Verdier covers Paris climate nutfest for Russia Today

Posted: December 2, 2015 by tchannon in humour, media

Forecast stuff is darn difficult, where is a French weatherman to go after heave ho?

h/t Joanna Nova and Bob Carter

Top French weatherman makes headlines by joining RT to cover climate summit
Published time: 1 Dec, 2015 03:03


Well-known French meteorologist Philippe Verdier was fired from a national TV channel after publishing a book challenging the mainstream narrative on climate change. He is now able to do just that on RT France, covering the UN climate summit in Paris.

Verdier has thanked RT for the opportunity, saying that the Russian channel has enabled him to exercise his freedom of speech.


After this I hope he finds rewarding work.

The whole thing is daft, Striessland effect, little would have happened if the French egos had ignored him.

Post by Tim

  1. oldbrew says:

    Verdier explains his position on climate politics and talks to his new TV station (in English).

    See what you think…

  2. tchannon says:

    Well, charged my headphone battery enough, listen to item. Video worked.

    The item does not reveal much, he wall sits. Comes across as sensible, journalist. Not about the technical side, it’s the politics. Fair enough, I don’t care provided things are straight.

  3. tallbloke says:

    French speaking viewers can see Verdiers coverage of COP21 here:

  4. oldbrew says:

    ‘Fired skeptic French weatherman working for Russian media b/c he’s allowed to comment with ‘complete freedom’.

    Imagine that. Putin allows more freedom than France.’

    Suppression of ‘alternative’ views is the stock-in-trade of dictators.

    ‘France’s Top Weatherman Hired By Kremlin After Being Fired For Questioning Global Warming’

    “Hello I am very happy to talk to you about the daily COP21 … in freedom,” Verdier said in his first segment on Russia Today, according to a translation by The Daily Caller News Foundation, clearly taking a swipe at the French media for firing him.

    “I am being punished for exercising my freedom of expression,” Verdier said after being let go. “I put myself in the path of COP21, which is a bulldozer, and this is the result.”

  5. oldbrew says:

    The Verdier effect…

    ‘The French daily [ L’Express] writes that there has been more talk about Philippe Verdier in the French gazettes than there is of the regular climate scientists. L’Express describes the success of Verdier’s online petition for his reinstatement at France 2, which saw some 20,000 signatures.’