Meterologist Verdier Fights Back: Petition Against Laurent Fabius’s Orwellian-Style Tactics And Fear Of “Climate Chaos”

Just days ago news emerged that leading French meteorologist Philippe Verdier was reportedly sent on “forced holiday” from broadcaster France 2 for releasing book accusing top climatologists and politicians of “taking the world hostage” using deceptive data. Read the story here.

Philippe Verdier. Photo:

The name of the book is titled is Climat Investigation and in it Verdier claims climate scientists have been “manipulated and politicised” and maintains that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “blatantly erased” data that went against their overall conclusions, and that their climate models are inaccurate.

Monsieur Verdier now faces losing his job for holding such data-based dissenting views.

Laurent Fabius incites fear of “climate chaos

One of the most troublesome aspects of the scandal is that top French politicians have been actively resorting to Orwellian tactics in an attempt to grotesquely distort the science and to incite irrational fear among French citizens. The Telegraph writes M. Verdier…

“…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.”

This is an absolute abuse of power, and must be regarded as intolerable.

Verdier fights back with a petition

But the French meteorologist is not backing off, and sees the move by France 2 as attempted punishment for practicing a legitimate freedom of expression and a violation of the spirit of open discussion that democracies are supposed to guarantee. He has posted the following petition:

Philippe Verdier, a journalist in charge of the weather service of the French public TV channels France Télévisions, is threatened in his job and his career for having published a non-conformist book about climate. Even if he emphasizes that he is not a climate skeptic, Philippe Verdier points out in his book all the erring ways of climate policies. He also criticizes the IPCC and its ideological views that have just nothing to do with science.

The origin of his book is Laurent Fabius’ explicit and recent attempt to get full support of all French weathermen prior to COP21, the international climate conference that will be held in Paris late November. Laurent Fabius is the French Foreign Minister and also the future president of this conference.

In January, citizens from all countries in the world stood up for freedom of speech, with « Je suis Charlie » as a motto. Time has come to stand up again. The Collectif des climato-réalistes call on you to sign this petition regardless of your opinion about climate change.”

Reader are urged to sign the petition and to urge as many others as possible to do the same.


24 responses to “Meterologist Verdier Fights Back: Petition Against Laurent Fabius’s Orwellian-Style Tactics And Fear Of “Climate Chaos””

  1. Stephen Richards

    I think his name might be Vernier.

  2. Dr Bernard JUBY

    F2 TV have behave disgracefully and should be ashamed of themselves.

  3. A C Osborn

    I have signed.

  4. Norman Green

    No More Wind Turbines! No More Green Scam Lies!

  5. Stephen Richards

    At least he has the courage to speak out against this scam unlike those at the Météo, UKMO and the Académie de France

  6. Stephen Richards

    Sorry Pierre et al It is Verdier. bien sur.

  7. DirkH

    “Even if he emphasizes that he is not a climate skeptic, Philippe Verdier points out in his book all the erring ways of climate policies. ”

    It is obligatory in the EU that when you disagree with the regime, that you declare that you are still an ardent believer into all cult fetishes (made-up “fundamental” pseudo-truths) of the regime.

  8. L Michael Hohmann

    Should be read by all and sundry:
    Quote from David Archibald’s TWILIGHT OF ABUNDANCE:
    “Global warming did serve a couple of useful purposes. The issue has been a litmus test for our political class. Any politician who has stated a belief in global warming is either a cynical opportunist or an easily deluded fool. In neither case should that politician ever be taken seriously again. No excuses can be accepted. “ They will all shortly be on display in Paris.

    These are official IPCC spokesmen that should be re-read by all:

    “Prof. Dr H. Stephen Schneider, lead author in Working Group II of the IPCC (said in 1989): ‘For these reasons we have to announce terrifying scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements with no mention of any doubts whatever which we might have. In order to attract attention, we need dramatic statements leaving no doubt about what is said. Every one of us researchers must decide how far he would want to be honest rather than effective.”

    In an interview published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on 14 November 2010, Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of IPCC Working Group III, said “The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War…. one must say clearly that de facto we redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy…. One has to rid oneself of the illusion that international climate politics have anything to do with environmental concerns.”

  9. Ric Werme
  10. Ric Werme

    I hope, I hope, I hope it snows on COP-21.

    1. Stephanie Willetts

      Me too!

  11. Gwen Tanner

    Let’s banish all wind turbines from now and until eternity!

  12. wyoskeptic

    I signed it a little bit ago. Us Skeptics gotta watch out for one another. The truth is something always worth standing up for.

  13. ferdberple

    I may not agree with what you say, I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.- Voltaire

  14. John F. Hultquist

    Signed and included this:

    the revolutionary motto, liberté (freedom: blue), égalité (equality: white), fraternité (brotherhood: red);

  15. Stephanie Willetts

    Shame on French French media…after Charlie Hebdo, free thinking and free speech should be foremost in their minds. Corruption is everywhere. I hope judtice is done and Verdier is given back his job

  16. Stephen Richards

    We in France are losing our freedoms to the EU. The maires and the mairies have lost most of their powers which have been transfered to territoires and bruxelles. I is difficult to resist any government moves now except to vote for people like Le Pen and Farage. Maybe that’s the final solution.

    There can never have been a more stupid group of national leaders on the world stage than now.

    1. DirkH

      “There can never have been a more stupid group of national leaders on the world stage than now.”

      They are not leaders of nations, they are destroyers of their respective nations, and must be jailed and judged. They are not special in this regard, they are ordinary traitors , in service to the powers behind the US administration.

  17. DirkH

    This is so inept it is funny:
    German system media explains October 2015 is so cold because Arctic Sea Ice has melted due to Global Warming like never before:
    The article contains a link to an article that shows how the arctic sea ice has melted so terribly:
    Now, hm, wait a moment, what’s wrong there? If arctic sea ice would be at all time lows, wouldn’t all media of the West crow it from the roof tops? Well the trick is, they linked back to an article from 2012! Because obviously, a sea ice minimum in the north in 2012 directly affects the weather in Germany in October 2015.

    Journalists, is there anything they don’t get wrong? The answer must be a resounding NO!

  18. robin

    The Maunder Medium Is now Starting around a 15-25 year Cycle this Corresponds To Very Cold Winters aka 1645-1715,”Frost Fairs on Thames” etc..1790-1830…
    Lower Solar Actvity less Sunspots Are Also associated with warm drought like Summers 1666,1789….

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