Nanny State rules: French events banned “for the heat” — Climate lockdowns begin

In France the government is banning events “because of a heatwave” of 40 degrees C (104F) — as if adult mammals cannot figure out whether the temperature is too hot for their own health. Ancestors of mice and rats worked out their own temperature sensors and behaviour changes 200 million years ago. It’s a Big Government attempt to infantalize and gaslight the whole population. Will they obey? Will French teenagers accept being told to stay home in forty degree heat, something that millions of humans live with all over the world every summer?

“Everyone now faces a health risk,” official Fabienne Buccio told France Bleu radio, after announcing the regional restrictions around Bordeaux. Outdoor events – including, ironically, annual ‘Resistance’ celebrations – are banned until the officials declare the heatwave is over. They’re even restricting some indoor events that don’t have air conditioning.

Concerts and large public gatherings have been called off in the Gironde department around Bordeaux. On Thursday, parts of France hit 40C earlier in the year than ever before, with temperatures expected to peak on Saturday. In Gironde, officials said public events, including some of the official 18 June Resistance celebrations, will be prohibited from Friday at 14:00 (12:00 GMT) “until the end of the heat wave”. Indoor events at venues without air-conditioning are also banned. Private celebrations, such as weddings, will still be allowed.

Excuses, excuses. Which national grid needs to look after their baseload nuclear plants better:

The increased use of air-conditioners and fans was forcing France to import electricity from neighbouring countries, grid operator RTE said.

In the UK, temperatures are expected to reach 33C in southern England, while a level three heat-health alert has been issued for London.

It’s not just France according to the BBC:

On Wednesday a third of the entire population of the United States were advised to stay indoors due to record temperatures…

At least it was only “advice”.

European countries prepare for blistering weekend heatwave

The Red Cross also organised efforts to distribute fresh water to the homeless community in Toulouse, where temperatures are expected to soar to 38 Celsius today.

Note the ridiculous caveat:

“There are more deaths of people in the streets in the summer than in the winter,” said volunteer Hugues Juglair, 67.

Far more people die in winter, but if we cherry pick a random enough factoid we can make a scary sentence.

Indeed, while there are apparently a few new variants of  “record heat” in France — for most it’s just early in the season — and even that was worse in 1947.

This is the earliest heatwave ever recorded in France” since 1947, said Matthieu Sorel, a climatologist at Meteo France.

And there they go with that cause and effect thing — if one hot weekend is “climate change” so is every cold snap:

Experts warned that the high temperatures were caused by worrying climate change trends. “As a result of climate change, heatwaves are starting earlier,” said Clare Nullis, a spokeswoman for the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva. “What we’re witnessing today is unfortunately a foretaste of the future” if concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continued to rise and pushed global warming towards 2C from pre-industrial levels, she added.

It’s a theatre performance of — swoon — the dire new world of “climate change” where any normal hot summer day can be turned into a red light lecture about the “risks” of eating beef, or using cars with petrol engines.

Will young people, at no risk from heat stroke if they drink enough water, really accept the cancellation of their festivals and concerts, because of “climate change?”

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June 18, 2022 at 10:59AM

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