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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chicago / Berlin Temperature Survival Guide



Although Chicago and Berlin have similar climates, the reaction of the citizens of these cities to the environment is vastly different:

From 90º  (32.2º) to 110º  (43.3º)
In Chicago: 
The City announces a State of Emergency.
There are mass power outages due to strain on the electrical grid from air conditioning.
The murder rate sky rockets.
Everyone complains about the weather, no one goes to work or school.
In Berlin:
The City takes proper precautions
The few people who own air conditioners, consider turning them on.
Concerned neighbors check on each other.
Despite Complaining about the weather, everyone goes to work and school.

From 70º  (21.1º) to 90º (43.3º)
In Chicago:
The City is alive and filled with art, markets, festivals and concerts.
The beaches are packed, sporting venues are full, neighbors are friendly and the crime rate is average.
People would rather enjoy the weather, than go to work or school.
In Berlin:
The City is alive and filled with art, markets, festivals and concerts.
The parks are packed, people are out playing sports, great weather for drinking beer in public.
Everyone goes to work and school.

From 40º  (4.4º) to 70º (21.1)
In Chicago:
The City is absolutely delightful.
People enjoy outdoor activities, dining out, theater and a lower crime rate.
Everyone goes to work and school, but no one is happy about that.
In Berlin:
The City begins to brace for Winter.
People are cautiously optimistic about the weather
Despite Complaining about the weather, everyone goes to work and school.

From 0º  (-17.7º) to 40º (4.4º)
In Chicago:
The City goes about business as usual.
People enjoy the colder nights and the crisp, clean air.
Everyone goes to work and school.
In Berlin:
The City becomes concerned about the brutally cold temperatures.
Multiple layers of clothing must be warn at all times
Despite Complaining about the weather, everyone goes to work and school.

From -30º  (-34.4º) to 0º (-17.7)
In Chicago: 
The City cautiously goes about business as usual
Extra precautions are taken for the sick and elderly
People start wearing Winter coats but still go out jogging in shorts by The Lake
Despite taking out the trash or shoveling snow in T-Shirts, it's too cold for work or school
In Berlin:
The City is quietly panicking.
The only thing preventing people from crying is the fear that their tears will freeze.
Going outside becomes a dangerous, life threatening event.
Despite a complete inability to survive the weather, everyone goes to work and school.

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