Phillipe Verdier is a TOP WEATHERMAN in France whose name is a household word according to the telegraph UK,but he cannot return to work for a while after publishing a book exposing climate change as a corrupt industry that has “taken the world hostage” through fear and manipulation.
The weatherman said he was fired but his employer said he didn’t tell him not to return, just to take a forced vacation after a storm of protest over the book.
According to L’Express magazine, the unions want him fired but the CEO said he will have him stay out of respect for “freedom of expression.’
“I received a letter telling me not to come. I’m in shock,” he told RTL radio. “This is a direct extension of what I say in my book, namely that any contrary views must be eliminated.”
Mr Verdier said in a promotional video for his book, Climate Investigation:
“Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able to tell you, because it’s neither the time nor the place to do so.”
“We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change — a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear.”
He says the climate change panic serves no one but the politicians’ “images and their thirst for power.”
The system is shot through with “conflict of interest and sexual scandal”.
Mr Verdier told France 5:
“Making these revelations in the book, which I absolutely have the right to do, can pose problems for my employer given that the government (which funds France 2) is organising COP [the climate change conference]. In fact as soon as you a slightly different discourse on this subject, you are branded a climate sceptic.”
His decision to write the book came in June of last year when the French foreign minister asked the country’s main weather forecasters to mention “climate chaos” in their forecasts.
“I was horrified by this [speech],” Mr Verdier told Les Inrockuptibles magazine. Eight days later, Mr Fabius appeared on the front cover of a magazine posing as a weatherman above the headline: “500 days to save the planet.”
He had also published an open letter to Francois Hollande, attacking the upcoming climate talks in Paris. He wrote in part, “You, president of the Republic, you cannot support the ultra-politicized scientists of the GEIC, the corporate lobbyists, the NGO environmental groups, nor the self-proclaimed apostles of the new religion of climate.”
He called the GEIC (Global Environment Information Center) an environmental “charity”.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC got special attention in his 330-page book with him saying they “blatantly erased” data that went against their overall conclusions, and casts doubt on the accuracy of their climate models.
That’s old news. No one seems to care.
The IPCC has said that temperatures could rise by up to 4.8°C if no action is taken to reduce carbon emissions.
Mr Verdier writes: “We are undoubtedly on a plateau in terms of warming and the cyclical variability of the climate doesn’t not allow us to envisage if the natural rhythm will tomorrow lead us towards a fall, a stagnation or a rise (in temperature).”
Steyn online tied the story of the weatherman to his book “A Disgrace to the Profession”, in which he quoted the remarkable physicist Freeman Dyson, who “was given a lifetime appointment at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton by Robert Oppenheimer ‘for proving me wrong'”.
Professor Dyson commented on the climate doom:
“It is true that there’s a large community of people who make their money by scaring the public, so money is certainly involved to some extent, but I don’t think that’s the full explanation.”
“It’s like a hundred years ago, before World War I, there was this insane craving for doom, which in a way, helped cause World War I. People like the poet Rupert Brooke were glorifying war as an escape from the dullness of modern life. [There was] the feeling we’d gone soft and degenerate, and war would be good for us all. That was in the air leading up to World War I, and in some ways it’s in the air today.”
Professor Dyson is a liberal Democrat who likes Obama but he believe Obama is wrong on this issue.
That error will cost us our standard of living and our nation’s wealth if it continues unabated and unquestioned.