Summer Of 1947 Was Hotter In Paris

The press is engaged in their usual mindless hysterics about record heat, this time in France.  Data is limited for France, but at least in Paris the summer of 1947 was hotter. Interesting to note the similar pattern this year to 1947 temperatures. It is almost like something other than CO2 controls the weather.

Temperatures reached 105F (41C) in Paris, and people in Congress thought Russia was planning on taking over the world. People at the time blamed imaginary climate change on WWII.

After eight days of shade temperature running up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit In Paris, France’s fourth heat wave for the summer still shorn no sign of coming to an end, and the capital is sweltering in a humid heat that is very hard to bear.

There is indeed, a widespread popular belief that the war did actually cause a modification in European climate

18 Aug 1947 – PARIS FROM DAY TO DAY – Trove

Now they blame imaginary climate change on CO2.

It is always something ….


a plentiful crop speculation from weather prophets, and projectors, and half-instructed meteorologists, and all the philosophic tribe of Laputa In general, to whom the periodical press now affords such fatal facilities. We

every season is sure to be ” extraordinary,” almost every month one of the driest or wettest, or windiest, coldest or hottest, ever known. Much observation, which ought to correct a tendency to exaggerate, seems in some minds to have rather a tendency to increase it.

Others, speculating quite as conjecturally and even more absurdly, seem to attribute the impending change of climate—of which they assume the reality—to the operation of men

– January 21, 1871


In 1821, 200,000 people died from the heat in France.

21 Aug 1901, Page 3 – Shelby County Herald at

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