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Philidor asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

Which are the advantages and disadvantages a cold country has?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    There is no need for air-conditioning and reduced need for refrigeration, resulting in reduced energy consumption. However there is need for heating when it's cold and this, paradoxically, increases the demand for energy.

  • MBK
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Things like apples, pears and conifers grow in cold countries. But many more things grow only in warm places.

    Tropical diseases can't thrive in cold countries - no malaria, bilharzia and other African fevers.

    Major disadvantage is you can't play cricket in the winter.

    Transport is disrupted if it's cold enough for ice on the roads.

    In warm countries you don't need heating in the houses and people can live much more outdoors and have outdoor cafes and recreation and swim in the sea, and sunbathe. It's altogether closer to nature and more healthful, less stressful, easier to feel at peace.

  • 1 decade ago

    One advantage - cold countries get snow. Enough of it makes for a lot of recreation - snowmobiling and skiing, assuming you've got a few hills. Oh, you get to do donuts in a car, too! That counts for a lot, right?

    IMHO the best climate is one that changes. I would think that living someplace that stays 75 degrees year round would get boring after awhile.

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