Philippe Verdier

‘Climate sceptic’ French weatherman taken off air

France’s most famous weatherman has been sent on “forced holiday” by state TV France Télévisions after releasing a book in which he accuses climatologists of “taking the world hostage”.

Philippe Verdier, has become a well known face in France thanks to his nightly weather bulletins to around five million French people on the channel France 2.

The “Monsieur Météo” was conspicuous by his absence this week after apparently being sent on a “forced holiday” by his bosses, with his future as a weatherman up in the air, as he stands accused of being a climate sceptic.

  • Drunk_by_Noon
    • Clink9

      It’s the new religion.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How any Canadian can believe in global warming and not believe it is a good thing is beyond me.

  • simus1

    Greenpeace and it$ clone$ are deeply involved in exerting pressure on the Euro political scene at the highest levels and are not known for their toleration of viewpoints which contradict their best fundraising fables or outright lies. Philippe Verdier is a very brave man.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I watched “Interstellar” recently. To me the most fascinating part of it was the short scene at his daughter’s school when the government official corrected him (former NASA pilot) that the moon landings were faked and that the old “Federal” textbooks were just anti communist propaganda.

  • Tom

    Let’s see – who are the most vile, offensive people from the “progressive” standpoint?

    1) Islamophobe (note: this category trumps all other categorizations: if you’re Muslim and an Islamphobe, for instance, than you’re not actually a Muslim but just an Islamophobe. Or if you’re black or native and an Islamophobe well, then you’re actually NOT black or native, sorry to say, only an Islamophobe).

    2) Homophobe (except if you’re Muslim – then you get an exemption. In fact, if you’re into tossing gays off buildings and the like, that’s cool with progressives – just make sure that you have your Muslim Victim ID handy, to avoid any “misunderstandings”).

    3) White Male (why don’t they all just go away or something? Sheesh.)

    4) Climate Change Skeptic (oh the horror – lock them all up!)

    5) Conservative (gag!) … or, wait, maybe #4 is really worse than #3? And what about the “racist” category? How could I forget THAT one? Hmm, maybe that’s covered by #1….

    Sigh – it’s just so hard to keep one’s Progressive, Politically Correct Scorecard up to date.

  • Xavier

    In the Olde Dayes this was knowne as Excommunication.

    Make no mistake, it is a religion – and don’t think this applies only to Climate Skeptics – all dissenters of progressivism must be silenced and punished.

  • tom_billesley

    Climate, weather, who cares about the difference when it comes to progressive groupthink about freezing out dissent.

  • pdxnag

    Get religion out of secular government and secular TV.

  • mauser 98

    Democrat debate was global warming whack jamboree

  • WalterBannon

    Heil Holland.

    French Nazis. I hope the muslims kill them all.