Philippe Verdier, a weatherman for France 2 was pulled off the air and told not to return to work for the foreseeable future after the publication of his book "Climat Investigation" (2015). The timing of the Verdier book release is in the run up to the United Nations Paris Climate Change Summit in December 2015.
Verdier's book throws doubt into the findings of leading climate change scientists and politicians.
For its part, France Télévision stated that its internal rules prevented anyone using their professional status to advance personal opinions.
This sort of heavy handed silencing of anthropogenic climate change is not surprising. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has proposed using Racketeering investigations (RICO) against climate change opponents. A letter proposing this hardball tactic was signed by twenty alarmist scientists. Threatening RICO investigations uses lawfare to effective shut up critics. So much for the First Amendment.