Well, at least this puts Phillipe Verdier in historically august French company - because Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic, too:
Phillipe Verdier, a French weatherman and the author of the new book, Climate Investigation, received his official notice of termination on Saturday from the French news channel France Televisions after criticizing the climate change narrative, the Daily Caller reports.
“I am being punished for exercising my freedom of expression,” said Verdier who said his inspiration to write the book came after a meeting with the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius when he encouraged a group of top meteorologists to push the global warming narrative.
“I was horrified by this speech,” Verdier told French magazine Les Inrockuptibles last month, according to France 24.
The Daily Caller notes that in his book, Verdier accuses global warming [i.e. political] scientists of misleading the public and using scare tactics to force conformity on the issue. He also [excoriates] the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for politicizing the issue and publishing false data. [emphasis added]
Simple, straightforward direct totalitarian reinforcement: "Say what we tell you to say and you will be rewarded; don't say what we tell you to say, or say what we tell you not to say, and you will be severely punished". I wouldn't have thought a Frenchie would have had such Tea Party-esque defiance in him.
It's probably no coincidence that the upcoming "Global Climate Change Summit" is in Paris, huh? I wonder if they'll have Monsieur Verdier's figuratively severed head on display outside the venue as a symbol of what will happen to any who dare to stand in the Greenstremists' way by standing for the truth.