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Re: heat stroke

Posted by z on July 28, 2011, 3:49 pm, in reply to "Re: heat stroke"

I'm not saying that there have been no civilizations that lived in the lowland tropics, there's been plenty of people who have and will continue to live in these locations, although if you look at how the tropics were initially populated, it's fairly obvious that the preferred locations were in the highlands. That is where the density of population was and still is maximized. The Mayan culture did not primarily live in the Tropical lowlands. Also the folks who did and still do inhabit the lowland tropics, those indigenous people were and are much more physically able to adapt to their environment, unlike Anne, even with her fans and A/C and ice to the head, which none of those indigenous people had the luxury of abusing. But then again, if you only visit for 5 or 6 months out of the year during the coolest and least humid time, and don't need to grow or harvest your own food, then it's manageable, and can be made comfortable given the modern conveniences that most of the foreigners have. But living that way is definitely not sustainable and is taking it's toll on the environment. La Manzanilla does not even have enough water to provide for all of the current residents needs. And I did not even mention the crime factor in my previous post, that for some reason seems to be especially focused on the lowland tropical communities throughout Latin America. Why is that?

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