France Introduces World's First Climate Lockdown
Another conspiracy theory bites the dust. After Covid lockdowns ‘to protect public health’ come Climate lockdowns to also ‘protect public health’. Of course, the BBC is positively salivating about the emergence of this new and exciting public health policy adopted and adapted from Covid lockdowns in order to fight the effects of the dreaded (and entirely imaginary) ‘climate crisis’.
Outdoor public events have been banned in an area of France as a record breaking heatwave sweeps across Europe.
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.
Scientists say periods of intense heat are becoming more frequent and longer lasting as a result of global warming.
Spain, Italy and the UK are also experiencing high temperatures.
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.
‘Prohibited’. Being outside (or inside) and enjoying yourself is now prohibited. Don’t the fascists just love it. Any excuse to ‘prohibit’ normal human behaviour, be it a nasty cold virus or an alleged ‘record breaking’ heatwave. But you are allowed to do some things, like get married. That’s nice of them.
Private celebrations, such as weddings, will still be allowed.
They’ll probably get around to banning large wedding celebrations next time it gets a bit hot (hetero couples only of course).
It’s all for your health you see:
"Everyone now faces a health risk", local official Fabienne Buccio told France Bleu radio.
The French interior ministry warned people to be extremely careful and not expose themselves to the weather.
You don’t want to expose yourself to the weather. In fact, the state prohibits you from exposing yourself to the weather in large groups for your own good.
But temperatures of 40C are nothing unusual in France. So what’s changed to make Frenchies more vulnerable to hot weather now than they have been over the preceding decades and centuries when the state did not ban public events whenever the weather got hot? It’s because it’s happening in June stupid, not July and August. You’re much more likely to suffer heatstroke in June than you are in July or August. Climate science and medical science says so.
State forecaster Meteo France said it was the earliest hot spell ever to hit the country, which has been caused by a mass of hot air moving from north Africa.
Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise. Greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, released into Earth's atmosphere in large volumes are trapping the sun's heat, causing the planet to warm.
This has brought more extreme weather, including record-breaking high temperatures across the world.
Follow the science. Stay safe.