Proof of the reality of global warming, and how it is tweaking the weather, as the (Paris-based) International Herald Tribune reports on the Thunderstorms Wreaking Havoc in France along with news of the river "[overflowing] and [doing] great damage" in addition to fitful remembrances of "the persistent rains of last summer" and the generally "continual wet weather which has been experienced in France for some time past."
Finally, we can shut the mouthes of the climate-deniers and set the record… —
Wait… Hold on! What? What?!
The item appeared in the newspaper's 100 Years Ago section?!
It's actually from 1913?!
1913 Thunderstorms Wreak Havoc in FrancePARIS — With the persistent rains of last summer still fresh in the memory, some uneasiness has been caused by the continual wet weather which has been experienced in France for some time past. Anxiety is being felt at the various summer resorts lest the holiday season be spoiled this year as completely as it was last year. Those who had intended taking houses at the seaside or elsewhere in the country are hesitating, and the resulting delay is bringing about a state of affairs which augurs ill for the coming season. The Huisne has overflowed and done great damage.