters in order to not have any of those things.
Earthquakes have nothing to do with climate.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2021, 01:45:47 PM »

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I like cold winters, but I like NOT having:

Hurricanes
Earthquakes
Alligators
Rattlesnakes
Scorpions
July with temps regularly above 100 or above 90 with high humidity

I accept the cold winters in order to not have any of those things.
Earthquakes have nothing to do with climate.

I know that, but they're a reason why I wouldn't live in California, which has a very nice climate.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 01:57:42 PM »

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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 02:39:52 PM »

Didn't we just have this thread

That was about material costs of cold. This is about subjective beliefs about cold.
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Re: Everyone knows cold is bad
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 02:46:11 PM »

This is going outside the intent of a Weather board... subjective beliefs can be aired elsewhere.

 


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