French TV weatherman taken off air after he challenged climate change data

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Philippe Verdier said public channel France 2 dropped his nightly forecasts because his book argues climatologists have 'taken the world hostage'.

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Every night, France's chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day. Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for his nightly forecasts on France 2, has been taken off air after a more controversial announcement - criticising the world's top climate change experts, reports The Telegraph.