I have a suggestion for people. If you intend to move to the southern hemisphere, do it now. I don't know if anyone has noticed but there is not a lot
in the southern hemisphere that North Americans/Europeans would consider habitable.
There is Australia. Fair dinkum. There is South Africa. Vuvuzuela. There is South South America, which files down to a narrow, mountainous point. Then
there are dots here and there on the map.
Want some real estate fun? Go to this link and take a look.
List of cities by latitude
One thing that jumps out at one immediately is that there are way, way, way more cities in the northern hemisphere than in the south. Austin,
is at 30* north lattitude. I haven't counted but there are roughly 200 cities at the same lattitude or north of it, up to communities like
in the Canadian arctic.
In the southern hemisphere for the same span of lattitudes south
, there are roughly 60 cities. There are no cities south of 60* lattitude in
the southern hemisphere. That means no equivalent of Helsinki, Finland
or anything north of it, in the south.
In the 50s north there are 104 cities listed, among them places like Moscow
. In the 50s south there are 7 cities listed, the
only one I have heard of being Stanley
in the Falkland Islands
Even if you are happy to live in the jungle, you have to keep in mind that many of those areas are heavily populated, or very, very underdeveloped
or Central Africa
. I don't have to go into the politics of Africa
except to say that it is horrifying. In fact, the
politics of most of these places would horrify most Europeans or North Americans.
George W. Bush
has 90, 000 acres in Paraguay
. That is prime Nazi country at a lattitude that will require little, if any climate
adjustment for a guy from Walker, Texas
. Huntsville, TX
is at 30* N.
I think Asuncion, Paraguay
is at roughly the south lattitude comparable to Miami
, 25* N. in the north.
When the land rush starts, very few ATSrs will be able to compete with the Bush family and their ilk for spare land
in the southern hemisphere,
I hear it is nice in the Outback
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