In the midst of the heat wave, the French parliament has declared the “climate emergency”. The deputies of the Paris National Assembly took a majority on Thursday, a submission by the government, which is referred to an “environmental and climate emergency”. Environment Minister Francois de Rugy spoke of a “political declaration”. Temperatures of 40 degrees or more had previously been measured in several French regions. On Friday, the previous heat record of 44.1 degrees of 2003 could fall.