This is ridiculous

France says heat toll may be 10,000

Does anyone really believe that 10,000 people have died in France just beause the heat “topped 104 degrees Fahrenheit”? Either 10,000 people didn’t die, or there’s more involved that just 104 degree temperatures. I imagine it’s some of both.

I still haven’t seen much in the way of actual temperature figures or other definite numbers for this “heat wave.” The wording of the report (“topped”) indicates to me that 104 was about the highest it got, which would mean that it was less than 104 most of the time.

Not to minimize the deaths, however many there have been, but this smells like global warming propoganda to me. Either that, or something else is going on that’s not being reported. Or maybe France is just trying to grab more headlines to prop up its importance in world affairs? Does that seem at all likely? From France, of all places?