Try to find me a genius living in a tropical climate =P.
Alright, I'm being a little facetious.  But the point is that it is easier to do creative work under a certain set of conditions.
Seek those out , and abuse them.
 - Most of the "Geniuses" from recent history (Einstein, Darwin, etc) came from the "Western World", which obviously was much more developed and conducive for obsessing over abstract ideas
 - It need not be dark and cramped up spaces