The annual mass sacrifice to Gaia is underway.
At least 350 people have died in Spain from high temperatures during the past week, according to estimates by Spain’s Carlos III Health Institute. In Portugal, health officials said that nearly 240 people died in the first half of July due to the high temperatures, which reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit earlier in the month.
Air conditioning in private homes is persona non-grata in Europe. Some of the resistance is cultural. A lot of Europeans seem to feel that breezes are more likely to kill them than 7 hours in 100-degree temperatures.
But a big part of the reason is environmentalism.
90% of American households have air conditioning. As do 86% of South Koreans, 82% of Australians, 60% of Chinese, 16% of Brazilians and Mexicans, 9% of Indonesians and less than 5% of Europeans.
A higher percentage of Indian households have air conditioning than their former British colonial rulers.
France24, the country’s state-owned television network, advised people suffering from temperatures rising as high as 110 degrees to take cold showers and stick their feet in saucepans of cold water.
Desperate Frenchmen trying to get into any body of water they can have led to a 30% rise in drownings. The dozens of people dead are casualties of the environmentalist hatred of air conditioners.
Only 5% of French households have air conditioning. Even in response to the crisis, the authorities are only deploying temporary air conditioning to kindergartens.
The resulting numbers are horrifying.
Record-breaking heat waves in France this summer caused the deaths of nearly 1,500 people, according to the country’s health ministry.
That was 2019, but assume 2022 will be bad.
The 2003 heat wave killed 7,000 people in Germany. And, today, only 3% of German households have air conditioning. Germany’s Ministry of the Environment refused to back air conditioning as a response to global warming.
Temperatures in Dusseldorf hit 105 degrees. Officials in Dusseldorf had recently rejected proposals to install air conditioning systems because they’re bad for the environment.
The Biden administration and leftists want the same situation in America and are fighting to wipe out private air conditioners. And kill thousands each year.