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October 14, 2015

France's "Top Weatherman" Told To Not Come Into Work After Publishing Book Exposing Climate Change Industry As Corrupt Machine Having "Taken the World Hostage" Through Manipulation and Fear

I don't know what "top weatherman" means. He's the head weatherman on one of France's stations, France 2.

He said the media conspires to suppress any questioning of the Cult of Global Warming.

To prove that his charges are insane, his media employer kinda maybe him for writing a book questioning global warming.

He says that his employer told him not to come in to work this past Monday. His employer claims that this isn't so, that they've merely ordered him to take a prolonged leave to promote his book (through October 26th), because I guess they really want him to sell a lot of copies of his book or something. [French link.]

In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: "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 havenít been able to tell you, because itís neither the time nor the place to do so."

He added: "We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change -- a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear."

His outspoken views led France 2 to take him off the air starting this Monday. "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."

He says the climate change panic serves no one but the politicians' "images and their thirst for power."

He says the system is shot through with "conflict of interest and sexual scandal" -- a reference to some alleged affair, I think, of a former president of GEIC. (I can't find references to this via google-- google doesn't really seem to know what GEIC is. Neither do I.)

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."

He said he decided to write the book in June 2014 when Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, summoned the country's main weather presenters and urged them 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.

"I scarcely hear in your words any sincerity, any intention of acting truly for the environment in a manner measured and constructive...

"In two months, France welcomes the COP21, the conference of nations united for the climate. Your political strategy team has told you that it will all come to nothing, like the 20 before it. Then why continue to pretend to be saving the planet?

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."

Near as I can tell, the GEIC is the "Global Environment Information Center," some kind of environmental "charity."


Below the script; it's a bit conspiratorial, but whatever, meet alarmism with more alarmism, I guess.

Thanks to @sarahbellumd, I've managed to clean this up. There's still one word she and I can't agree on.

Every night, I present myself to five million French people to talk about the wind, the clouds, the sun. And yet, there are some things of importance, of great importance, that I haven't been able to tell you, because it is neither the time nor the place.

We are hostage to the planetary scandal of global warming -- a war-machine designed to keep us afraid. At its heart, it's a science manipulated and politicized, of conflict of interest, of corruption, of sexual scandal, then the politics, which serves nothing but their image and their thirst for power.

The media, weakened [or blinded], loses control of itself and engages in censorship due to pressure by shareholders and advertisers.

Oppressive financial interests, a self-serving engine, a new religion, the framework of a new faith...

Against such forces, I am nothing, a simple cog in the gears of a well-oiled machine. But I decided to speak out to introduce you to what is entirely secret. It's for this [reason] that I'm revealing to you what you know about the climate, in an inquiry, "Climate Investigations," [published by Ring.}

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