I'm starting to question why anyone lives in California

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At this point I don't get why anyone would want to live anywhere but some of the northern states. The southeast has hurricanes, the midwest has tornadoes, the westcoast has forest fires and earthquakes. And places like Arizona is just swelteringly hot all the time.
Why do people insist on living in places that are so hostile to human life? Why did someone decide to build cities in frigging deserts? Why live in areas that regularly flood or need to have windows boarded up on yearly basis?
 

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At this point I don't get why anyone would want to live anywhere but some of the northern states. The southeast has hurricanes, the midwest has tornadoes, the westcoast has forest fires and earthquakes. And places like Arizona is just swelteringly hot all the time.
Why do people insist on living in places that are so hostile to human life? Why did someone decide to build cities in frigging deserts? Why live in areas that regularly flood or need to have windows boarded up on yearly basis?
The southeast have ports to Latin American markets. The west coast likewise with the Pacific. Desert cities are generally located at hubs of historical trade routes and rail lines.

Nobody cares about the midwest.
 

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My sister lives in San Diego. I can see why she would rather live no where else. Perfect weather all year round, she can go to the mountains for snow to sleep with the bears or surfing in the ocean in the same day. It really is incredible there even considering all other issues. It truly is a beautiful place to live. I can see why people want to live in paradise. She tells me constantly how she wakes up every day with some different animal in her yard due to how much wildlife is there.




 

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Actually, I just figured out why no one cares about the midwest: no mountains.

Think about it; most other parts of the country benefit from some form of giant rock formation (out west the rockies, east has the Appalachians), and in the middle is wide open, giant flat spaces of nothing from Texas on up to Iowa, where you can drive at 100+ mph for hours and not see anything more interesting than fencing and maybe some cows.
 

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Actually, I just figured out why no one cares about the midwest: no mountains.

Think about it; most other parts of the country benefit from some form of giant rock formation (out west the rockies, east has the Appalachians), and in the middle is wide open, giant flat spaces of nothing from Texas on up to Iowa, where you can drive at 100+ mph for hours and not see anything more interesting than fencing and maybe some cows.
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California's awesome to live in as long as you're rich enough to gate yourself away from the normal people there actually. I was there for 4~ years (now back to the NE again) and I had a fighting game tourney venue 15 minutes away from my house. I gotta make a 2 hour drive here x.x
 
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California's awesome to live in as long as you're rich enough to gate yourself away from the normal people there actually. I was there for 4~ years (now back to the NE again) and I had a fighting game tourney venue 15 minutes away from my house. I gotta make a 2 hour drive here x.x
Isn't that more of an urban vs suburban thing? I guess California is has somewhat more concentrated cities and perhaps the fact that those cities are more liberal might have created a bigger space for cultural and entertainment activities. But I'm pretty sure that you could find something similar in Houston, Dallas, New York, or any big city in the US.
 
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While yes the Midwest has no mountains we...

Are mostly safe from climate change due to large amounts of freshwater
Ahem....
 

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Plus isn't climate change going to render large amounts of the bread basket of the midwest arid, with the bread basket region moving into Canada?
 

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Plus isn't climate change going to render large amounts of the bread basket of the midwest arid, with the bread basket region moving into Canada?
Or put it underwater when the sea levels rise. A lot of the midwest is close to sea level. Louisiana is gonna be fucked and I have no doubt that's going to extend up the mississippi.

On the plus side, we'll finally be rid of Florida, so there's that.